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Elite League, Week 5

Benfica 0 - 0 FC Porto

Elite League Match, Benfica vs. FC Porto (Sun May 20)


                              Benfica  |  FC Porto
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-3-1-2 E
                   Matias Finkelstein  |  Roberto Ciccotelli
                                       |
                          F_Foster GK  |  GK D_Marshall
                           T_Adams DF  |  DF C_Barr
                         C_Thomson DF  |  DF S_Gronkjaer
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF C_Obasi
                         M_Zeffane DF  |  DF Maxi
                          J_Plasil MF  |  MF T_Finder
                         Zheng_Zhi MF  |  MF F_Alvares
                         P_Do_Shaw MF  |  MF O_Ruggeri
                           E_Knave MF  |  AM G_Fofana
                           Stefano FW  |  FW E_Adebayor
                       Nathan_Dyer FW  |  FW G_Agbonlahor
                                       |
                          S_Castro SUB |  SUB Helton
                         R_Tomassi SUB |  SUB S_Bradley
                       S_Mannaerts SUB |  SUB T_Haas
                        S_Nakamoto SUB |  SUB M_James
                            T_Erak SUB |  SUB R_Chamgerlain

Referee: J_Eriksson (Sweden)


Min. 1  :(bfa) Benfica restructured their strategy to C
Min. 2  :(fcp) E_Adebayor rushes through the defence
          ...  E_Adebayor from 20 yards !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 6  :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi with an in swinging cross to T_Adams
          ...  T_Adams tries the shot !
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 9  :(fcp) T_Finder gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to O_Ruggeri
          ...  C_Thomson rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  J_Eriksson just wants to lecture him
Min. 12 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to E_Knave
          ...  C_Barr seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 15 :(bfa) E_Knave controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs Maxi
          ...  He puts in Yann_M_Vila!
          ...  A well-placed shot from Yann_M_Vila !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  D_Marshall never had a chance!
Min. 16 :(fcp) E_Adebayor barges the defender off the ball
          ...  Nathan_Dyer fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!! He is in the book for that one
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 19 :(fcp) E_Adebayor sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to G_Agbonlahor
          ...  G_Agbonlahor with the shot !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 20 :(fcp) G_Fofana kills the ball dead
          ...  Beautiful turn
          ...  He could get a shot of here
          ...  Stefano goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  J_Eriksson just wants to lecture him
Min. 24 :(bfa) J_Plasil with a neat pass into C_Thomson
          ...  C_Thomson with a thundering shot!
          ...  D_Marshall gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  He has put it wide !!
          ...  He puts his hands on his head in despair!
Min. 24 :(fcp) E_Adebayor runs at the heart of the defence
          ...  T_Adams makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 29 :(fcp) T_Finder kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  C_Obasi gets on the end of the pass
          ...  C_Thomson cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 33 :(fcp) T_Finder plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  G_Agbonlahor decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  But Yann_M_Vila wins the ball
Min. 34 :(bfa) Stefano 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!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  Cleaned up by G_Fofana
Min. 38 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi races into the box
          ...  He sees Stefano lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  C_Obasi clears with a diving header
Min. 39 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw hoofs it up field to find Stefano
          ...  Stefano looks to see where D_Marshall is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  It floats over D_Marshall
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 40 :(fcp) C_Barr makes the tackle
          ...  He gets to his feet quickly
          ...  He's beat the defender to the ball
          ...  C_Barr fires the shot in!
          ...  F_Foster falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Benfica 0-0 FC Porto

