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Division 1, Week 6

AC Milan 3 - 0 Benfica

Division One League Match, AC Milan vs. Benfica (Sun Jun 09)


                             AC Milan  |  Benfica
                              5-3-2 C  |  3-1-4-2 E
                           Care Taker  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                     M_Steklenburg GK  |  GK Z_Alomerovic
                            Y_Mina DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                         P_McGrath DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                              Hugo DF  |  DF S_Mannaerts
                           Ricadio DF  |  DM J_Wilshere
                          D_Yedlin DF  |  MF J_Bolm
                              Jese MF  |  MF I_Marcone
                            J_Cole MF  |  MF W_Dustice
                            Imbula MF  |  MF E_Knave
                             Pezza FW  |  FW Nathan_Dyer
                          L_Suarez FW  |  FW B_Dugnutt
                                       |
                          J_Hunter SUB |  SUB P_Lenox
                        J_Richards SUB |  SUB M_Killagon
                          A_Tackle SUB |  SUB S_Nakamoto
                         Leroy_Fer SUB |  SUB M_Verratti
                       D_Stanfield SUB |  SUB T_Erak

Referee: F_De_Bleeckere (Belgium)


Min. 1  :(bfa) Benfica altered their play to a C strategy
Min. 5  :(amn) Ricadio backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  L_Suarez latches onto the end of it
          ...  Blocked by M_Zeffane
Min. 6  :(bfa) M_Zeffane looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Y_Mina body checks his opponent!!
          ...  That's a careless challenge!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!! He is in the book for that one
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 6  :(bfa) I_Marcone brings it under control
          ...  He takes on Y_Mina
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Yann_M_Vila!
          ...  A delicate chip from Yann_M_Vila !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  M_Steklenburg moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  M_Steklenburg catches it with style!
Min. 8  :(amn) Jese with a slide rule pass to Imbula
          ...  Imbula with the goal bound shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The manager is delighted with that one
          ...  And AC Milan are leading in the game now
          ...  AC Milan 1-0 Benfica ...
Min. 10 :(bfa) I_Marcone is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to W_Dustice
          ...  W_Dustice aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  M_Steklenburg with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 11 :(amn) L_Suarez knocks it past M_Zeffane and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  L_Suarez aims for the top right corner !
          ...  But Z_Alomerovic reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on Z_Alomerovic anyway
Min. 13 :(amn) L_Suarez slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  The ball hits Yann_M_Vila in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 14 :(bfa) J_Wilshere gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds B_Dugnutt
          ...  P_McGrath reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 23 :(bfa) E_Knave runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to Yann_M_Vila
          ...  Yann_M_Vila breaks clear!
          ...  He tries to take it round M_Steklenburg
          ...  He tries to slide it past M_Steklenburg
          ...  M_Steklenburg smothers the ball !!
Min. 24 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer runs at the defender
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  Y_Mina tackles cleanly
Min. 33 :(bfa) M_Zeffane looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to J_Wilshere
          ...  L_Suarez forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere crosses it in!
          ...  Ricadio clears the danger
Min. 35 :(bfa) Benfica made the switch to a E strategy
Min. 41 :(bfa) E_Knave rushes through the defence
          ...  L_Suarez with an ugly foul
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere will want to speak to him
          ...  INDIRECT FREE KICK!
          ...  J_Wilshere hoists it forward
          ...  B_Dugnutt gets on the end of it
          ...  From long range B_Dugnutt bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(bfa) E_Knave finds J_Bolm in the box
          ...  J_Bolm heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 47 :(bfa) J_Wilshere with a one-touch layoff to S_Mannaerts
          ...  A cracking drive from S_Mannaerts !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  L_Suarez wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: AC Milan 1-0 Benfica

