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Elite League, Week 12

Benfica 1 - 1 Aberdeen

Elite League Match, Benfica vs. Aberdeen (Thu Dec 21)


                              Benfica  |  Aberdeen
                            3-1-5-1 E  |  5-4-1 C
                      Steven Theobald  |  Malky McKay
                                       |
                          F_Foster GK  |  GK L_Fabianski
                           T_Adams DF  |  DF B_Bryn
                         C_Thomson DF  |  DF D_Burford
                         M_Zeffane DF  |  DF A_Macheda
                        J_Wilshere DM  |  DF A_Pereira
                         Zheng_Zhi MF  |  DF J_Simunovic
                          J_Plasil MF  |  MF Douglas_Costa
                         P_Do_Shaw MF  |  MF R_VD_Vaart
                            J_Bolm MF  |  MF R_Nainggolan
                        S_Nakamoto MF  |  MF D_Gaitnat
                           Stefano FW  |  FW J_Digweed
                                       |
                      Z_Alomerovic SUB |  SUB Higuita
                         R_Tomassi SUB |  SUB W_A_Glen
                          E_Spence SUB |  SUB Almen_Abdi
                       Nathan_Dyer SUB |  SUB J_McArthur
                           A_Bagsy SUB |  SUB Emerson

Referee: J_Hunye (Hungary)


Min. 3  :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw fires over a low cross to S_Nakamoto
          ...  J_Digweed with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
Min. 5  :(bfa) J_Bolm kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  J_Plasil gets on the end of the pass
          ...  J_Plasil with a bicycle kick !
          ...  L_Fabianski won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 6  :(bfa) J_Plasil plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  J_Plasil sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  But L_Fabianski pulls out a save of the game
Min. 6  :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi beats his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  B_Bryn body checks his opponent!!
          ...  That's a careless challenge!!
Min. 8  :(bfa) Stefano breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on L_Fabianski!
          ...  J_Simunovic brings him down!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  He's off!!
Min. 12 :(abn) J_Digweed gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside J_Plasil!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  J_Bolm with an inch perfect tackle
          ...  The whistle has gone! Incredible!
          ...  J_Hunye shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 14 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  S_Nakamoto with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 14 :(abn) R_Nainggolan turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_Gaitnat
          ...  P_Do_Shaw pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  J_Hunye has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by J_Hunye!
Min. 16 :(bfa) Stefano sidesteps B_Bryn
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  Stefano leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 18 :(abn) Douglas_Costa with an in swinging cross to J_Digweed
          ...  J_Digweed hits the ball first time!
          ...  But F_Foster stops that one easily
Min. 19 :(bfa) Stefano runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off D_Burford back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  D_Burford reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 19 :(abn) Douglas_Costa with an inch perfect pass to B_Bryn
          ...  B_Bryn with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He is dancing round the corner flag!
          ...  That's put Aberdeen ahead!
          ...  Benfica 0-1 Aberdeen ...
Min. 20 :(abn) The Aberdeen manager shouts at them from the touchline to play D
Min. 20 :(bfa) Stefano controls the ball immaculately
          ...  Leaves the defenders for dead
          ...  This looks like it could be a great chance
          ...  Stefano drives the ball low !
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 21 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart with an in swinging cross to A_Pereira
          ...  T_Adams wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 22 :(abn) R_Nainggolan is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to J_Digweed
          ...  J_Wilshere gathers up the loose ball
Min. 26 :(abn) Douglas_Costa hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  R_Nainggolan collects the loose ball!
          ...  C_Thomson rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's J_Hunye going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 30 :(abn) J_Digweed has space to run with the ball
          ...  M_Zeffane plays it back
          ...  F_Foster slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Gaitnat drives it into the box!
          ...  F_Foster reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 34 :(bfa) T_Adams takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  D_Gaitnat rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's J_Hunye going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 35 :(abn) D_Gaitnat with the through ball to R_Nainggolan
          ...  But M_Zeffane barges him off the ball
Min. 37 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  B_Bryn cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 38 :(bfa) J_Plasil controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  Zheng_Zhi gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  J_Digweed intercepts the pass
Min. 39 :(bfa) C_Thomson is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to S_Nakamoto
          ...  A delicate header from S_Nakamoto !
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds J_Plasil
          ...  A cracking drive from J_Plasil !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 43 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into J_Digweed
          ...  T_Adams takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 44 :(bfa) J_Bolm lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  Stefano latches on to it
          ...  Stefano has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  L_Fabianski never had a chance!
Min. 45 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto is changing his role to a AM
Min. 45 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw with the dribble
          ...  The defender is easily beaten
          ...  P_Do_Shaw aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 46 :(bfa) J_Wilshere is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  Stefano latches onto the end of it
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from B_Bryn

