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Elite League Cup Match 3

Aberdeen 2 - 2 Benfica

Elite League Cup League Stage Match, Aberdeen vs. Benfica (Wed Dec 11)


                             Aberdeen  |  Benfica
                            4-3-2-1 A  |  4-4-2 C
                          Malky McKay  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                          G_Buffon GK  |  GK N_Winneke
                          M_Britos DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                           Marcelo DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                          A_Ramsey DF  |  DF R_Tomassi
                        P_Thompson DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                        R_VD_Vaart MF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                          T_Finder MF  |  MF J_Bolm
                            J_Ross MF  |  MF I_Marcone
                         J_Shaddix AM  |  MF W_Dustice
                      Hakim_Ziyech AM  |  FW Nathan_Dyer
                         R_Bentley FW  |  FW B_Dugnutt
                                       |
                          C_Gordon SUB |  SUB A_Zogbo
                             Balde SUB |  SUB S_Mannaerts
                        J_McArthur SUB |  SUB S_Nakamoto
                         J_Afolabi SUB |  SUB O_Marcentos
                           D_Byrne SUB |  SUB T_Erak

Referee: G_Poll (England)


Min. 1  :(bfa) Benfica switch to playing A
Min. 2  :(abn) R_VD_Vaart with a probing pass to R_Bentley
          ...  Yann_M_Vila reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 4  :(abn) M_Britos with the dribble
          ...  He spots the run of his team-mate
          ...  He's decided to go alone
          ...  M_Britos uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  N_Winneke parries it, he follows it up
          ...  And N_Winneke recovers to save!!
Min. 4  :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer runs forward
          ...  Nathan_Dyer rifles it to the far post !
          ...  G_Buffon won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 6  :(abn) Hakim_Ziyech leaves R_Tomassi standing
          ...  But Yann_M_Vila sweeps up the threat
Min. 11 :(abn) J_Shaddix with a precise pass to Hakim_Ziyech
          ...  Hakim_Ziyech throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 11 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves P_Thompson behind
          ...  B_Dugnutt lobs G_Buffon!
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's put Benfica ahead!
          ...  Aberdeen 0-1 Benfica ...
Min. 12 :(bfa) M_Zeffane with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past M_Britos
          ...  He knocks it to Nathan_Dyer!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  G_Buffon fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 15 :(abn) J_Shaddix with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from J_Wilshere
          ...  But R_Tomassi comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 17 :(abn) A defence splitting pass from T_Finder to R_VD_Vaart
          ...  R_VD_Vaart has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 19 :(abn) Hakim_Ziyech holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to J_Shaddix
          ...  Yann_M_Vila gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 19 :(bfa) J_Wilshere brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer gets on the end of the pass
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  P_Thompson picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 21 :(abn) R_Bentley takes on R_Tomassi
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  M_Zeffane wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 25 :(abn) M_Britos finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled the defender
          ...  A wicked drive by M_Britos !
          ...  N_Winneke has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  N_Winneke is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 25 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt with the chance !
          ...  But G_Buffon punches it away
Min. 26 :(abn) J_Shaddix kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  R_Bentley gets on the end of the pass
          ...  M_Zeffane read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 26 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer runs at the defender
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  The ball hits A_Ramsey in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 29 :(abn) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  J_Shaddix is through!
          ...  But J_Foyth sweeps up the threat
Min. 31 :(bfa) M_Zeffane finds B_Dugnutt in the box
          ...  B_Dugnutt tries to chip the ball over G_Buffon!
          ...  G_Buffon with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 32 :(abn) T_Finder beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds R_Bentley
          ...  R_Bentley leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps into the Aberdeen crowd to celebrate!!
          ...  Both he and the fans are delighted!!
          ...  It's all square now!
          ...  Aberdeen 1-1 Benfica ...
Min. 32 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila cuts the ball back to J_Wilshere
          ...  Marcelo with the block
Min. 33 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of R_Bentley
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  R_Bentley tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  N_Winneke moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 35 :(abn) J_Ross looks for options
          ...  He decides to go it alone
          ...  J_Ross has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  N_Winneke manages to turn it behind
Min. 37 :(bfa) J_Bolm fires over a low cross to J_Wilshere
          ...  J_Wilshere hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  G_Buffon blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 39 :(abn) J_Ross has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  R_Bentley collects the loose ball!
          ...  R_Bentley with a powerful diving header!
          ...  N_Winneke parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 39 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt races into the box
          ...  He sees M_Zeffane lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  M_Zeffane with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 42 :(abn) T_Finder leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to R_VD_Vaart
          ...  But Yann_M_Vila wins the tackle
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(bfa) I_Marcone hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  B_Dugnutt collects the loose ball!
          ...  B_Dugnutt swings in the shot!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 46 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer nutmegs the defender
          ...  Cleaned up by J_Shaddix
Min. 47 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart runs at the defender
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  A cheeky lob from R_VD_Vaart !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  His manager looks unmoved
          ...  Aberdeen go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Aberdeen 2-1 Benfica ...
Min. 47 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer finds a hole in the defence
          ...  Nathan_Dyer could have let it bounce!
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 48 :(bfa) J_Wilshere heads the ball back to J_Foyth
          ...  J_Foyth blasts it at the goal !
          ...  But G_Buffon hits it away
          ...  He could have held onto that!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aberdeen 2-1 Benfica

