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Benfica 3 - 1 Aberdeen

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 4, Benfica vs. Aberdeen (Wed Jan 15)


                              Benfica  |  Aberdeen
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-5-1 A
                   Matias Finkelstein  |  Malky McKay
                                       |
                         N_Winneke GK  |  GK G_Buffon
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF M_Britos
                         R_Tomassi DF  |  DF Marcelo
                           J_Foyth DF  |  DF A_Ramsey
                       S_Mannaerts DF  |  DF P_Thompson
                            J_Bolm MF  |  MF R_VD_Vaart
                        S_Nakamoto MF  |  MF J_Shaddix
                         W_Dustice MF  |  MF T_Finder
                       O_Marcentos MF  |  MF J_Ross
                         B_Dugnutt FW  |  MF G_Fofana
                            T_Erak FW  |  FW G_Botti
                                       |
                           A_Zogbo SUB |  SUB C_Gordon
                         M_Zeffane SUB |  SUB Balde
                         I_Marcone SUB |  SUB J_McArthur
                           E_Knave SUB |  SUB J_Afolabi
                       Nathan_Dyer SUB |  SUB R_Bentley

Referee: O_Hategan (Romania)


Min. 1  :(bfa) B_Dugnutt takes advantage of a bad back pass
          ...  A glorious effort by B_Dugnutt !
          ...  G_Buffon catches the ball
Min. 1  :(abn) J_Ross cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Botti
          ...  Yann_M_Vila hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_VD_Vaart crosses it in!
          ...  A_Ramsey gets to it!
          ...  N_Winneke tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 2  :(bfa) J_Bolm controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs A_Ramsey
          ...  He puts in T_Erak!
          ...  A_Ramsey reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 6  :(abn) P_Thompson has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past R_Tomassi
          ...  He knocks it to G_Fofana!
          ...  G_Fofana with the shot on net !
          ...  But N_Winneke punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 8  :(abn) R_VD_Vaart with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past S_Mannaerts
          ...  He knocks it to A_Ramsey!
          ...  A_Ramsey hits the ball first time!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 10 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto puts in T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak fires a shot at goal !
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  But it's been ruled out!
          ...  The ref seems to have seen something
Min. 10 :(abn) J_Ross gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds T_Finder
          ...  A skilful effort from T_Finder !
          ...  N_Winneke parries it
Min. 14 :(abn) T_Finder with a short pass to find G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti tries to beat N_Winneke from outside the area!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  N_Winneke is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Finder chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  It comes to R_VD_Vaart
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  But N_Winneke gets down well to tip the ball wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Marcelo chips the ball into the area!
          ...  N_Winneke makes the catch!
Min. 16 :(abn) J_Ross with the diagonal pass G_Botti
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  S_Mannaerts takes possession
Min. 17 :(bfa) W_Dustice controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  B_Dugnutt gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  B_Dugnutt smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  G_Buffon was lucky there
Min. 17 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti shoots towards goal !
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 21 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto with the cross-field pass to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  G_Buffon dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  And G_Buffon tips it wide!
          ...  Great goalkeeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Mannaerts swings it in!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of G_Buffon
Min. 21 :(abn) Marcelo kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  G_Botti gets on the end of the pass
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  S_Mannaerts hits it out for a throw
Min. 25 :(abn) A_Ramsey runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of G_Botti
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  G_Botti chases it through, he must score !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the fans!
          ...  And slides on his knees!
          ...  And Aberdeen are leading in the game now
          ...  Benfica 0-1 Aberdeen ...
Min. 27 :(bfa) O_Marcentos turns well with ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  O_Marcentos has a go!
          ...  G_Buffon makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 28 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto times his run well
          ...  T_Finder reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 35 :(bfa) Benfica will now play E after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(bfa) W_Dustice is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  B_Dugnutt latches onto the ball
          ...  B_Dugnutt tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 44 :(abn) J_Shaddix with the nod to R_VD_Vaart
          ...  From long range R_VD_Vaart bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  N_Winneke is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 46 :(abn) J_Ross with a slick pass to Marcelo
          ...  Marcelo has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  N_Winneke was lucky there
Min. 47 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart lays the ball back to P_Thompson
          ...  S_Mannaerts wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Benfica 0-1 Aberdeen

