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Elite FA Cup, 2nd Round

Bayern Munich 2 - 0 Benfica

Elite FA Cup 2nd Round, Bayern Munich vs. Benfica (Wed Feb 20)


                        Bayern Munich  |  Benfica
                              5-3-2 A  |  4-4-2 C
                       Scott Matthews  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                        D_Anderson GK  |  GK Z_Alomerovic
                          M_Tudgay DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                         P_Sweeper DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                          D_Santon DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                       C_Kickaball DF  |  DF S_Mannaerts
                             Nacho DF  |  MF J_Plasil
                            M_Ozil MF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                     Douglas_Costa MF  |  MF E_Knave
                        J_Marshman MF  |  MF W_Dustice
                        Sheringham FW  |  FW Stefano
                          D_Purvis FW  |  FW T_Erak
                                       |
                            A_Hugo SUB |  SUB M_Banana
                          A_Ramsey SUB |  SUB De_Volte
                         L_Carsley SUB |  SUB E_Spence
                      R_Nainggolan SUB |  SUB R_Fraser
                         J_Shaddix SUB |  SUB Nathan_Dyer

Referee: N_Alexander (Northern_Ireland)


Min. 1  :(bfa) J_Wilshere controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  Stefano gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  But M_Tudgay will cut out the threat
Min. 5  :(bnm) D_Santon takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Douglas_Costa
          ...  Douglas_Costa hits a crisp volley!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps into the Bayern Munich crowd to celebrate!!
          ...  Both he and the fans are delighted!!
          ...  That's given Bayern Munich the lead!
          ...  Bayern Munich 1-0 Benfica ...
Min. 5  :(bfa) T_Erak takes on D_Purvis
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  C_Kickaball with a nasty foul
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 16 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts with a slick pass to T_Erak
          ...  But Nacho reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 17 :(bnm) P_Sweeper hits a hard pass to D_Purvis
          ...  A cracking drive from D_Purvis !
          ...  But Z_Alomerovic smothers the ball.
Min. 25 :(bfa) J_Foyth spots Stefano who is in acres of space
          ...  Stefano heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  D_Anderson gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 27 :(bfa) J_Plasil brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  Stefano makes himself available
          ...  But P_Sweeper wins the tackle
Min. 34 :(bnm) D_Purvis takes possession
          ...  D_Purvis smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  But Z_Alomerovic is equal to it
Min. 35 :(bnm) M_Ozil has it now
          ...  He takes on S_Mannaerts
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in P_Sweeper!
          ...  P_Sweeper with a thundering drive!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 37 :(bnm) Sheringham knocks the ball past the lunge of M_Zeffane
          ...  S_Mannaerts gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 38 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts finds himself in acres of space
          ...  D_Santon with the block
Min. 41 :(bfa) E_Knave looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to J_Plasil
          ...  D_Santon gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Foyth lofts the ball in!
          ...  D_Anderson easily claims the ball!
Min. 42 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts with the first time flick to Stefano
          ...  C_Kickaball brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(bnm) J_Marshman with a precise pass to Sheringham
          ...  Sheringham with the header !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  Z_Alomerovic moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 46 :(bnm) D_Purvis flicks it over the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  D_Purvis with the strike !
          ...  But Z_Alomerovic smothers the ball.