Min. 47 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt beats M_Britos
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  B_Dugnutt with a powerful header !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Now they are back in the game!
          ...  Aberdeen 2-2 Benfica ...
Min. 50 :(bfa) I_Marcone is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  B_Dugnutt latches onto the ball
          ...  B_Dugnutt has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  G_Buffon makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 53 :(abn) Hakim_Ziyech brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  Hakim_Ziyech with a powerful diving header!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort
Min. 56 :(bfa) J_Wilshere skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to J_Bolm
          ...  P_Thompson slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 58 :(abn) J_Shaddix with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past M_Zeffane
          ...  He knocks it to R_VD_Vaart!
          ...  R_VD_Vaart rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Benfica fans taunt him!
Min. 60 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts is ready to come on to replace M_Zeffane
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 60 :(bfa) R_Tomassi flicks it over M_Britos's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  An audacious effort from R_Tomassi !
          ...  But G_Buffon just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 61 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to S_Mannaerts
          ...  S_Mannaerts tries to beat G_Buffon from outside the area!
          ...  G_Buffon won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 62 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto is coming on for J_Wilshere and playing MF
Min. 65 :(bfa) T_Erak replaces Nathan_Dyer and will play FW
Min. 66 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  B_Dugnutt bears down on goal!
          ...  G_Buffon tips it over his bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Marcone hits it towards the far post!
          ...  A_Ramsey clears the danger
Min. 69 :(bfa) W_Dustice lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  J_Foyth latches on to it
          ...  J_Foyth hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  But G_Buffon punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 70 :(abn) Balde is being brought on
          ...  Marcelo is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 70 :(abn) There's going to be a change
          ...  J_McArthur will come on for T_Finder and play MF
Min. 70 :(abn) Hakim_Ziyech nutmegs J_Foyth, he continues to run forward
          ...  J_Foyth reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 70 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  But G_Buffon punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 71 :(abn) R_Bentley takes on J_Foyth
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  A left-footer by R_Bentley !
          ...  But N_Winneke punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 72 :(abn) Hakim_Ziyech with an incisive pass to R_VD_Vaart
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  J_Foyth hits it out for a throw
Min. 73 :(abn) M_Britos is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to J_McArthur
          ...  J_McArthur tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  N_Winneke narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 73 :(bfa) J_Bolm boots it towards T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak chases it through, he must score !
          ...  G_Buffon manages to turn it behind
Min. 83 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt finds a hole in the defence
          ...  The defence was sleeping
          ...  He made a fantastic run though
          ...  B_Dugnutt with a terrific drive !
          ...  G_Buffon is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  G_Buffon looks very relieved!
Min. 85 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart with a measured pass to R_Bentley
          ...  R_Bentley hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  N_Winneke pushes it behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Britos plays it towards the near post!
          ...  N_Winneke easily claims the ball!
Min. 85 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  G_Buffon with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 86 :(abn) J_McArthur floats the ball in to find Hakim_Ziyech
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from R_Tomassi
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(abn) Hakim_Ziyech beats S_Mannaerts
          ...  A powerful header from Hakim_Ziyech !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  N_Winneke can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  N_Winneke has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Pittodrie Stadium
Attendance           : 120,000
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Aberdeen Match Info
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Best player          : R_Bentley
Scorers              : R_Bentley (32), R_VD_Vaart (47)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : B_Dugnutt (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : B_Dugnutt (11,47)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Aberdeen     |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       20
Off target           :           7        |       6
On target            :           8        |       14
Possession           :          46        |       54
Corners              :           1        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       0
Subs Used            :           2        |       3
Fouls                :           6        |       8
Key Tackles          :           5        |       11
Key Passes           :          14        |       16
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Final Score          : Aberdeen 2 - 2 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Aberdeen
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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G_Buffon       GK  35   2   3   1  22 |  97  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
M_Britos       DF   2  30   6   8  22 |  97   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  11
Marcelo        DF   1  29   9   7  21 |  73   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_Ramsey       DF   2  29   9   6  31 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
P_Thompson     DF   2  27  12   6  30 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
R_VD_Vaart     MF   2  10  30   9  24 |  97   0   0   3   0   3   1   0   0   0   0  30  37
T_Finder       MF   3   7  29   8  23 |  73   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
J_Ross         MF   1   8  29   7  27 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
J_Shaddix      AM   3  12  29  18  31 |  97   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
Hakim_Ziyech   AM   2   6   7  27  32 |  97   0   0   2   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  20   3
R_Bentley      FW   3   8   8  27  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  66
C_Gordon       GK  32   4   1   5  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Balde          DF   3  28   7   8  22 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  29   7  12 |  24   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
J_Afolabi      MF   2  14  26   6  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Byrne        FW   1   6  12  24  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Benfica
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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N_Winneke      GK  33   2   2   3  20 |  97   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  34  14   8  22 |  97   0   4   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  30   0
M_Zeffane      DF   1  31  10   7  31 |  63   0   2   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  20   1
R_Tomassi      DF   1  31   8   7  37 |  97   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
J_Foyth        DF   1  30  13   7  42 |  97   0   3   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  60   0  20
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  31  12  19 |  65   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  30  13  32 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  29   6  32 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  25   6  42 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  30  31 |  68   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  12
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  27  20 |  97   0   0   1   0   9   2   0   0   0   0  10 122
A_Zogbo        GK  31   4   3   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  29   9   5  12 |  34   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   5  26  16  32 |  32   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
O_Marcentos    MF   3   8  25   7  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  29   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
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