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Elite FA Cup, Group Game 1

Juventus - Benfica

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match 1, Juventus vs. Benfica (Wed Jun 12)


                             Juventus  |  Benfica
                              5-3-2 C  |  4-4-2 E
                            Gary Hill  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                     A_Zubizarreta GK  |  GK F_Foster
                            H_Berg DF  |  DF R_Tomassi
                       Beckenbauer DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                           Maldini DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                           L_Digne DF  |  DF S_Mannaerts
                           Kommper DF  |  MF J_Bolm
                              Park MF  |  MF I_Marcone
                           Drexler MF  |  MF W_Dustice
                          Tardelli MF  |  MF E_Knave
                           Stefano FW  |  FW Nathan_Dyer
                        A_Lombardo FW  |  FW B_Dugnutt
                                       |
                      Manuel_Neuer SUB |  SUB Z_Alomerovic
                        G_Burdisso SUB |  SUB Yann_M_Vila
                               Kak SUB |  SUB J_Wilshere
                           Platini SUB |  SUB S_Nakamoto
                        E_Stranger SUB |  SUB T_Erak

Referee: C_Tango (Wales)


Min. 1  :(bfa) Benfica altered their play to a C strategy
Min. 3  :(bfa) R_Tomassi hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  B_Dugnutt collects the loose ball!
          ...  B_Dugnutt hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 8  :(bfa) S_Mannaerts barges Kommper off the ball
          ...  S_Mannaerts leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  But A_Zubizarreta punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 17 :(jvt) Park sidesteps M_Zeffane
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Park hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  F_Foster with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 19 :(bfa) I_Marcone kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  E_Knave gets on the end of the pass
          ...  E_Knave uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 20 :(jvt) A_Lombardo dribbles it into the box
          ...  But M_Zeffane will cut out the threat
Min. 21 :(jvt) Tardelli takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to Stefano
          ...  A cracking drive from Stefano !
          ...  F_Foster blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 22 :(jvt) Park has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past M_Zeffane
          ...  He knocks it to A_Lombardo!
          ...  Driven towards goal by A_Lombardo !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Drexler hits it into the box!
          ...  Maldini makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  It's way wide
          ...  The Benfica fans behind the goal spread their arms out
Min. 22 :(jvt) Park hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  Tardelli latches onto it!
          ...  E_Knave with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  C_Tango calls him for a talk
Min. 23 :(jvt) Stefano steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs R_Tomassi
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  Stefano with the overhead !
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 33 :(bfa) E_Knave turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  A powerful header from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  A_Zubizarreta saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 37 :(bfa) I_Marcone with the heel pass to B_Dugnutt
          ...  Intercepted by Maldini
Min. 39 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer with a flashy move
          ...  Beckenbauer stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  C_Tango reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 41 :(jvt) Park 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 Beckenbauer
          ...  Beckenbauer with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  F_Foster watches it sail wide!
Min. 41 :(jvt) Tardelli with a probing pass to A_Lombardo
          ...  J_Foyth with a bad challenge
          ...  C_Tango will want to speak to him
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  A_Lombardo with the delicate chip over the wall
          ...  F_Foster falls over
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  F_Foster looks a little embarrassed now!
          ...  That puts Juventus ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Juventus 1-0 Benfica ...
Min. 42 :(jvt) Juventus will now play L
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(bfa) E_Knave leaves his marker standing
          ...  But Drexler wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but C_Tango has none of it.

