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Elite League Cup Match 2

Benfica 1 - 0 Newcastle

Elite League Cup Group Match, Benfica vs. Newcastle (Thu May 17)


                              Benfica  |  Newcastle
                              4-3-3 A  |  5-4-1 C
                   Matias Finkelstein  |  Tony Glendinning
                                       |
                          F_Foster GK  |  GK T_Conner
                         C_Thomson DF  |  DF D_A_Cole
                           T_Adams DF  |  DF B_Benson
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF M_Salah
                         R_Tomassi DF  |  DF D_Rose
                         P_Do_Shaw MF  |  DF M_Manz
                        S_Nakamoto MF  |  MF B_Yaga
                           E_Knave MF  |  MF V_Wanyama
                           Stefano FW  |  MF J_M_Jurado
                       Nathan_Dyer FW  |  MF W_Zaha
                            T_Erak FW  |  FW Geminiho
                                       |
                          S_Castro SUB |  SUB W_Hunt
                         M_Zeffane SUB |  SUB L_Inagzij
                       S_Mannaerts SUB |  SUB K_Fasan
                          J_Plasil SUB |  SUB F_Moussa
                        J_Wilshere SUB |  SUB R_Bentley

Referee: F_De_Bleeckere (Belgium)


Min. 1  :(bfa) S_Nakamoto looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to P_Do_Shaw
          ...  But W_Zaha sweeps up the threat
Min. 4  :(bfa) S_Nakamoto hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  Stefano latches onto it!
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by B_Benson
Min. 5  :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer gets on the end of the pass
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  M_Manz picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 5  :(nwt) D_Rose picks out W_Zaha with the cross
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Yann_M_Vila and it had to be
Min. 6  :(nwt) W_Zaha 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!
          ...  J_M_Jurado receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  C_Thomson gathers up the loose ball
Min. 16 :(bfa) C_Thomson with a pinpoint pass to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  T_Conner is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer lofts the ball in!
          ...  T_Conner fists it away!
Min. 16 :(nwt) W_Zaha jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_M_Jurado
          ...  R_Tomassi brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But F_De_Bleeckere waves play on!!!
Min. 19 :(nwt) B_Yaga brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  B_Yaga with the attempt at goal!
          ...  But F_Foster punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 23 :(nwt) J_M_Jurado jumps over Yann_M_Vila's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  From long range J_M_Jurado bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 27 :(nwt) Geminiho takes possession
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  Geminiho attempts a chip!
          ...  But F_Foster palms it behind
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 29 :(nwt) Geminiho cuts inside his opponent
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  Geminiho fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  F_Foster fists it away
Min. 30 :(nwt) Geminiho is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  T_Adams pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 31 :(bfa) E_Knave squares it to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  T_Conner gets a hand to it!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He just couldn't keep it out!
          ...  And Benfica are leading in the game now
          ...  Benfica 1-0 Newcastle ...
Min. 32 :(nwt) B_Yaga back heels to find V_Wanyama in space
          ...  V_Wanyama with the header !
          ...  F_Foster saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 33 :(nwt) V_Wanyama heads the ball back to W_Zaha
          ...  S_Nakamoto takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 33 :(nwt) V_Wanyama runs with pace at the defence
          ...  T_Adams goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 34 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw finds the run of Stefano
          ...  But B_Yaga puts the ball out of play
Min. 36 :(nwt) W_Zaha with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  B_Yaga gets on the end of the pass
          ...  B_Yaga has a dig at goal!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 42 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to Stefano
          ...  Stefano tries to beat T_Conner!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila swings it in!
          ...  T_Conner jumps well to claim it!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  S_Nakamoto attempts the shot!
          ...  But T_Conner comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 45 :(nwt) B_Yaga knocks it forward
          ...  Stefano slips
          ...  M_Manz gets to it!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 48 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila floats the ball in to find Nathan_Dyer
          ...  D_Rose with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball

