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Elite League, Week 2

Benfica 0 - 2 Barcelona

Elite League Match, Benfica vs. Barcelona (Mon Oct 16)


                              Benfica  |  Barcelona
                            4-1-3-2 P  |  4-4-2 P
                      Steven Theobald  |  Bryngar Myre
                                       |
                          F_Foster GK  |  GK Romero
                         C_Thomson DF  |  DF B_Myre
                           T_Adams DF  |  DF G_Bale
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF G_Wilkinson
                         M_Zeffane DF  |  DF J_Miranda
                        J_Wilshere DM  |  MF R_Kopa
                         Zheng_Zhi MF  |  MF B_Spencer
                          J_Plasil MF  |  MF I_Muniain
                            J_Bolm MF  |  MF Adnan_Januzaj
                           Stefano FW  |  FW M_Hunt
                       Nathan_Dyer FW  |  FW H_Son
                                       |
                      Z_Alomerovic SUB |  SUB M_De_Sanctis
                         R_Tomassi SUB |  SUB Ciaran_Clark
                         P_Do_Shaw SUB |  SUB Xavi
                        S_Nakamoto SUB |  SUB A_Iniesta
                           A_Bagsy SUB |  SUB Odegaard

Referee: A_Barken (Norway)


Min. 1  :(brc) M_Hunt finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled the defender
          ...  But J_Wilshere sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 3  :(bfa) Curled in dangerously from Zheng_Zhi to Stefano
          ...  B_Spencer with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  A_Barken refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 4  :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Stefano
          ...  G_Wilkinson cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 6  :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj beats the defender
          ...  Zheng_Zhi with a bad challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 6  :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to H_Son
          ...  T_Adams steals the ball of off him
Min. 8  :(bfa) J_Wilshere plays it forward to Stefano
          ...  R_Kopa plays the back pass
          ...  Romero can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by J_Bolm
          ...  B_Myre wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 8  :(brc) I_Muniain gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Hunt
          ...  J_Bolm cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 13 :(bfa) C_Thomson changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  But G_Wilkinson wins the tackle
Min. 15 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj spits at Yann_M_Vila
          ...  A_Barken calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He is lucky not to have seen red!
Min. 21 :(bfa) J_Wilshere kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  J_Plasil gets on the end of the pass
          ...  J_Plasil tries to beat Romero!
          ...  But Romero just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  A_Barken has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 23 :(brc) B_Spencer kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  R_Kopa gets on the end of the pass
          ...  R_Kopa is clean through!
          ...  F_Foster tries to make himself big
          ...  He tries to flick it past F_Foster
          ...  He's pushed it too far
          ...  He can't stop it going out!!
Min. 24 :(bfa) J_Wilshere with a probing pass to J_Bolm
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by G_Bale
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Romero easily catches it!
Min. 24 :(brc) M_Hunt takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  T_Adams takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 28 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  G_Bale with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 29 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off B_Myre back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  B_Myre does well to get the tackle in
Min. 29 :(brc) B_Spencer has it now
          ...  He takes on Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in H_Son!
          ...  Stefano is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 30 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila heads the ball back to T_Adams
          ...  T_Adams tries to beat Romero!
          ...  Romero makes himself big and wins the ball
Min. 30 :(brc) M_Hunt plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  M_Hunt with a little chip!
          ...  But F_Foster is equal to it
Min. 37 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  Nathan_Dyer latches onto it!
          ...  R_Kopa slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 37 :(brc) G_Bale with the nod to M_Hunt
          ...  Stefano with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 41 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs G_Bale
          ...  He puts in Stefano!
          ...  But B_Myre wins the tackle
Min. 41 :(bfa) J_Plasil plays a long ball to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  H_Son fouls badly
          ...  A_Barken will want to speak to him
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Steven Theobald looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi with a 40-yard pass to T_Adams
          ...  R_Kopa wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 45 :(brc) G_Wilkinson runs at the defence
          ...  G_Wilkinson uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  But F_Foster just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  A_Barken has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 47 :(bfa) T_Adams moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Bolm
          ...  J_Bolm with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  But Romero smothers the ball.
Min. 49 :(bfa) J_Wilshere spits at B_Spencer
          ...  A_Barken wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning

