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Elite FA Cup, Quarter Final

Benfica 1 - 5 Juventus

Elite FA Cup Quarter Final Match, Benfica vs. Juventus (Wed Mar 04)


                              Benfica  |  Juventus
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-4-2 A
                   Matias Finkelstein  |  Gary Hill
                                       |
                         N_Winneke GK  |  GK A_Zubizarreta
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF L_Koscielny
                         R_Tomassi DF  |  DF S_Byram
                           J_Foyth DF  |  DF A_Wisdom
                       S_Mannaerts DF  |  DF H_Berg
                            J_Bolm MF  |  MF M_Dickinson
                         I_Marcone MF  |  MF Granit_Xhaka
                        S_Nakamoto MF  |  MF K_El_Ahmadi
                         W_Dustice MF  |  MF Park
                       Nathan_Dyer FW  |  FW Z_Zidane
                         B_Dugnutt FW  |  FW E_Adebayor
                                       |
                           A_Zogbo SUB |  SUB Kamikaze
                         M_Zeffane SUB |  SUB Maldini
                           T_Grant SUB |  SUB Drexler
                           E_Knave SUB |  SUB Tardelli
                            T_Erak SUB |  SUB A_Lombardo

Referee: S_Farina (Italy)


Min. 1  :(bfa) J_Bolm has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past L_Koscielny
          ...  He knocks it to I_Marcone!
          ...  I_Marcone with a stunning strike !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs off and does a somersault
          ...  That's put Benfica ahead!
          ...  Benfica 1-0 Juventus ...
Min. 2  :(jvt) The Juventus manager told his side to change to a P strategy
Min. 3  :(jvt) K_El_Ahmadi squares it to Z_Zidane
          ...  An audacious effort from Z_Zidane !
          ...  But N_Winneke just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  S_Farina has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 4  :(jvt) Z_Zidane plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  M_Dickinson decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  S_Mannaerts stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 5  :(jvt) Z_Zidane runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  S_Mannaerts cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 6  :(jvt) Z_Zidane hoofs it up field to find E_Adebayor
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  R_Tomassi hits it out for a throw
Min. 7  :(jvt) Z_Zidane with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from Yann_M_Vila
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by J_Foyth
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 8  :(jvt) H_Berg crosses to Z_Zidane
          ...  Z_Zidane with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 11 :(bfa) I_Marcone takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 12 :(jvt) K_El_Ahmadi gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside J_Foyth!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He pulls his shirt over his face in celebration!
          ...  Juventus are back level!
          ...  Benfica 1-1 Juventus ...
Min. 13 :(jvt) It seems Juventus are making a tactical change to A
Min. 13 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer with a burst of pace
          ...  Nathan_Dyer belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But lands on the roof of the net !!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta looks relieved there!
Min. 13 :(bfa) J_Bolm spits at M_Dickinson
          ...  S_Farina calls him for a talk
Min. 13 :(jvt) M_Dickinson gets to the by line and finds A_Wisdom with a beautiful cross
          ...  A_Wisdom smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps up and punches the air
          ...  That puts Juventus ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Benfica 1-2 Juventus ...
Min. 13 :(jvt) Juventus made the switch to a C strategy
Min. 13 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  E_Adebayor with a nasty foul
          ...  S_Farina will want to speak to him
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Nathan_Dyer floats it forward
          ...  B_Dugnutt latches onto the end of it
          ...  B_Dugnutt with the crafty shot!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta gets the finger tips to it
          ...  And puts it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Nakamoto plays it towards the near post!
          ...  B_Dugnutt makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  But A_Zubizarreta tips it behind
          ...  S_Farina has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 14 :(jvt) K_El_Ahmadi kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  E_Adebayor gets on the end of the pass
          ...  E_Adebayor has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a well worked goal!
          ...  That takes his tally to 10 for the season!!
          ...  Benfica 1-3 Juventus ...
Min. 15 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt takes advantage of a mistake by L_Koscielny
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  S_Byram robs him of the ball
Min. 17 :(bfa) J_Foyth has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  B_Dugnutt collects the loose ball!
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 18 :(jvt) H_Berg gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside R_Tomassi!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
          ...  S_Farina ignores the protests for a card
          ...  Matias Finkelstein looks relieved
Min. 24 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer takes advantage of a mistake by S_Byram
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  But A_Wisdom with the fine tackle
Min. 25 :(bfa) I_Marcone holds the ball up
          ...  He sees Nathan_Dyer in space!
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Dustice crosses it in!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta comes out and claims it!
Min. 27 :(jvt) M_Dickinson feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  Granit_Xhaka runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  S_Mannaerts knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But S_Farina just turns away!
Min. 27 :(bfa) I_Marcone sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Dugnutt
          ...  Granit_Xhaka is late with that one
          ...  I think he was just trying to get to the ball
Min. 28 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer pushes it past A_Wisdom
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 30 :(bfa) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer is through!
          ...  E_Adebayor reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 31 :(jvt) M_Dickinson holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 32 :(bfa) J_Bolm has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past H_Berg
          ...  He puts in Nathan_Dyer!
          ...  The ball hits S_Byram in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 32 :(jvt) Z_Zidane with the dribble
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  The fans are on their feet
          ...  Z_Zidane hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  N_Winneke with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 33 :(jvt) K_El_Ahmadi pulls it back to Granit_Xhaka
          ...  S_Mannaerts slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 35 :(bfa) The Benfica manager shouts at them from the touchline to play E
Min. 37 :(jvt) Z_Zidane beats R_Tomassi
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Z_Zidane curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  N_Winneke gets his fingertips to it
Min. 38 :(jvt) M_Dickinson has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past J_Foyth
          ...  He puts in E_Adebayor!
          ...  J_Foyth recovers to win the ball back
Min. 41 :(jvt) A_Wisdom unselfishly lays the ball back to E_Adebayor
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with an ugly foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  Matias Finkelstein looks relieved
          ...  Gary Hill is far from happy with that decision
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(bfa) I_Marcone knocks it forward
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi slips
          ...  B_Dugnutt gets to it!
          ...  B_Dugnutt with a bicycle kick !
          ...  A_Zubizarreta with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Benfica 1-3 Juventus