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Bayern Munich 1-0 Benfica

Min. 46 :(bnm) Sheringham beats Yann_M_Vila
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves N_Alexander
          ...  J_Wilshere wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 49 :(bnm) M_Ozil with a neat pass into P_Sweeper
          ...  P_Sweeper chases it through, he must score !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Ozil chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  M_Zeffane wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 49 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts plays a long ball to Stefano
          ...  Stefano launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  D_Anderson is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  D_Anderson looks very relieved!
Min. 50 :(bnm) A_Ramsey is being brought on
          ...  C_Kickaball is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 50 :(bnm) R_Nainggolan replaces an unhappy J_Marshman and will play as a MF
Min. 50 :(bnm) M_Ozil moves forward
          ...  W_Dustice steals the ball of off him
Min. 56 :(bnm) P_Sweeper runs at the heart of the defence
          ...  J_Foyth tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Douglas_Costa crosses it in!
          ...  J_Plasil reads it well and clears the danger
Min. 60 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer is coming on for W_Dustice and playing AM
Min. 60 :(bfa) Benfica altered their play to a A strategy
Min. 61 :(bnm) D_Purvis kills the ball dead
          ...  D_Purvis hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  Z_Alomerovic saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 62 :(bnm) Sheringham breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Z_Alomerovic!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer brings him down in the area!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  It looks as though Sheringham will take it
          ...  Z_Alomerovic dives
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  The keeper had no chance there!
          ...  Bayern Munich 2-0 Benfica...
Min. 72 :(bnm) Douglas_Costa jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Sheringham
          ...  Sheringham blasts it at the goal !
          ...  Z_Alomerovic parries it
Min. 72 :(bfa) J_Plasil beats A_Ramsey
          ...  J_Plasil curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  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. 73 :(bnm) Sheringham comes to collect the ball
          ...  Great turn!!!
          ...  Superb play
          ...  Sheringham bears down on goal!
          ...  But Z_Alomerovic punches it away
Min. 75 :(bfa) R_Fraser will replace E_Knave and play MF
Min. 76 :(bfa) De_Volte is being prepared to come on
          ...  Yann_M_Vila is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 77 :(bnm) Sheringham sprints forward with the ball
          ...  Sheringham attempts a lob!
          ...  Z_Alomerovic can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  Z_Alomerovic has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 78 :(bnm) Douglas_Costa holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to D_Purvis
          ...  M_Zeffane brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But N_Alexander waves play on!!!
Min. 79 :(bfa) Stefano makes the tackle
          ...  He gets to his feet quickly
          ...  He's beat the defender to the ball
          ...  D_Santon with a bad challenge
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 84 :(bnm) Douglas_Costa with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past R_Fraser
          ...  He knocks it to Sheringham!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from Stefano
Min. 87 :(bnm) A_Ramsey skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to Sheringham
          ...  Fine tackle by J_Wilshere
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 87 :(bfa) J_Plasil with the first time pass to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer hits the ball first time!
          ...  D_Anderson makes a comfortable save
          ...  He makes it look so easy
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(bnm) A defence splitting pass from P_Sweeper to Sheringham
          ...  But M_Zeffane slides in
Min. 90 :(bnm) P_Sweeper flicks it past the defender
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  R_Fraser fouls
          ...  That was disgusting
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 91 :(bnm) M_Ozil is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to Sheringham
          ...  M_Zeffane gets in the way and wins the ball

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Allianz Arena
Attendance           : 150,000
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Bayern Munich Match Info
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Best player          : D_Santon (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Douglas_Costa (5), Sheringham (62 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : C_Kickaball (5)
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : J_Plasil
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Nathan_Dyer (62), R_Fraser (90)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                           Bayern Munich  |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          12        |       4
Off target           :           4        |       2
On target            :           8        |       2
Possession           :          58        |       42
Corners              :           2        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           2        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       7
Key Tackles          :           6        |       9
Key Passes           :          11        |       8
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Final Score          : Bayern Munich 2 - 0 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Bayern Munich
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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D_Anderson     GK  39   4   1   5  19 |  95   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
M_Tudgay       DF   2  34   6   8  32 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
P_Sweeper      DF   2  31   6  11  22 |  95   0   1   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20   2
D_Santon       DF   2  31  11   6  24 |  95   0   2   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  80  30   0
C_Kickaball    DF   1  30   7  10  32 |  54   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
Nacho          DF   3  30   7   4  32 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Ozil         MF   2   8  32   7  18 |  95   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  50  20
Douglas_Costa  MF   2   8  31  11  42 |  95   0   0   3   0   1   1   0   0   0  20  50  55
J_Marshman     MF   3   8  29   7  33 |  54   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Sheringham     FW   2   6   8  30  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  57
D_Purvis       FW   2   7  10  28  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  40
A_Hugo         GK  27   2   3   1  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Ramsey       DF   2  28   9   6  31 |  41   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
L_Carsley      MF   2   5  30  12  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Nainggolan   MF   1   8  29   5  23 |  41   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Shaddix      AM   3  11  28  18  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

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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Z_Alomerovic   GK  29   1   1   1  14 |  95   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  32  14   8  22 |  80   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  29  12   6  42 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Zeffane      DF   1  29  10   7  31 |  95   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  28   9   5  12 |  95   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10 -20
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  31  10  19 |  95   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   1
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  30  12  19 |  95   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
E_Knave        MF   3   7  24  10  21 |  79   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  23   6  42 |  64   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  30  39 |  95   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  11
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Banana       GK   2   8   7  15  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
De_Volte       DF   2  18   9   8  36 |  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
R_Fraser       MF   1   9  14   7  20 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
Nathan_Dyer    AM   2   7  11  29  31 |  31   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   8
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