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Elite League Cup Match 3

Benfica 0 - 2 Real Madrid

Elite League Cup Groups Match 3, Benfica vs. Real Madrid (Wed Nov 28)


                              Benfica  |  Real Madrid
                              4-4-2 C  |  5-3-2 A
                   Matias Finkelstein  |  Gareth Williams
                                       |
                          F_Foster GK  |  GK Silvio_Proto
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF D_Kuzmanovic
                         R_Tomassi DF  |  DF W_Lavezzi
                           J_Foyth DF  |  DF K_Uddin
                         M_Zeffane DF  |  DF K_Tierney
                        J_Wilshere MF  |  DF D_Carvajal
                          J_Plasil MF  |  MF L_Copland
                            J_Bolm MF  |  MF B_Abdoulaye
                         W_Dustice MF  |  MF Granit_Xhaka
                           Stefano FW  |  FW C_Arrache
                         B_Dugnutt FW  |  FW Matej_Vydra
                                       |
                      Z_Alomerovic SUB |  SUB A_Zogbo
                       S_Mannaerts SUB |  SUB Marcelo
                          E_Spence SUB |  SUB J_Nasazzi
                           E_Knave SUB |  SUB J_Gandolfini
                            T_Erak SUB |  SUB S_Mane

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 1  :(bfa) Benfica altered their play to a A strategy
Min. 1  :(bfa) B_Dugnutt with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from K_Uddin
          ...  But W_Lavezzi wins the ball
Min. 1  :(rmd) K_Uddin hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  C_Arrache latches onto it!
          ...  W_Dustice with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  Matej_Vydra drives it in
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 4  :(bfa) J_Plasil with a probing pass to Stefano
          ...  A wicked drive by Stefano !
          ...  But Silvio_Proto punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that Silvio_Proto got a touch
Min. 4  :(rmd) Granit_Xhaka sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to Matej_Vydra
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from Yann_M_Vila
Min. 7  :(bfa) Stefano has it on the edge of the box
          ...  D_Kuzmanovic gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Bolm crosses it in!
          ...  Silvio_Proto comes out and claims it!
Min. 10 :(rmd) D_Carvajal moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to Matej_Vydra
          ...  W_Dustice wins the ball well
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a free kick
          ...  B_Kuipers warns him
Min. 10 :(rmd) C_Arrache 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!
          ...  But M_Zeffane sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 11 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Stefano gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Stefano swings in the shot!
          ...  What agility from Silvio_Proto
Min. 13 :(rmd) Matej_Vydra with a perfectly timed run
          ...  But R_Tomassi puts the ball out of play
Min. 17 :(bfa) J_Bolm has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  J_Foyth gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  A powerful shot by J_Foyth !
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 19 :(bfa) J_Plasil slides the ball across to B_Dugnutt
          ...  D_Kuzmanovic tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Bolm drives it into the box!
          ...  Silvio_Proto easily catches it!
Min. 20 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila hoofs it up field to find W_Dustice
          ...  But W_Lavezzi spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 21 :(rmd) W_Lavezzi 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!
          ...  B_Dugnutt is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 22 :(rmd) B_Abdoulaye takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  B_Abdoulaye with the punt towards goal!
          ...  F_Foster falls over
          ...  But F_Foster is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 23 :(bfa) W_Dustice plays the early ball across the box to find B_Dugnutt in space
          ...  D_Kuzmanovic anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 26 :(rmd) Matej_Vydra plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  Matej_Vydra with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  F_Foster gets his fingertips to it
          ...  It's pushed around the post to safety
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Carvajal curls it into the box!
          ...  F_Foster reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 31 :(rmd) Granit_Xhaka back heels to find C_Arrache in space
          ...  C_Arrache attempts a chip!
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 33 :(bfa) W_Dustice with a precise pass to Yann_M_Vila
          ...  Yann_M_Vila bears down on goal!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  Silvio_Proto plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 33 :(rmd) C_Arrache plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  Matej_Vydra keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  Matej_Vydra drives it towards goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb strike!
          ...  His team mates join him in a celebration
          ...  They dance around his shirt in delight!!
          ...  Lets see if Real Madrid can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Benfica 0-1 Real Madrid ...
Min. 34 :(rmd) Real Madrid will now play D
Min. 38 :(rmd) Granit_Xhaka breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on F_Foster!
          ...  W_Dustice brings him down!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  B_Kuipers sends him off the pitch !!
          ...  He deserved to walk for that!!
Min. 42 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila volleys it forward. He finds J_Wilshere
          ...  J_Wilshere shoots towards goal !
          ...  But Silvio_Proto makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(rmd) L_Copland kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  C_Arrache gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Stefano reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 48 :(bfa) R_Tomassi fires over a low cross to Stefano
          ...  Granit_Xhaka with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  B_Kuipers calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Gareth Williams looks relieved

