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Elite FA Cup, 2nd Round

Benfica 2 - 1 Hearts

Elite FA Cup 2 Round, Benfica vs. Hearts (Thu Feb 01)


                              Benfica  |  Hearts
                              4-5-1 E  |  4-4-2 N
                      Steven Theobald  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                          F_Foster GK  |  GK S_Bartram
                           T_Adams DF  |  DF S_Van_Doorn
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF A_Van_Buuren
                         R_Tomassi DF  |  DF R_Meadow
                         M_Zeffane DF  |  DF Y_Vern
                          J_Plasil MF  |  MF E_Manson
                        J_Wilshere MF  |  MF E_Cantona
                         P_Do_Shaw MF  |  MF A_Addey
                          E_Spence MF  |  MF L_Cubas
                        S_Nakamoto MF  |  FW Amauri
                       Nathan_Dyer FW  |  FW Puskas
                                       |
                      Z_Alomerovic SUB |  SUB P_Gulacsi
                         C_Thomson SUB |  SUB I_Black
                       S_Mannaerts SUB |  SUB Kelvin
                           E_Knave SUB |  SUB Sergio
                           A_Bagsy SUB |  SUB D_Bunting

Referee: O_Hategan (Romania)


Min. 1  :(hts) Hearts will now play A after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 1  :(hts) Amauri gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds E_Manson
          ...  E_Manson rifles it at the goal !
          ...  But F_Foster just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  O_Hategan has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 2  :(bfa) J_Plasil skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to M_Zeffane
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from E_Manson
Min. 5  :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila knocks it forward
          ...  S_Van_Doorn slips
          ...  Nathan_Dyer gets to it!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 6  :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer leaves his marker standing
          ...  Nathan_Dyer smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  But S_Bartram tips it over the bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Plasil floats the ball in!
          ...  P_Do_Shaw with the header
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Nakamoto lofts the ball in!
          ...  S_Bartram jumps well to claim it!
Min. 8  :(bfa) E_Spence is through on goal
          ...  S_Van_Doorn with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 9  :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A_Van_Buuren wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 11 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by Y_Vern
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila gets his head on it
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 11 :(hts) L_Cubas hoofs it up field to find R_Meadow
          ...  R_Meadow gets up high for the header !
          ...  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!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Addey hits it into the box!
          ...  F_Foster makes the catch!
Min. 15 :(bfa) E_Spence looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  Y_Vern takes possession
Min. 16 :(hts) Curled in dangerously from L_Cubas to A_Van_Buuren
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from T_Adams
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Y_Vern hits it into the box!
          ...  F_Foster makes the catch!
Min. 19 :(bfa) E_Spence backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Yann_M_Vila latches onto the end of it
          ...  Yann_M_Vila is in acres of space!
          ...  He looked offside to me
          ...  He tries to round S_Bartram
          ...  He tries to flick it past S_Bartram
          ...  He falls over
          ...  The ball trickles out for a goal kick!!
Min. 20 :(hts) E_Cantona with the first time flick to E_Manson
          ...  But M_Zeffane puts it in row Z!
Min. 21 :(bfa) J_Plasil drives it across the face of the goal J_Wilshere
          ...  J_Wilshere with a thundering shot!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  O_Hategan talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
          ...  The Benfica fans celebrate though!
          ...  Benfica go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Benfica 1-0 Hearts ...
Min. 21 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto finds Nathan_Dyer with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  Amauri pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  O_Hategan calls him over
          ...  O_Hategan is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 24 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto uses his feet well to turn on the ball
          ...  S_Nakamoto hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  His manager looks unmoved
          ...  Benfica 2-0 Hearts ...
Min. 24 :(hts) R_Meadow runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to Amauri
          ...  Amauri with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 26 :(bfa) J_Wilshere knocks it forward
          ...  S_Van_Doorn slips
          ...  R_Tomassi gets to it!
          ...  A_Addey with the lunge!!
          ...  And the whistle goes, that's a foul
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 27 :(hts) E_Manson knocks it forward
          ...  R_Tomassi slips
          ...  Puskas gets to it!
          ...  Puskas lobs F_Foster!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a cheeky finish!
          ...  Benfica 2-1 Hearts ...
Min. 28 :(hts) E_Manson dribbles it into the box
          ...  E_Manson has a go!
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 29 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw uses his feet well to turn on the ball
          ...  P_Do_Shaw with the attempt at goal!
          ...  Looks like it should be S_Bartram's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  S_Bartram looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Spence chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  R_Meadow gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 35 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Nathan_Dyer latches onto the end of it
          ...  But Puskas wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but O_Hategan has none of it.
Min. 36 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to S_Nakamoto
          ...  Y_Vern slices it
          ...  S_Bartram moves quickly!!
          ...  He can't get there!
          ...  It inches just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere floats the ball in!
          ...  The ball comes to Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 37 :(hts) Puskas with the dribble
          ...  The defender is easily beaten
          ...  Puskas looks to see where F_Foster is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 42 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto beats Y_Vern
          ...  L_Cubas rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 47 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw slides it through the middle to E_Spence
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from A_Van_Buuren
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Benfica 2-1 Hearts

