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Division 1, Week 18

Benfica 0 - 0 Valencia

Division One League Match, Benfica vs. Valencia (Wed Mar 13)


                              Benfica  |  Valencia
                              4-4-2 C  |  5-1-2-1-1 C
                   Matias Finkelstein  |  Andie Glen
                                       |
                          F_Foster GK  |  GK Kamikaze
                         R_Tomassi DF  |  DF O_Price
                           J_Foyth DF  |  DF B_Ivanovic
                         M_Zeffane DF  |  DF E_Herbert
                       S_Mannaerts DF  |  DF A_Nouri
                          J_Plasil MF  |  DF J_Stam
                        J_Wilshere MF  |  DM P_Niemeyer
                            J_Bolm MF  |  MF T_Huddlestone
                         W_Dustice MF  |  MF K_El_Ahmadi
                            T_Erak FW  |  AM Maradona
                         B_Dugnutt FW  |  FW N_Kanu
                                       |
                      Z_Alomerovic SUB |  SUB Krull
                       Yann_M_Vila SUB |  SUB D_E_Boyata
                          E_Spence SUB |  SUB L_Macleod
                          R_Fraser SUB |  SUB J_R_Riquelme
                           Stefano SUB |  SUB W_Jose

Referee: H_Webb (England)


Min. 2  :(vla) Maradona picks out N_Kanu with the cross
          ...  N_Kanu with the attempt at goal!
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 13 :(bfa) J_Bolm finds R_Tomassi with a ball over the defence
          ...  But B_Ivanovic spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 13 :(vla) N_Kanu with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows J_Foyth a clean set of heals
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by B_Dugnutt
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Niemeyer plays it into the danger area!
          ...  J_Stam loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  But F_Foster makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 17 :(vla) Maradona pushes it past B_Dugnutt
          ...  Maradona shoots towards goal !
          ...  F_Foster watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 18 :(bfa) J_Wilshere plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  A powerful shot by J_Wilshere !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  Kamikaze moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  Kamikaze catches it with style!
Min. 20 :(vla) A_Nouri threads the through ball to B_Ivanovic
          ...  J_Bolm with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 22 :(bfa) J_Wilshere breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Kamikaze!
          ...  O_Price brings him down!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
Min. 23 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt tries to chip the ball over Kamikaze!
          ...  Kamikaze was lucky there
Min. 26 :(bfa) T_Erak takes advantage of a mistake by B_Ivanovic
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from O_Price
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Bolm drives it into the box!
          ...  J_Stam wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 27 :(bfa) J_Plasil looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to T_Erak
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by E_Herbert
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 28 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi finds the run of T_Huddlestone
          ...  Good sliding challenge from W_Dustice and it had to be
Min. 30 :(bfa) J_Wilshere holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to T_Erak
          ...  From long range T_Erak bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 30 :(vla) O_Price sidesteps S_Mannaerts
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  M_Zeffane plays it back
          ...  F_Foster slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Stam plays it towards the near post!
          ...  F_Foster fists it away!
Min. 30 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt jumps over B_Ivanovic's challenge
          ...  O_Price with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 31 :(bfa) J_Plasil is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  S_Mannaerts latches onto the ball
          ...  Cleared by B_Ivanovic
Min. 34 :(bfa) W_Dustice with the towering header to M_Zeffane
          ...  B_Ivanovic slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by J_Plasil
          ...  B_Ivanovic reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 35 :(bfa) J_Plasil is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  T_Erak latches onto the end of it
          ...  T_Erak hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  Kamikaze falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 36 :(bfa) J_Wilshere heads the ball back to J_Plasil
          ...  J_Stam wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere hits it into the box!
          ...  P_Niemeyer clears the corner
Min. 41 :(bfa) T_Erak finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled O_Price
          ...  A powerful shot by T_Erak !
          ...  But Kamikaze punches it away
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Benfica 0-0 Valencia