Min. 47 :(jvt) Z_Zidane finds his way through
          ...  He sets up the shot
          ...  Z_Zidane drives the shot in!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 49 :(jvt) A_Wisdom sprints past R_Tomassi
          ...  S_Nakamoto with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
Min. 50 :(jvt) E_Adebayor spits at W_Dustice
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 51 :(jvt) E_Adebayor beats S_Mannaerts
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves S_Farina
          ...  E_Adebayor with a stunning strike !
          ...  But N_Winneke reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on N_Winneke anyway
Min. 55 :(jvt) A_Lombardo takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace Z_Zidane as FW
Min. 55 :(jvt) Tardelli takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace Granit_Xhaka as MF
Min. 55 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt is first to the ball
          ...  But S_Byram clears the danger
Min. 59 :(bfa) I_Marcone has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past A_Wisdom
          ...  He puts in S_Nakamoto!
          ...  S_Byram reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 60 :(bfa) The Benfica manager shouts at them from the touchline to play A
Min. 60 :(jvt) S_Byram looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  But N_Winneke palms it behind
          ...  S_Farina has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 62 :(jvt) K_El_Ahmadi heads the ball back to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs to the corner and gives the away fans the middle finger
          ...  Benfica 1-4 Juventus ...
Min. 67 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer picks up the pass
          ...  S_Byram reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 68 :(jvt) Park crosses to A_Lombardo
          ...  A_Lombardo drives the shot in!
          ...  But N_Winneke punches it away
Min. 71 :(jvt) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Juventus will now be playing A
Min. 72 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer cuts inside Park
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  Nathan_Dyer has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Juventus fans taunt him!
Min. 75 :(bfa) M_Zeffane is going to be brought on
          ...  R_Tomassi is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 75 :(bfa) T_Grant will come on for I_Marcone and play MF
Min. 75 :(bfa) T_Erak replaces W_Dustice and will play FW
Min. 76 :(bfa) J_Bolm backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  T_Erak gets on the end of it
          ...  T_Erak with the cheeky shot!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 77 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto is first to the loose ball
          ...  S_Nakamoto with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 78 :(jvt) L_Koscielny with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle
          ...  J_Foyth with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 80 :(bfa) J_Bolm moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to S_Nakamoto
          ...  L_Koscielny gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 80 :(jvt) N_Winneke miss-kicks!
          ...  E_Adebayor is through!
          ...  M_Zeffane with a superb challenge
          ...  S_Farina has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 80 :(jvt) H_Berg pushes it past the defender
          ...  H_Berg has a dig at goal!
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a great effort!
          ...  Benfica 1-5 Juventus ...
Min. 80 :(bfa) T_Grant whips the ball across to B_Dugnutt
          ...  L_Koscielny is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 85 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer beats A_Wisdom
          ...  Nathan_Dyer uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 86 :(jvt) E_Adebayor beats Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  A powerful header from E_Adebayor !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  N_Winneke gets his fingertips to it
Min. 87 :(jvt) K_El_Ahmadi with the cross-field pass to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor lobs N_Winneke!
          ...  N_Winneke catches the ball
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to T_Erak
          ...  Cleaned up by M_Dickinson

