JOIN NOWLOG IN
Back

Elite League, Week 16

FC Porto 2 - 3 Benfica

Elite League Match, FC Porto vs. Benfica (Sun Aug 05)


                             FC Porto  |  Benfica
                            4-3-1-2 E  |  4-4-2 C
                   Roberto Ciccotelli  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                        D_Marshall GK  |  GK F_Foster
                       S_Gronkjaer DF  |  DF T_Adams
                           C_Obasi DF  |  DF C_Thomson
                              Maxi DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                         S_Bradley DF  |  DF A_Van_Buuren
                          T_Finder MF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                          G_Fofana MF  |  MF J_Plasil
                         F_Alvares MF  |  MF Zheng_Zhi
                         O_Ruggeri AM  |  MF E_Knave
                           G_Mixon FW  |  FW Stefano
                          J_Garner FW  |  FW Nathan_Dyer
                                       |
                         D_Pereira SUB |  SUB P_Lenox
                       A_Kerzhakov SUB |  SUB R_Tomassi
                           M_James SUB |  SUB S_Mannaerts
                     R_Chamgerlain SUB |  SUB J_Bolm
                      G_Agbonlahor SUB |  SUB T_Erak

Referee: D_Skomina (Slovenia)


Min. 1  :(bfa) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Benfica will now be playing A
Min. 5  :(bfa) Stefano runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  Maxi goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 7  :(fcp) F_Alvares holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to T_Finder
          ...  Yann_M_Vila takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 8  :(bfa) A defence splitting pass from E_Knave to Zheng_Zhi
          ...  Zheng_Zhi hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 9  :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to J_Plasil
          ...  S_Gronkjaer knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But D_Skomina just turns away!
Min. 10 :(bfa) J_Plasil runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  J_Plasil rifles it to the far post !
          ...  Looks like it should be D_Marshall's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  D_Marshall looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 11 :(fcp) F_Alvares finds Maxi with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  Maxi with a bicycle kick !
          ...  F_Foster makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 14 :(bfa) Stefano finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  Maxi slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 15 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer flicks it over the defenders head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer attempts to drive it home!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a cheeky finish!
          ...  Benfica have snatched the lead!
          ...  FC Porto 0-1 Benfica ...
Min. 15 :(bfa) Benfica switch to playing C
Min. 15 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri with a probing pass to G_Mixon
          ...  T_Adams rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
Min. 17 :(bfa) A_Van_Buuren sprints past the defender
          ...  T_Finder stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 18 :(fcp) J_Garner finds C_Obasi on the edge of the box
          ...  C_Obasi with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  But F_Foster punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 20 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past G_Fofana
          ...  He knocks it to Nathan_Dyer!
          ...  But C_Obasi barges him off the ball
Min. 21 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to C_Thomson
          ...  What a shot from C_Thomson !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 23 :(fcp) G_Mixon with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows the defender a clean set of heals
          ...  A cracking drive from G_Mixon !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It looks like he enjoyed that one!!
          ...  He is dancing round the corner flag!
          ...  That's pulled FC Porto level!
          ...  FC Porto 1-1 Benfica ...
Min. 23 :(bfa) Benfica made the switch to a A strategy
Min. 23 :(fcp) J_Garner takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to S_Bradley
          ...  E_Knave with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Roberto Ciccotelli looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 26 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri with the dribble
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by O_Ruggeri !
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 28 :(bfa) Stefano retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Nathan_Dyer gets on the end of it
          ...  Nathan_Dyer has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  The shot slips through D_Marshall's hands
          ...  But D_Marshall recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 29 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  J_Garner latches on to it
          ...  J_Garner with the punt towards goal!
          ...  F_Foster manages to turn it behind
Min. 32 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to Stefano
          ...  Stefano tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  D_Marshall moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 35 :(fcp) G_Mixon with the dribble
          ...  The defender is easily beaten
          ...  A vicious shot by G_Mixon !
          ...  F_Foster can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  F_Foster has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 38 :(bfa) Stefano jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Wilshere
          ...  J_Wilshere hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  D_Marshall grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 38 :(fcp) G_Mixon gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past Yann_M_Vila!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  J_Wilshere with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 39 :(fcp) G_Fofana looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to S_Bradley
          ...  C_Thomson wins the ball
Min. 39 :(bfa) J_Wilshere kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Stefano gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Stefano hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  D_Skomina talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The Benfica fans celebrate the goal
          ...  That puts Benfica ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  FC Porto 1-2 Benfica ...
Min. 40 :(bfa) Benfica restructured their strategy to C
Min. 40 :(bfa) E_Knave nutmegs S_Bradley
          ...  E_Knave controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  It's way wide
          ...  The FC Porto fans behind the goal spread their arms out
Min. 42 :(bfa) A defence splitting pass from J_Wilshere to Yann_M_Vila
          ...  T_Finder with a bad challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  D_Skomina calls him over
          ...  D_Skomina tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(bfa) E_Knave finds J_Plasil in acres of space
          ...  J_Plasil looks to see where D_Marshall is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: FC Porto 1-2 Benfica

