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League Play Off 2nd Leg

Everton - Benfica

Elite Divisional Play Off 2nd Leg Match, Everton vs. Benfica (Sun Oct 06)


                              Everton  |  Benfica
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-4-2 A
                         John O Brien  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                       N_Cambiasso GK  |  GK F_Foster
                           M_Kelly DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                       C_Prandelli DF  |  DF R_Tomassi
                         H_Maguire DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                          D_Shittu DF  |  DF S_Mannaerts
                     R_LoftusCheek MF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                          A_Bawbag MF  |  MF J_Bolm
                         H_Rutland MF  |  MF S_Nakamoto
                              Isco MF  |  MF E_Knave
                          Odegaard FW  |  FW Nathan_Dyer
                     Rolando_Silva FW  |  FW T_Erak
                                       |
                      E_J_Johansen SUB |  SUB Z_Alomerovic
                         T_Roberts SUB |  SUB E_Jordanov
                     D_Archambault SUB |  SUB E_May
                         M_Ritchie SUB |  SUB I_Marcone
                         A_Sanchez SUB |  SUB B_Dugnutt

Referee: P_Graham (Wales)


Min. 5  :(bfa) J_Wilshere gets to the by line and finds Nathan_Dyer with a beautiful cross
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from H_Maguire
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 8  :(evn) Rolando_Silva with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  Rolando_Silva with the side footed shot!
          ...  But F_Foster parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 10 :(bfa) E_Knave off the woodwork.
          ...  Nathan_Dyer picks up the deflection
          ...  Nathan_Dyer from 20 yards !
          ...  N_Cambiasso gathers it easily
Min. 11 :(evn) Isco knocks the ball past the lunge of Yann_M_Vila
          ...  Isco fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  But F_Foster comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 14 :(bfa) E_Knave with a penetrating pass to T_Erak
          ...  C_Prandelli with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the Benfica players
          ...  P_Graham calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 14 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto plays a long ball to T_Erak
          ...  Good sliding challenge from D_Shittu and it had to be
Min. 15 :(evn) R_LoftusCheek unselfishly lays the ball back to A_Bawbag
          ...  Driven towards goal by A_Bawbag !
          ...  F_Foster won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 16 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer beats his marker
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  But C_Prandelli puts it in row Z!
Min. 17 :(evn) Odegaard runs at R_Tomassi
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  J_Bolm with a well timed tackle
          ...  P_Graham didn't like it though
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  H_Rutland swings it in
          ...  M_Kelly gets on the end of it
          ...  M_Kelly with the crafty shot!
          ...  F_Foster with a superb tip over the bar
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Isco drives it into the box!
          ...  C_Prandelli gets to it!
          ...  But F_Foster reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on F_Foster anyway
Min. 20 :(evn) H_Rutland reads the run of Odegaard
          ...  But R_Tomassi reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 23 :(bfa) T_Erak turns nicely onto the ball
          ...  Rolando_Silva with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 25 :(bfa) E_Knave with a slide rule pass to R_Tomassi
          ...  C_Prandelli seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 26 :(evn) Isco finds M_Kelly on the edge of the box
          ...  R_Tomassi bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 28 :(evn) M_Kelly takes advantage of a mistake by R_Tomassi
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  M_Kelly hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  F_Foster tips it wide !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  H_Rutland drives it into the box!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila belts it clear
Min. 28 :(bfa) J_Bolm with an intelligent ball to E_Knave
          ...  Isco with the tackle
          ...  P_Graham will want to speak to him
          ...  He is warned by P_Graham
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 30 :(evn) H_Rutland with a neat pass into Rolando_Silva
          ...  Rolando_Silva tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  F_Foster with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 31 :(evn) H_Rutland works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Odegaard
          ...  Odegaard with the overhead !
          ...  F_Foster guesses right
Min. 34 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila brings it under control
          ...  He takes on C_Prandelli
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Nathan_Dyer!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with a stunning strike !
          ...  But N_Cambiasso tips it over
          ...  P_Graham has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 37 :(evn) Isco loses R_Tomassi
          ...  Isco with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into F_Foster's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 38 :(evn) M_Kelly takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past J_Wilshere
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  S_Nakamoto with a deliberate foul
          ...  P_Graham will want to speak to him
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  A_Bawbag hoists it forward
          ...  Rolando_Silva gets on the end of it
          ...  Rolando_Silva has a dig at goal!
          ...  F_Foster dives towards his top let hand corner
          ...  He's pushed that one just around the goal
          ...  Super Stop !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Rolando_Silva curls it into the box!
          ...  F_Foster easily catches it!
Min. 39 :(evn) A_Bawbag leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to Rolando_Silva
          ...  Rolando_Silva tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  F_Foster with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 40 :(evn) H_Rutland knocks it forward
          ...  Yann_M_Vila slips
          ...  Odegaard gets to it!
          ...  Odegaard swings in the shot!
          ...  F_Foster tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 42 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto plays a first time ball through the defence to J_Wilshere
          ...  Rolando_Silva with a late tackle
          ...  Well to be fair he was looking for the foul
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto nutmegs C_Prandelli
          ...  S_Nakamoto fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  N_Cambiasso acrobatically tips it over !!
          ...  Great keeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Bolm floats the ball in!
          ...  T_Erak with the header
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick

