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Elite League Cup Match 2

Benfica - Paris Saint Germain

Elite League Cup Group Match, Benfica vs. Paris Saint Germain (Thu May 30)


                              Benfica  |  Paris Saint Germain
                              4-4-2 C  |  4-4-2 A
                   Matias Finkelstein  |  Will Davidson
                                       |
                          F_Foster GK  |  GK Rafael
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF D_Walker
                         R_Tomassi DF  |  DF M_Layun
                           J_Foyth DF  |  DF M_Elliott
                         M_Zeffane DF  |  DF M_Reiziger
                        J_Wilshere MF  |  MF O_Ruggeri
                            J_Bolm MF  |  MF Paas_De_Boll
                         W_Dustice MF  |  MF E_Scifo
                           E_Knave MF  |  MF P_Coutinho
                       Nathan_Dyer FW  |  FW S_Corchia
                         B_Dugnutt FW  |  FW G_Weah
                                       |
                      Z_Alomerovic SUB |  SUB S_Nakamura
                       S_Mannaerts SUB |  SUB M_Friedrich
                        S_Nakamoto SUB |  SUB N_Stiles
                        M_Verratti SUB |  SUB J_Ross
                            T_Erak SUB |  SUB K_Phillips

Referee: F_Brych (Germany)


Min. 2  :(bfa) J_Bolm looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to J_Foyth
          ...  J_Foyth tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 4  :(psg) G_Weah takes advantage of a mistake by R_Tomassi
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Scifo chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of F_Foster
Min. 5  :(bfa) E_Knave beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  E_Knave throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  Rafael moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  Rafael catches it with style!
Min. 12 :(bfa) J_Wilshere beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds E_Knave
          ...  E_Knave with the attempt at goal!
          ...  Rafael collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 12 :(psg) G_Weah beats Yann_M_Vila
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves F_Brych
          ...  Cleaned up by M_Zeffane
Min. 14 :(psg) M_Elliott plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  S_Corchia decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  J_Foyth gets to the ball first
Min. 15 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt takes advantage of a mistake by M_Layun
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  B_Dugnutt with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  A quality strike
          ...  That's put Benfica ahead!
          ...  Benfica 1-0 Paris Saint Germain ...
Min. 19 :(bfa) J_Bolm plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He heads towards the goal
          ...  He slides it past the defender!
          ...  J_Bolm with the shot on net !
          ...  Rafael makes a good save
Min. 20 :(psg) G_Weah with a smart turn
          ...  G_Weah tries the shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs to the corner and gives the away fans the middle finger
          ...  Now they are back in the game!
          ...  Benfica 1-1 Paris Saint Germain ...
Min. 21 :(psg) Paas_De_Boll with a measured ball to S_Corchia
          ...  J_Foyth pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll have to watch himself now
Min. 22 :(psg) M_Layun chips the ball over the defence and finds G_Weah
          ...  Yann_M_Vila slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 24 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt knocks it past M_Elliott and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  The ball hits M_Reiziger in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 25 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  Nathan_Dyer runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  Nathan_Dyer sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  Rafael fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 29 :(bfa) J_Wilshere is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to J_Bolm
          ...  J_Bolm with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 32 :(bfa) E_Knave with the heel pass to J_Bolm
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from M_Layun
Min. 35 :(psg) O_Ruggeri runs at Nathan_Dyer
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  O_Ruggeri has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  It floats over F_Foster
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 37 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt takes advantage of a mistake by M_Reiziger
          ...  B_Dugnutt with his head down lets it go !
          ...  Rafael just watches float over the bar!
Min. 37 :(psg) S_Corchia finds his way through
          ...  He has tremendous pace
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by S_Corchia !
          ...  But F_Foster tips it behind
          ...  F_Brych has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 40 :(bfa) R_Tomassi feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  J_Wilshere runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  J_Wilshere hits a great drive!
          ...  Rafael gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 41 :(psg) Paas_De_Boll takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  Paas_De_Boll with a blistering shot !
          ...  F_Foster with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 41 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt sidesteps G_Weah
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  S_Corchia with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  J_Bolm runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  D_Walker with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 47 :(bfa) J_Bolm bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to B_Dugnutt
          ...  E_Scifo with a deliberate foul
          ...  He should be jailed for that
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 48 :(psg) O_Ruggeri sprints forward with the ball
          ...  O_Ruggeri with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  F_Foster with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 48 :(bfa) J_Bolm runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off D_Walker back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  M_Reiziger with a nasty foul
          ...  F_Brych calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Benfica 1-1 Paris Saint Germain

