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Elite FA Cup, Group B Game 2

Borussia Dortmund 0 - 1 Benfica

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 2, Borussia Dortmund vs. Benfica (Wed Dec 12)


                    Borussia Dortmund  |  Benfica
                          5-1-2-1-1 D  |  4-3-3 C
                         Rune Oldeide  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                           I_Banks GK  |  GK F_Foster
                        Marco_Rojo DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                           M_Motta DF  |  DF R_Tomassi
                            Danilo DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                       P_Gualtieri DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                         G_McQueen DF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                           A_Vidal DM  |  MF J_Plasil
                         S_A_Nasri MF  |  MF J_Bolm
                         P_Lambert MF  |  FW Stefano
                            D_Alli AM  |  FW Nathan_Dyer
                      M_Delvecchio FW  |  FW B_Dugnutt
                                       |
                           P_Check SUB |  SUB Z_Alomerovic
                            R_Song SUB |  SUB S_Mannaerts
                         Guilherme SUB |  SUB E_Spence
                         Rodriguez SUB |  SUB E_Knave
                            J_Cruz SUB |  SUB T_Erak

Referee: H_Webb (England)


Min. 1  :(bfa) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  Benfica will now play A
Min. 6  :(bor) A_Vidal crosses to M_Delvecchio
          ...  M_Delvecchio with his head down lets it go !
          ...  F_Foster with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 9  :(bor) P_Lambert looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to M_Delvecchio
          ...  M_Zeffane takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 12 :(bor) S_A_Nasri gets to the by line and finds G_McQueen with a beautiful cross
          ...  But M_Zeffane with the fine tackle
Min. 15 :(bor) P_Lambert with a slide rule pass to Danilo
          ...  Nathan_Dyer cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 22 :(bor) S_A_Nasri heads the ball back to M_Delvecchio
          ...  Yann_M_Vila wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 27 :(bor) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  S_A_Nasri is through!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila does well to get the tackle in
Min. 27 :(bfa) J_Wilshere shoves S_A_Nasri in the chest!!
          ...  He got away with just a warning
Min. 36 :(bor) G_McQueen beats Yann_M_Vila
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  M_Zeffane tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  H_Webb has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by H_Webb!
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 37 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila with an intelligent ball to J_Foyth
          ...  But S_A_Nasri wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but H_Webb has none of it.
Min. 40 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila swings an elbow
          ...  He caught P_Lambert full in the face
          ...  He could be off!!
          ...  H_Webb calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 42 :(bor) D_Alli has it now
          ...  He takes on Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in S_A_Nasri!
          ...  J_Foyth with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(bor) D_Alli moves forward
          ...  J_Foyth with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 48 :(bfa) J_Plasil is rolling on the ground!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 48 :(bfa) E_Spence is coming on for J_Plasil and will play MF