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

Min. 49 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  Nathan_Dyer collects the loose ball!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  T_Conner was beaten there!
Min. 49 :(bfa) R_Tomassi with the cross-field pass to Stefano
          ...  M_Salah pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by F_De_Bleeckere!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 50 :(nwt) Geminiho with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past R_Tomassi
          ...  Yann_M_Vila reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 51 :(nwt) M_Manz knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  Stefano with the high feet
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 51 :(nwt) J_M_Jurado takes possession
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  J_M_Jurado swings in the shot!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 52 :(bfa) T_Erak lobs it over B_Yaga
          ...  M_Salah knocks the ball back to T_Conner
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past T_Conner!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Do_Shaw crosses it in!
          ...  The ball comes to C_Thomson
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  T_Conner with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 54 :(nwt) W_Zaha beats the defender
          ...  A cracking drive from W_Zaha !
          ...  F_Foster won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 55 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw with a neat pass into Stefano
          ...  M_Manz makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Do_Shaw plays it into the danger area!
          ...  S_Nakamoto makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  T_Conner gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He just manages to tip it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Stefano drives it into the box!
          ...  T_Conner easily catches it!
Min. 58 :(nwt) D_A_Cole runs at Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  Yann_M_Vila reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 59 :(nwt) W_Zaha takes advantage of a mistake by C_Thomson
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with a deliberate foul
          ...  He should be jailed for that
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll be off if he does that again
Min. 60 :(nwt) W_Zaha 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 goes in studs first
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 63 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs Geminiho
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  But M_Manz slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 63 :(nwt) M_Manz with a pinpoint pass to W_Zaha
          ...  A cheeky lob from W_Zaha !
          ...  But F_Foster makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 65 :(nwt) Up goes the substitution board - F_Moussa on for J_M_Jurado as a MF
Min. 67 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto jumps over B_Benson's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  S_Nakamoto sees T_Conner off his line !
          ...  But T_Conner makes an easy save
Min. 69 :(bfa) T_Erak has it on the edge of the box
          ...  A thundering drive by T_Erak !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  T_Conner never had a chance!
Min. 69 :(nwt) M_Salah 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 thundering drive by M_Salah !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  And F_Foster reacts well to tip it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Benson crosses it in!
          ...  F_Foster easily catches it!
Min. 70 :(bfa) M_Zeffane will come on for R_Tomassi and play DF
Min. 70 :(bfa) Benfica are switching their playing style to D
Min. 70 :(nwt) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  L_Inagzij will come on for D_A_Cole and play DF
Min. 70 :(nwt) There's going to be a change
          ...  R_Bentley will come on for Geminiho and play FW
Min. 75 :(nwt) R_Bentley makes the tackle
          ...  He gets to his feet quickly
          ...  He's beat the defender to the ball
          ...  T_Adams seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 77 :(bfa) Up goes the substitution board - S_Mannaerts on for P_Do_Shaw as a MF
Min. 77 :(bfa) M_Zeffane is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  B_Benson reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 78 :(bfa) J_Wilshere is being prepared to come on
          ...  Nathan_Dyer is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 84 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts with a slide rule pass to T_Erak
          ...  L_Inagzij plays it back
          ...  T_Conner slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere hits it into the box!
          ...  D_Rose heads it away
Min. 84 :(nwt) W_Zaha sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  M_Zeffane steals the ball of off him
Min. 86 :(bfa) T_Erak lobs it over B_Benson
          ...  W_Zaha tackles cleanly
Min. 86 :(nwt) M_Salah times his run well
          ...  M_Salah with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  F_Foster saves, but he fumbles
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by B_Yaga!
          ...  C_Thomson gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Estadio da Luz
Attendance           : 130,395
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : Yann_M_Vila (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : T_Erak (31)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : S_Nakamoto (33), Stefano (51), Nathan_Dyer (59)
Injured              : N/A
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Newcastle Match Info
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Best player          : W_Zaha
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : M_Salah (49)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Benfica     |    Newcastle
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       11
Off target           :           4        |       4
On target            :           5        |       7
Possession           :          34        |       66
Corners              :           6        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       7
Key Tackles          :          10        |       10
Key Passes           :          12        |       8
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Final Score          : Benfica 1 - 0 Newcastle
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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   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0   0
C_Thomson      DF   2  32  12   7  25 |  96   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  80  10  10
T_Adams        DF   2  32   8   7  22 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  30  14   8  22 |  96   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 100  30  20
R_Tomassi      DF   1  29   8   7  37 |  74   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
P_Do_Shaw      MF   2   9  30   9  25 |  81   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  26  16  32 |  96   0   0   3   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2  28  28
E_Knave        MF   3   7  23  10  21 |  96   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  30  39 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -1
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  29  31 |  82   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  26  21 |  96   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  36
S_Castro       GK  15   3   4   4  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Zeffane      DF   1  28   9   7  31 |  22   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
S_Mannaerts    MF   2  27   9   5  12 |  15   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  30  10  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  19  29  12  19 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20

Player Statistics - Newcastle
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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T_Conner       GK  31   3   3   2  32 |  96   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
D_A_Cole       DF   1  27   9  11  29 |  74   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
B_Benson       DF   1  27   8   6  12 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
M_Salah        DF   2  26   7   8  22 |  96   0   1   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  18  -2  18
D_Rose         DF   1  25  10   7  22 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Manz         DF   2  23   7   4  32 |  96   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  27   8  35 |  96   0   1   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20  11
V_Wanyama      MF   1   7  26  18  19 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
J_M_Jurado     MF   2   6  26  17  18 |  69   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -18
W_Zaha         MF   2   7  24  18  12 |  96   0   2   3   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  30  11
Geminiho       FW   3  10  11  26  31 |  74   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
W_Hunt         GK  29   3   3   1  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Inagzij      DF   1  26  11   6  11 |  22   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
K_Fasan        DF   3  24  10   6  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Moussa       MF   1   5  25  18  23 |  27   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Bentley      FW   3   7   8  24  21 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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