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Elite League Cup Match 1

Benfica - Werder Bremen

Elite League Cup Group Match, Benfica vs. Werder Bremen (Wed May 22)


                              Benfica  |  Werder Bremen
                              4-4-2 C  |  4-3-1-2 C
                   Matias Finkelstein  |  Harry Kleinjan
                                       |
                          F_Foster GK  |  GK T_Flowers
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF J_Zanetti
                         R_Tomassi DF  |  DF F_Beijmo
                           J_Foyth DF  |  DF L_Augustinson
                       S_Mannaerts DF  |  DF G_Panucci
                        J_Wilshere MF  |  MF T_Muller
                         I_Marcone MF  |  MF P_Bargfrede
                        S_Nakamoto MF  |  MF F_Kainz
                        M_Verratti MF  |  AM J_Ledley
                            T_Erak FW  |  FW M_Kruse
                         B_Dugnutt FW  |  FW Del_Vecchio
                                       |
                      Z_Alomerovic SUB |  SUB T_Courtois
                         M_Zeffane SUB |  SUB N_Moisander
                         W_Dustice SUB |  SUB C_Dopolpoppod
                           E_Knave SUB |  SUB J_Garcia
                       Nathan_Dyer SUB |  SUB D_Berbatov

Referee: F_Brych (Germany)


Min. 4  :(wbn) Werder Bremen are switching their playing style to E
Min. 4  :(wbn) Del_Vecchio takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to L_Augustinson
          ...  R_Tomassi with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  F_Brych signals that it is indirect
          ...  P_Bargfrede plays it short to J_Ledley
          ...  A delicate chip from J_Ledley !
          ...  F_Foster falls over
          ...  But F_Foster is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 7  :(wbn) T_Muller with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  M_Kruse gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  M_Kruse must beat F_Foster!
          ...  F_Foster gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 8  :(bfa) T_Erak beats F_Kainz
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  T_Erak fires a shot at goal !
          ...  Over the bar
Min. 8  :(wbn) M_Kruse with the dribble
          ...  He made that look easy
          ...  M_Kruse goes for goal !
          ...  F_Foster gets his fingertips to it
Min. 11 :(wbn) M_Kruse threads the through ball to J_Ledley
          ...  J_Ledley drives the ball low !
          ...  F_Foster with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 13 :(wbn) T_Muller takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past J_Foyth
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  F_Foster with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He received a good talking to from F_Brych
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  M_Kruse Places the ball on the spot
          ...  F_Foster pulls off the save!!
Min. 16 :(bfa) I_Marcone with the through ball to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt with a thundering volley!
          ...  T_Flowers collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 27 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  J_Zanetti latches onto the end of it
          ...  R_Tomassi cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 27 :(wbn) T_Muller kicks Yann_M_Vila off the ball
          ...  Well spotted by F_Brych
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he was unlucky there, deserve a booking only!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  S_Nakamoto floats it forward
          ...  T_Erak latches onto the end of it
          ...  T_Erak swings in the shot!
          ...  T_Flowers makes a difficult save
Min. 29 :(bfa) J_Foyth looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
Min. 30 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede squares it to M_Kruse
          ...  M_Kruse beats the offside trap!
          ...  He is clean through
          ...  F_Foster comes towards him
          ...  He nutmegs F_Foster
          ...  It goes wide!!
Min. 32 :(bfa) I_Marcone runs at the defender
          ...  The defender falls over
          ...  G_Panucci pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 35 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto beats F_Beijmo
          ...  An audacious effort from S_Nakamoto !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 35 :(wbn) F_Kainz jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Kruse
          ...  R_Tomassi plays the back pass
          ...  F_Foster can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  F_Beijmo chips the ball into the area!
          ...  F_Foster catches it!
Min. 37 :(bfa) I_Marcone looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to R_Tomassi
          ...  R_Tomassi goes for goal !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 37 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede finds J_Ledley in the box
          ...  S_Mannaerts wins the ball
Min. 40 :(wbn) J_Ledley fires over a low cross to M_Kruse
          ...  T_Erak knobbles the attacking player.
          ...  F_Brych blows up for a foul
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from F_Brych
Min. 42 :(bfa) J_Wilshere is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to T_Erak
          ...  J_Zanetti with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from F_Brych
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt watches his team-mates pull the defenders out of position
          ...  He decides to be greedy and run into the space
          ...  He's gone right through!
          ...  B_Dugnutt tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 48 :(wbn) J_Ledley pass splits open the defence
          ...  What a ball!
          ...  F_Beijmo is clean through!
          ...  F_Beijmo has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  But F_Foster makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Benfica 0-0 Werder Bremen

