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Division 1, Week 19

Benfica 0 - 0 Rangers FC

Division One League Match, Benfica vs. Rangers FC (Sun Sep 08)


                              Benfica  |  Rangers FC
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-4-2 E
                   Matias Finkelstein  |  Gazza Grant
                                       |
                          F_Foster GK  |  GK M_Ter_Stegen
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF R_Giovinco
                         R_Tomassi DF  |  DF A_Kerzhakov
                           J_Foyth DF  |  DF L_Olsen
                         M_Zeffane DF  |  DF Doria
                        J_Wilshere MF  |  MF L_Thomas
                         I_Marcone MF  |  MF B_Hemoth
                         W_Dustice MF  |  MF S_Byrne
                           E_Knave MF  |  MF H_Fernandez
                       Nathan_Dyer FW  |  FW Messi
                         B_Dugnutt FW  |  FW R_Acquafresca
                                       |
                      Z_Alomerovic SUB |  SUB P_Lattuada
                       S_Mannaerts SUB |  SUB G_Grant
                            J_Bolm SUB |  SUB K_Rekik
                        S_Nakamoto SUB |  SUB J_Marshman
                            T_Erak SUB |  SUB H_Rodellega

Referee: S_Farina (Italy)


Min. 1  :(bfa) I_Marcone looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards E_Knave
          ...  E_Knave hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Dustice plays it towards the near post!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen easily catches it!
Min. 2  :(bfa) E_Knave with a glorious long pass to W_Dustice
          ...  W_Dustice attempts to drive it home!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 3  :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer drives it forward to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 5  :(rfc) H_Fernandez crosses to R_Acquafresca
          ...  Good sliding challenge from R_Tomassi and it had to be
Min. 6  :(rfc) Messi moves forward
          ...  The cross hits Messi on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  But F_Foster just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 11 :(bfa) I_Marcone with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves the defender behind
          ...  Doria gets to the ball first
Min. 12 :(bfa) J_Foyth finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled the defender
          ...  J_Foyth with the punt towards goal!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by E_Knave
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen jumps well to claim it!
Min. 13 :(rfc) B_Hemoth 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!
          ...  Messi receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  W_Dustice with a clumsy challenge
Min. 15 :(rfc) S_Byrne gets to the by line and finds R_Acquafresca with a beautiful cross
          ...  The defence has gone to sleep
          ...  R_Acquafresca is all alone
          ...  F_Foster comes towards him
          ...  He tries to slide it past F_Foster
          ...  F_Foster pulls off a save !!
Min. 17 :(bfa) J_Wilshere takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  L_Olsen with an ugly foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 19 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca sidesteps Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  R_Acquafresca sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  F_Foster gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by F_Foster !!
Min. 20 :(bfa) J_Wilshere holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with the crafty shot!
          ...  But M_Ter_Stegen hits it away
          ...  He could have held onto that!
Min. 23 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca with a real burst of pace
          ...  R_Tomassi takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 25 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer nutmegs L_Olsen
          ...  A delicate header from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 25 :(rfc) Messi flicks it over the defenders head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  B_Dugnutt is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He got away with just a warning
Min. 25 :(rfc) Messi hits a hard pass to R_Acquafresca
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from R_Tomassi
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Kerzhakov hits it into the box!
          ...  F_Foster easily catches it!
Min. 25 :(bfa) J_Wilshere sidesteps R_Giovinco
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  R_Acquafresca with an over the top challenge
Min. 26 :(rfc) H_Fernandez plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  Messi keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  Messi gets his head to the ball !
          ...  F_Foster catches the ball
Min. 29 :(rfc) Messi turns well with ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  Messi has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  F_Foster falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 30 :(bfa) E_Knave with the dribble
          ...  A_Kerzhakov is easily beaten
          ...  E_Knave attempts to drive it home!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 30 :(rfc) H_Fernandez takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Hemoth
          ...  B_Hemoth hits a curling shot!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 30 :(bfa) I_Marcone feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  Nathan_Dyer runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  R_Acquafresca with an ugly foul
          ...  S_Farina will want to speak to him
Min. 31 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt loses R_Giovinco
          ...  L_Olsen slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 34 :(rfc) R_Giovinco finds his way through
          ...  He bears down on goal
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
          ...  S_Farina refrained from booking him but had words
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just past the halfway line
          ...  H_Fernandez knocks it forward
          ...  Messi gets on the end of it
          ...  But R_Tomassi wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but S_Farina has none of it.
Min. 37 :(bfa) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila is through!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila has a dig at goal!
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Rangers FC fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 38 :(bfa) E_Knave kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Nathan_Dyer gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  But R_Giovinco with the fine tackle
Min. 40 :(rfc) B_Hemoth is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to R_Acquafresca
          ...  M_Zeffane slices it
          ...  F_Foster moves quickly!!
          ...  He can't get there!
          ...  It inches just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  H_Fernandez drives it into the box!
          ...  Messi makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  F_Foster saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 41 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt finds his way through
          ...  They tried to play the offside trap
          ...  L_Olsen with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  S_Farina calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  J_Wilshere hits it over the wall
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(bfa) J_Foyth has it now
          ...  He takes on Messi
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in B_Dugnutt!
          ...  A_Kerzhakov rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll be off if he does that again

