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Elite League, Week 5

Benfica 2 - 1 FC Porto

Elite League Match, Benfica vs. FC Porto (Mon Nov 06)


                              Benfica  |  FC Porto
                              4-4-2 P  |  4-1-2-1-2 C
                      Steven Theobald  |  Shaun Winzor
                                       |
                          F_Foster GK  |  GK D_Marshall
                         C_Thomson DF  |  DF B_Moore
                           T_Adams DF  |  DF C_Barr
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF C_Obasi
                         R_Tomassi DF  |  DF S_Bradley
                         Zheng_Zhi MF  |  DM S_Winzor
                        J_Wilshere MF  |  MF D_Pereira
                          J_Plasil MF  |  MF O_Ruggeri
                         P_Do_Shaw MF  |  AM P_Nedved
                           Stefano FW  |  FW E_Adebayor
                       Nathan_Dyer FW  |  FW G_Mixon
                                       |
                      Z_Alomerovic SUB |  SUB Helton
                            J_Bolm SUB |  SUB Maxi
                        S_Nakamoto SUB |  SUB A_R_Essien
                         A_Johnson SUB |  SUB G_Fofana
                           A_Bagsy SUB |  SUB G_Agbonlahor

Referee: S_Farina (Italy)


Min. 1  :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of Nathan_Dyer
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with a stunning strike !
          ...  But D_Marshall parries the shot
          ...  The defender manages to scramble the ball away
Min. 2  :(fcp) S_Bradley finds O_Ruggeri on the edge of the box
          ...  T_Adams plays the back pass
          ...  F_Foster can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by S_Winzor!
          ...  F_Foster jumps well to claim it!
Min. 3  :(fcp) D_Pereira moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor fires a shot at goal !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 7  :(bfa) J_Plasil looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Stefano
          ...  Stefano with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  D_Marshall was well beaten there!
          ...  That's given Benfica the lead!
          ...  Benfica 1-0 FC Porto ...
Min. 8  :(fcp) S_Bradley crosses into the box, finding B_Moore
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by B_Moore !
          ...  But F_Foster tips it behind
          ...  S_Farina has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 18 :(fcp) It seems FC Porto are making a tactical change to E
Min. 18 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to J_Plasil
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by C_Barr
Min. 22 :(bfa) J_Plasil drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to P_Do_Shaw
          ...  P_Do_Shaw with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  D_Marshall gets up well to catch that one
Min. 24 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer turns past the defender
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  But E_Adebayor reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 28 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi beats S_Bradley
          ...  Zheng_Zhi with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  Looks like it should be D_Marshall's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  D_Marshall looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 29 :(fcp) C_Barr can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to C_Obasi
          ...  A well-placed shot from C_Obasi !
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  F_Foster was beaten there!
Min. 33 :(bfa) J_Wilshere with a neat pass into Stefano
          ...  B_Moore goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 33 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri flicks it over T_Adams's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  A delicate header from O_Ruggeri !
          ...  F_Foster goes down well to save
Min. 37 :(bfa) Stefano with the dribble
          ...  B_Moore is easily beaten
          ...  Stefano sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  D_Marshall with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 37 :(fcp) S_Bradley with a smart pass to P_Nedved
          ...  P_Nedved attempts to drive it home!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 38 :(fcp) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems FC Porto will now be playing C
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer is force to hold onto the ball
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  D_Marshall tips it wide !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  D_Marshall easily catches it!
Min. 44 :(fcp) D_Pereira latches onto the ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  D_Pereira throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort
Min. 45 :(bfa) J_Wilshere is changing his role to a DM
Min. 45 :(fcp) C_Barr with the nod to G_Mixon
          ...  G_Mixon lobs F_Foster!
          ...  The net moves!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the fans!
          ...  And slides on his knees!
          ...  Equaliser, the crowd goes wild!
          ...  Benfica 1-1 FC Porto ...
Min. 46 :(bfa) J_Wilshere seems to have switched to a MF role
Min. 46 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer can't keep control of it and loses possession!
          ...  He goes in hard and wins it back!
          ...  He creates some space for an opening!
          ...  D_Pereira with a bad challenge
          ...  S_Farina will want to speak to him
          ...  The ref gives a PENALTY !!
          ...  That's a scandalous decision!
          ...  Stefano takes it
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  That's given Benfica the lead!
          ...  Benfica 2-1 FC Porto...
Min. 47 :(bfa) J_Wilshere moves into a DM role on the manager's orders