Min. 49 :(wbn) Del_Vecchio is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to J_Zanetti
          ...  J_Foyth with a deliberate foul
          ...  He should be jailed for that
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 50 :(bfa) M_Zeffane is being brought on
          ...  R_Tomassi is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 51 :(wbn) J_Ledley gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to Del_Vecchio
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Bargfrede floats the ball in!
          ...  It is kicked away by J_Foyth
Min. 52 :(bfa) T_Erak flicks it past G_Panucci
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  T_Erak tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into T_Flowers arms
          ...  He's spilt it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He'll want to forget about that quickly!
          ...  That's put Benfica in front!
          ...  Benfica 1-0 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 53 :(bfa) I_Marcone sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to T_Erak
          ...  L_Augustinson wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere drives it into the box!
          ...  B_Dugnutt swings a leg at it!
          ...  But T_Flowers pulls out a save of the game
Min. 54 :(wbn) F_Kainz with a probing through ball M_Kruse
          ...  J_Foyth is late with that one
          ...  He gets up and shakes the players hand
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  F_Brych signals that it is indirect
          ...  P_Bargfrede swings it in
          ...  L_Augustinson gets on the end of it
          ...  Yann_M_Vila reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Ledley floats the ball in!
          ...  F_Foster easily claims the ball!
Min. 54 :(wbn) M_Kruse nutmegs S_Nakamoto, he continues to run forward
          ...  Good sliding challenge from J_Foyth
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Del_Vecchio plays it towards the near post!
          ...  F_Foster easily catches it!
Min. 54 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt picks up the pass
          ...  F_Kainz tackles from behind
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from F_Brych
Min. 55 :(bfa) W_Dustice comes on for J_Wilshere and will play MF to the delight of the fans
Min. 56 :(bfa) M_Verratti floats the ball in to find T_Erak
          ...  F_Kainz with a deliberate foul
          ...  F_Brych will want to speak to him
Min. 58 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer will replace the useless B_Dugnutt and will play FW
Min. 60 :(wbn) D_Berbatov is being prepared to come on
          ...  G_Panucci is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 60 :(wbn) Del_Vecchio flicks it over Nathan_Dyer's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  S_Mannaerts stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 63 :(bfa) I_Marcone beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds T_Erak
          ...  A wicked drive by T_Erak !
          ...  T_Flowers with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 63 :(wbn) J_Ledley knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  Yann_M_Vila gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Ledley floats the ball in!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 64 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  M_Verratti gets on the end of the pass
          ...  M_Verratti fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 65 :(bfa) Benfica are switching their playing style to D
Min. 65 :(bfa) J_Foyth runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of Nathan_Dyer
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  Nathan_Dyer fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  But T_Flowers just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  F_Brych has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 65 :(wbn) D_Berbatov flicks it past the defender
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  J_Foyth steals the ball of off him
Min. 66 :(bfa) I_Marcone runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  T_Erak latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  But L_Augustinson wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 69 :(bfa) I_Marcone with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  M_Zeffane gets on the end of the pass
          ...  M_Zeffane goes for goal !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort
Min. 69 :(wbn) J_Ledley breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on F_Foster!
          ...  I_Marcone brings him down!
          ...  F_Brych calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He is lucky not to have seen red!
Min. 70 :(wbn) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Werder Bremen will now be playing A
Min. 71 :(bfa) M_Verratti with a first time pass
          ...  Nathan_Dyer runs onto it!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  And T_Flowers reacts well to tip it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Marcone lofts the ball in!
          ...  T_Flowers comes out and claims it!
Min. 75 :(wbn) J_Garcia is coming on for J_Ledley and playing MF
Min. 75 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto with the diagonal pass Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  T_Flowers with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 76 :(bfa) I_Marcone passes the ball to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But T_Flowers punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 76 :(wbn) D_Berbatov runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs S_Mannaerts
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  J_Foyth plays the back pass
          ...  F_Foster can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Garcia curls it into the box!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of F_Foster
