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Elite FA Cup, Group A Game 1

Benfica 3 - 2 Werder Bremen

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 1, Benfica vs. Werder Bremen (Thu Dec 19)


                              Benfica  |  Werder Bremen
                              4-4-2 C  |  4-4-2 P
                   Matias Finkelstein  |  Harry Kleinjan
                                       |
                         N_Winneke GK  |  GK J_Pavlenka
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF J_Neeskens
                         M_Zeffane DF  |  DF A_McLeish
                         R_Tomassi DF  |  DF J_Zanetti
                           J_Foyth DF  |  DF L_Augustinson
                        J_Wilshere MF  |  MF P_Bargfrede
                            J_Bolm MF  |  MF M_Canete
                         I_Marcone MF  |  MF F_Kainz
                         W_Dustice MF  |  MF J_Ledley
                       Nathan_Dyer FW  |  FW E_Bergkamp
                         B_Dugnutt FW  |  FW D_Berbatov
                                       |
                           A_Zogbo SUB |  SUB T_Courtois
                       S_Mannaerts SUB |  SUB E_Henderson
                        S_Nakamoto SUB |  SUB T_Muller
                       O_Marcentos SUB |  SUB J_Garcia
                            T_Erak SUB |  SUB Del_Vecchio

Referee: M_Clattenurg (England)


Min. 1  :(bfa) Benfica changed their strategy to play A
Min. 1  :(bfa) I_Marcone cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer chases it through, he must score !
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 1  :(wbn) J_Ledley beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds J_Neeskens
          ...  R_Tomassi brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 1  :(bfa) M_Zeffane takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  J_Zanetti leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  J_Wilshere fires it towards the goal
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 2  :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer nutmegs the defender, he continues to run forward
          ...  E_Bergkamp is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 6  :(wbn) Werder Bremen will now play E
Min. 9  :(bfa) I_Marcone holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer attempts to nutmeg J_Pavlenka!
          ...  J_Pavlenka takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 12 :(bfa) I_Marcone works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Wilshere
          ...  J_Wilshere with a bicycle kick !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer chips the ball into the area!
          ...  J_Pavlenka reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 13 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt nutmegs J_Zanetti
          ...  B_Dugnutt curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  J_Pavlenka makes himself big and wins the ball
Min. 14 :(bfa) M_Zeffane brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  B_Dugnutt gets on the end of the pass
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  J_Neeskens picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 15 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt has space to run with the ball
          ...  B_Dugnutt could have let it bounce!
          ...  But J_Pavlenka makes an easy save
Min. 15 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to E_Bergkamp
          ...  R_Tomassi with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 17 :(bfa) J_Wilshere looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer shoots towards goal !
          ...  J_Pavlenka tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by J_Bolm
          ...  Yann_M_Vila with the header
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into J_Pavlenka's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 17 :(wbn) F_Kainz looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to E_Bergkamp
          ...  E_Bergkamp tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  N_Winneke saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 19 :(bfa) I_Marcone flicks the ball through
          ...  Nathan_Dyer runs onto it!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with the drive!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  J_Pavlenka will be disappointed he did not save that!
          ...  That's put Benfica ahead!
          ...  Benfica 1-0 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 19 :(wbn) M_Canete with the header on
          ...  He finds J_Ledley in space
          ...  J_Ledley has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 20 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  E_Bergkamp runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  E_Bergkamp tries to beat N_Winneke!
          ...  N_Winneke won't get to that!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!!!
          ...  Werder Bremen have squared things up with that goal!
          ...  Benfica 1-1 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 21 :(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 M_Zeffane
          ...  M_Zeffane hits a curling shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the bench
          ...  He jumps on a delighted Matias Finkelstein
          ...  Benfica have snatched the lead!
          ...  Benfica 2-1 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 25 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer looks for options
          ...  He decides to go it alone
          ...  Nathan_Dyer attempts a chip!
          ...  J_Pavlenka fists it away
Min. 26 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila brings it under control
          ...  He takes on J_Neeskens
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in B_Dugnutt!
          ...  B_Dugnutt has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  J_Pavlenka is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Marcone hits it into the box!
          ...  J_Neeskens clears the danger
Min. 26 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede off the woodwork.
          ...  D_Berbatov picks up the deflection
          ...  M_Zeffane robs him of the ball
Min. 27 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp loses Yann_M_Vila
          ...  E_Bergkamp keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  But N_Winneke tips it over
          ...  M_Clattenurg has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 31 :(bfa) J_Bolm with an in swinging cross to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 32 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past F_Kainz!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  B_Dugnutt tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  But J_Pavlenka palms it behind
          ...  M_Clattenurg has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 36 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past the defender
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  J_Neeskens rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's M_Clattenurg going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 38 :(bfa) W_Dustice is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to J_Wilshere
          ...  A cheeky lob from J_Wilshere !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And goes out
Min. 38 :(wbn) F_Kainz knocks it forward
          ...  M_Zeffane slips
          ...  P_Bargfrede gets to it!
          ...  P_Bargfrede from 20 yards !
          ...  N_Winneke is beaten!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!!
          ...  Werder Bremen have squared things up with that goal!
          ...  Benfica 2-2 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(bfa) W_Dustice with the first time pass to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  The shot slips through J_Pavlenka's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 46 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede with a smart pass to E_Bergkamp
          ...  But M_Zeffane sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 47 :(wbn) M_Canete changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to L_Augustinson
          ...  A cheeky lob from L_Augustinson !
          ...  N_Winneke just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 49 :(bfa) I_Marcone with a simple pass to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  A delicate header from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Werder Bremen fans taunt him!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Benfica 2-2 Werder Bremen

