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Elite League Cup Match 1

Benfica 0 - 1 Everton

Elite League Cup Group Match, Benfica vs. Everton (Wed Oct 25)


                              Benfica  |  Everton
                            4-3-1-2 A  |  4-3-3 C
                      Steven Theobald  |  John O Brien
                                       |
                          F_Foster GK  |  GK I_Casillas
                         C_Thomson DF  |  DF D_Santon
                           T_Adams DF  |  DF D_Oleary
                         M_Zeffane DF  |  DF M_Kelly
                       S_Mannaerts DF  |  DF J_Knoxville
                        J_Wilshere MF  |  MF M_Ozil
                          J_Plasil MF  |  MF H_Rutland
                         P_Do_Shaw MF  |  MF A_Kanchelskis
                        S_Nakamoto AM  |  FW A_Carroll
                           Stefano FW  |  FW Yeboah
                       Nathan_Dyer FW  |  FW A_Sanchez
                                       |
                      Z_Alomerovic SUB |  SUB S_Mignolet
                         R_Tomassi SUB |  SUB S_Kjaer
                         Zheng_Zhi SUB |  SUB D_Vazques
                            J_Bolm SUB |  SUB D_Beckham
                           A_Bagsy SUB |  SUB Rolando_Silva

Referee: C_Cakir (Turkey)


Min. 4  :(bfa) J_Wilshere with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Nathan_Dyer gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  I_Casillas manages to turn it behind
Min. 6  :(bfa) C_Thomson is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to J_Plasil
          ...  J_Plasil with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  But I_Casillas tips it behind
          ...  C_Cakir has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 11 :(evn) M_Ozil plays a first time ball through the defence to Yeboah
          ...  Yeboah flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  F_Foster parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 16 :(bfa) J_Wilshere with a probing pass to S_Mannaerts
          ...  A_Carroll bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 19 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw 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 Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Good sliding challenge from D_Oleary and it had to be
Min. 19 :(evn) A_Kanchelskis chips the ball over the defence and finds J_Knoxville
          ...  J_Knoxville keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 20 :(evn) M_Ozil plays a long ball to Yeboah
          ...  Yeboah is clean through!
          ...  F_Foster tries to make himself big
          ...  He rounds F_Foster
          ...  He has been pushed wide!
          ...  He shoots from a tight angle
          ...  It hits post!!
          ...  T_Adams clears the danger!!
Min. 21 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer finds himself in acres of space
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with a bicycle kick !
          ...  I_Casillas makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Plasil hits it towards the far post!
          ...  It comes to J_Wilshere
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  He has put it wide!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 24 :(bfa) C_Thomson holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Stefano
          ...  An audacious effort from Stefano !
          ...  I_Casillas makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 25 :(bfa) J_Plasil fires over a low cross to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  But J_Knoxville wins the tackle
Min. 25 :(evn) A_Kanchelskis finds the run of A_Sanchez
          ...  A_Sanchez has slipped behind the defence!
          ...  He is one on one with F_Foster
          ...  He tries to slide it past F_Foster
          ...  F_Foster dives bravely at his feet !!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Kelly hits it into the box!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of F_Foster
Min. 27 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer has time and space on the edge of the box
          ...  Nathan_Dyer has a go!
          ...  I_Casillas collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 30 :(bfa) The Benfica manager told his side to change to a E strategy
Min. 32 :(evn) A_Kanchelskis with a 50-yard pass to A_Sanchez
          ...  Driven towards goal by A_Sanchez !
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Benfica fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 37 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto plays a long ball to Stefano
          ...  Fine tackle by M_Ozil
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 37 :(evn) H_Rutland knocks it forward
          ...  C_Thomson slips
          ...  J_Knoxville gets to it!
          ...  J_Knoxville hits a crisp volley!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  F_Foster is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  H_Rutland chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  It comes to A_Kanchelskis
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  But F_Foster punches it away
Min. 40 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Stefano gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Stefano gets up high for the header !
          ...  But I_Casillas punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 40 :(evn) M_Ozil kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  A_Carroll gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A_Carroll with the cheeky shot!
          ...  But F_Foster just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  H_Rutland chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of F_Foster
Min. 41 :(bfa) J_Plasil runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of S_Mannaerts
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  M_Kelly beats him to the ball
Min. 42 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer finds himself in acres of space
          ...  M_Kelly seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 42 :(evn) A_Sanchez with a probing pass to A_Carroll
          ...  A_Carroll cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The Everton fans go wild!
          ...  Everton go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Benfica 0-1 Everton ...
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(evn) Everton altered their play to a D strategy
Min. 45 :(bfa) J_Bolm will replace the useless S_Mannaerts and will play MF
Min. 45 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi comes on for S_Nakamoto and will play MF to the delight of the fans
Min. 48 :(bfa) J_Wilshere hits a hard pass to Stefano
          ...  M_Kelly gets the foot in to win the ball

