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Elite League, Week 4

Barcelona 3 - 2 Benfica

Elite League Match, Barcelona vs. Benfica (Sun Dec 01)


                            Barcelona  |  Benfica
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-4-2 A
                         Bryngar Myre  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                        M_Zetterer GK  |  GK N_Winneke
                       G_Wilkinson DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                            J_Myre DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                      Ciaran_Clark DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                         J_Miranda DF  |  DF S_Mannaerts
                            R_Kopa MF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                         B_Spencer MF  |  MF J_Bolm
                     Adnan_Januzaj MF  |  MF I_Marcone
                          Coutinho MF  |  MF W_Dustice
                             H_Son FW  |  FW B_Dugnutt
                          K_Mbappe FW  |  FW T_Erak
                                       |
                           Barthez SUB |  SUB A_Zogbo
                        Marco_Rojo SUB |  SUB R_Tomassi
                              Xavi SUB |  SUB S_Nakamoto
                       K_Porborsky SUB |  SUB O_Marcentos
                            Amauri SUB |  SUB T_Henry

Referee: S_Youri (Morrocco)


Min. 1  :(bfa) J_Wilshere looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to B_Dugnutt
          ...  But J_Myre clears the ball to safety
Min. 4  :(brc) Coutinho crosses in from the wing, he finds J_Myre in the box
          ...  But Yann_M_Vila sweeps up the threat
Min. 6  :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila back heels to find J_Bolm in space
          ...  G_Wilkinson wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 8  :(bfa) J_Bolm takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  J_Bolm smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  M_Zetterer falls over
          ...  But M_Zetterer is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 10 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to K_Mbappe
          ...  K_Mbappe has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But N_Winneke punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 12 :(bfa) I_Marcone kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  S_Mannaerts gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  S_Mannaerts from 20 yards !
          ...  It's way wide
          ...  The Barcelona fans behind the goal spread their arms out
Min. 13 :(brc) Coutinho with a one-touch layoff to H_Son
          ...  H_Son with a stunning strike !
          ...  N_Winneke parries it
Min. 14 :(bfa) J_Foyth hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  T_Erak latches onto it!
          ...  G_Wilkinson wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Dustice chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  M_Zetterer catches it!
Min. 20 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt jumps over J_Myre's challenge
          ...  B_Dugnutt smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Barcelona fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 20 :(brc) K_Mbappe with the mazy run
          ...  How he got through those defenders I don't know
          ...  He sets himself up for the shot
          ...  S_Mannaerts knobbles the attacking player.
          ...  S_Youri blows up for a foul
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 22 :(brc) Coutinho knocks it forward
          ...  Yann_M_Vila slips
          ...  G_Wilkinson gets to it!
          ...  J_Foyth makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 23 :(brc) K_Mbappe with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves M_Zeffane behind
          ...  K_Mbappe aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 34 :(bfa) I_Marcone slides the ball across to T_Erak
          ...  A powerful shot by T_Erak !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 35 :(brc) B_Spencer is force to hold onto the ball
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  B_Spencer with the crafty shot!
          ...  N_Winneke just watches float over the bar!
Min. 37 :(brc) Ciaran_Clark with the diagonal pass H_Son
          ...  A skilful effort from H_Son !
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 39 :(brc) Coutinho leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to G_Wilkinson
          ...  A delicate chip from G_Wilkinson !
          ...  N_Winneke won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 40 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  J_Miranda wins the ball
Min. 41 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to K_Mbappe
          ...  K_Mbappe with the side footed shot!
          ...  N_Winneke makes a great save
          ...  And he manages to hold onto it as well!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(brc) K_Mbappe nutmegs J_Foyth, he continues to run forward
          ...  M_Zeffane slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 46 :(bfa) I_Marcone leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt with the strike !
          ...  M_Zetterer gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 49 :(brc) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  B_Spencer is through!
          ...  B_Spencer sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  N_Winneke gathers it comfortably