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

Min. 46 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer with a clever shimmy
          ...  Doria is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 47 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer jumps over A_Kerzhakov's challenge
          ...  Nathan_Dyer has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen parries it
Min. 48 :(rfc) H_Fernandez runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to Messi
          ...  What a shot from Messi !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  The shot slips through F_Foster's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 49 :(bfa) J_Wilshere with a probing pass to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  R_Giovinco makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 50 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts is being brought on
          ...  M_Zeffane is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 51 :(rfc) L_Thomas moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to Messi
          ...  Messi with a blistering shot !
          ...  F_Foster with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 52 :(rfc) S_Byrne heads the ball back to Messi
          ...  Messi could have let it bounce!
          ...  F_Foster just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 55 :(bfa) J_Bolm is being prepared to come on
          ...  E_Knave is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 55 :(rfc) J_Marshman replaces L_Thomas and will play MF
Min. 55 :(bfa) W_Dustice controls the ball immaculately
          ...  Leaves the defenders for dead
          ...  This looks like it could be a great chance
          ...  W_Dustice fires the shot in!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 58 :(bfa) T_Erak is coming on and B_Dugnutt is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play FW
Min. 59 :(bfa) T_Erak dribbles it into the box
          ...  A skilful effort from T_Erak !
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen pushes it behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Erak swings it in!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen catches it!
Min. 60 :(rfc) G_Grant is being brought on
          ...  R_Giovinco is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 62 :(rfc) H_Fernandez hits a hard pass to Messi
          ...  The defence has gone to sleep
          ...  Messi is all alone
          ...  F_Foster comes towards him
          ...  He dinks it over F_Foster
          ...  It goes over!!
Min. 63 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer nutmegs L_Olsen, he continues to run forward
          ...  Nathan_Dyer attempts a chip!
          ...  What agility from M_Ter_Stegen
Min. 64 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca turns past J_Foyth
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  J_Bolm with an ugly foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 65 :(rfc) S_Byrne knocks the ball past S_Mannaerts
          ...  S_Byrne attempts the shot!
          ...  F_Foster takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 68 :(rfc) J_Marshman with a short pass to find R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into F_Foster's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 69 :(bfa) T_Erak 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!
          ...  T_Erak with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  But M_Ter_Stegen parries the shot
          ...  The defender manages to scramble the ball away
Min. 71 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  G_Grant reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 72 :(rfc) B_Hemoth runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to H_Fernandez
          ...  H_Fernandez rifles it to the far post !
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  F_Foster pushes it behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Marshman drives it into the box!
          ...  F_Foster fists it away!
Min. 74 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer spots R_Tomassi who is in acres of space
          ...  But L_Olsen slides in two footed.
          ...  S_Farina has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 74 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca beats Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  R_Acquafresca goes for goal !
          ...  F_Foster with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 75 :(rfc) a big roar from the crowd as H_Rodellega comes on for Messi to play MF
Min. 77 :(rfc) S_Byrne rushes through the defence
          ...  S_Byrne hits the ball first time!
          ...  F_Foster gets his fingertips to it
Min. 78 :(bfa) J_Wilshere finds Nathan_Dyer with a ball over the defence
          ...  Nathan_Dyer uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But lands on the roof of the net !!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen looks relieved there!
Min. 80 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past B_Hemoth
          ...  He puts in T_Erak!
          ...  T_Erak has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  But M_Ter_Stegen makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 83 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  G_Grant wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere hits it into the box!
          ...  A_Kerzhakov clears the danger
Min. 84 :(bfa) J_Bolm 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_Foyth receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  But A_Kerzhakov sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 85 :(rfc) B_Hemoth knocks it forward
          ...  J_Foyth slips
          ...  R_Acquafresca gets to it!
          ...  R_Acquafresca has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  The Benfica fans laugh at him
Min. 85 :(bfa) J_Foyth with the dribble
          ...  He uses his pace to get free
          ...  R_Acquafresca is late with that one
          ...  He gets up and shakes the players hand
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer takes advantage of a mistake by A_Kerzhakov
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by R_Acquafresca !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 89 :(bfa) J_Bolm races into the box
          ...  He sees T_Erak lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from T_Erak !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Bolm hits it towards the far post!
          ...  L_Olsen reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away
Min. 89 :(rfc) B_Hemoth is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca attempts to nutmeg F_Foster!
          ...  F_Foster has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  F_Foster is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 91 :(bfa) W_Dustice has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past G_Grant
          ...  He puts in T_Erak!
          ...  Doria reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises