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

Min. 48 :(evn) M_Ozil skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to Yeboah
          ...  But Stefano wins the tackle
Min. 59 :(bfa) J_Plasil with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle
          ...  J_Plasil with a thundering drive!
          ...  But he puts it wide
Min. 60 :(bfa) Benfica switch to playing A
Min. 60 :(bfa) J_Wilshere kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer gets on the end of the pass
          ...  J_Knoxville with a nasty foul
          ...  C_Cakir will want to speak to him
          ...  C_Cakir just wants to lecture him
Min. 61 :(evn) A_Sanchez controls the ball immaculately
          ...  Leaves the defenders for dead
          ...  This looks like it could be a great chance
          ...  The cross hits A_Sanchez on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  F_Foster with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 63 :(evn) M_Ozil sprints past the defender
          ...  J_Bolm is late with that one
          ...  I think he was just trying to get to the ball
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 63 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  J_Knoxville is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
          ...  C_Cakir reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
Min. 63 :(evn) There's going to be a change
          ...  S_Kjaer will come on for Yeboah and play DF
Min. 67 :(bfa) J_Wilshere finds Nathan_Dyer in the box
          ...  D_Santon bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  J_Wilshere with the thundering drive
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 68 :(evn) M_Ozil finds himself in a good position
          ...  M_Ozil with the drive!
          ...  It's beaten F_Foster
          ...  It goes wide !!
Min. 69 :(evn) M_Kelly turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Kanchelskis
          ...  A_Kanchelskis attempts to nutmeg F_Foster!
          ...  F_Foster just watches float over the bar!
Min. 71 :(bfa) J_Plasil holds the ball up
          ...  He sees T_Adams in space!
          ...  T_Adams with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  What agility from I_Casillas
Min. 71 :(evn) S_Kjaer knocks it past C_Thomson and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  C_Thomson recovers to win the ball back
Min. 73 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi plays a long ball to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  What a shot from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  I_Casillas tips it wide !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by J_Bolm!
          ...  C_Thomson gets to it!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
Min. 75 :(bfa) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  A_Bagsy will come on for P_Do_Shaw and play FW
Min. 77 :(bfa) J_Wilshere takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Zeffane
          ...  A wicked drive by M_Zeffane !
          ...  I_Casillas makes himself big and wins the ball
Min. 79 :(evn) A_Carroll feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  A_Sanchez runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  T_Adams gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 80 :(evn) D_Vazques is going to be brought on
          ...  M_Ozil is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 80 :(evn) a big roar from the crowd as D_Beckham comes on for A_Kanchelskis to play MF
Min. 81 :(evn) D_Vazques 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_Kjaer receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  S_Kjaer aims for the top right corner !
          ...  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. 84 :(evn) A_Sanchez with a fantastic turn that puts him through on goal
          ...  The cross hits A_Sanchez on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  F_Foster beats the ball away
Min. 87 :(bfa) J_Wilshere holds the ball up
          ...  He sees Nathan_Dyer in space!
          ...  But D_Oleary wins the tackle
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer 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!
          ...  A cheeky lob from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  But I_Casillas punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a corner kick
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Plasil swings it in!
          ...  D_Oleary clears the corner

*************  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               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Everton Match Info
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Best player          : A_Sanchez (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : A_Carroll (42)
Sent Off             : J_Knoxville (63)
Booked               : D_Santon (67)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Benfica     |     Everton
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       14
Off target           :           4        |       6
On target            :          10        |       8
Possession           :          49        |       51
Corners              :           3        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       9
Key Tackles          :           3        |       8
Key Passes           :          16        |       12
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Final Score          : Benfica 0 - 1 Everton
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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 |  94   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
C_Thomson      DF   2  31  12   7  25 |  94   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   1
T_Adams        DF   2  31   8   7  22 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
M_Zeffane      DF   1  27  10   7  31 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -15
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  27   9   5  12 |  45   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  19  29  11  19 |  94   0   0   7   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  70   2
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  29  10  19 |  94   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30   6
P_Do_Shaw      MF   2   9  29   8  25 |  78   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
S_Nakamoto     AM   3   4  25  16  32 |  45   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  29  39 |  94   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  28  31 |  94   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0 -20 -20   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
Zheng_Zhi      MF   1   9  30   8  42 |  49   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  28  13  32 |  49   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Bagsy        FW   1   8   5  27  15 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Everton
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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I_Casillas     GK  35   3   1   3  42 |  94  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  90   0   0   0
D_Santon       DF   2  29  11   5  24 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
D_Oleary       DF   1  29  10   6  24 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  20  20
M_Kelly        DF   2  28  14  14  33 |  94   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
J_Knoxville    DF   3  27  10   9  11 |  66   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   1   0  10 -10  -8
M_Ozil         MF   2   8  30   7  18 |  83   0   1   4   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  40   1
H_Rutland      MF   1   8  27  12  14 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Kanchelskis  MF   2   7  27   6  22 |  83   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30   6
A_Carroll      FW   2   8   7  27  38 |  94   0   1   1   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  10  35
Yeboah         FW   1   7   7  27  31 |  66   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20  30
A_Sanchez      FW   1  10   8  25  32 |  94   0   0   1   1   4   0   0   0   0   0  25  16
S_Mignolet     GK  27   3   3   3  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Kjaer        DF   1  23   7   7  41 |  28   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
D_Vazques      MF   1   7  28  15  22 |  11   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Beckham      MF   3   8  23   8  30 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Rolando_Silva  FW   3  10   9  26  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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