Min. 47 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 48 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto with the through ball to R_Tomassi
          ...  R_Tomassi attempts a low drive!
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 49 :(bfa) J_Wilshere is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to R_Tomassi
          ...  R_Tomassi has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  S_Bartram tips it over his bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere drives it into the box!
          ...  A_Van_Buuren gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 50 :(hts) L_Cubas sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  Puskas runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  Puskas fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 51 :(bfa) T_Adams jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 54 :(bfa) E_Spence 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!
          ...  T_Adams receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  T_Adams sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  But S_Bartram punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 55 :(hts) A_Addey with a 50-yard pass to Puskas
          ...  R_Tomassi tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  He is warned by O_Hategan
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 56 :(hts) A_Van_Buuren looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards R_Meadow
          ...  R_Meadow rifles it at the goal !
          ...  F_Foster with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 57 :(bfa) J_Wilshere with the nod to J_Plasil
          ...  J_Plasil tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  S_Bartram goes down well to save
Min. 57 :(hts) E_Manson 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!
          ...  Puskas receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  Puskas leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 58 :(hts) Y_Vern is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to A_Van_Buuren
          ...  A_Van_Buuren has a dig at goal!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Benfica fans taunt him!
Min. 60 :(hts) I_Black is going to be brought on
          ...  R_Meadow is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 60 :(hts) E_Manson crosses in from the wing, he finds Amauri in the box
          ...  Amauri with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  F_Foster can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  F_Foster has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 60 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer with the dribble
          ...  He uses his pace to get free
          ...  Puskas is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was pushing down on his man
          ...  He received a good talking to from O_Hategan
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  R_Tomassi floats it forward
          ...  Nathan_Dyer latches onto the end of it
          ...  But E_Cantona puts it in row Z!
Min. 63 :(hts) Sergio replaces A_Addey to play as a MF
Min. 63 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Nathan_Dyer hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  S_Bartram gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 66 :(bfa) J_Wilshere looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to S_Nakamoto
          ...  S_Nakamoto strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  S_Bartram tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by S_Nakamoto!
          ...  S_Bartram easily catches it!
Min. 67 :(hts) E_Manson twists his ankle!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 67 :(hts) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Kelvin will come on for E_Manson and play MF
Min. 68 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer rushes through the defence
          ...  Nathan_Dyer attempts a low drive!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 69 :(bfa) J_Wilshere cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Plasil
          ...  J_Plasil breaks clear!
          ...  He tries to take it round S_Bartram
          ...  He tries to slide it past S_Bartram
          ...  S_Bartram smothers the ball !!
Min. 69 :(hts) A_Van_Buuren turns nicely onto the ball
          ...  A left-footer by A_Van_Buuren !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Cantona floats the ball in!
          ...  F_Foster easily catches it!
Min. 70 :(bfa) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  C_Thomson will come on for S_Nakamoto and play DF
Min. 70 :(bfa) Benfica made the switch to a D strategy
Min. 73 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer takes advantage of a mistake by S_Van_Doorn
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  Y_Vern knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But O_Hategan just turns away!
Min. 75 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts is going to be brought on
          ...  M_Zeffane is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 76 :(bfa) A_Bagsy will come on for Nathan_Dyer and play FW
Min. 86 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past A_Van_Buuren
          ...  He knocks it to S_Mannaerts!
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Y_Vern
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila chips the ball into the area!
          ...  S_Bartram jumps well to claim it!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila finds A_Bagsy with a ball over the defence
