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Elite League, Week 18

Celtic FC 0 - 0 Benfica

Elite League Match, Celtic FC vs. Benfica (Sun Feb 11)


                            Celtic FC  |  Benfica
                          4-1-3-1-1 E  |  5-4-1 C
                       Stuart Neilson  |  Steven Theobald
                                       |
                         T_Flowers GK  |  GK F_Foster
                         B_Howedes DF  |  DF T_Adams
                            N_Wade DF  |  DF C_Thomson
                           K_Abrha DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                          M_Britos DF  |  DF R_Tomassi
                         M_Kikuchi DM  |  DF M_Zeffane
                          K_Mizuno MF  |  MF Zheng_Zhi
                       B_Bjorksson MF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                      A_Ben_Hatira MF  |  MF J_Bolm
                       M_Phisbaena AM  |  MF E_Spence
                         P_McGowan FW  |  FW Stefano
                                       |
                         S_Assenjo SUB |  SUB Z_Alomerovic
                       C_Metzelder SUB |  SUB S_Mannaerts
                         K_Femenia SUB |  SUB P_Do_Shaw
                        C_Makelele SUB |  SUB S_Nakamoto
                         G_Puciato SUB |  SUB Nathan_Dyer

Referee: F_Brych (Germany)


Min. 1  :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira with the nod to M_Phisbaena
          ...  Stefano with a pull on the shirt
          ...  F_Brych ignores the protests for a card
          ...  Steven Theobald looks relieved
Min. 4  :(cfc) M_Kikuchi looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to P_McGowan
          ...  T_Adams takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 4  :(cfc) K_Abrha plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  E_Spence knobbles the attacking player.
          ...  F_Brych blows up for a foul
          ...  F_Brych tells him to calm his game down a bit
Min. 5  :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  P_McGowan latches onto the ball
          ...  But T_Adams puts it in row Z!
Min. 6  :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi with a probing through ball Stefano
          ...  But A_Ben_Hatira comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 8  :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira hoofs it up field to find P_McGowan
          ...  But T_Adams barges him off the ball
Min. 11 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to N_Wade
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by T_Adams
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 19 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to N_Wade
          ...  E_Spence with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 21 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to P_McGowan
          ...  Stefano forces him off the ball
Min. 33 :(cfc) K_Mizuno moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Britos
          ...  Stefano plays it back
          ...  F_Foster slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Mizuno chips the ball into the area!
          ...  The ball comes to N_Wade
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  F_Foster with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 34 :(bfa) E_Spence plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  Stefano keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  Stefano has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 35 :(cfc) M_Kikuchi with a one-touch layoff to K_Mizuno
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by K_Mizuno !
          ...  F_Foster gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  He has put it wide !!
          ...  He puts his hands on his head in despair!
Min. 38 :(bfa) J_Wilshere with a well-controlled run
          ...  J_Wilshere goes for goal !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 47 :(cfc) K_Mizuno controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  P_McGowan gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  J_Wilshere slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Celtic FC 0-0 Benfica