Min. 46 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer with a short pass to find Zheng_Zhi
          ...  Zheng_Zhi sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 47 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi brings it under control
          ...  He takes on C_Obasi
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Stefano!
          ...  C_Obasi reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 47 :(fcp) G_Fofana makes himself available
          ...  Yann_M_Vila with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 47 :(bfa) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  Stefano is through!
          ...  E_Adebayor with a deliberate foul
          ...  He should be jailed for that
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with the thundering drive
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 54 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Agbonlahor
          ...  G_Agbonlahor attempts to nutmeg F_Foster!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  F_Foster plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 55 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer gets on the end of the pass
          ...  G_Fofana cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 55 :(fcp) G_Fofana plays a first time ball through the defence to G_Agbonlahor
          ...  T_Adams with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 59 :(fcp) G_Fofana plays it forward to O_Ruggeri
          ...  O_Ruggeri tries to beat F_Foster from outside the area!
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 62 :(fcp) C_Barr with an inch perfect pass to G_Agbonlahor
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila hits it out for a throw
Min. 62 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw chips the ball over the defence and finds Stefano
          ...  C_Barr with a terrible tackle
          ...  J_Eriksson reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 67 :(fcp) T_Finder brings it under control
          ...  He takes on J_Plasil
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in G_Fofana!
          ...  G_Fofana with a powerful diving header!
          ...  F_Foster makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 70 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain is being prepared to come on
          ...  G_Agbonlahor is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 70 :(bfa) E_Knave 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!
          ...  Stefano receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  Stefano sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 74 :(bfa) Stefano with a fantastic turn that puts him through on goal
          ...  But S_Gronkjaer wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Plasil chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  The ball comes to Stefano
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  D_Marshall saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 75 :(fcp) Up goes the substitution board - M_James on for O_Ruggeri as a MF
Min. 76 :(bfa) R_Tomassi replaces an unhappy C_Thomson and will play as a DF
Min. 76 :(fcp) F_Alvares leaves his marker standing
          ...  R_Tomassi wins the ball with ease
          ...  J_Eriksson saw something no-one else did
          ...  J_Eriksson refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 77 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts is being prepared to come on
          ...  J_Plasil is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 78 :(bfa) T_Erak comes on for Stefano and takes up a FW role
Min. 78 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside G_Fofana!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with a powerful header !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 78 :(fcp) F_Alvares with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves Zheng_Zhi behind
          ...  R_Tomassi reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 87 :(fcp) F_Alvares holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to R_Chamgerlain
          ...  R_Chamgerlain is miles offside!
          ...  The flag stays down
          ...  F_Foster tries to close down the angle
          ...  He rounds F_Foster
          ...  He thumps it towards the goal!
          ...  F_Foster somehow manages to get to it !!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(fcp) G_Fofana is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to C_Obasi
          ...  But T_Adams spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 92 :(fcp) E_Adebayor with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves Yann_M_Vila behind
          ...  E_Adebayor uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  But F_Foster punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on

*************  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          : T_Adams
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Nathan_Dyer (16)
Injured              : N/A
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : G_Fofana (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : E_Adebayor (47), C_Barr (62)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Benfica     |    FC Porto
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       8
Off target           :           8        |       4
On target            :           1        |       4
Possession           :          63        |       37
Corners              :           1        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           8        |       9
Key Tackles          :           8        |       6
Key Passes           :          11        |       11
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Final Score          : Benfica 0 - 0 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 |  95   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
T_Adams        DF   2  33   8   7  22 |  95   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 100   0   1
C_Thomson      DF   2  32  12   7  25 |  79   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  30  14   8  22 |  95   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   1
M_Zeffane      DF   1  28  10   7  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  30  10  19 |  80   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Zheng_Zhi      MF   1   9  30   8  42 |  95   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
P_Do_Shaw      MF   2   9  30   9  25 |  95   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
E_Knave        MF   3   7  23  10  21 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  30  39 |  81   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  29  31 |  95   0   0   1   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2   8   0
S_Castro       GK  15   3   4   4  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  29   8   7  37 |  16   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Mannaerts    MF   2  27   9   5  12 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  26  16  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  26  21 |  14   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 |  95   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
C_Barr         DF   2  31  13  10  27 |  95   0   1   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  18   8  -1
S_Gronkjaer    DF   2  30   8   8  12 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
C_Obasi        DF   2  28  11   8  39 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
Maxi           DF   1  28   8   8  22 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Finder       MF   3   7  28   8  23 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
F_Alvares      MF   1   9  27   8  22 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
O_Ruggeri      MF   1   9  26  22  19 |  78   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
G_Fofana       AM   1  17  27   7  21 |  95   0   2   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  30  10
E_Adebayor     FW   2   8   7  29  35 |  95   0   0   1   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2   8   9
G_Agbonlahor   FW   1  11   8  26  32 |  73   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
Helton         GK  29   1   1   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Bradley      DF   2  26  13   7  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Haas         DF   2  24  12   7  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_James        MF   2  11  25  14  21 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Chamgerlain  FW   2   6  10  26  20 |  22   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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