Min. 50 :(bfa) M_Killagon takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace M_Zeffane as DF
Min. 50 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila slices it
          ...  Z_Alomerovic moves quickly!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  AC Milan 2-0 Benfica ...
Min. 54 :(amn) Pezza nutmegs Yann_M_Vila, he continues to run forward
          ...  But J_Wilshere sweeps up the threat
Min. 55 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto replaces I_Marcone and will play MF
Min. 58 :(bfa) T_Erak is being prepared to come on
          ...  Nathan_Dyer is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 58 :(bfa) J_Wilshere finds the run of B_Dugnutt
          ...  Y_Mina fouls badly
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere will want to speak to him
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 60 :(bfa) Benfica restructured their strategy to A
Min. 64 :(bfa) W_Dustice with the towering header to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt looks to see where M_Steklenburg is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  M_Steklenburg with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 65 :(amn) Leroy_Fer will come on for J_Cole and play MF
Min. 65 :(amn) The AC Milan manager told his side to change to a A strategy
Min. 67 :(amn) Hugo with an incisive pass to Y_Mina
          ...  Y_Mina hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  Z_Alomerovic makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 69 :(amn) Jese gets possession in his own half
          ...  What a shot from Jese !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  Z_Alomerovic is beaten!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  AC Milan 3-0 Benfica ...
Min. 70 :(amn) J_Richards will replace the useless D_Yedlin and will play DF
Min. 70 :(amn) P_McGrath takes advantage of a bad back pass from M_Killagon
          ...  P_McGrath curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 71 :(amn) Pezza with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Leroy_Fer chips the ball into the area!
          ...  S_Mannaerts clears the danger
Min. 72 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt loses Hugo
          ...  A powerful header from B_Dugnutt !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  M_Steklenburg just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 75 :(amn) Pezza takes advantage of a mistake by Yann_M_Vila
          ...  J_Bolm steals the ball of off him
Min. 75 :(bfa) J_Bolm with an incisive pass to E_Knave
          ...  J_Richards wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 76 :(amn) Jese plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  Pezza decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  S_Nakamoto with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He received a good talking to from F_De_Bleeckere
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  Hugo swings it in
          ...  Leroy_Fer takes control of it!
          ...  Leroy_Fer hits a great shot !
          ...  Z_Alomerovic with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 79 :(amn) Imbula looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Jese
          ...  Cleaned up by M_Killagon
Min. 80 :(amn) D_Stanfield is ready to come on to replace Pezza
          ...  Looks like he will play as a FW
Min. 82 :(bfa) A defence splitting pass from E_Knave to B_Dugnutt
          ...  Y_Mina knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But F_De_Bleeckere just turns away!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(bfa) E_Knave puts in B_Dugnutt
          ...  Ricadio wins the ball
Min. 90 :(amn) D_Stanfield skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  D_Stanfield attempts a low drive!
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into Z_Alomerovic's arms
          ...  Unlucky

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


Match Details
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Venue                : San Siro Stadium
Attendance           : 75,000
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AC Milan Match Info
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Best player          : Jese (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Imbula (8), Yann_M_Vila (50 og), Jese (69)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Y_Mina (6)
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : J_Wilshere
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             AC Milan     |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :           7        |       8
Off target           :           2        |       4
On target            :           5        |       4
Possession           :          51        |       49
Corners              :           1        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       3
Key Tackles          :           6        |       6
Key Passes           :           5        |       13
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Final Score          : AC Milan 3 - 0 Benfica
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Player Statistics - AC Milan
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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M_Steklenburg  GK  38   3   1   1  32 |  94   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
Y_Mina         DF   3  29   8  10  31 |  94   0   2   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  78  -2   3
P_McGrath      DF   1  28  12   7  12 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
Hugo           DF   2  27  13   9  42 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30  20
Ricadio        DF   3  27   8   6  32 |  94   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
D_Yedlin       DF   1  25  10   5  23 |  72   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
Jese           MF   2   5  28   7  41 |  94   0   0   2   1   1   1   0   0   0   0  35  30
J_Cole         MF   3   8  26   7  33 |  67   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Imbula         MF   1  10  25  16  20 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  10  30
Pezza          FW   1   8  12  26  32 |  82   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Suarez       FW   2  10   6  26  34 |  94   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   5
J_Hunter       GK  29   4   1   1  37 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Richards     DF   1  27   6   7  22 |  22   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_Tackle       DF   2  25   7   6  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Leroy_Fer      MF   2  11  28   9  36 |  27   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
D_Stanfield    FW   2   8   5  28  32 |  12   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1

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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Z_Alomerovic   GK  29   1   1   1  14 |  94   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -15   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  33  14   8  22 |  94   0   2   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20 -20  10
M_Zeffane      DF   1  29  10   7  31 |  52   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  28   9   5  12 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
J_Wilshere     DM   2  20  30  12  19 |  94   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  94   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0 -10 -19
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  28   6  32 |  57   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  24   6  42 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
E_Knave        MF   3   8  24  10  21 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  29  31 |  60   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  25  20 |  94   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   7
P_Lenox        GK  22   1   2   3  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Killagon     DF   1  19  11   3  31 |  42   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  26  16  32 |  37   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Verratti     MF   2   2  26   2  26 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  34   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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