Min. 47 :(wbn) D_Berbatov sidesteps I_Marcone
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  D_Berbatov with the shot on net !
          ...  He hits the sponsor hoarding with that effort
Min. 49 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila floats the ball in to find W_Dustice
          ...  W_Dustice has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  J_Pavlenka with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 50 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede with a measured pass to J_Zanetti
          ...  J_Zanetti with a thundering volley!
          ...  N_Winneke won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 56 :(bfa) I_Marcone has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  B_Dugnutt collects the loose ball!
          ...  What a shot from B_Dugnutt !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  J_Pavlenka never had a chance!
Min. 58 :(bfa) J_Wilshere finds himself in acres of space
          ...  Fine tackle by J_Neeskens
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 60 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts will replace M_Zeffane and play DF
Min. 62 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto is coming on for J_Wilshere and playing MF
Min. 62 :(bfa) I_Marcone with an incisive pass to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer fires a shot at goal !
          ...  But J_Pavlenka punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 63 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of S_Nakamoto
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  S_Nakamoto with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  The shot slips through J_Pavlenka's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 65 :(bfa) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  T_Erak will come on for Nathan_Dyer and play FW
Min. 65 :(bfa) J_Bolm retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  B_Dugnutt gets on the end of it
          ...  Good sliding challenge from J_Zanetti and it had to be
Min. 66 :(wbn) J_Ledley jumps over J_Foyth's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  A wicked drive by J_Ledley !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 67 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows E_Bergkamp a clean set of heals
          ...  J_Zanetti takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 68 :(wbn) M_Canete with the first time flick to E_Bergkamp
          ...  E_Bergkamp drives the shot in!
          ...  He has put it wide!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 69 :(bfa) R_Tomassi sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak looks to see where J_Pavlenka is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  J_Pavlenka with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 70 :(wbn) Del_Vecchio takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace E_Bergkamp
          ...  He'll play as a FW
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 70 :(bfa) W_Dustice squares it to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt with a thundering drive!
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 73 :(bfa) I_Marcone kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  S_Nakamoto gets on the end of the pass
          ...  S_Nakamoto has a go!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 75 :(wbn) There's going to be a change
          ...  J_Garcia will come on for J_Ledley and play MF
Min. 75 :(wbn) A_McLeish beats R_Tomassi
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  Yann_M_Vila gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 79 :(wbn) Del_Vecchio turns nicely onto the ball
          ...  Del_Vecchio from 20 yards !
          ...  N_Winneke was lucky there
Min. 83 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to S_Mannaerts
          ...  S_Mannaerts with the shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The Benfica fans go wild!
          ...  What a time to score!!
          ...  That must be the winner
          ...  Benfica 3-2 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 83 :(wbn) Werder Bremen's manager orders his side to play A
Min. 83 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Del_Vecchio
          ...  Del_Vecchio with a powerful diving header!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  N_Winneke dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had N_Winneke beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by F_Kainz!
          ...  R_Tomassi wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 85 :(wbn) Del_Vecchio with a 40-yard pass to J_Neeskens
          ...  J_Neeskens with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  N_Winneke won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 86 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto with the diagonal pass S_Mannaerts
          ...  S_Mannaerts attempts a lob!
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 86 :(wbn) L_Augustinson lays the ball back to J_Neeskens
          ...  Yann_M_Vila plays the back pass
          ...  N_Winneke can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Canete swings it in!
          ...  R_Tomassi gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 87 :(bfa) T_Erak gets possession in his own half
          ...  Good sliding challenge from A_McLeish
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(bfa) T_Erak knocks it past A_McLeish and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  A_McLeish moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 88 :(wbn) D_Berbatov with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves the defender behind
          ...  D_Berbatov with the shot on net !
          ...  N_Winneke tips it over his bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Del_Vecchio swings it in!
          ...  N_Winneke jumps well to claim it!
Min. 88 :(bfa) J_Bolm is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to T_Erak
          ...  D_Berbatov with the tackle
          ...  M_Clattenurg will want to speak to him
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
Min. 90 :(bfa) T_Erak runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  J_Pavlenka fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  YELLOW CARD!! He is in the book for that one
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  S_Mannaerts passes to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak chases it through, he must score !
          ...  The shot slips through J_Pavlenka's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 92 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede runs at the defender
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  P_Bargfrede tries to chip the ball over N_Winneke!
          ...  But N_Winneke parries the shot
          ...  The defender manages to scramble the ball away

