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Elite League, Week 21

Hearts 0 - 0 Benfica

Elite League Match, Hearts vs. Benfica (Wed Mar 25)


                               Hearts  |  Benfica
                              4-5-1 A  |  4-4-2 A
                          Jamie Coady  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                       Z_Stonewall GK  |  GK N_Winneke
                            K_Ajer DF  |  DF R_Tomassi
                          R_Carlos DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                        H_Onderlei DF  |  DF M_Perin
                           S_Walsh DF  |  DF T_Grant
                         A_A_Messi MF  |  MF J_Bolm
                     C_Dopolpoppod MF  |  MF I_Marcone
                        K_Kairinen MF  |  MF S_Nakamoto
                           M_Lopez MF  |  MF W_Dustice
                       D_Stankovic MF  |  FW T_Erak
                            S_Mane FW  |  FW B_Dugnutt
                                       |
                          S_Sirigu SUB |  SUB A_Zogbo
                      L_Gasparotto SUB |  SUB Yann_M_Vila
                         R_Cardore SUB |  SUB S_Mannaerts
                          J_Cooper SUB |  SUB E_Knave
                             Neves SUB |  SUB Nathan_Dyer

Referee: P_Graham (Wales)


Min. 3  :(hts) K_Kairinen skips the challenge from T_Grant
          ...  K_Kairinen tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  N_Winneke saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 5  :(hts) K_Ajer with a neat pass into K_Kairinen
          ...  K_Kairinen attempts the shot!
          ...  N_Winneke collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 5  :(bfa) J_Bolm takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past S_Walsh
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  H_Onderlei dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 6  :(bfa) M_Perin beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  But Z_Stonewall makes an easy save
Min. 6  :(hts) H_Onderlei finds A_A_Messi with a ball over the defence
          ...  I_Marcone pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  K_Kairinen swings it in
          ...  S_Mane takes control of it!
          ...  S_Mane tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Dopolpoppod curls it into the box!
          ...  It is kicked away by R_Tomassi
Min. 7  :(hts) K_Ajer miskicks!
          ...  He finds S_Mane though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  But M_Perin comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 8  :(bfa) W_Dustice with the through ball to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  But Z_Stonewall tips it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Dustice curls it into the box!
          ...  M_Perin gets a shot in
          ...  Z_Stonewall gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 11 :(bfa) J_Bolm slides the ball across to T_Erak
          ...  K_Ajer robs him of the ball
Min. 14 :(hts) K_Kairinen sidesteps R_Tomassi
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  K_Kairinen attempts a chip!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  The Benfica fans laugh at him
Min. 14 :(bfa) J_Bolm beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  C_Dopolpoppod brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 15 :(bfa) T_Erak finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled C_Dopolpoppod
          ...  T_Erak must beat Z_Stonewall!
          ...  Z_Stonewall gets his fingertips to it
          ...  It's pushed around the post to safety
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Perin hits it towards the far post!
          ...  Z_Stonewall catches it!
Min. 19 :(hts) M_Lopez takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to S_Mane
          ...  R_Tomassi cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 21 :(bfa) I_Marcone with an incisive pass to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak with a powerful header !
          ...  But Z_Stonewall stops that one easily
Min. 22 :(hts) S_Mane with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from R_Tomassi
          ...  What a shot from S_Mane !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But N_Winneke punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 22 :(bfa) M_Perin is on the ground
          ...  He looks in agony
          ...  He won't be able to continue!
Min. 22 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila is ready to come on to replace M_Perin
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 24 :(bfa) I_Marcone races into the box
          ...  He sees B_Dugnutt lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  K_Ajer gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 26 :(hts) H_Onderlei unselfishly lays the ball back to K_Kairinen
          ...  K_Kairinen tries to beat N_Winneke from outside the area!
          ...  N_Winneke just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 28 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt sidesteps H_Onderlei
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  B_Dugnutt controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  It floats over Z_Stonewall
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 30 :(bfa) W_Dustice is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to B_Dugnutt
          ...  Cleared by K_Ajer
Min. 32 :(hts) S_Mane with the dribble
          ...  S_Mane with a thundering shot!
          ...  N_Winneke saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 35 :(bfa) Benfica are switching their playing style to E
Min. 36 :(hts) K_Ajer sidesteps his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  K_Ajer with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 37 :(hts) M_Lopez floats the ball in to find S_Mane
          ...  S_Mane shapes up for a shot!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  N_Winneke dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had N_Winneke beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Lopez chips the ball into the area!
          ...  N_Winneke easily claims the ball!
Min. 38 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila puts in T_Erak
          ...  H_Onderlei with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 40 :(hts) S_Mane takes advantage of a mistake by J_Bolm
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  But M_Zeffane wins the tackle
Min. 41 :(bfa) J_Bolm curls the ball out wide to S_Nakamoto
          ...  S_Nakamoto with a thundering shot!
          ...  Z_Stonewall parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(bfa) W_Dustice crosses to R_Tomassi
          ...  R_Tomassi with the drive!
          ...  But Z_Stonewall punches it away
Min. 44 :(hts) D_Stankovic looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to M_Lopez
          ...  M_Lopez with a blistering shot !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  N_Winneke never had a chance!
Min. 45 :(hts) M_Lopez unselfishly lays the ball back to S_Mane
          ...  S_Mane with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  N_Winneke with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 46 :(bfa) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  B_Dugnutt is through!
          ...  B_Dugnutt fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort

