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Benfica - Barcelona

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Round 5, Benfica vs. Barcelona (Thu Jul 11)


                              Benfica  |  Barcelona
                              4-4-2 E  |  5-3-1-1 A
                   Matias Finkelstein  |  Bryngar Myre
                                       |
                          F_Foster GK  |  GK M_Zetterer
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF Ciaran_Clark
                         M_Zeffane DF  |  DF J_Miranda
                           J_Foyth DF  |  DF Marco_Rojo
                       S_Mannaerts DF  |  DF D_Rose
                        J_Wilshere MF  |  DF L_Gasparotto
                            J_Bolm MF  |  MF B_Spencer
                         I_Marcone MF  |  MF Xavi
                         W_Dustice MF  |  MF Adnan_Januzaj
                       Nathan_Dyer FW  |  AM Coutinho
                         B_Dugnutt FW  |  FW H_Son
                                       |
                      Z_Alomerovic SUB |  SUB Barthez
                         R_Tomassi SUB |  SUB G_Wilkinson
                             E_May SUB |  SUB R_Kopa
                           E_Knave SUB |  SUB K_Porborsky
                            T_Erak SUB |  SUB Amauri

Referee: J_Eriksson (Sweden)


Min. 1  :(bfa) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  Benfica will now play C
Min. 1  :(brc) H_Son has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past M_Zeffane
          ...  He knocks it to Adnan_Januzaj!
          ...  J_Foyth with a bad challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 2  :(bfa) J_Bolm whips the ball across to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with a thundering shot!
          ...  The shot slips through M_Zetterer's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 5  :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila with a smart turn
          ...  M_Zetterer is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was pushing down on his man
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  J_Wilshere with the thundering drive
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  The ball finds its way to B_Dugnutt
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  M_Zetterer is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by J_Wilshere!
          ...  It comes to B_Dugnutt
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Dustice plays it into the danger area!
          ...  M_Zetterer easily claims the ball!
Min. 10 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt runs into space
          ...  J_Miranda takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 10 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj plays in H_Son with a beautiful ball
          ...  H_Son is through on goal!
          ...  The flag stays down
          ...  He just has F_Foster to beat
          ...  He tries to slide it past F_Foster
          ...  F_Foster dives bravely at his feet !!
Min. 16 :(bfa) W_Dustice is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  M_Zetterer makes a great save
          ...  And he manages to hold onto it as well!
Min. 18 :(bfa) W_Dustice knocks it forward
          ...  Adnan_Januzaj slips
          ...  B_Dugnutt gets to it!
          ...  B_Dugnutt flings a shot at goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The crowd goes wild !
          ...  That puts Benfica ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Benfica 1-0 Barcelona ...
Min. 21 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila unselfishly heads the ball back to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt attempts a chip!
          ...  M_Zetterer with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 23 :(bfa) J_Bolm gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside Marco_Rojo!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  J_Bolm pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Bolm plays it into the danger area!
          ...  M_Zetterer catches it!
Min. 23 :(brc) Coutinho fires over a low cross to Xavi
          ...  Xavi hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  But F_Foster tips it over the bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Xavi crosses it in!
          ...  J_Foyth reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away
Min. 26 :(brc) B_Spencer fires over a low cross to H_Son
          ...  A cracking drive from H_Son !
          ...  He hits the sponsor hoarding with that effort
Min. 29 :(brc) H_Son gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past J_Bolm!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  J_Bolm had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
Min. 32 :(bfa) J_Bolm plays a first time ball through the defence to J_Wilshere
          ...  J_Wilshere with a bicycle kick !
          ...  M_Zetterer saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 33 :(bfa) J_Bolm beats L_Gasparotto
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from Ciaran_Clark
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 40 :(bfa) J_Bolm skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  J_Bolm aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  M_Zetterer with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(brc) Marco_Rojo slides the ball across to H_Son
          ...  S_Mannaerts gathers up the loose ball
Min. 45 :(bfa) I_Marcone drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt with a blistering shot !
          ...  M_Zetterer is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really