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Estadio da Luz
Attendance           : 124,127
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : I_Marcone
Scorers              : Nathan_Dyer (19), M_Zeffane (21), S_Mannaerts (83)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Werder Bremen Match Info
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Best player          : P_Bargfrede (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : E_Bergkamp (20), P_Bargfrede (38)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Zanetti (1), E_Bergkamp (2), D_Berbatov (88), J_Pavlenka (90)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Benfica      | Werder Bremen
Attempts on Goal     :          27        |       15
Off target           :          15        |       8
On target            :          12        |       7
Possession           :          51        |       49
Corners              :           3        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       4
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           3        |       14
Key Tackles          :           6        |       7
Key Passes           :          23        |       14
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Final Score          : Benfica 3 - 2 Werder Bremen
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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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N_Winneke      GK  33   2   2   3  20 |  98   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  34  14   8  22 |  98   0   2   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  20   1
M_Zeffane      DF   1  31  10   7  31 |  64   0   2   1   0   1   1   0   0   0  40  10  35
R_Tomassi      DF   1  31   8   7  37 |  98   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  10   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  30  13   7  42 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  31  12  19 |  66   0   0   2   1   3   0   0   0   0   0  40   3
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  30  13  32 |  98   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  50  20
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  29   6  32 |  98   0   0   8   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  25   6  42 |  98   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  30  31 |  69   0   0   0   0   9   1   0   0   0   0   0  79
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  27  20 |  98   0   0   1   0   6   0   0   0   0  20  30  53
A_Zogbo        GK  31   4   3   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  29   9   5  12 |  34   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  36
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   5  26  16  32 |  32   0   0   2   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  40   2
O_Marcentos    MF   3   8  25   7  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  29   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11

Player Statistics - Werder Bremen
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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J_Pavlenka     GK  31   3   1   2  21 |  98  10   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  18   0   0   0
J_Neeskens     DF   1  31  10   7  29 |  98   0   4   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0   1
A_McLeish      DF   1  30  12   6  26 |  98   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Zanetti      DF   1  29  12  10  41 |  98   0   2   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -1
L_Augustinson  DF   2  27   7   6  23 |  98   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
P_Bargfrede    MF   3   6  30   7  32 |  98   0   0   6   1   2   1   0   0   0   0  80  45
M_Canete       MF   2   5  29   5  19 |  98   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20  10 -20
F_Kainz        MF   3   6  28  14  33 |  98   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
J_Ledley       MF   1   6  27  16  30 |  79   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   2
E_Bergkamp     FW   3  10   5  28  34 |  74   0   0   0   0   4   1   1   0   0  -2  -2  54
D_Berbatov     FW   2   9   8  27  37 |  98   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0 -22 -22 -11
T_Courtois     GK  29   1   2   3  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Henderson    DF   2  26   8   7  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Muller       MF   3  10  29  10  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Garcia       MF   2  10  25  10  28 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Del_Vecchio    FW   3   5   7  25  20 |  24   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  11
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