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

Min. 47 :(hts) R_Carlos with a 40-yard pass to K_Kairinen
          ...  Yann_M_Vila tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Lopez lofts the ball in!
          ...  N_Winneke makes the catch!
Min. 50 :(hts) C_Dopolpoppod with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to M_Lopez
          ...  M_Lopez belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  N_Winneke saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 53 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to B_Dugnutt
          ...  M_Lopez is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was a bit too close for comfort
          ...  P_Graham warns him
Min. 55 :(bfa) W_Dustice looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  Z_Stonewall never had a chance!
Min. 60 :(bfa) T_Erak steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  T_Erak with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Hearts fans taunt him!
Min. 62 :(hts) S_Mane with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Lopez
          ...  M_Lopez with the shot on net !
          ...  But N_Winneke punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 64 :(hts) A_A_Messi looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to K_Ajer
          ...  The defender fails to control it
          ...  K_Ajer picks up the loose ball and runs towards goal
          ...  He is one on one with N_Winneke
          ...  He tries to slide it past N_Winneke
          ...  N_Winneke gets a foot to it !!
Min. 65 :(hts) Neves is being prepared to come on
          ...  S_Mane is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 65 :(bfa) It seems Benfica are making a tactical change to C
Min. 65 :(hts) S_Walsh sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  S_Walsh tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  But N_Winneke punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 65 :(bfa) W_Dustice cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to B_Dugnutt
          ...  But H_Onderlei puts it in row Z!
Min. 68 :(hts) Neves picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  Neves shapes up for a shot!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 69 :(hts) Neves with a real burst of pace
          ...  R_Tomassi plays it back
          ...  N_Winneke slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Stankovic floats the ball in!
          ...  J_Bolm heads it away
Min. 69 :(bfa) J_Bolm controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  R_Tomassi gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  R_Tomassi with the header !
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 72 :(hts) R_Carlos steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  R_Carlos with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  N_Winneke with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 73 :(bfa) M_Zeffane runs at R_Carlos
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  M_Zeffane has a dig at goal!
          ...  Z_Stonewall gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  It's pushed behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Nakamoto drives it into the box!
          ...  T_Erak with the shot!
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 75 :(hts) J_Cooper is being brought on
          ...  C_Dopolpoppod is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 75 :(hts) L_Gasparotto is coming on for R_Carlos and playing DF
Min. 75 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts is being prepared to come on
          ...  J_Bolm is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 75 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer comes on for B_Dugnutt and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 75 :(hts) Neves with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows the defender a clean set of heals
          ...  Neves with the crafty shot!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  N_Winneke dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had N_Winneke beaten!
Min. 79 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs L_Gasparotto
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  L_Gasparotto fouls badly
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  P_Graham warned him
Min. 84 :(hts) A_A_Messi looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to M_Lopez
          ...  S_Mannaerts read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 87 :(hts) D_Stankovic looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to A_A_Messi
          ...  M_Zeffane reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak fires the shot in!
          ...  But Z_Stonewall reaches the ball. Good save
Min. 92 :(bfa) T_Erak with the dribble
          ...  He uses his pace to get free
          ...  L_Gasparotto wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 93 :(bfa) R_Tomassi changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with a terrific drive !
          ...  Z_Stonewall with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Tynecastle Park
Attendance           : 73,000
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Hearts Match Info
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Best player          : K_Ajer (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : R_Tomassi
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : M_Perin (22)
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Match Statistics
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                              Hearts      |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          18        |       16
Off target           :           8        |       7
On target            :          10        |       9
Possession           :          48        |       52
Corners              :           4        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       7
Key Tackles          :           8        |       7
Key Passes           :          13        |       15
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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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Z_Stonewall    GK  29   2   2   2  22 |  96  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  90   0   0   0
K_Ajer         DF   1  28  11   7  21 |  96   0   3   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  60  20  11
R_Carlos       DF   3  27  11   6  11 |  77   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
H_Onderlei     DF   1  25   9   5  13 |  96   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 100  10   0
S_Walsh        DF   2  25   8   5  32 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
A_A_Messi      MF   2   7  27  11  40 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
C_Dopolpoppod  MF   3   9  25  11  32 |  77   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
K_Kairinen     MF   3   9  25  10  11 |  96   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  22
M_Lopez        MF   2   7  25   9  32 |  96   0   0   3   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  30  21
D_Stankovic    MF   1   5  25   8  42 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
S_Mane         FW   2   6   8  25  30 |  67   0   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  10  32
S_Sirigu       GK  28   2   2   2  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Gasparotto   DF   3  25   8   7  23 |  19   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
R_Cardore      MF   1  15  25   7  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Cooper       MF   3  10  25   9  22 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Neves          FW   1   5   6  26  43 |  29   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2

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  34   2   2   3  20 |  96  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  32   8   7  37 |  96   0   3   1   0   2   0   0   0   0 100  10  11
M_Zeffane      DF   1  31  10   7  31 |  96   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
M_Perin        DF   3  25   8   9  32 |  22   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
T_Grant        DF   2  25   9   7  29 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  12  30  13  32 |  77   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  29   6  32 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  27  16  32 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  25   6  42 |  96   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  28  21 |  96   0   0   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0  43
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  27  20 |  77   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
A_Zogbo        GK  31   4   3   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  34  14   8  22 |  74   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
S_Mannaerts    MF   2  29   9   5  12 |  19   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
E_Knave        MF   3   8  25  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  30  31 |  19   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
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