Min. 46 :(fcp) F_Alvares drives it across the face of the goal O_Ruggeri
          ...  C_Thomson fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He is warned by D_Skomina
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  INDIRECT FREE KICK!
          ...  S_Bradley plays it short to O_Ruggeri
          ...  O_Ruggeri fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  F_Foster won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 52 :(fcp) G_Fofana chips the ball over the defence and finds O_Ruggeri
          ...  O_Ruggeri tries to beat F_Foster!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 53 :(fcp) F_Alvares wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to O_Ruggeri
          ...  O_Ruggeri with a thundering drive!
          ...  But F_Foster punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 54 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past C_Obasi
          ...  He puts in J_Wilshere!
          ...  J_Wilshere has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  D_Marshall gets up well to catch that one
Min. 55 :(bfa) T_Adams races into the box
          ...  He sees Stefano lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  Stefano rifles it at the goal !
          ...  D_Marshall saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 56 :(fcp) G_Fofana with a penetrating pass to G_Mixon
          ...  C_Thomson wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 59 :(fcp) G_Mixon with a measured pass to J_Garner
          ...  Yann_M_Vila beats him to the ball
Min. 61 :(bfa) Stefano knocks the ball past the lunge of the defender
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  S_Bradley looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 62 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to G_Mixon
          ...  G_Mixon swings in the shot!
          ...  But F_Foster comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 66 :(fcp) F_Alvares sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to G_Mixon
          ...  G_Mixon heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  FC Porto are back level!
          ...  FC Porto 2-2 Benfica ...
Min. 67 :(bfa) Benfica's manager orders his side to play A
Min. 68 :(fcp) G_Mixon with the dribble
          ...  Yann_M_Vila is easily beaten
          ...  G_Mixon with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  Brilliant save from F_Foster
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 70 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri pass splits open the defence and finds G_Mixon
          ...  G_Mixon with the drive!
          ...  F_Foster makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 73 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  Stefano runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  T_Finder fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
Min. 73 :(fcp) S_Gronkjaer is forced to retreat
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  FC Porto 2-3 Benfica ...
Min. 74 :(bfa) R_Tomassi is coming on and C_Thomson is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 74 :(bfa) Stefano sidesteps T_Finder
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  G_Fofana plays it back
          ...  D_Marshall slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer gets on the end of it
          ...  But D_Marshall parries the shot
          ...  The defender manages to scramble the ball away
Min. 75 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain is being prepared to come on
          ...  G_Mixon is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 75 :(fcp) S_Gronkjaer with the kinky dribble
          ...  T_Adams slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by J_Garner
          ...  F_Foster easily catches it!
Min. 77 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts comes on for E_Knave and will play MF to the delight of the fans
Min. 77 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi brings it under control
          ...  He takes on S_Gronkjaer
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Nathan_Dyer!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  D_Marshall manages to turn it behind
Min. 78 :(bfa) T_Erak is being brought on
          ...  Stefano is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 78 :(fcp) J_Garner knocks the ball past A_Van_Buuren
          ...  J_Garner tries to beat F_Foster from outside the area!
          ...  But F_Foster punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 80 :(fcp) FC Porto's manager orders his side to play A
Min. 80 :(fcp) J_Garner has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He knocks it to C_Obasi!
          ...  C_Obasi tries to beat F_Foster from outside the area!
          ...  F_Foster parries it
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Finder curls it into the box!
          ...  A_Van_Buuren heads it away
Min. 81 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to R_Chamgerlain
          ...  R_Chamgerlain has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 81 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer nutmegs the defender, he continues to run forward
          ...  Nathan_Dyer heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  But D_Marshall stops that one easily
Min. 83 :(bfa) J_Plasil hits a hard pass to Yann_M_Vila
          ...  A great volley from Yann_M_Vila !
          ...  D_Marshall makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 85 :(bfa) T_Erak gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  T_Erak chases it through, he must score !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the fans!
          ...  And slides on his knees!
          ...  But it's been disallowed.
          ...  The reason is unclear!
          ...  The manager is fuming with the ref!
          ...  The ref shows him a red card!!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer takes advantage of a mistake by C_Obasi
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with a powerful downward header!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 89 :(fcp) C_Obasi plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  J_Garner decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  J_Garner must beat F_Foster!
          ...  But F_Foster parries the shot
          ...  The defender manages to scramble the ball away
Min. 93 :(bfa) J_Plasil brings it under control
          ...  He takes on F_Alvares
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Nathan_Dyer!
          ...  C_Obasi gets in the way and wins the ball