*************  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          : I_Marcone
Scorers              : I_Marcone (1)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : M_Zeffane (80)
Injured              : N/A
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Juventus Match Info
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Best player          : K_El_Ahmadi (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : K_El_Ahmadi (12), A_Wisdom (13), E_Adebayor (14,62), H_Berg (80)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : E_Adebayor (13), L_Koscielny (80)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Benfica      |    Juventus
Attempts on Goal     :          11        |       16
Off target           :           6        |       3
On target            :           5        |       13
Possession           :          35        |       65
Corners              :           2        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :          11        |       11
Key Tackles          :           8        |       11
Key Passes           :          11        |       15
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Final Score          : Benfica 1 - 5 Juventus
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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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N_Winneke      GK  34   2   2   3  20 |  93   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  34  14   8  22 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  32   8   7  37 |  77   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  31  13   7  42 |  93   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  29   9   5  12 |  93   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  12  30  13  32 |  93   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  29   6  32 |  77   0   0   4   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  40  35
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  27  16  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  25   6  42 |  77   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  30  31 |  93   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0 -20 -20  -6
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  27  20 |  93   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0 -20 -20  10
A_Zogbo        GK  31   4   3   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Zeffane      DF   1  31  10   7  31 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
T_Grant        MF   2  25   9   7  29 |  16   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
E_Knave        MF   3   8  25  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  28  21 |  16   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1

Player Statistics - Juventus
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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A_Zubizarreta  GK  39   5   1   1  11 |  93   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
L_Koscielny    DF   2  34  11   8  36 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
S_Byram        DF   3  34   9   7  32 |  93   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 100  10   0
A_Wisdom       DF   2  30  23   9  34 |  93   0   1   1   0   1   1   0   0   0  20  10  35
H_Berg         DF   1  30  11   7  21 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  10  35
M_Dickinson    MF   2  16  32   7  28 |  93   0   1   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  80  20
Granit_Xhaka   MF   1  11  32   7  21 |  57   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_El_Ahmadi    MF   1  11  30   7  15 |  93   0   2   5   2   1   1   0   0   0  40  90  35
Park           MF   1   6  30   9  23 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Z_Zidane       FW   2   9   8  34  34 |  57   0   0   2   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  20  32
E_Adebayor     FW   2   8   7  32  35 |  93   0   1   0   0   7   2   1   0   0  18  -2 109
Kamikaze       GK  37   7   2   2  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Maldini        DF   2  29   9   8  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Drexler        MF   3   9  30   9  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Tardelli       MF   3   6  29   6  33 |  36   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
A_Lombardo     FW   3   6   9  28  32 |  36   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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