Min. 50 :(vla) D_E_Boyata takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace O_Price
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 51 :(vla) D_E_Boyata looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Ivanovic
          ...  J_Wilshere clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 56 :(vla) N_Kanu takes advantage of a mistake by M_Zeffane
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  J_Wilshere rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
Min. 59 :(bfa) M_Zeffane knocks it forward
          ...  B_Ivanovic slips
          ...  T_Erak gets to it!
          ...  T_Erak with a thundering volley!
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 60 :(vla) W_Jose replaces N_Kanu and will play FW
Min. 65 :(vla) W_Jose with a perfectly timed run
          ...  W_Jose heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  But F_Foster stops that one easily
Min. 66 :(bfa) W_Dustice jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Zeffane
          ...  D_E_Boyata goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 70 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme replaces an unhappy T_Huddlestone and will play as a AM
Min. 72 :(vla) Maradona beats R_Tomassi
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Maradona with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But F_Foster just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  H_Webb has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 75 :(bfa) J_Plasil has it now
          ...  He takes on E_Herbert
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in J_Foyth!
          ...  Maradona fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
Min. 76 :(bfa) There's going to be a change
          ...  Yann_M_Vila will come on for R_Tomassi and play DF
Min. 77 :(bfa) E_Spence is being prepared to come on
          ...  J_Bolm is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 78 :(bfa) Stefano replaces B_Dugnutt and will play FW
Min. 78 :(bfa) M_Zeffane knocks it past E_Herbert and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  M_Zeffane keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  Kamikaze just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 80 :(vla) P_Niemeyer barges the defender off the ball
          ...  W_Dustice with the tackle
          ...  H_Webb will want to speak to him
          ...  H_Webb warns him
Min. 83 :(bfa) W_Dustice 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!
          ...  Stefano receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  Stefano smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 84 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme sprints forward with the ball
          ...  J_Wilshere pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(bfa) J_Plasil lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  T_Erak latches on to it
          ...  A_Nouri cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 91 :(bfa) E_Spence with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves A_Nouri behind
          ...  J_Stam with a superb challenge
          ...  H_Webb has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!

*************  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          : M_Zeffane
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : B_Ivanovic (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : O_Price (22), J_Stam (91)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Benfica     |    Valencia
Attempts on Goal     :           8        |       5
Off target           :           5        |       2
On target            :           3        |       3
Possession           :          44        |       56
Corners              :           3        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       5
Key Tackles          :           5        |       8
Key Passes           :          12        |       4
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Final Score          : Benfica 0 - 0 Valencia
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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   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  30   8   7  37 |  77   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  29  12   6  42 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Zeffane      DF   1  29  10   7  31 |  94   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  28   9   5  12 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  31  10  19 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  30  12  19 |  94   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   5
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  78   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  23   6  42 |  94   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  94   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   8
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   6  24  20 |  79   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
Z_Alomerovic   GK  29   1   1   1  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  32  14   8  22 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
E_Spence       MF   2   9  28   9  40 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Fraser       MF   1   9  14   7  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  30  39 |  15   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1

Player Statistics - Valencia
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Kamikaze       GK  36   7   2   2  20 |  94   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
O_Price        DF   2  29  12   7  26 |  51   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  58  -2  -2
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  28  11   7  22 |  94   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
E_Herbert      DF   1  27   7  11  41 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_Nouri        DF   1  27  11   6  21 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_Stam         DF   2  27   8   6  29 |  94   0   2   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  38  -2   3
P_Niemeyer     DM   1  17  29   5  22 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  28  11  19 |  71   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_El_Ahmadi    MF   1  10  28   7  15 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Maradona       AM   1  11  27  17  18 |  94   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   6
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  29  21 |  61   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Krull          GK  25   2   2   1  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  28  10   8  11 |  43   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  27  11  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_R_Riquelme   AM   3   6  28  21  34 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Jose         FW   3   8   9  28  10 |  33   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
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