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


Match Details
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Venue                : Estádio do Dragãos
Attendance           : 150,000
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FC Porto Match Info
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Best player          : G_Mixon (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : G_Mixon (23,66)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : T_Finder (42)
Injured              : N/A
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benfica Match Info
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Best player          : Nathan_Dyer
Scorers              : Nathan_Dyer (15), Stefano (39), S_Gronkjaer (73 og)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Wilshere (38)
Injured              : N/A
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Match Statistics
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             FC Porto     |     Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          17        |       18
Off target           :           5        |       8
On target            :          12        |       10
Possession           :          46        |       54
Corners              :           2        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           1        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       8
Key Tackles          :           7        |       5
Key Passes           :          17        |       15
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Final Score          : FC Porto 2 - 3 Benfica
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Player Statistics - FC Porto
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D_Marshall     GK  39   7   5   7  14 |  96   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
S_Gronkjaer    DF   2  30   8   8  12 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -40 -20
C_Obasi        DF   2  28  11   8  39 |  96   0   2   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  10  20
Maxi           DF   1  28   8   8  22 |  96   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
S_Bradley      DF   2  27  13   7  21 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
T_Finder       MF   3   7  28   8  23 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
G_Fofana       MF   1  17  27   7  21 |  96   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
F_Alvares      MF   1   9  27   8  22 |  96   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0
O_Ruggeri      AM   1   9  26  22  19 |  96   0   0   4   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  40  13
G_Mixon        FW   1   6  11  28  42 |  77   0   0   1   0   6   2   0   0   0 -20 -10  81
J_Garner       FW   3   7   8  28  11 |  96   0   0   3   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  30  30
D_Pereira      GK   3  11  28   7  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Kerzhakov    DF   1  27  11   7  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_James        MF   2  11  25  14  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Chamgerlain  FW   2   6  10  27  20 |  19   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
G_Agbonlahor   FW   1  11   8  26  32 |   0   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
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
F_Foster       GK  39   2   4   4  16 |  96  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
T_Adams        DF   2  33   8   7  22 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
C_Thomson      DF   2  32  13   7  25 |  76   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  20  21
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  31  14   8  22 |  96   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
A_Van_Buuren   DF   2  31  12   8  25 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  19  30  12  19 |  96   0   0   2   1   2   0   1   0   0  -2  33   9
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  30  10  19 |  96   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20   2
Zheng_Zhi      MF   1   9  30   8  42 |  96   0   0   6   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  60   1
E_Knave        MF   3   7  23  10  21 |  79   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  30  39 |  80   0   0   2   0   3   1   0   0   0   0  20  46
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  29  31 |  96   0   0   0   0   6   1   0   0   0   0   0  76
P_Lenox        GK  22   1   2   3  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  29   8   7  37 |  20   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Mannaerts    MF   2  27   9   5  12 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  28  13  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  16   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
1533497033 Produced from ESMS+ V3.35