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Elite FA Cup, Group C Game 2

Hearts - Benfica

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match 2, Hearts vs. Benfica (Wed Jun 19)


                               Hearts  |  Benfica
                              5-4-1 P  |  4-4-2 E
                          Jamie Coady  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                      M_Ter_Stegen GK  |  GK F_Foster
                          R_Varane DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                          R_Carlos DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                          R_Jordan DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                           L_Dixon DF  |  DF S_Mannaerts
                           L_Barns DF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                           B_Green MF  |  MF I_Marcone
                            Kelvin MF  |  MF W_Dustice
                           A_Addey MF  |  MF E_Knave
                            Gazeau MF  |  FW Nathan_Dyer
                          E_Cavani FW  |  FW B_Dugnutt
                                       |
                          N_Pogson SUB |  SUB Z_Alomerovic
                       David_Alaba SUB |  SUB E_May
                           L_Cubas SUB |  SUB J_Bolm
                          G_Potter SUB |  SUB S_Nakamoto
                        Ian_Wright SUB |  SUB T_Erak

Referee: O_Hategan (Romania)


Min. 2  :(hts) Kelvin races into the box
          ...  He sees L_Barns lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  Yann_M_Vila intercepts the pass
Min. 3  :(hts) L_Barns gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to L_Dixon
          ...  J_Foyth wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 4  :(hts) B_Green pulls it back to E_Cavani
          ...  But M_Zeffane wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 12 :(bfa) I_Marcone kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  B_Dugnutt gets on the end of the pass
          ...  B_Dugnutt with a little chip!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 18 :(bfa) W_Dustice is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  M_Zeffane latches onto the end of it
          ...  A skilful effort from M_Zeffane !
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 18 :(hts) R_Carlos with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  L_Barns gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with a nasty foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  O_Hategan reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 19 :(bfa) F_Foster is rolling on the ground!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 19 :(bfa) Z_Alomerovic will replace F_Foster and play GK
Min. 27 :(hts) Gazeau leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to R_Jordan
          ...  R_Jordan with a blistering shot !
          ...  Z_Alomerovic with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 28 :(bfa) E_Knave plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  J_Foyth keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  J_Foyth tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen gathers it easily
Min. 30 :(hts) E_Cavani flicks it over M_Zeffane's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from E_Cavani !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 32 :(hts) R_Carlos with a pinpoint pass to E_Cavani
          ...  J_Foyth slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 34 :(hts) B_Green brings it under control
          ...  He takes on Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in E_Cavani!
          ...  E_Cavani with a stunning strike !
          ...  But Z_Alomerovic makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 36 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past R_Jordan!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  B_Dugnutt has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 37 :(hts) A_Addey with a precise ball to B_Green
          ...  B_Green controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  But Z_Alomerovic punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that Z_Alomerovic got a touch
Min. 39 :(hts) Kelvin is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to R_Jordan
          ...  R_Jordan with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  Z_Alomerovic gets the finger tips to it
          ...  And puts it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Varane drives it into the box!
          ...  Z_Alomerovic jumps well to claim it!
Min. 40 :(hts) L_Dixon has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past S_Mannaerts
          ...  He puts in Kelvin!
          ...  Kelvin with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  Z_Alomerovic guesses right
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer lobs it over R_Jordan
          ...  A thundering drive by Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 46 :(bfa) E_Knave has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past L_Dixon!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  E_Knave hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him