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  A_Van_Buuren hits it out for a throw
Min. 90 :(hts) L_Cubas heads the ball back to Amauri
          ...  Amauri unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  But F_Foster just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Puskas plays it towards the near post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of F_Foster
Min. 90 :(bfa) E_Spence controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  A_Bagsy gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  I_Black with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 92 :(hts) Kelvin nutmegs S_Mannaerts, he continues to run forward
          ...  E_Spence tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Estadio da Luz
Attendance           : 128,036
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : J_Wilshere (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Wilshere (21), S_Nakamoto (24)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : E_Spence (92)
Injured              : N/A
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Hearts Match Info
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Best player          : E_Manson
Scorers              : Puskas (27)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Amauri (21), A_Addey (26)
Injured              : E_Manson (67)
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Match Statistics
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                             Benfica      |     Hearts
Attempts on Goal     :          19        |       13
Off target           :          10        |       9
On target            :           9        |       4
Possession           :          65        |       35
Corners              :           8        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       15
Key Tackles          :           2        |       12
Key Passes           :          22        |       13
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Final Score          : Benfica 2 - 1 Hearts
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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 |  97   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
T_Adams        DF   2  32   8   7  22 |  97   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   5
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  30  14   8  22 |  97   0   0   3   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  30   3
R_Tomassi      DF   1  29   8   7  37 |  97   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20  26
M_Zeffane      DF   1  28   9   7  31 |  78   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  30  10  19 |  97   0   0   2   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  35  10
J_Wilshere     MF   2  19  29  12  19 |  97   0   0   5   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  50  30
P_Do_Shaw      MF   2   9  29   9  25 |  97   0   0   6   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  60   2
E_Spence       MF   2   9  27   9  40 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  28  -2
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  25  16  32 |  73   0   0   2   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  40  55
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  28  31 |  79   0   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0  14
Z_Alomerovic   GK  28   1   1   1  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Thomson      DF   2  31  12   6  25 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  27   9   5  12 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Knave        MF   3   7  23  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Bagsy        FW   1   8   5  27  15 |  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Hearts
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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S_Bartram      GK  35   4   4   5  30 |  97  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
S_Van_Doorn    DF   1  31  13   5  26 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_Van_Buuren   DF   2  30  12   8  25 |  97   0   4   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  80  10   2
R_Meadow       DF   2  25  13   8  31 |  63   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0 -10 -14
Y_Vern         DF   1  23  11   7  34 |  97   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 100  10   0
E_Manson       MF   1  10  28   9  24 |  70   0   1   3   1   2   0   0   0   0  20  45   6
E_Cantona      MF   2   7  26  15  41 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
A_Addey        MF   2  11  24  10  32 |  66   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0 -22 -12 -22
L_Cubas        MF   3   8  24   8  11 |  97   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Amauri         FW   2   7   8  27  29 |  97   0   0   1   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2   8   5
Puskas         FW   2   7   6  25  21 |  97   0   1   0   0   4   1   0   0   0  20   0  33
P_Gulacsi      GK  23   2   3   3  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Black        DF   1  23   8   7  38 |  34   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Kelvin         MF   2   7  26  12  36 |  27   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Sergio         MF   2  10  23  11  21 |  31   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Bunting      FW   1   2   8  26  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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