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Benfica 0-1 Real Madrid

Min. 47 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt sidesteps C_Arrache
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  C_Arrache with an ugly foul
Min. 48 :(rmd) Matej_Vydra with the dribble
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  A powerful shot by Matej_Vydra !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The crowd goes wild !
          ...  Benfica 0-2 Real Madrid ...
Min. 53 :(rmd) C_Arrache with the dribble
          ...  M_Zeffane is easily beaten
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from Yann_M_Vila
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Matej_Vydra plays it into the danger area!
          ...  F_Foster fists it away!
Min. 62 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt with the dribble
          ...  The defender is easily beaten
          ...  But W_Lavezzi barges him off the ball
Min. 69 :(rmd) K_Tierney boots it towards C_Arrache
          ...  C_Arrache sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Benfica fans taunt him!
Min. 71 :(rmd) Matej_Vydra punches J_Wilshere off the ball
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  B_Kuipers reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 73 :(rmd) L_Copland controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He puts in Matej_Vydra!
          ...  Matej_Vydra tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Abdoulaye crosses it in!
          ...  It comes to W_Lavezzi
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  F_Foster with a superb tip over the bar
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by B_Abdoulaye
          ...  R_Tomassi heads it away
Min. 74 :(rmd) B_Abdoulaye backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  C_Arrache gets on the end of it
          ...  Yann_M_Vila tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by B_Abdoulaye
          ...  M_Zeffane wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 75 :(bfa) There's going to be a change
          ...  E_Knave will come on for J_Bolm and play MF
Min. 75 :(rmd) J_Gandolfini is being brought on
          ...  B_Abdoulaye is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 76 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts is being prepared to come on
          ...  Yann_M_Vila is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 76 :(bfa) J_Plasil finds himself with plenty of time
          ...  K_Tierney slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 77 :(rmd) Marcelo is ready to come on to replace W_Lavezzi
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 78 :(bfa) T_Erak will come on for B_Dugnutt and play FW
Min. 78 :(rmd) Granit_Xhaka sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to J_Gandolfini
          ...  R_Tomassi clears with a diving header
Min. 80 :(rmd) S_Mane is going to be brought on
          ...  Matej_Vydra is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 83 :(bfa) E_Knave knocks the ball past K_Uddin
          ...  E_Knave attempts a chip!
          ...  Brilliant save from Silvio_Proto
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 85 :(rmd) S_Mane picks out C_Arrache with the cross
          ...  C_Arrache carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  F_Foster won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 86 :(rmd) C_Arrache takes advantage of a mistake by S_Mannaerts
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  J_Wilshere plays the back pass
          ...  F_Foster can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Copland chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of F_Foster
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on

*************  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          : Yann_M_Vila
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : W_Dustice (38)
Booked               : B_Dugnutt (21)
Injured              : N/A
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Real Madrid Match Info
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Best player          : Matej_Vydra (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Matej_Vydra (33,48)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Matej_Vydra (71)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Benfica     |   Real Madrid
Attempts on Goal     :           6        |       10
Off target           :           1        |       5
On target            :           5        |       5
Possession           :          34        |       66
Corners              :           2        |       6
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           6        |       14
Key Tackles          :           8        |       7
Key Passes           :           9        |       11
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Final Score          : Benfica 0 - 2 Real Madrid
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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   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  31  14   8  22 |  79   0   3   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  20  10
R_Tomassi      DF   1  30   8   7  37 |  94   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40 -10 -20
J_Foyth        DF   1  28  12   6  42 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
M_Zeffane      DF   1  28  10   7  31 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  19  30  12  19 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  30  10  19 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  78   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  23   6  42 |  38   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10  10 -10
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  30  39 |  94   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  20
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   6  24  20 |  81   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
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  27   9   5  12 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Spence       MF   2   9  28   9  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Knave        MF   3   7  24  10  21 |  16   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Real Madrid
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Silvio_Proto   GK  39   3   1   3  15 |  94   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0   0   0
D_Kuzmanovic   DF   2  35   9   7  40 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
W_Lavezzi      DF   2  33  14   7  45 |  80   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 100   0  10
K_Uddin        DF   2  31  13   7  40 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
K_Tierney      DF   3  30  11   7  32 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
D_Carvajal     DF   1  29   8  10  32 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
L_Copland      MF   1   8  32   6  21 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
B_Abdoulaye    MF   2  16  31   8  39 |  78   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
Granit_Xhaka   MF   1  11  30   7  21 |  94   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
C_Arrache      FW   2  10   6  36  34 |  94   0   0   1   1   3   0   0   0   0   0  30   3
Matej_Vydra    FW   1  11   7  29  13 |  83   0   0   0   0   5   2   1   0   0  18  18 100
A_Zogbo        GK  31   4   3   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Marcelo        DF   1  28   9   7  21 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Nasazzi      DF   1  25   8   5  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Gandolfini   MF   3   9  27  20  12 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Mane         FW   2   6   7  24  30 |  11   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30  20
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