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

Min. 47 :(evn) C_Prandelli hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  H_Maguire collects the loose ball!
          ...  But M_Zeffane wins the ball
Min. 48 :(evn) Rolando_Silva sidesteps S_Nakamoto
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  R_Tomassi wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 49 :(bfa) J_Wilshere with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past the defender
          ...  J_Wilshere with a thundering drive!
          ...  But he puts it wide
Min. 50 :(bfa) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  J_Wilshere is through!
          ...  J_Wilshere has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  But N_Cambiasso is equal to it
Min. 53 :(evn) Odegaard with a pinpoint pass to Rolando_Silva
          ...  Rolando_Silva has a dig at goal!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 58 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  M_Kelly wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila drives it into the box!
          ...  N_Cambiasso comes out and claims it!
Min. 59 :(evn) A_Bawbag hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  Rolando_Silva latches onto it!
          ...  But R_Tomassi with the fine tackle
Min. 60 :(bfa) a big roar from the crowd as E_Jordanov comes on for R_Tomassi to play DF
Min. 60 :(evn) H_Rutland controls it with ease
          ...  The cross hits H_Rutland on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  H_Rutland chips the ball into the area!
          ...  F_Foster jumps well to claim it!
Min. 64 :(evn) A_Bawbag takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into Rolando_Silva
          ...  Rolando_Silva with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  F_Foster goes down well to save
Min. 68 :(evn) A_Bawbag holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Rolando_Silva
          ...  Rolando_Silva hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  F_Foster gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 68 :(bfa) E_Knave holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to J_Wilshere
          ...  A left-footer by J_Wilshere !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He pulls his shirt over his face in celebration!
          ...  That's put Benfica in front!
          ...  Everton 0-1 Benfica ...
Min. 69 :(bfa) Benfica altered their play to a D strategy
Min. 70 :(evn) M_Ritchie replaces R_LoftusCheek to play as a MF
Min. 70 :(evn) H_Rutland runs at M_Zeffane
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  E_Jordanov seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 75 :(evn) A_Sanchez replaces Odegaard and will play FW
Min. 77 :(evn) Isco with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from S_Mannaerts
          ...  Yann_M_Vila rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's P_Graham going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 78 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts beats H_Maguire
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves P_Graham
          ...  S_Mannaerts has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  But N_Cambiasso tips it behind
          ...  P_Graham has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 79 :(evn) D_Shittu picks up a loose ball
          ...  D_Shittu with the attempt at goal!
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 80 :(evn) T_Roberts replaces M_Kelly and will play DF
Min. 81 :(bfa) T_Erak pushes it past the defender
          ...  Blocked by C_Prandelli
Min. 85 :(evn) M_Ritchie turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Sanchez
          ...  A_Sanchez with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort
Min. 85 :(bfa) J_Bolm controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs D_Shittu
          ...  He puts in S_Nakamoto!
          ...  D_Shittu reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 86 :(evn) A_Sanchez runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  A_Sanchez hits a great drive!
          ...  F_Foster parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 86 :(evn) H_Rutland is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to M_Ritchie
          ...  Yann_M_Vila with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  D_Shittu hits it hard
          ...  F_Foster watches it sail wide!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(bfa) T_Erak cuts through the defence
          ...  H_Rutland with a nasty foul
          ...  P_Graham will want to speak to him
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
Min. 91 :(evn) Isco controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs S_Mannaerts
          ...  He puts in A_Sanchez!
          ...  A_Sanchez uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 93 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves H_Maguire behind
          ...  H_Maguire reacts to stop the move going any further

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Goodison Park
Attendance           : 134,000
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Everton Match Info
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Best player          : Rolando_Silva
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : C_Prandelli (14), Rolando_Silva (42), H_Rutland (89)
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : F_Foster (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Wilshere (68)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Bolm (17), S_Nakamoto (38)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Everton     |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          21        |       8
Off target           :          10        |       2
On target            :          11        |       6
Possession           :          59        |       41
Corners              :           4        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       1
Fouls                :          11        |       8
Key Tackles          :           8        |       7
Key Passes           :          15        |       10
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Final Score          : Everton 0 - 1 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Everton
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_Cambiasso    GK  34   4   1   2  22 |  95   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
M_Kelly        DF   2  31  15  14  33 |  81   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  20
C_Prandelli    DF   1  31  13   7  29 |  95   0   3   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  58   8   8
H_Maguire      DF   2  29   8   6  23 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
D_Shittu       DF   3  28   8   9  22 |  95   0   2   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  40   0   2
R_LoftusCheek  MF   2   7  30   8  23 |  71   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Bawbag       MF   3   7  30   7  20 |  95   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20  20 -19
H_Rutland      MF   1   8  29  12  14 |  95   0   0   5   0   1   0   1   0   0 -22  28 -21
Isco           MF   1   7  29   7  21 |  95   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  11
Odegaard       FW   2   4   5  28  31 |  76   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  20
Rolando_Silva  FW   3  10   9  27  41 |  95   0   0   0   0   7   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  50
E_J_Johansen   GK  23   6   6   6  35 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Roberts      DF   2  31  12  10  27 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Archambault  MF   3   7  28  12  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Ritchie      MF   1  12  25   7  23 |  24   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Sanchez      FW   1  10   8  25  32 |  19   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3

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 |  95  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 105   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  33  14   8  22 |  95   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  31   8   7  37 |  61   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
M_Zeffane      DF   1  30  10   7  31 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  28   9   5  12 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  31  12  19 |  95   0   0   1   0   3   1   0   0   0   0  10  46
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   5  26  16  32 |  95   0   0   2   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  38  28
E_Knave        MF   3   8  25  10  21 |  95   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  30  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20  40
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  95   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
E_Jordanov     DF   1  23   8   2  12 |  34   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
E_May          DF   2  18   2  10  29 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  29   6  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  25  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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