Min. 76 :(bfa) W_Dustice unselfishly heads the ball back to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  P_Bargfrede knobbles the attacking player.
          ...  F_Brych blows up for a foul
Min. 78 :(wbn) F_Kainz crosses in from the wing, he finds L_Augustinson in the box
          ...  An audacious effort from L_Augustinson !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 80 :(wbn) J_Garcia has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  D_Berbatov gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  But Yann_M_Vila wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but F_Brych has none of it.
Min. 83 :(wbn) F_Kainz looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to D_Berbatov
          ...  D_Berbatov could have let it bounce!
          ...  F_Foster gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by F_Foster !!
Min. 84 :(wbn) F_Kainz backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  D_Berbatov gets on the end of it
          ...  But S_Mannaerts clears the ball to safety
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(wbn) D_Berbatov with the dribble
          ...  He uses his pace to get free
          ...  S_Nakamoto plays it back
          ...  F_Foster slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  F_Beijmo drives it into the box!
          ...  F_Foster easily catches it!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Estadio da Luz
Attendance           : 128,943
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : Yann_M_Vila (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : T_Erak (52)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : I_Marcone (69)
Injured              : N/A
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Werder Bremen Match Info
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Best player          : J_Ledley
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : T_Muller (27)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Benfica      | Werder Bremen
Attempts on Goal     :          16        |       8
Off target           :           7        |       2
On target            :           9        |       6
Possession           :          61        |       39
Corners              :           2        |       7
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :          10        |       11
Key Tackles          :          13        |       3
Key Passes           :          14        |       14
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Final Score          : Benfica 1 - 0 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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F_Foster       GK  39   2   4   4  16 |  97  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  32  14   8  22 |  97   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 100  10   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  30   8   7  37 |  54   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
J_Foyth        DF   1  29  12   6  42 |  97   0   4   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 140  40  20
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  28   9   5  12 |  97   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  30  12  19 |  59   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  28   6  32 |  97   0   0   7   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  68  -2
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  26  16  32 |  97   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
M_Verratti     MF   2   2  26   2  26 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  30  21
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  66
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   6  25  20 |  62   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  22
Z_Alomerovic   GK  29   1   1   1  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Zeffane      DF   1  29  10   7  31 |  43   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  24   6  42 |  38   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Knave        MF   3   7  24  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  29  31 |  35   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  30

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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T_Flowers      GK  39   2   2   1  27 |  97   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
J_Zanetti      DF   1  29  12  10  41 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Beijmo       DF   3  27  12   8  22 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
L_Augustinson  DF   2  27   7   6  23 |  97   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
G_Panucci      DF   3  25   9   5  32 |  64   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
T_Muller       MF   3   9  29  10  32 |  27   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10   0 -10
P_Bargfrede    MF   3   6  29   7  32 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
F_Kainz        MF   3   6  27  14  33 |  97   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
J_Ledley       AM   1   6  27  16  30 |  79   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20  10   0
M_Kruse        FW   2   4  12  29  30 |  97   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0 -20 -10  11
Del_Vecchio    FW   3   5   8  25  20 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
T_Courtois     GK  29   1   2   3  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Moisander    DF   2  26   9  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Dopolpoppod  MF   3   9  25  11  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Garcia       MF   2  10  25  10  28 |  18   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Berbatov     FW   2   9   8  27  37 |  33   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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