*************  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          : F_Foster
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : M_Ter_Stegen (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : L_Olsen (41), A_Kerzhakov (44), Doria (46)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Benfica     |    Rangers FC
Attempts on Goal     :          17        |       18
Off target           :           7        |       8
On target            :          10        |       10
Possession           :          49        |       51
Corners              :           5        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       12
Key Tackles          :           5        |       10
Key Passes           :          14        |       14
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Final Score          : Benfica 0 - 0 Rangers FC
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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 |  94  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  33  14   8  22 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
R_Tomassi      DF   1  31   8   7  37 |  94   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  30  13   6  42 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
M_Zeffane      DF   1  30  10   7  31 |  53   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  31  12  19 |  94   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  29   6  32 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  24   6  42 |  94   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   6
E_Knave        MF   3   8  24  10  21 |  58   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20   2
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  30  31 |  94   0   0   2   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  20  21
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  25  20 |  61   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
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 |  41   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  36   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   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  27  21 |  33   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  16

Player Statistics - Rangers FC
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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M_Ter_Stegen   GK  37   1   2   2  30 |  94  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 105   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  32  13  11  35 |  63   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
A_Kerzhakov    DF   1  28  11   7  42 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
L_Olsen        DF   3  28   8   6  42 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  58  -2  -2
Doria          DF   3  28   7   5  32 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
L_Thomas       MF   1   8  34   7  18 |  58   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  31   6  22 |  94   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
S_Byrne        MF   1   7  29   7  21 |  94   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
H_Fernandez    MF   1   7  28   7  32 |  94   0   0   5   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  50   5
Messi          FW   1  10   8  34  18 |  78   0   0   1   0   8   0   0   0   0   0  10  24
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  33  36 |  94   0   1   0   0   6   0   0   0   0  20   0  18
P_Lattuada     GK  31   3   2   1  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Grant        DF   3  32   7   9  13 |  31   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  29   7   2  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Marshman     MF   3   8  30   7  33 |  36   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
H_Rodellega    MF   2   6   8  28  13 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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