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

Min. 46 :(brc) K_Mbappe with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to H_Son
          ...  M_Zeffane makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 48 :(bfa) J_Wilshere sidesteps his marker
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  Coutinho is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
Min. 49 :(brc) H_Son wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to Adnan_Januzaj
          ...  S_Mannaerts beats him to the ball
Min. 49 :(bfa) I_Marcone looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  M_Zetterer manages to turn it behind
Min. 49 :(brc) Coutinho finds a hole in the defence
          ...  I_Marcone with a deliberate foul
          ...  S_Youri will want to speak to him
          ...  S_Youri calls him for a talk
Min. 55 :(brc) B_Spencer with a slide rule pass to J_Myre
          ...  Yann_M_Vila clears with a diving header
Min. 55 :(bfa) W_Dustice with a penetrating pass to J_Foyth
          ...  Ciaran_Clark wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 56 :(brc) R_Kopa finds K_Mbappe on the edge of the box
          ...  K_Mbappe throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a great effort!
          ...  That's put Barcelona ahead!
          ...  Barcelona 1-0 Benfica ...
Min. 57 :(brc) Coutinho is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to Adnan_Januzaj
          ...  S_Mannaerts read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 59 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila slices it
          ...  N_Winneke moves quickly!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Barcelona 2-0 Benfica ...
Min. 60 :(brc) Barcelona altered their play to a C strategy
Min. 60 :(bfa) R_Tomassi is being brought on
          ...  J_Foyth is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 60 :(bfa) I_Marcone hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  T_Erak collects the loose ball!
          ...  T_Erak attempts to drive it home!
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 61 :(brc) Ciaran_Clark sidesteps S_Mannaerts
          ...  S_Mannaerts moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 61 :(bfa) I_Marcone plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  G_Wilkinson with a nasty foul
          ...  S_Youri will want to speak to him
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  They are lining up to take this one!
          ...  J_Bolm drives it under the wall
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 62 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto replaces an unhappy J_Wilshere and will play as a MF
Min. 63 :(brc) B_Spencer takes advantage of a mistake by M_Zeffane
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  M_Zeffane reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 65 :(bfa) T_Henry comes on for B_Dugnutt and takes up a FW role
Min. 65 :(brc) Coutinho hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  Ciaran_Clark latches onto it!
          ...  M_Zeffane clears with a diving header
Min. 65 :(bfa) T_Erak loses G_Wilkinson
          ...  G_Wilkinson does well to get the tackle in
Min. 66 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past R_Tomassi
          ...  He knocks it to H_Son!
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  M_Zeffane picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 66 :(bfa) T_Erak gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past Ciaran_Clark!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  T_Erak sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  But M_Zetterer punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 67 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak shapes up for a shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  M_Zetterer shouts at his defenders
          ...  Barcelona 2-1 Benfica ...
Min. 68 :(brc) Barcelona will now play A
Min. 68 :(bfa) W_Dustice finds the run of T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak must beat M_Zetterer!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Runs off and slides on his knees!!
          ...  The fans go wild!
          ...  Equaliser, the crowd goes wild!
          ...  Barcelona 2-2 Benfica ...
Min. 69 :(bfa) J_Bolm kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  T_Erak gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Ciaran_Clark pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 71 :(brc) B_Spencer finds the run of H_Son
          ...  M_Zeffane wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 72 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto curls the ball out wide to T_Erak
          ...  J_Miranda robs him of the ball
Min. 73 :(brc) R_Kopa with the nutmeg
          ...  He takes the ball forward
          ...  R_Kopa launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  N_Winneke parries it
Min. 75 :(brc) Marco_Rojo is coming on for J_Myre and will play DF
Min. 75 :(brc) Xavi is being prepared to come on
          ...  R_Kopa is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 75 :(brc) Amauri is being prepared to come on
          ...  K_Mbappe is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 77 :(brc) Xavi leaves R_Tomassi standing
          ...  Xavi sees N_Winneke off his line !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Coutinho curls it into the box!
          ...  M_Zeffane belts it clear
Min. 77 :(brc) B_Spencer looks in some pain
          ...  He'll try and run it off though
Min. 78 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts moves forward
          ...  Cleaned up by J_Miranda
Min. 79 :(brc) H_Son takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Amauri
          ...  S_Nakamoto tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  S_Youri has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by S_Youri!
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  It is deep inside there own half
          ...  Xavi passes to H_Son
          ...  M_Zeffane slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 80 :(brc) G_Wilkinson jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  G_Wilkinson hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  But N_Winneke palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 81 :(brc) Xavi flicks it over R_Tomassi and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  Yann_M_Vila with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 83 :(brc) B_Spencer looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to H_Son
          ...  H_Son looks to see where N_Winneke is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But N_Winneke tips it over
          ...  S_Youri has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 84 :(brc) Coutinho gets possession in his own half