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

Min. 47 :(bfa) T_Adams gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to Stefano
          ...  A cheeky lob from Stefano !
          ...  L_Fabianski has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  L_Fabianski reacts well to save!!!
Min. 49 :(abn) J_Digweed takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into R_VD_Vaart
          ...  But J_Wilshere spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 55 :(bfa) J_Bolm with the mazy run
          ...  How he got through those defenders I don't know
          ...  He sets himself up for the shot
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by J_Digweed
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by P_Do_Shaw
          ...  It comes to Stefano
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  L_Fabianski beats the ball away
Min. 56 :(bfa) J_Plasil backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Stefano latches onto the end of it
          ...  Stefano launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 58 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto unselfishly lays the ball back to J_Bolm
          ...  R_Nainggolan beats him to the ball
Min. 59 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw knocks the ball past the lunge of D_Burford
          ...  P_Do_Shaw with a powerful header !
          ...  L_Fabianski collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 60 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer is going to be brought on
          ...  J_Bolm is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 60 :(bfa) Benfica switch to playing A
Min. 62 :(bfa) Stefano beats his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  A_Pereira gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 65 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart crosses in from the wing, he finds J_Digweed in the box
          ...  J_Digweed from 20 yards !
          ...  Looks like it should be F_Foster's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  F_Foster looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_VD_Vaart floats the ball in!
          ...  F_Foster fists it away!
Min. 71 :(abn) D_Gaitnat beats P_Do_Shaw
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  D_Gaitnat attempts a chip!
          ...  But F_Foster makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 71 :(bfa) Stefano with the dribble
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  The fans are on their feet
          ...  A_Pereira fouls badly
          ...  J_Hunye gave him a strong warning
Min. 72 :(bfa) Stefano takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  D_Burford wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 73 :(bfa) J_Wilshere crosses into the box, finding Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  J_Hunye talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Benfica are back on level terms now!
          ...  Benfica 1-1 Aberdeen ...
Min. 74 :(abn) The Aberdeen manager shouts at them from the touchline to play C
Min. 75 :(bfa) A_Bagsy replaces J_Wilshere and will play FW
Min. 76 :(abn) R_Nainggolan with a measured ball to R_VD_Vaart
          ...  R_VD_Vaart looks to see where F_Foster is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 77 :(bfa) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  R_Tomassi will come on for T_Adams and play DF
Min. 77 :(bfa) J_Plasil is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to C_Thomson
          ...  C_Thomson with the drive!
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 78 :(abn) W_A_Glen is coming on for B_Bryn and playing DF
Min. 78 :(abn) J_McArthur is going to be brought on
          ...  Douglas_Costa is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 78 :(abn) Emerson is ready to come on to replace J_Digweed
          ...  Looks like he will play as a FW
Min. 79 :(abn) R_Nainggolan with an inch perfect pass to Emerson
          ...  R_Tomassi steals the ball of off him
Min. 82 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer runs at J_McArthur
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  A great volley from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  L_Fabianski grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 85 :(abn) A_Pereira controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs C_Thomson
          ...  He puts in A_Macheda!
          ...  A_Macheda aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  F_Foster never had a chance!
Min. 86 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart with the first time pass to Emerson
          ...  Emerson looks to see where F_Foster is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  F_Foster with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(abn) J_McArthur turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Emerson
          ...  Emerson sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity

*************  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          : J_Wilshere (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Nathan_Dyer (73)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Bolm (12)
Injured              : N/A
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Aberdeen Match Info
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Best player          : Douglas_Costa
Scorers              : B_Bryn (19)
Sent Off             : J_Simunovic (8)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Benfica     |    Aberdeen
Attempts on Goal     :          16        |       8
Off target           :          11        |       4
On target            :           5        |       4
Possession           :          55        |       45
Corners              :           1        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           5        |       8
Key Tackles          :           8        |       9
Key Passes           :          11        |       14
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Final Score          : Benfica 1 - 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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F_Foster       GK  39   2   4   4  16 |  92   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
T_Adams        DF   2  32   8   7  22 |  78   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
C_Thomson      DF   2  31  12   6  25 |  92   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
M_Zeffane      DF   1  27   9   7  31 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Wilshere     DM   2  19  29  11  19 |  76   0   2   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  35   0
Zheng_Zhi      MF   1   9  30   8  42 |  92   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  29  10  19 |  92   0   0   3   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  30   7
P_Do_Shaw      MF   2   9  29   9  25 |  92   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   6
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  28  13  32 |  61   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
S_Nakamoto     AM   3   4  25  16  32 |  92   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   2
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  29  39 |  92   0   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0  14
Z_Alomerovic   GK  28   1   1   1  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  28   8   7  37 |  14   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
E_Spence       MF   2   9  27   9  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  28  31 |  31   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  31
A_Bagsy        FW   1   8   5  27  15 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

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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L_Fabianski    GK  39   8   4   7  14 |  92   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
B_Bryn         DF   2  31   8   8  31 |  79   0   2   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  40   0  30
D_Burford      DF   1  29  13   5  12 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
A_Macheda      DF   3  29   5   6  42 |  92   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
A_Pereira      DF   2  28  12   7  14 |  92   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_Simunovic    DF   3  28   7   7  21 |   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
Douglas_Costa  MF   2   8  30  11  42 |  79   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0
R_VD_Vaart     MF   2  10  28   8  24 |  92   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
R_Nainggolan   MF   1   7  28   5  23 |  92   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
D_Gaitnat      MF   2   9  27  10  31 |  92   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   5
J_Digweed      FW   1   8   9  30  19 |  79   0   2   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  10   6
Higuita        GK  27   3   5   3  43 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_A_Glen       DF   2  28   7   8  31 |  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Almen_Abdi     MF   1  10  27  11  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  27   7  12 |  13   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  27  21 |  13   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
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