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

Min. 49 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer floats the ball in to find J_Wilshere
          ...  But G_Wilkinson wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Romero jumps well to claim it!
Min. 50 :(brc) I_Muniain with an in swinging cross to G_Bale
          ...  But J_Wilshere clears the ball to safety
Min. 50 :(bfa) J_Plasil takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  J_Miranda with a deliberate foul
          ...  A_Barken will want to speak to him
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 51 :(bfa) Stefano slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  Stefano launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  But Romero palms it behind
          ...  A_Barken has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 52 :(bfa) J_Plasil pulls it back to M_Zeffane
          ...  B_Spencer wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 58 :(bfa) C_Thomson tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Benfica 0-1 Barcelona ...
Min. 59 :(bfa) The Benfica manager told his side to change to a A strategy
Min. 59 :(bfa) It seems J_Wilshere has switched to a MF
Min. 59 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer sidesteps R_Kopa
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  M_Hunt with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  A_Barken calls him over
          ...  A_Barken is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 62 :(brc) M_Hunt sidesteps his marker
          ...  He runs forward now
          ...  M_Hunt tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  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!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 65 :(brc) Barcelona restructured their strategy to C
Min. 66 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  M_Hunt with a nasty foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 70 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto is ready to come on to replace Zheng_Zhi
          ...  Looks like he will play as a AM
Min. 70 :(brc) There's going to be a change
          ...  Ciaran_Clark will come on for Adnan_Januzaj and play DF
Min. 70 :(brc) Xavi comes on for M_Hunt and will play MF to the delight of the fans
Min. 70 :(brc) A_Iniesta will replace Xavi and play MF
Min. 72 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer skips the challenge from G_Bale
          ...  Nathan_Dyer from 20 yards !
          ...  Romero saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 72 :(brc) R_Kopa leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to I_Muniain
          ...  The cross hits I_Muniain on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  F_Foster never had a chance!
Min. 72 :(bfa) J_Plasil kills the ball dead
          ...  Beautiful turn
          ...  He could get a shot of here
          ...  R_Kopa had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
Min. 76 :(bfa) A_Bagsy will replace the useless Stefano and will play FW
Min. 76 :(brc) R_Kopa with the towering header to G_Bale
          ...  G_Bale with the shot on net !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  A classy finish
          ...  Benfica 0-2 Barcelona ...
Min. 77 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw will replace the useless J_Bolm and will play MF
Min. 77 :(brc) A_Iniesta plays the early ball across the box to find G_Wilkinson in space
          ...  G_Wilkinson looks to see where F_Foster is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  F_Foster won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 78 :(brc) B_Myre knocks it past M_Zeffane and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  B_Myre with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 81 :(bfa) A_Bagsy knocks it past G_Wilkinson and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  H_Son with a bad challenge
Min. 82 :(brc) Ciaran_Clark takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past M_Zeffane
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  But T_Adams comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 85 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto with a precise pass to A_Bagsy
          ...  J_Miranda read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 87 :(brc) A_Iniesta takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  A skilful effort from A_Iniesta !
          ...  But F_Foster tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Iniesta plays it into the danger area!
          ...  F_Foster catches it!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(brc) R_Kopa is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to B_Spencer
          ...  Intercepted by T_Adams
Min. 89 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to J_Wilshere
          ...  J_Wilshere rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 92 :(brc) B_Spencer takes advantage of a bad back pass from C_Thomson
          ...  B_Spencer from 20 yards !
          ...  But F_Foster just gets his fingers to that one

*************  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
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Zheng_Zhi (6), Stefano (37)
Injured              : N/A
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Barcelona Match Info
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Best player          : G_Bale (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : C_Thomson (58 og), G_Bale (76)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Adnan_Januzaj (15), M_Hunt (59)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Benfica     |    Barcelona
Attempts on Goal     :           6        |       10
Off target           :           1        |       5
On target            :           5        |       5
Possession           :          50        |       50
Corners              :           3        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          12        |       17
Key Tackles          :           7        |       12
Key Passes           :          17        |       10
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Final Score          : Benfica 0 - 2 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  38   2   4   4  16 |  96   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -15   0   0   0
C_Thomson      DF   2  31  12   7  25 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10   0
T_Adams        DF   2  31   8   7  22 |  96   0   4   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  80  10   5
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  29  14   8  22 |  96   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20  10 -20
M_Zeffane      DF   1  27  10   7  31 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  19  29  11  19 |  96   0   2   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  30   1
Zheng_Zhi      MF   1   9  30   8  42 |  74   0   0   4   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  38  -2
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  29  10  19 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  28  13  32 |  81   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  29  39 |  80   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   3
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  28  31 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
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 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Do_Shaw      MF   2   9  29   8  25 |  15   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Nakamoto     AM   3   4  25  16  32 |  22   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Bagsy        FW   1   8   5  27  15 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

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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Romero         GK  39   2   5   1  22 |  96   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0   0   0
B_Myre         DF   1  33  14   6  30 |  96   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   1
G_Bale         DF   2  31  11   7  42 |  96   0   2   1   0   1   1   0   0   0  40  10  30
G_Wilkinson    DF   1  30  10   7  31 |  96   0   3   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  60   0   6
J_Miranda      DF   2  27  10   7  21 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
R_Kopa         MF   2  14  31   8  23 |  96   0   3   3   1   1   0   0   0   0  80  65  21
B_Spencer      MF   1  12  29  12  31 |  96   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   5
I_Muniain      MF   1  10  28   8  24 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
Adnan_Januzaj  MF   3  11  27  10  23 |  74   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
M_Hunt         FW   2   9   8  34  33 |  74   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   4
H_Son          FW   2   8  10  27  20 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
M_De_Sanctis   GK  27   8   5   5  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ciaran_Clark   DF   2  29   8   8  24 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Xavi           MF   1   5  28   9  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Iniesta      MF   2   6  27   7  11 |  22   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
Odegaard       FW   2   4   5  27  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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