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Benfica

Min. 50 :(bfa) E_Spence retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Stefano gets on the end of it
          ...  Stefano hits a great drive!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 50 :(bfa) M_Zeffane is on the ground
          ...  He looks in agony
          ...  He won't be able to continue!
Min. 50 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts comes on for M_Zeffane and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 51 :(bor) Danilo nutmegs the defender
          ...  E_Spence with a superb challenge
          ...  H_Webb has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just past the halfway line
          ...  P_Lambert floats it forward
          ...  M_Delvecchio latches onto the end of it
          ...  M_Delvecchio keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 59 :(bfa) J_Wilshere with a first time pass
          ...  B_Dugnutt runs onto it!
          ...  B_Dugnutt with a thundering shot!
          ...  It floats over I_Banks
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 59 :(bor) D_Alli finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled the defender
          ...  J_Foyth rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  His 2nd yellow this game ! Sent off !
Min. 63 :(bor) P_Lambert gains possession
          ...  E_Spence wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 64 :(bor) J_Cruz replaces an unhappy P_Lambert and will play as a FW
Min. 65 :(bor) Guilherme is being prepared to come on
          ...  M_Motta is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 65 :(bor) Rodriguez takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace D_Alli as MF
Min. 65 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer beats G_McQueen
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  Fine tackle by A_Vidal
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 65 :(bor) J_Cruz has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past J_Wilshere
          ...  He puts in Danilo!
          ...  S_Mannaerts with an awful challenge
Min. 67 :(bor) S_A_Nasri sidesteps Yann_M_Vila
          ...  But R_Tomassi barges him off the ball
Min. 71 :(bfa) R_Tomassi is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to E_Spence
          ...  Marco_Rojo with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
Min. 71 :(bfa) J_Wilshere is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to E_Spence
          ...  But Marco_Rojo wins the ball
Min. 72 :(bfa) J_Bolm drives it forward to Stefano
          ...  P_Gualtieri wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 73 :(bor) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  M_Delvecchio is through!
          ...  M_Delvecchio goes for the top corner !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  The Benfica fans laugh at him
Min. 74 :(bor) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  S_A_Nasri is through!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_A_Nasri chips the ball into the area!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 74 :(bfa) R_Tomassi leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to Stefano
          ...  Stefano rifles it to the far post !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He pulls his shirt over his face in celebration!
          ...  Lets see if Benfica can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Benfica ...
Min. 75 :(bor) Borussia Dortmund altered their play to a A strategy
Min. 75 :(bor) Rodriguez hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  M_Delvecchio latches onto it!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila reads the play well
Min. 78 :(bfa) T_Erak comes on for B_Dugnutt and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 81 :(bfa) E_Spence knocks it forward
          ...  Marco_Rojo slips
          ...  Stefano gets to it!
          ...  Danilo is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
          ...  H_Webb tries to calm him down
Min. 86 :(bor) Rodriguez drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Cruz
          ...  J_Cruz hits a crisp volley!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 86 :(bfa) J_Bolm drives it forward to T_Erak
          ...  But Guilherme barges him off the ball
Min. 87 :(bor) S_A_Nasri with the diagonal pass J_Cruz
          ...  J_Cruz hits the ball first time!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  F_Foster dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had F_Foster beaten!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(bfa) J_Bolm runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Westfalenstadion
Attendance           : 95,000
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Borussia Dortmund Match Info
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Best player          : S_A_Nasri
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : Yann_M_Vila (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Stefano (74)
Sent Off             : J_Foyth (59)
Booked               : Yann_M_Vila (40)
Injured              : J_Plasil (48), M_Zeffane (50)
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Match Statistics
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                       Borussia Dortmund  |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :           5        |       4
Off target           :           4        |       3
On target            :           1        |       1
Possession           :          57        |       43
Corners              :           1        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       14
Key Tackles          :           5        |       10
Key Passes           :           9        |       9
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Final Score          : Borussia Dortmund 0 - 1 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Borussia Dortmund
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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I_Banks        GK  29   2   2   3  31 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10   0   0   0
Marco_Rojo     DF   1  27  10   7  30 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Motta        DF   1  26   8   7  32 |  69   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Danilo         DF   2  26   7   8  32 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
P_Gualtieri    DF   2  26   6   8  44 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
G_McQueen      DF   2  25   8   9  41 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Vidal        DM   2  13  24   7  21 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
S_A_Nasri      MF   2   8  26   9  26 |  96   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
P_Lambert      MF   2  10  24   8  43 |  68   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
D_Alli         AM   1   8  24  12  21 |  69   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Delvecchio   FW   1   7  10  25  11 |  96   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
P_Check        GK  31   2   3   2  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Song         DF   2  25   8   7  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Guilherme      DF   1  25   3   8  17 |  27   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Rodriguez      MF   2   7  23   6  23 |  27   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
J_Cruz         FW   1   6   8  26  31 |  28   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2

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 |  96   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  32  14   8  22 |  96   0   5   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  98   8  -2
R_Tomassi      DF   1  30   8   7  37 |  96   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
M_Zeffane      DF   1  29  10   7  31 |  54   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20  20
J_Foyth        DF   1  29  12   6  42 |  63   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  10 -10 -10
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  30  12  19 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  30  10  19 |  48   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  96   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  50  20
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  30  39 |  96   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  36
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  29  31 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   6  24  20 |  82   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Z_Alomerovic   GK  29   1   1   1  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  27   9   5  12 |  42   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
E_Spence       MF   2   9  28   9  40 |  48   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
E_Knave        MF   3   7  24  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  14   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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