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Elite League Cup Quarter Finals

Benfica - Real Madrid

Elite League Cup Quarter Final Match, Benfica vs. Real Madrid (Wed Aug 14)


                              Benfica  |  Real Madrid
                              5-3-2 E  |  4-4-2 E
                   Matias Finkelstein  |  Gareth Williams
                                       |
                          F_Foster GK  |  GK Silvio_Proto
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF K_Uddin
                         R_Tomassi DF  |  DF K_Tierney
                           J_Foyth DF  |  DF D_Carvajal
                         M_Zeffane DF  |  DF Marcelo
                       S_Mannaerts DF  |  MF L_Copland
                        J_Wilshere MF  |  MF F_Ravanelli
                            J_Bolm MF  |  MF Granit_Xhaka
                         W_Dustice MF  |  MF P_McNamara
                       Nathan_Dyer FW  |  FW C_Arrache
                         B_Dugnutt FW  |  FW S_Mane
                                       |
                      Z_Alomerovic SUB |  SUB A_Zogbo
                             E_May SUB |  SUB D_Kuzmanovic
                         I_Marcone SUB |  SUB W_Lavezzi
                        S_Nakamoto SUB |  SUB B_Abdoulaye
                            T_Erak SUB |  SUB Matej_Vydra

Referee: K_Ippi (Finland)


Min. 1  :(bfa) Benfica's manager orders his side to play C
Min. 1  :(bfa) J_Bolm backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  M_Zeffane gets on the end of it
          ...  P_McNamara knobbles the attacking player.
          ...  K_Ippi blows up for a foul
          ...  He got away with just a warning
Min. 3  :(bfa) W_Dustice holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  K_Tierney knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But K_Ippi just turns away!
Min. 4  :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer plays it forward to J_Bolm
          ...  K_Uddin wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 4  :(rmd) Granit_Xhaka volleys it forward. He finds C_Arrache
          ...  M_Zeffane hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Copland chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  It comes to Marcelo
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  But F_Foster palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 7  :(rmd) D_Carvajal plays a first time ball through the defence to C_Arrache
          ...  C_Arrache could have let it bounce!
          ...  F_Foster claws it off the line
          ...  K_Ippi consults his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Lets see if Real Madrid can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Benfica 0-1 Real Madrid ...
Min. 7  :(bfa) B_Dugnutt takes on 3 men
          ...  C_Arrache is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was pushing down on his man
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll be off if he does that again
Min. 12 :(bfa) W_Dustice has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past Marcelo
          ...  He puts in Nathan_Dyer!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  Silvio_Proto makes a good save
Min. 13 :(rmd) F_Ravanelli brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  P_McNamara gets on the end of the pass
          ...  But J_Foyth comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 14 :(rmd) F_Ravanelli with a probing through ball S_Mane
          ...  S_Mane flings a shot at goal !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  F_Foster moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And into the net!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Benfica 0-2 Real Madrid ...
Min. 15 :(rmd) Real Madrid restructured their strategy to D
Min. 18 :(rmd) C_Arrache breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on F_Foster!
          ...  J_Bolm brings him down!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
Min. 22 :(bfa) J_Wilshere wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Bolm
          ...  J_Bolm with the drive!
          ...  But Silvio_Proto tips it over
          ...  K_Ippi has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 25 :(bfa) M_Zeffane with a short pass to find Nathan_Dyer
          ...  L_Copland takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  K_Ippi calls him over
          ...  K_Ippi is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 32 :(bfa) J_Bolm with a neat pass into Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by K_Uddin
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 35 :(bfa) Benfica changed their strategy to play E
Min. 37 :(rmd) P_McNamara takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past S_Mannaerts
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  B_Dugnutt with a nasty foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
Min. 39 :(bfa) J_Bolm plays a first time ball through the defence to J_Foyth
          ...  K_Uddin with the foul
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(rmd) P_McNamara with a smart pass to S_Mane
          ...  R_Tomassi makes the challenge and clears the ball

