2008 Emirates Cup

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2008 Emirates Cup
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Tournament details
Host country England
Dates 2–3 August
Teams 4 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Hamburg (1st title)
Runners-up Real Madrid
Third place Arsenal
Fourth place Juventus
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 8 (2 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ivica Olić (2 goals)
2007
2009

The 2008 Emirates Cup was a pre-season football friendly tournament hosted by Arsenal at its home ground, the Emirates Stadium. It was the second Emirates Cup, an invitational competition inaugurated in 2007. Held on the weekend of 2–3 August 2008, the participants were Arsenal, Real Madrid, Juventus, and Hamburg.[1]

Standings[edit]

Each team plays two matches, with three points awarded for a win, one point for a draw, and a point for every goal scored.

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Hamburg 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 7
2 Real Madrid 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 5
3 Arsenal 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 4
4 Juventus 2 1 0 1 1 3 −2 4

Matches[edit]

Day 1

2 August 2008
14:00 BST
Real Madrid 2–1 Hamburg
Van Nistelrooy Goal 25'
Parejo Goal 85'
Report Zidan Goal 53'
Emirates Stadium, London
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Alan Kelly

2 August 2008
16:15 BST
Arsenal 0–1 Juventus
Report Trezeguet Goal 37'
Emirates Stadium, London
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Peter Walton
Day 2

3 August 2008
14:00 BST
Juventus 0–3 Hamburg
Guerrero Goal 19'
Olić Goal 90+1'90+2'
Emirates Stadium, London
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Chris Foy

3 August 2008
16:15 BST
Arsenal 1–0 Real Madrid
Adebayor Goal 49' (pen.) Report
Emirates Stadium, London
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Goalscorers[edit]

Ivica Olić was the tournament's topscorer, with two goals.
Rank Name Team Goals
1 Croatia Olić, IvicaIvica Olić Hamburg 2
2 Spain Parejo, DanielDaniel Parejo Real Madrid 1
France Trezeguet, DavidDavid Trezeguet Juventus
Netherlands van Nistelrooy, RuudRuud van Nistelrooy Real Madrid
Egypt Zidan, MohamedMohamed Zidan Hamburg
Peru Guerrero, PaoloPaolo Guerrero Hamburg
Togo Adebayor, EmmanuelEmmanuel Adebayor Arsenal

References[edit]

General

  • Saaid, Hamdan (10 September 2015). "Emirates Cup 2008". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 9 July 2016. 

Specific

  1. ^ European giants lined up for Emirates Cup Arsenal.com, 7 April 2008