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Elite League Cup Match 2

Celtic FC 3 - 0 Benfica

Elite League Cup League Stage Match, Celtic FC vs. Benfica (Wed Dec 04)


                            Celtic FC  |  Benfica
                            4-1-3-2 P  |  4-4-2 A
                       Stuart Neilson  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                           H_Gomes GK  |  GK N_Winneke
                         B_Howedes DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                          P_A_Cocu DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                        C_Kabasele DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                         J_A_Riise DF  |  DF S_Mannaerts
                        C_Makelele DM  |  MF J_Wilshere
                        R_V_Persie MF  |  MF J_Bolm
                          L_Holtby MF  |  MF I_Marcone
                         C_Ronaldo MF  |  MF W_Dustice
                       M_Phisbaena FW  |  FW B_Dugnutt
                           M_McKay FW  |  FW T_Erak
                                       |
                        P_Dahlberg SUB |  SUB A_Zogbo
                       C_Metzelder SUB |  SUB R_Tomassi
                        M_Cassetti SUB |  SUB S_Nakamoto
                          A_Cejudo SUB |  SUB O_Marcentos
                            I_Sarr SUB |  SUB T_Henry

Referee: P_Graham (Wales)


Min. 1  :(bfa) B_Dugnutt drives it across the face of the goal J_Bolm
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from J_A_Riise
Min. 4  :(cfc) P_A_Cocu sidesteps S_Mannaerts
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  P_A_Cocu lobs N_Winneke!
          ...  N_Winneke with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 4  :(bfa) J_Wilshere flicks the ball through
          ...  I_Marcone runs onto it!
          ...  B_Howedes takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 5  :(cfc) M_Phisbaena sidesteps M_Zeffane
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  M_Phisbaena tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 6  :(cfc) M_Phisbaena nutmegs Yann_M_Vila
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by M_Phisbaena !
          ...  N_Winneke is beaten!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!
          ...  Celtic FC have snatched the lead!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-0 Benfica ...
Min. 7  :(bfa) J_Bolm makes the tackle
          ...  He gets to his feet quickly
          ...  He's beat the defender to the ball
          ...  B_Howedes muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 8  :(cfc) C_Ronaldo finds M_Phisbaena on the edge of the box
          ...  Yann_M_Vila gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 16 :(bfa) W_Dustice is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak aims for the top right corner !
          ...  H_Gomes saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 18 :(cfc) P_A_Cocu skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  P_A_Cocu fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 18 :(bfa) T_Erak with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  Driven towards goal by T_Erak !
          ...  H_Gomes blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 19 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs J_Foyth
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  S_Mannaerts pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 19 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila finds himself in a good position
          ...  J_A_Riise wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Zeffane hits it towards the far post!
          ...  H_Gomes jumps well to claim it!
Min. 20 :(cfc) C_Makelele back heels to find R_V_Persie in space
          ...  But Yann_M_Vila clears the danger
Min. 24 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila floats the ball in to find T_Erak
          ...  C_Ronaldo with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 26 :(cfc) C_Makelele with a slick pass to M_Phisbaena
          ...  A left-footer by M_Phisbaena !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  N_Winneke moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  N_Winneke catches it with style!
Min. 33 :(cfc) C_Makelele with a slick pass to M_McKay
          ...  M_McKay tries to beat N_Winneke!
          ...  But N_Winneke just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 35 :(bfa) Benfica's manager orders his side to play E
Min. 35 :(cfc) R_V_Persie with an intelligent ball to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He kisses his shirt!!
          ...  He shows his love for the club!!
          ...  The fans cheer him and chant his name!!
          ...  Celtic FC 2-0 Benfica ...
Min. 35 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt finds the space intelligently
          ...  B_Dugnutt smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 36 :(cfc) C_Makelele with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He knocks it to J_A_Riise!
          ...  But T_Erak wins the ball
Min. 37 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena shoots towards goal !
          ...  But N_Winneke with the difficult save
Min. 37 :(bfa) T_Erak beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  M_Phisbaena with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
Min. 40 :(cfc) R_V_Persie hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  M_McKay collects the loose ball!
          ...  M_McKay has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  N_Winneke with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 41 :(cfc) R_V_Persie sidesteps M_Zeffane
          ...  R_V_Persie drives the ball low !
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 41 :(bfa) M_Zeffane wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Dugnutt
          ...  What a shot from B_Dugnutt !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  H_Gomes gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 42 :(bfa) J_Wilshere with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past L_Holtby
          ...  But B_Howedes with the fine tackle
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to M_McKay
          ...  What a shot from M_McKay !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a great effort!
          ...  Celtic FC 3-0 Benfica ...
Min. 44 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Bolm
          ...  J_Bolm flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 45 :(bfa) Benfica made the switch to a A strategy
Min. 47 :(bfa) T_Erak is unmarked!
          ...  L_Holtby leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
Min. 49 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena skips the challenge from Yann_M_Vila
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from M_Phisbaena !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  N_Winneke is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Ronaldo crosses it in!
          ...  C_Makelele gets to it!
          ...  Over the bar