Min. 46 :(abn) M_Britos cuts inside S_Nakamoto
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  R_Tomassi with the tackle
Min. 47 :(abn) T_Finder with a smart pass to G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  N_Winneke with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 50 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt cuts through the defence
          ...  B_Dugnutt with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  The shot slips through G_Buffon's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 50 :(abn) G_Fofana latches onto the ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  G_Fofana strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  N_Winneke guesses right
Min. 51 :(bfa) W_Dustice looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  S_Nakamoto receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  S_Nakamoto tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  G_Buffon makes himself big and wins the ball
Min. 54 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  S_Nakamoto hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort
Min. 54 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto plays in T_Erak with a beautiful ball
          ...  T_Finder with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 58 :(abn) P_Thompson slices it
          ...  G_Buffon moves quickly!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Benfica 1-1 Aberdeen ...
Min. 59 :(bfa) Benfica changed their strategy to play A
Min. 59 :(bfa) R_Tomassi with the dribble
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  The fans are on their feet
          ...  M_Britos with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 59 :(abn) N_Winneke miss-kicks!
          ...  G_Botti is through!
          ...  G_Botti tries to beat N_Winneke from outside the area!
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 60 :(bfa) M_Zeffane is going to be brought on
          ...  Yann_M_Vila is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 62 :(bfa) I_Marcone is being brought on
          ...  S_Nakamoto is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 63 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past R_Tomassi
          ...  He puts in J_Ross!
          ...  B_Dugnutt with the high feet
          ...  O_Hategan shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 63 :(abn) J_Shaddix with the mazy run
          ...  How he got through those defenders I don't know
          ...  He sets himself up for the shot
          ...  T_Erak stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 64 :(bfa) M_Zeffane is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to J_Bolm
          ...  G_Buffon is called for the holding foul
          ...  He won that header unfairly
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  The ref gives a PENALTY !!
          ...  B_Dugnutt with the spot kick
          ...  He's converted it!!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Lets see if Benfica can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Benfica 2-1 Aberdeen...
Min. 65 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer is being prepared to come on
          ...  T_Erak is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 65 :(bfa) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Benfica will now be playing D
Min. 65 :(abn) Balde is ready to come on to replace P_Thompson
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 65 :(bfa) I_Marcone jumps over M_Britos's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  I_Marcone tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  G_Buffon claws it off the line
          ...  O_Hategan consults his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Benfica 3-1 Aberdeen ...
Min. 65 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to G_Botti
          ...  R_Tomassi with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  O_Hategan just wants to lecture him
Min. 67 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer takes advantage of a bad back pass from M_Britos
          ...  R_VD_Vaart with a deliberate foul
          ...  He should be jailed for that
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book
Min. 69 :(bfa) W_Dustice with the dribble
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  The fans are on their feet
          ...  Marcelo clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 69 :(abn) J_Shaddix whips the ball across to G_Botti
          ...  B_Dugnutt goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  O_Hategan wants a quiet word
Min. 70 :(bfa) The Benfica manager shouts at them from the touchline to play A
Min. 70 :(abn) J_McArthur will replace R_VD_Vaart and play MF
Min. 70 :(abn) The Aberdeen manager told his side to change to a C strategy
Min. 72 :(abn) R_Bentley is ready to come on to replace A_Ramsey
          ...  Looks like he will play as a FW
Min. 72 :(bfa) J_Bolm with an incisive pass to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with a powerful diving header!
          ...  G_Buffon makes a good save
Min. 73 :(bfa) I_Marcone moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to B_Dugnutt
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from Marcelo
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  G_Buffon comes out and claims it!
Min. 74 :(abn) T_Finder moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti chases it through, he must score !
          ...  N_Winneke has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  N_Winneke is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 75 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past T_Finder
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Nathan_Dyer tries to beat G_Buffon from outside the area!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 77 :(bfa) W_Dustice passes the ball to R_Tomassi
          ...  A vicious shot by R_Tomassi !
          ...  It floats over G_Buffon
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 80 :(abn) J_McArthur plays the early ball across the box to find R_Bentley in space