Min. 49 :(bfa) W_Dustice holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to Yann_M_Vila
          ...  Yann_M_Vila has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  But Rafael punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 50 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts is coming on for Yann_M_Vila and playing DF
Min. 54 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts takes advantage of a mistake by S_Corchia
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  S_Mannaerts with the drive!
          ...  But Rafael punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 55 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto replaces an unhappy J_Wilshere and will play as a MF
Min. 55 :(bfa) J_Foyth hoists the ball across to S_Mannaerts
          ...  S_Mannaerts attempts a low drive!
          ...  But Rafael punches it away
Min. 55 :(psg) S_Corchia runs at S_Nakamoto
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  S_Corchia heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 58 :(bfa) T_Erak will replace B_Dugnutt and play FW
Min. 58 :(bfa) M_Zeffane takes advantage of a mistake by M_Reiziger
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  What a shot from M_Zeffane !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  Rafael parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 59 :(bfa) M_Zeffane with a smart pass to T_Erak
          ...  M_Layun dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 59 :(psg) P_Coutinho is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to E_Scifo
          ...  E_Scifo aims for the top right corner !
          ...  F_Foster saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 61 :(bfa) T_Erak nutmegs M_Layun
          ...  Fine tackle by Paas_De_Boll
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 62 :(bfa) T_Erak runs at D_Walker
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  But M_Reiziger wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 72 :(bfa) J_Bolm is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Erak
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from D_Walker
Min. 74 :(bfa) J_Bolm is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak chases it through, he must score !
          ...  Rafael is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  Rafael looks very relieved!
Min. 75 :(bfa) J_Foyth is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to J_Bolm
          ...  J_Bolm hits a great drive!
          ...  Rafael manages to turn it behind
Min. 76 :(psg) E_Scifo loses his marker!
          ...  J_Bolm fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
Min. 77 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto takes on D_Walker
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  S_Nakamoto fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  Rafael makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 78 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer with a smart turn
          ...  But G_Weah comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 80 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside M_Layun!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  S_Nakamoto shapes up for a shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rifled into the top corner!
          ...  Have Benfica stolen the win late on with that goal?
          ...  Benfica 2-1 Paris Saint Germain ...
Min. 81 :(psg) D_Walker makes the tackle
          ...  S_Mannaerts fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 85 :(bfa) R_Tomassi 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!
          ...  Paas_De_Boll with an inch perfect tackle
          ...  The whistle has gone! Incredible!
          ...  F_Brych wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(bfa) R_Tomassi with a glorious 60-yard pass to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak with the shot on net !
          ...  Rafael with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 89 :(bfa) T_Erak knocks the ball past M_Layun
          ...  T_Erak chases it through, he must score !
          ...  Rafael won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 89 :(psg) O_Ruggeri is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to P_Coutinho
          ...  P_Coutinho tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 92 :(psg) O_Ruggeri pass splits open the defence and finds M_Reiziger
          ...  W_Dustice stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Will Davidson looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 94 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer sidesteps G_Weah
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  A well-placed shot from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  Rafael parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Estadio da Luz
Attendance           : 128,629
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : J_Bolm (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : B_Dugnutt (15), S_Nakamoto (80)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Foyth (21)
Injured              : N/A
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Paris Saint Germain Match Info
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Best player          : G_Weah
Scorers              : G_Weah (20)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : S_Corchia (41), E_Scifo (47), M_Reiziger (48)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Benfica      | Paris Saint Germain
Attempts on Goal     :          20        |       8
Off target           :           7        |       3
On target            :          13        |       5
Possession           :          62        |       38
Corners              :           0        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       0
Fouls                :           6        |       8
Key Tackles          :           4        |       8
Key Passes           :          15        |       6
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Final Score          : Benfica 2 - 1 Paris Saint Germain
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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   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  33  14   8  22 |  53   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10  10
R_Tomassi      DF   1  31   8   7  37 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  29  13   6  42 |  97   0   1   2   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  18  -1
M_Zeffane      DF   1  29  10   7  31 |  97   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  30  12  19 |  58   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  97   0   0   4   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  40  21
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  24   6  42 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30  20
E_Knave        MF   3   8  24  10  21 |  97   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  20
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  29  31 |  97   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   6  25  20 |  61   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  30  56
Z_Alomerovic   GK  29   1   1   1  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  28   9   5  12 |  44   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  26  16  32 |  39   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  45
M_Verratti     MF   2   2  26   2  26 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  36   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12

Player Statistics - Paris Saint Germain
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Rafael         GK  31   2   2   2  20 |  97  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
D_Walker       DF   2  28   8   7  43 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
M_Layun        DF   1  27  12   7  33 |  97   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
M_Elliott      DF   1  25   7   5  21 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Reiziger     DF   2  25   7   7  21 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
O_Ruggeri      MF   1   9  27  22  19 |  97   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20   0  -9
Paas_De_Boll   MF   2  10  27   9  31 |  97   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0 -10 -10
E_Scifo        MF   2   6  26   7  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   8
P_Coutinho     MF   2   7  25  16  31 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
S_Corchia      FW   1   5   5  27  45 |  97   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   9
G_Weah         FW   1   9   7  26  22 |  97   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  20   0  35
S_Nakamura     GK  19   1   2   1  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Friedrich    DF   2  29  12  10  29 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Stiles       DF   2  28   9   8  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Ross         MF   1   8  28   7  27 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Phillips     FW   2   8   8  27  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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