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Benfica 0-2 Real Madrid

Min. 46 :(bfa) J_Bolm with a simple pass to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  L_Copland with a late tackle
          ...  Well to be fair he was looking for the foul
Min. 50 :(bfa) E_May is being brought on
          ...  M_Zeffane is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 54 :(rmd) The ball runs loose!
          ...  Marcelo seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  W_Dustice with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!! He is in the book for that one
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 54 :(rmd) C_Arrache sidesteps E_May
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  A left-footer by C_Arrache !
          ...  But F_Foster tips it over
          ...  K_Ippi has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 55 :(bfa) I_Marcone is being prepared to come on
          ...  W_Dustice is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 55 :(bfa) J_Wilshere with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila gets on the end of the pass
          ...  K_Uddin with the block
Min. 58 :(bfa) T_Erak is coming on and B_Dugnutt is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play FW
Min. 58 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer beats his marker
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves K_Ippi
          ...  Nathan_Dyer hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  But Silvio_Proto dives to his left
          ...  I think Silvio_Proto just got a hand on that one
          ...  K_Ippi has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 60 :(bfa) Benfica restructured their strategy to A
Min. 61 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer bursts forward
          ...  Nathan_Dyer has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 62 :(bfa) J_Bolm sidesteps Granit_Xhaka
          ...  K_Tierney fouls badly
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  YELLOW CARD!! He is in the book for that one
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 65 :(rmd) Marcelo looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to C_Arrache
          ...  Cleared by J_Bolm
Min. 68 :(bfa) J_Foyth with the heel pass to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with a thundering volley!
          ...  The shot slips through Silvio_Proto's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 73 :(rmd) K_Uddin beats E_May
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  K_Uddin from 20 yards !
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 74 :(bfa) T_Erak finds Nathan_Dyer with a ball over the defence
          ...  A cheeky lob from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  But Silvio_Proto punches it away
Min. 79 :(rmd) D_Kuzmanovic is being prepared to come on
          ...  K_Uddin is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 79 :(bfa) J_Wilshere runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Marcelo knocks the ball back to Silvio_Proto
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past Silvio_Proto!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila with the header
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  Silvio_Proto is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Tomassi hits it towards the far post!
          ...  Silvio_Proto easily catches it!
Min. 80 :(rmd) B_Abdoulaye is being brought on
          ...  L_Copland is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 82 :(rmd) Matej_Vydra is ready to come on to replace C_Arrache
          ...  Looks like he will play as a FW
Min. 82 :(bfa) R_Tomassi leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  D_Carvajal reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes 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          : Nathan_Dyer
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Bolm (18), W_Dustice (54)
Injured              : N/A
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Real Madrid Match Info
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Best player          : D_Carvajal (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : C_Arrache (7), S_Mane (14)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : C_Arrache (7), L_Copland (25), K_Uddin (39), K_Tierney (62)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Benfica     |  Real Madrid
Attempts on Goal     :           7        |       5
Off target           :           3        |       1
On target            :           4        |       4
Possession           :          40        |       60
Corners              :           2        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       4
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           4        |       15
Key Tackles          :           4        |       6
Key Passes           :          13        |       6
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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 |  97   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  33  14   8  22 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -19
R_Tomassi      DF   1  31   8   7  37 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  30  13   6  42 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Zeffane      DF   1  30  10   7  31 |  53   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  28   9   5  12 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  31  12  19 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  97   0   1   3   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  28   8
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  24   6  42 |  58   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  30  31 |  97   0   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  10  32
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  25  20 |  61   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Z_Alomerovic   GK  29   1   1   1  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_May          DF   2  18   2  10  29 |  44   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  29   6  32 |  39   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   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 |  36   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   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 |  97   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
K_Uddin        DF   2  32  13   7  40 |  82   0   3   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  58  -2  -1
K_Tierney      DF   3  31  11   7  32 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
D_Carvajal     DF   1  30   9  10  32 |  97   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
Marcelo        DF   1  29   9   7  21 |  97   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10  10
L_Copland      MF   1   9  33   7  21 |  83   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
F_Ravanelli    MF   3  11  32   9  21 |  97   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  60  20
Granit_Xhaka   MF   1  11  31   7  21 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30  20
P_McNamara     MF   2   7  25   7  33 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
C_Arrache      FW   2  10   6  38  34 |  85   0   0   0   0   2   1   1   0   0  -2  -2  43
S_Mane         FW   2   6   7  25  30 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
A_Zogbo        GK  31   4   3   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Kuzmanovic   DF   2  36   9   7  40 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Lavezzi      DF   2  35  15   7  45 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Abdoulaye    MF   2  16  32   8  39 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Matej_Vydra    FW   1  11   7  31  13 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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