          ...  R_Bentley has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  N_Winneke collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 82 :(abn) Balde jumps over J_Foyth's challenge
          ...  Balde hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  But N_Winneke makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 83 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt nutmegs Marcelo
          ...  B_Dugnutt rifles it to the far post !
          ...  G_Buffon just watches float over the bar!
Min. 86 :(abn) J_Ross is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  G_Botti latches onto the ball
          ...  Fine tackle by J_Foyth
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 87 :(abn) G_Botti leaves S_Mannaerts standing
          ...  G_Botti with a powerful downward header!
          ...  N_Winneke watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(abn) J_McArthur looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to J_Ross
          ...  J_Ross with the crafty shot!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  N_Winneke never had a chance!
Min. 90 :(bfa) I_Marcone picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  M_Britos wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 90 :(abn) J_McArthur looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  G_Fofana receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  G_Fofana smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  N_Winneke tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 92 :(abn) M_Britos has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  R_Bentley collects the loose ball!
          ...  R_Bentley attempts a chip!
          ...  But N_Winneke makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Estadio da Luz
Attendance           : 131,000
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : B_Dugnutt (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : P_Thompson (58 og), B_Dugnutt (64 pen), I_Marcone (65)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : B_Dugnutt (63)
Injured              : N/A
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Aberdeen Match Info
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Best player          : G_Botti
Scorers              : G_Botti (25)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : T_Finder (54), G_Buffon (64)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Benfica     |    Aberdeen
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       20
Off target           :           6        |       8
On target            :           9        |       12
Possession           :          41        |       59
Corners              :           2        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       7
Key Tackles          :           7        |       6
Key Passes           :          11        |       22
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Final Score          : Benfica 3 - 1 Aberdeen
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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 |  94  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  34  14   8  22 |  62   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  32   8   7  37 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
J_Foyth        DF   1  30  13   7  42 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  29   9   5  12 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  30  13  32 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   5  27  16  32 |  64   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  11
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  25   6  42 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
O_Marcentos    MF   3   8  25   7  13 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  27  20 |  94   0   0   0   0   6   1   1   0   0  -2  -2  66
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  67   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
A_Zogbo        GK  31   4   3   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Zeffane      DF   1  31  10   7  31 |  32   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  29   6  32 |  30   0   0   1   0   1   1   0   0   0  20  30  55
E_Knave        MF   3   8  25  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  30  31 |  27   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20  31

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 |  94   8   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   8   0   0   0
M_Britos       DF   2  30   6   8  22 |  94   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
Marcelo        DF   1  29   9   7  21 |  94   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10  10
A_Ramsey       DF   2  29   9   6  31 |  74   0   1   1   1   2   0   0   0   0  20  30  11
P_Thompson     DF   2  28  13   6  30 |  67   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10   0
R_VD_Vaart     MF   2  10  30   9  24 |  72   0   0   5   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20  30  -9
J_Shaddix      MF   3  12  29  18  31 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
T_Finder       MF   3   7  29   8  23 |  94   0   1   3   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  28   8
J_Ross         MF   1   8  29   7  27 |  94   0   0   5   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  50   1
G_Fofana       MF   1  17  28   7  21 |  94   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  30
G_Botti        FW   1   9  10  31  32 |  94   0   0   0   0   7   1   0   0   0 -20 -20  30
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 |  27   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  29   7  12 |  22   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
J_Afolabi      MF   2  14  26   6  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Bentley      FW   3   8   8  27  21 |  20   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
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