Min. 46 :(cfc) M_Kikuchi gets to the by line and finds P_McGowan with a beautiful cross
          ...  From long range P_McGowan bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  F_Foster just watches float over the bar!
Min. 47 :(cfc) B_Bjorksson with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to P_McGowan
          ...  P_McGowan hits the ball first time!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 47 :(bfa) J_Wilshere runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of Stefano
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  Stefano with a powerful header !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort
Min. 54 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena with a perfectly timed run
          ...  J_Wilshere with a nasty foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  F_Brych calls him over
          ...  F_Brych is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 55 :(cfc) K_Mizuno with the Cruyff turn
          ...  Cleared by R_Tomassi
Min. 62 :(cfc) K_Mizuno with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows T_Adams a clean set of heals
          ...  K_Mizuno tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  But F_Foster with the difficult save
Min. 62 :(bfa) E_Spence with a first time pass
          ...  J_Wilshere runs onto it!
          ...  B_Bjorksson with the tackle
          ...  F_Brych will want to speak to him
          ...  F_Brych wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 63 :(bfa) Stefano with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle
          ...  K_Abrha steals the ball of off him
Min. 70 :(cfc) K_Femenia is ready to come on to replace B_Howedes
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 72 :(cfc) C_Makelele will replace the useless B_Bjorksson and will play MF
Min. 72 :(cfc) P_McGowan runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  A skilful effort from P_McGowan !
          ...  The shot slips through F_Foster's hands
          ...  But F_Foster recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 73 :(cfc) N_Wade hoofs it up field to find P_McGowan
          ...  C_Thomson cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 74 :(cfc) P_McGowan knocks it past Zheng_Zhi and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  T_Adams slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 74 :(bfa) J_Wilshere is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to Yann_M_Vila
          ...  N_Wade with an awful challenge
          ...  F_Brych calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  R_Tomassi drives it under the wall
          ...  T_Flowers tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 75 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts will come on for R_Tomassi and play DF
Min. 75 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena runs at J_Bolm
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  C_Thomson is called for the holding foul
          ...  He won that header unfairly
          ...  F_Brych tells him to calm his game down a bit
Min. 76 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace J_Wilshere
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 78 :(cfc) G_Puciato is ready to come on to replace M_Phisbaena
          ...  Looks like he will play as a FW
Min. 78 :(cfc) P_McGowan holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to M_Kikuchi
          ...  Zheng_Zhi with a deliberate foul
          ...  F_Brych will want to speak to him
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 83 :(bfa) J_Bolm runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to Stefano
          ...  Stefano sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  T_Flowers saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 84 :(cfc) K_Abrha with a slick pass to M_Kikuchi
          ...  M_Kikuchi with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  F_Foster with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 85 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past K_Abrha
          ...  He knocks it to Stefano!
          ...  K_Abrha wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Adams hits it towards the far post!
          ...  T_Flowers catches it!
Min. 87 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Stefano
          ...  But K_Abrha spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 92 :(bfa) Stefano takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  K_Mizuno with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  F_Brych warns him
Min. 93 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Stefano
          ...  Stefano hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  T_Flowers just watches it drift out of play!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Celtic Park
Attendance           : 120,000
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : K_Abrha
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N_Wade (74)
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : T_Adams (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : E_Spence (19), J_Wilshere (54), Zheng_Zhi (78)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Celtic FC    |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :           7        |       6
Off target           :           3        |       4
On target            :           4        |       2
Possession           :          44        |       56
Corners              :           1        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :          12        |       20
Key Tackles          :           4        |       10
Key Passes           :          15        |       9
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Final Score          : Celtic FC 0 - 0 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Celtic FC
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 |  98   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  32  11   8  23 |  74   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Wade         DF   2  31   9   6  25 |  98   0   0   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2   8   3
K_Abrha        DF   1  28   9   6  33 |  98   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 100  10   0
M_Britos       DF   2  27   6   8  22 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Kikuchi      DM   1  14  26   8  30 |  98   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   5
K_Mizuno       MF   1   8  32  10  28 |  98   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20   6
B_Bjorksson    MF   2  11  29   7  31 |  76   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Ben_Hatira   MF   2   6  29   8  40 |  98   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
M_Phisbaena    AM   2   9  13  32  32 |  82   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  33  16 |  98   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10   7
S_Assenjo      GK  28   3   3   4  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Metzelder    DF   2  26   8   8  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Femenia      DF   3  25   8   6  32 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  28  10  30 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Puciato      FW   2   9   9  28  42 |  16   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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F_Foster       GK  39   2   4   4  16 |  98   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
T_Adams        DF   2  32   8   7  22 |  98   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 140   0   0
C_Thomson      DF   2  31  12   6  25 |  98   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  30  14   8  22 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  29   8   7  37 |  79   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
M_Zeffane      DF   1  28   9   7  31 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Zheng_Zhi      MF   1   9  30   8  42 |  98   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
J_Wilshere     MF   2  19  29  12  19 |  80   0   1   2   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  18  -1
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  28  13  32 |  98   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
E_Spence       MF   2   9  28   9  40 |  98   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  29  39 |  98   0   2   0   0   4   0   0   0   0  40   0   8
Z_Alomerovic   GK  28   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 |  19   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
P_Do_Shaw      MF   2   9  30   9  25 |  18   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  25  16  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  28  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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