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Benfica 2-1 FC Porto

Min. 49 :(fcp) P_Nedved watches his team-mates pull the defenders out of position
          ...  He decides to be greedy and run into the space
          ...  He's gone right through!
          ...  R_Tomassi wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 50 :(fcp) FC Porto switch to playing P
Min. 51 :(fcp) G_Mixon takes advantage of a mistake by T_Adams
          ...  G_Mixon attempts a lob!
          ...  F_Foster with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 58 :(fcp) S_Winzor with a measured ball to C_Obasi
          ...  C_Obasi hits the ball first time!
          ...  F_Foster falls over
          ...  But F_Foster is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 59 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri beats T_Adams
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  A powerful shot by O_Ruggeri !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Adebayor plays it towards the near post!
          ...  F_Foster easily catches it!
Min. 67 :(fcp) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems FC Porto will now be playing A
Min. 68 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi slides it through the middle to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 68 :(fcp) C_Obasi brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  O_Ruggeri gets on the end of the pass
          ...  But R_Tomassi reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 69 :(bfa) Stefano with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  S_Winzor leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just past the halfway line
          ...  J_Plasil shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to Stefano instead
          ...  S_Winzor cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 70 :(bfa) J_Bolm is being prepared to come on
          ...  Nathan_Dyer is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 70 :(bfa) Benfica will now play D after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 70 :(fcp) Maxi comes on for B_Moore and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 70 :(bfa) J_Plasil with the diagonal pass T_Adams
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from C_Barr
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 72 :(fcp) G_Agbonlahor is ready to come on to replace E_Adebayor
          ...  Looks like he will play as a FW
Min. 72 :(fcp) G_Fofana is being prepared to come on
          ...  D_Pereira is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 72 :(bfa) J_Wilshere is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to Stefano
          ...  Stefano with a stunning strike !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 75 :(fcp) P_Nedved leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to S_Bradley
          ...  But T_Adams wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 76 :(bfa) There's going to be a change
          ...  S_Nakamoto will come on for J_Plasil and play MF
Min. 76 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi flicks it over C_Barr's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  C_Obasi with the foul
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 77 :(fcp) P_Nedved drives it across the face of the goal O_Ruggeri
          ...  T_Adams takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 78 :(bfa) Stefano steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs C_Obasi
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  Stefano with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 80 :(bfa) A_Bagsy comes on for Stefano and takes up a FW role
Min. 80 :(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 S_Nakamoto
          ...  A cracking drive from S_Nakamoto !
          ...  D_Marshall gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 81 :(bfa) A_Bagsy is force to hold onto the ball
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  S_Bradley tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  S_Farina has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by S_Farina!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(fcp) G_Mixon takes advantage of a mistake by J_Wilshere
          ...  J_Bolm with a bad challenge
          ...  S_Farina will want to speak to him
          ...  S_Farina reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!

*************  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          : Stefano (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Stefano (7,46 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Bolm (91)
Injured              : N/A
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : G_Mixon
Scorers              : G_Mixon (45)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : S_Winzor (69), C_Obasi (76)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Benfica     |    FC Porto
Attempts on Goal     :          11        |       10
Off target           :           4        |       5
On target            :           7        |       5
Possession           :          54        |       46
Corners              :           1        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          12        |       11
Key Tackles          :           5        |       5
Key Passes           :           9        |       10
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Final Score          : Benfica 2 - 1 FC Porto
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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 |  96   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
C_Thomson      DF   2  31  12   7  25 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Adams        DF   2  31   8   7  22 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  29  14   8  22 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  28   8   7  37 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20  20
Zheng_Zhi      MF   1   9  30   8  42 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
J_Wilshere     DM   2  19  29  11  19 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  29  10  19 |  79   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0
P_Do_Shaw      MF   2   9  29   9  25 |  96   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   5
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  29  39 |  83   0   0   0   0   4   2   0   0   0   0   0  67
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  28  31 |  73   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  20  31
Z_Alomerovic   GK  28   1   1   1  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  28  13  32 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  25  16  32 |  17   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
A_Johnson      MF   2   6  24  17  27 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Bagsy        FW   1   8   5  27  15 |  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - FC Porto
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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D_Marshall     GK  39   7   5   7  14 |  96   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
B_Moore        DF   2  30  13  11  20 |  73   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
C_Barr         DF   2  30  13  10  27 |  96   0   2   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  15 -20
C_Obasi        DF   2  27  11   8  39 |  96   0   0   1   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2   8   4
S_Bradley      DF   2  26  12   7  21 |  96   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
S_Winzor       DM   3  20  24  10  22 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2 -12 -22
D_Pereira      MF   3  11  27   7  32 |  75   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
O_Ruggeri      MF   1   8  26  22  19 |  96   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
P_Nedved       AM   1   7  25  23  17 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
E_Adebayor     FW   2   7   7  29  35 |  75   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
G_Mixon        FW   1   6  11  27  42 |  96   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
Helton         GK  29   1   1   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Maxi           DF   1  27   8   8  22 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_R_Essien     DM   1  23  20   1  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Fofana       MF   1  17  26   7  21 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Agbonlahor   FW   1  11   8  26  32 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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