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

Min. 50 :(bfa) Up goes the substitution board - E_May on for J_Foyth as a DF
Min. 50 :(hts) E_Cavani sidesteps Yann_M_Vila
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  But M_Zeffane will cut out the threat
Min. 51 :(bfa) I_Marcone looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Gazeau takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 55 :(bfa) J_Bolm is being prepared to come on
          ...  I_Marcone is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 55 :(hts) B_Green reads the run of E_Cavani
          ...  S_Mannaerts pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 55 :(bfa) E_Knave sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen beats the ball away
Min. 56 :(hts) L_Dixon slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  L_Dixon attempts the shot!
          ...  Z_Alomerovic fists it away
Min. 57 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer takes advantage of a mistake by R_Varane
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  A great volley from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  But M_Ter_Stegen makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 62 :(hts) R_Carlos crosses into the box, finding E_Cavani
          ...  But M_Zeffane puts it in row Z!
Min. 64 :(bfa) E_Knave runs at the heart of the defence
          ...  R_Carlos wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Dustice hits it towards the far post!
          ...  Kelvin heads it away
Min. 66 :(bfa) J_Bolm flicks the ball through
          ...  Nathan_Dyer runs onto it!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer attempts to nutmeg M_Ter_Stegen!
          ...  But M_Ter_Stegen punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a corner kick
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Knave crosses it in!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen catches it!
Min. 67 :(hts) R_Carlos sidesteps M_Zeffane
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  R_Carlos hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  Z_Alomerovic with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 70 :(hts) Kelvin reads the run of E_Cavani
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from E_Cavani !
          ...  But Z_Alomerovic palms it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Addey plays it into the danger area!
          ...  R_Jordan gets to it!
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 71 :(hts) B_Green hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  E_Cavani latches onto it!
          ...  E_Cavani has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  Z_Alomerovic just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 73 :(hts) E_Cavani with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to R_Jordan
          ...  M_Zeffane read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 73 :(bfa) J_Wilshere takes advantage of a mistake by L_Dixon
          ...  E_Cavani knobbles the attacking player.
          ...  O_Hategan blows up for a foul
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
Min. 75 :(hts) David_Alaba takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace R_Varane
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 77 :(hts) L_Barns looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Kelvin
          ...  Kelvin sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  Z_Alomerovic gets his fingertips to it
Min. 80 :(hts) L_Cubas comes on for L_Barns and takes up a MF role
Min. 80 :(hts) A_Addey drives it across the face of the goal Kelvin
          ...  Kelvin chases it through, he must score !
          ...  Z_Alomerovic makes a fine save
Min. 80 :(bfa) E_Knave is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 84 :(hts) Kelvin looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to B_Green
          ...  J_Wilshere brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 85 :(hts) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  G_Potter will come on for E_Cavani and play FW
Min. 85 :(bfa) M_Zeffane jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(bfa) E_Knave is first to the loose ball
          ...  David_Alaba with the block

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Tynecastle Park
Attendance           : 75,000
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Hearts Match Info
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Best player          : Kelvin (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : E_Cavani (73)
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : M_Zeffane
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Nathan_Dyer (18)
Injured              : F_Foster (19)
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Match Statistics
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                              Hearts      |     Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       11
Off target           :           3        |       6
On target            :          10        |       5
Possession           :          51        |       49
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           6        |       6
Key Tackles          :           3        |       9
Key Passes           :          18        |       8
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Final Score          : Hearts 0 - 0 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Hearts
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_Ter_Stegen   GK  36   1   2   2  30 |  95   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0   0   0
R_Varane       DF   1  28   9   4  11 |  79   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
R_Carlos       DF   3  26  11   6  11 |  95   0   1   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  30  10
R_Jordan       DF   2  26   8   7  30 |  95   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
L_Dixon        DF   1  25   7   9  31 |  95   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
L_Barns        DF   2  25   6   6  31 |  84   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
B_Green        MF   2  16  27   6  30 |  95   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
Kelvin         MF   2   7  27  13  36 |  95   0   1   4   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  40  30
A_Addey        MF   2  11  25  10  32 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Gazeau         MF   1   4  25   7  29 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
E_Cavani       FW   2  10  11  29  26 |  89   0   0   1   0   4   0   1   0   0  -2   8  20
N_Pogson       GK  29   1   3   1  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
David_Alaba    DF   3  25   7   7  22 |  16   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
L_Cubas        MF   3   8  25   8  11 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Potter       FW   2   7  21  15  20 |   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ian_Wright     FW   1   8  10  28  23 |   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
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F_Foster       GK  39   2   4   4  16 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  33  14   8  22 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  29  13   6  42 |  54   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
M_Zeffane      DF   1  29  10   7  31 |  95   0   4   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  80  10   1
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  28   9   5  12 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  31  12  19 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  28   6  32 |  59   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  24   6  42 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
E_Knave        MF   3   8  24  10  21 |  95   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  29  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   5   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  30
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  25  20 |  95   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Z_Alomerovic   GK  29   1   1   1  14 |  76  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  95   0   0   0
E_May          DF   2  18   2  10  29 |  41   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  36   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  26  16  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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