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Celtic FC 3-0 Benfica

Min. 50 :(bfa) W_Dustice is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to Yann_M_Vila
          ...  M_McKay goes in stud's first
          ...  P_Graham will want to speak to him
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  P_Graham had no choice there!!
          ...  Matias Finkelstein appluads the decision
Min. 50 :(bfa) J_Bolm sidesteps C_Kabasele
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  B_Howedes with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 51 :(bfa) W_Dustice sprints past C_Makelele
          ...  P_A_Cocu with an over the top challenge
Min. 53 :(bfa) J_Bolm floats the ball in to find B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  But H_Gomes palms it behind
          ...  P_Graham has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 55 :(cfc) J_A_Riise 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!
          ...  J_A_Riise carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 60 :(bfa) R_Tomassi will replace J_Foyth and play DF
Min. 62 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto is being prepared to come on
          ...  J_Wilshere is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 65 :(bfa) There's going to be a change
          ...  T_Henry will come on for B_Dugnutt and play FW
Min. 65 :(bfa) I_Marcone has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past J_A_Riise
          ...  He puts in T_Erak!
          ...  T_Erak swings in the shot!
          ...  H_Gomes takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 66 :(cfc) C_Makelele beats one
          ...  Goes past the second
          ...  He keeps going
          ...  fantastic skill!!
          ...  M_Zeffane knocks the ball back to N_Winneke
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past N_Winneke!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Holtby lofts the ball in!
          ...  It comes to P_A_Cocu
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  N_Winneke with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 67 :(cfc) L_Holtby wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Howedes
          ...  B_Howedes smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  N_Winneke makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 67 :(bfa) T_Erak is force to hold onto the ball
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  But P_A_Cocu wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 68 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena sidesteps his marker
          ...  He runs forward now
          ...  M_Phisbaena with a powerful downward header!
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 70 :(cfc) a big roar from the crowd as M_Cassetti comes on for J_A_Riise to play DF
Min. 72 :(cfc) I_Sarr comes on for M_Phisbaena and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 79 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto takes possession
          ...  He's got no outlet
          ...  He decides to go alone
          ...  C_Makelele with a bad challenge
          ...  P_Graham will want to speak to him
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 82 :(cfc) A_Cejudo is being prepared to come on
          ...  C_Makelele is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 82 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts finds S_Nakamoto with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  S_Nakamoto with a bicycle kick !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 86 :(bfa) I_Marcone leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to T_Henry
          ...  T_Henry hits a curling shot!
          ...  But H_Gomes tips it behind
          ...  P_Graham has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(bfa) I_Marcone with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past P_A_Cocu
          ...  He knocks it to T_Erak!
          ...  T_Erak gets up high for the header !
          ...  H_Gomes with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 91 :(cfc) M_Cassetti cuts inside W_Dustice
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  M_Cassetti blasts it at the goal !
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 92 :(cfc) M_Cassetti sidesteps Yann_M_Vila
          ...  M_Zeffane clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Celtic Park
Attendance           : 150,000
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : M_Phisbaena (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : M_Phisbaena (6,35), M_McKay (44)
Sent Off             : M_McKay (50)
Booked               : C_Makelele (79)
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : T_Erak
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Celtic FC     |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          18        |       10
Off target           :           8        |       3
On target            :          10        |       7
Possession           :          60        |       40
Corners              :           2        |       1
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          14        |       6
Key Tackles          :           6        |       6
Key Passes           :          10        |       11
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Final Score          : Celtic FC 3 - 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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H_Gomes        GK  38   2   3   7  41 |  97   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  34  11   9  23 |  97   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0  10
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  32   8  11  30 |  97   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20   0  21
C_Kabasele     DF   3  30   8   6  30 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
J_A_Riise      DF   3  28   7   9  32 |  74   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0   1
C_Makelele     DM   2  12  30  10  30 |  86   0   0   4   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  38  -1
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  30  14  31 |  97   0   0   2   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  60  21
L_Holtby       MF   2   8  30   8  21 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
C_Ronaldo      MF   3   7  28   8  21 |  97   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  14  35  32 |  76   0   0   0   0   7   2   0   0   0   0   0  93
M_McKay        FW   3   7  10  28  21 |  54   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   1   0 -10 -10  45
P_Dahlberg     GK  31   5   2   2  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Metzelder    DF   2  28   8   9  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Cassetti     DF   3  26   8   6  30 |  23   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
A_Cejudo       MF   3   9  28   8  10 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Sarr         FW   1   8   7  20  21 |  21   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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N_Winneke      GK  33   2   2   3  20 |  97   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  34  14   8  22 |  97   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  30  13   7  42 |  64   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Zeffane      DF   1  31  10   7  31 |  97   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  29   9   5  12 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
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  30  13  32 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  29   6  32 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  25   6  42 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  27  20 |  69   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  21
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  97   0   1   0   0   4   0   0   0   0  20   0  40
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 |  33   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   5  26  16  32 |  31   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -19
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 |  28   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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