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

Min. 46 :(bfa) I_Marcone controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from Ciaran_Clark
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere floats the ball in!
          ...  The ball finds its way to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  M_Zetterer gets his fingertips to it
Min. 48 :(brc) Xavi runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  J_Foyth with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  J_Eriksson will just give him a speaking to
Min. 48 :(brc) H_Son runs at the defender
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  H_Son tries to chip the ball over F_Foster!
          ...  F_Foster with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 49 :(bfa) W_Dustice unselfishly heads the ball back to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  A well-placed shot from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 49 :(brc) H_Son slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  J_Bolm with a late tackle
          ...  Well to be fair he was looking for the foul
          ...  J_Eriksson gave him a strong warning
Min. 50 :(bfa) R_Tomassi is being brought on
          ...  S_Mannaerts is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 50 :(brc) J_Miranda with a probing pass to Adnan_Januzaj
          ...  Adnan_Januzaj goes for goal !
          ...  F_Foster gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 53 :(brc) Coutinho sidesteps his marker
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  R_Tomassi stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 55 :(bfa) E_May is being brought on
          ...  W_Dustice is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 55 :(brc) B_Spencer retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  H_Son gets on the end of it
          ...  H_Son lobs F_Foster!
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 58 :(bfa) T_Erak will replace B_Dugnutt and play FW
Min. 59 :(bfa) I_Marcone runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off Marco_Rojo back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  I_Marcone with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 60 :(bfa) I_Marcone floats the ball in to find J_Wilshere
          ...  J_Wilshere launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  M_Zetterer guesses right
Min. 65 :(bfa) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Benfica will now be playing D
Min. 66 :(bfa) I_Marcone breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on M_Zetterer!
          ...  L_Gasparotto brings him down!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 69 :(bfa) I_Marcone looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 69 :(bfa) T_Erak punches B_Spencer off the ball
          ...  He's Butted him !
          ...  J_Eriksson has stopped play
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from J_Eriksson
Min. 71 :(brc) B_Spencer backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  H_Son latches onto the end of it
          ...  I_Marcone takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  B_Spencer floats it forward
          ...  H_Son latches onto the end of it
          ...  M_Zeffane intercepts the pass
Min. 73 :(bfa) I_Marcone nutmegs Ciaran_Clark
          ...  Ciaran_Clark makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Marcone curls it into the box!
          ...  J_Wilshere swings a leg at it!
          ...  But M_Zetterer palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 75 :(brc) Up goes the substitution board - Amauri on for H_Son as a FW
Min. 75 :(brc) R_Kopa is coming on for B_Spencer and playing MF
Min. 75 :(brc) K_Porborsky will replace Marco_Rojo and play MF
Min. 76 :(bfa) J_Bolm runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Ciaran_Clark reads the play well
Min. 86 :(bfa) T_Erak jumps over J_Miranda's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  T_Erak looks to see where M_Zetterer is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  M_Zetterer makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(bfa) T_Erak with the dribble
          ...  The defender is easily beaten
          ...  But K_Porborsky wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 91 :(brc) Amauri loses Yann_M_Vila
          ...  Amauri rifles it to the far post !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Adnan_Januzaj floats the ball in!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by M_Zeffane

*************  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              : B_Dugnutt (18)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Foyth (1)
Injured              : N/A
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Barcelona Match Info
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Best player          : H_Son
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : L_Gasparotto (66)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Benfica      |    Barcelona
Attempts on Goal     :          18        |       7
Off target           :           9        |       3
On target            :           9        |       4
Possession           :          54        |       46
Corners              :           6        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       7
Key Tackles          :           3        |       6
Key Passes           :          11        |       7
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Final Score          : Benfica 1 - 0 Barcelona
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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   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  33  14   8  22 |  92   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Zeffane      DF   1  30  10   7  31 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  30  13   6  42 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  28   9   5  12 |  51   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  31  12  19 |  92   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  31
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  92   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  11
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  29   6  32 |  92   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  24   6  42 |  56   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  70  20
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  29  31 |  92   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  13
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   6  25  20 |  59   0   0   0   0   6   1   0   0   0   0   0  58
Z_Alomerovic   GK  29   1   1   1  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  31   8   7  37 |  41   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
E_May          MF   2  18   2  10  29 |  36   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
E_Knave        MF   3   8  24  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  33   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10

Player Statistics - Barcelona
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_Zetterer     GK  39   3   3   3  32 |  92  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
Ciaran_Clark   DF   2  32   9   8  24 |  92   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
J_Miranda      DF   2  30  11   7  21 |  92   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10 -20
Marco_Rojo     DF   1  27  11   7  30 |  76   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Rose         DF   1  27  10   7  22 |  92   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Gasparotto   DF   3  25   8   7  23 |  67   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
B_Spencer      MF   1  12  31  13  31 |  76   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
Xavi           MF   1   5  30   9  31 |  92   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
Adnan_Januzaj  MF   3  12  29  10  23 |  92   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
Coutinho       AM   3   6  27   8  21 |  92   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
H_Son          FW   2   9  11  30  20 |  76   0   0   1   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  10  22
Barthez        GK  31   5   3   1  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Wilkinson    DF   1  33  10   8  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Kopa         MF   2  15  34   8  23 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Porborsky    MF   2   6  27   8  21 |  16   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Amauri         FW   2   7   8  28  29 |  16   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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