2008 uefa champions league final

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MANCHESTER UNITED

1

Van der Sar (GK)

3

Evra

4

Hargreaves

5

Ferdinand     

7

Ronaldo

8

Anderson

11

Giggs

15

Vidić     

16

Carrick

17

Nani

32

Tévez     

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CHELSEA

1

Čech (GK)

3

A. Cole

5

Essein     

6

Carvalho     

8

Lampard

13

Ballack     

21

Terry

26

Kalou

35

Belletti

39

Anelka

  

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The referee records each team's five attackers

Hypothetical Example

The 2008 UEFA Champions League final was played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, on 21 May 2008, and was contested between Chelsea and Manchester United. Let’s explore ADG with this match as a hypothetical example.

While the author believes that ADG after 90 minutes would be the optimal format, the players listed are those who were on the field at the completion of extra time.

Chelsea have ten players and Manchester United have eleven players, while Chelsea are are man down due to Drogba’s red card.

Chelsea have Essien, Carvalho and Ballack on yellow cards. United have Ferdinand, Vidić and Tévez also on yellow cards.

United win the toss and choose to attack in the first contest

Both teams receive an additional substitution and corresponding substitution opportunity.

The referee meets separately with the teams and records their five attackers and the order in which they will compete.

Contest 1

Manchester United have Ronaldo as their attacker, while Chelsea select Terry as their defender. Čech is the goalkeeper. The referee’s whistle blows and the stadium clock counts down from 20 seconds.

Ronaldo fakes out Terry with sublime footwork. He quickly dribbles the ball towards goal and dispatches a thunderous shot. Goal!

Contest 2

Chelsea have Ballack as their attacker and Manchester United select Ferdinand as their defender. Van der Sar is the goalkeeper.

Ballack skips past Ferdinand and bends the ball towards goal. Van der Sar makes a spectacular save.

Contest 3

Manchester United have Tévez as their attacker and Chelsea select Cole as their defender. Cole makes a fantastic tackle on Tévez and kicks the ball over the touchline.

Contest 4

Chelsea have Kalou as their attacker and Manchester United select Vidić as their defender. Kalou skips past Vidić and shoots from outside the penalty box.

Van der Sar makes an amazing save to deny the goal.

Contest 5

Manchester United have Nani as their attacker and Chelsea select Carvalho as their defender. Nani is outpacing Carvalho and approaching the penalty area when he’s tackled from behind.

Carvalho receives his second yellow card of the match and is sent off.

Nani has sustained an injury and is assisted from the field. United use their additional substitution to bring on Fletcher.

Fletcher converts the penalty.

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The referee's completed scorecard

Contest 6

Chelsea have Essien as their attacker and Manchester United select Carrick as their defender. Essien out muscles Carrick and gets a powerful shot away.

Another great save from Van der Sar.

Contest 7

Manchester United have Giggs as their attacker and Chelsea opt not to field a defender. Remember that Chelsea are down a man because of Drogba’s red card.

Giggs quickly dribbles his way into the penalty box and shoots. Čech gets a fingertip to the ball and it’s enough to push it over the crossbar.

Contest 8

Chelsea have Lampard as their attacker and Manchester United select Anderson as their defender. Lampard has to score or United will be champions.

Anderson tussles with Lampard before making a terrific tackle and kicking the ball out of play. Manchester United win the 2008 UEFA Champions League!

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ATTACKER

DEFENDER

GOALKEEPER

RESULT

ADG SCORE

1

Ronaldo

Terry

Čech

Goal

MAN 1 - 0 CHE

2

Ballack

Ferdiand

Van der Sar

-

MAN 1 - 0 CHE

3

Tévez

A. Cole

Čech

-

MAN 1 - 0 CHE

4

Kalou

Vidić

Van der Sar

-

MAN 1 - 0 CHE

5

Nani/Fletcher

Carvalho

Čech

Goal

MAN 2 - 0 CHE

6

Essein

Carrick

Van der Sar

-

MAN 2 - 0 CHE

7

Giggs

-

Čech

-

MAN 2 - 0 CHE

8

Lampard

Anderson

Van der Sar

-

MAN 2 - 0 CHE

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