          ...  Coutinho with the crafty shot!
          ...  N_Winneke blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 85 :(brc) H_Son jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  H_Son drives it towards goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He puts his hands to his ears!!
          ...  He is winding the Benfica fans up!!
          ...  They greet the gesture with jeers!
          ...  What a time to score!!
          ...  That must be the winner
          ...  Barcelona 3-2 Benfica ...
Min. 87 :(bfa) T_Erak beats J_Miranda
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  T_Erak flings a shot at goal !
          ...  M_Zetterer saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(bfa) I_Marcone unselfishly lays the ball back to Yann_M_Vila
          ...  Yann_M_Vila fires the shot in!
          ...  M_Zetterer with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 91 :(bfa) T_Erak loses his marker
          ...  J_Miranda with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  He's been hard done by for that!!
Min. 92 :(bfa) J_Bolm takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to Yann_M_Vila
          ...  Yann_M_Vila attempts a low drive!
          ...  M_Zetterer with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 92 :(bfa) N_Winneke is down clutching his leg
          ...  He is ok to carry on though
Min. 93 :(brc) H_Son runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to Amauri
          ...  Yann_M_Vila slices it
          ...  N_Winneke moves quickly!!
          ...  He can't get there!
          ...  It inches just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Wilkinson drives it into the box!
          ...  N_Winneke easily claims the ball!
Min. 94 :(brc) Xavi runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to Amauri
          ...  Amauri sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  N_Winneke dives towards his top let hand corner
          ...  He's pushed that one just around the goal
          ...  Super Stop !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Adnan_Januzaj lofts the ball in!
          ...  S_Mannaerts gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Camp Nou
Attendance           : 150,000
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Barcelona Match Info
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Best player          : H_Son
Scorers              : K_Mbappe (56), Yann_M_Vila (59 og), H_Son (85)
Sent Off             : J_Miranda (91)
Booked               : G_Wilkinson (61)
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : T_Erak (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : T_Erak (67,68)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : S_Mannaerts (20), S_Nakamoto (79)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Barcelona    |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          16        |       14
Off target           :           5        |       5
On target            :          11        |       9
Possession           :          53        |       47
Corners              :           3        |       1
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       11
Key Tackles          :           9        |       15
Key Passes           :          19        |       15
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Final Score          : Barcelona 3 - 2 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Barcelona
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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M_Zetterer     GK  39   3   3   3  32 |  98   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
G_Wilkinson    DF   1  33  10   8  31 |  98   0   3   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  58  -2   9
J_Myre         DF   2  32   9   8  39 |  79   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20  20
Ciaran_Clark   DF   2  32   9   8  24 |  98   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
J_Miranda      DF   2  30  11   7  21 |  95   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  50 -10 -10
R_Kopa         MF   2  15  34   8  23 |  79   0   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  25  10
B_Spencer      MF   1  12  31  13  31 |  98   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  50  31
Adnan_Januzaj  MF   3  12  30  10  23 |  98   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
Coutinho       MF   3   6  28   8  21 |  98   0   0   6   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  60  10
H_Son          FW   2   9  11  31  20 |  98   0   0   3   0   4   1   0   0   0   0  30  56
K_Mbappe       FW   2   7   7  27  12 |  79   0   0   1   0   4   1   0   0   0   0  10  56
Barthez        GK  31   5   3   1  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Marco_Rojo     DF   1  28  11   7  30 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Xavi           MF   1   5  30  10  31 |  19   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
K_Porborsky    MF   2   6  27   8  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Amauri         FW   2   7   8  28  29 |  19   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10

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  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  33  14   8  22 |  98   0   4   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  40 -30   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  30  13   7  42 |  64   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Zeffane      DF   1  30  10   7  31 |  98   0   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 160   0   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  29   9   5  12 |  98   0   4   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  78  -2  -1
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  31  12  19 |  66   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  98   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  11
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  29   6  32 |  98   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  25   6  42 |  98   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  27  20 |  69   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  98   0   0   0   0   7   2   0   0   0   0   0 102
A_Zogbo        GK  31   4   3   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  31   8   7  37 |  34   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   5  26  16  32 |  32   0   0   2   1   0   0   1   0   0  -2  33  -2
O_Marcentos    MF   3   8  25   7  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Henry        FW   1   7  11  25  21 |  29   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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