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Juventus 1-0 Benfica

Min. 50 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila will come on for J_Foyth and play DF
Min. 50 :(bfa) J_Bolm with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past Kommper
          ...  He knocks it to B_Dugnutt!
          ...  Kommper recovers to win the ball back
Min. 51 :(jvt) Stefano runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  Stefano flings a shot at goal !
          ...  F_Foster won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 55 :(bfa) J_Wilshere replaces an unhappy I_Marcone and will play as a MF
Min. 56 :(jvt) Park takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Lombardo
          ...  A cracking drive from A_Lombardo !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  F_Foster is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by Drexler!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of F_Foster
Min. 58 :(bfa) T_Erak will come on for Nathan_Dyer and play FW
Min. 58 :(jvt) Stefano sprints past S_Mannaerts
          ...  Stefano uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  It floats over F_Foster
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 63 :(bfa) W_Dustice leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to B_Dugnutt
          ...  H_Berg wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 66 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Beckenbauer
          ...  He puts in T_Erak!
          ...  T_Erak tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 72 :(jvt) Platini replaces Stefano to play as a MF
Min. 81 :(jvt) Kak is being prepared to come on
          ...  Drexler is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 82 :(jvt) G_Burdisso is going to be brought on
          ...  H_Berg is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 82 :(bfa) M_Zeffane squares it to B_Dugnutt
          ...  Beckenbauer with a well timed tackle
          ...  C_Tango didn't like it though
Min. 82 :(jvt) Platini with a pinpoint pass to Beckenbauer
          ...  B_Dugnutt with an ugly foul
          ...  C_Tango will want to speak to him
          ...  C_Tango calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  A_Lombardo with the delicate chip over the wall
          ...  But F_Foster just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by Platini!
          ...  F_Foster comes out and claims it!
Min. 85 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to B_Dugnutt
          ...  Platini with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
Min. 87 :(jvt) G_Burdisso throws a punch
          ...  W_Dustice slumps to the ground
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  C_Tango sends him off the pitch !!
          ...  He deserved to walk for that!!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  It is deep inside there own half
          ...  E_Knave knocks it forward
          ...  T_Erak gets on the end of it
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  Park hits it out for a throw
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(jvt) A_Lombardo 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!
          ...  But S_Mannaerts wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 92 :(bfa) R_Tomassi loses Kak
          ...  R_Tomassi with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  A_Zubizarreta turns it behind for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Knave plays it towards the near post!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta catches it!
Min. 93 :(jvt) Kak hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  A_Lombardo latches onto it!
          ...  F_Foster fouls badly
          ...  C_Tango will want to speak to him
          ...  C_Tango called him over for a strong verbal warning
          ...  What's C_Tango going to give?
          ...  PENALTY !! The referee waves the players away
          ...  A_Lombardo with the spot kick
          ...  He's put it over!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Allianz Stadium
Attendance           : 140,000
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Juventus Match Info
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Best player          : A_Lombardo (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : A_Lombardo (41)
Sent Off             : G_Burdisso (87)
Booked               : Beckenbauer (39)
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : E_Knave
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Foyth (41)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Juventus     |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          11        |       6
Off target           :           7        |       2
On target            :           4        |       4
Possession           :          42        |       58
Corners              :           3        |       1
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       7
Key Tackles          :           5        |       2
Key Passes           :           8        |       8
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Final Score          : Juventus 1 - 0 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Juventus
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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A_Zubizarreta  GK  37   5   1   1  11 |  95   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
H_Berg         DF   1  29  11   7  21 |  84   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Beckenbauer    DF   2  29   9   7  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -1
Maldini        DF   2  28   9   7  41 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
L_Digne        DF   2  28   7   8  29 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Kommper        DF   1  27   9   8  32 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Park           MF   1   6  29   9  23 |  95   0   1   4   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  60  30
Drexler        MF   3   9  29   9  12 |  83   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Tardelli       MF   3   6  28   6  33 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  31  39 |  74   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  13
A_Lombardo     FW   3   6   9  28  32 |  95   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  48
Manuel_Neuer   GK  27   2   1   2  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Burdisso     DF   2  27   5   9  39 |   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
Kak            MF   2  16  27   9  41 |  12   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30  20
Platini        MF   3   4  29   6  32 |  21   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
E_Stranger     FW   2   9   8  28  20 |   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 |  95   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  31   8   7  37 |  95   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
J_Foyth        DF   1  29  13   6  42 |  52   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0 -22 -22 -22
M_Zeffane      DF   1  29  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   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  28   6  32 |  57   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  24   6  42 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
E_Knave        MF   3   8  24  10  21 |  95   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  29  31 |  60   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  25  20 |  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
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  33  14   8  22 |  43   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  30  12  19 |  38   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   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 |  35   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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