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Elite League Cup 2nd Round

Juventus - Benfica

Elite League Cup 2nd Round Match, Juventus vs. Benfica (Wed Jul 31)


                             Juventus  |  Benfica
                              4-4-2 P  |  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 E_May
                              Park MF  |  MF J_Bolm
                           Drexler MF  |  MF S_Nakamoto
                           Platini MF  |  MF W_Dustice
                      J_R_Riquelme MF  |  MF E_Knave
                           Stefano FW  |  FW Nathan_Dyer
                        E_Stranger FW  |  FW B_Dugnutt
                                       |
                        Pepe_Reina SUB |  SUB Z_Alomerovic
                           Kommper SUB |  SUB Yann_M_Vila
                               Kak SUB |  SUB J_Wilshere
                          Tardelli SUB |  SUB I_Marcone
                        A_Lombardo SUB |  SUB T_Erak

Referee: M_Stadio (Austria)


Min. 1  :(bfa) Benfica are switching their playing style to P
Min. 4  :(jvt) Drexler threads the through ball to Beckenbauer
          ...  M_Zeffane with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 6  :(jvt) L_Digne takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to E_Stranger
          ...  E_Stranger has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  F_Foster parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 9  :(jvt) Stefano takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  R_Tomassi bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 10 :(jvt) Beckenbauer leaves E_May standing
          ...  Beckenbauer with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  F_Foster watches it sail wide!
Min. 11 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt finds his way through
          ...  He has tremendous pace
          ...  B_Dugnutt with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  A_Zubizarreta goes down well to save
Min. 14 :(jvt) Drexler finds Stefano in the box
          ...  M_Zeffane tackles cleanly
Min. 15 :(jvt) Drexler runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to Stefano
          ...  Stefano has a dig at goal!
          ...  But F_Foster tips it over
          ...  M_Stadio has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 15 :(bfa) E_Knave with a smart pass to E_May
          ...  H_Berg with a terrible tackle
Min. 19 :(jvt) Platini chips the ball over the defence and finds Beckenbauer
          ...  M_Zeffane gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 21 :(jvt) Stefano beats R_Tomassi
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves M_Stadio
          ...  Stefano hits a great drive!
          ...  But F_Foster reaches the ball. Good save
Min. 22 :(jvt) Drexler with the header on
          ...  He finds Beckenbauer in space
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from W_Dustice
Min. 24 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto squares it to J_Bolm
          ...  But Beckenbauer wins the ball
Min. 25 :(bfa) W_Dustice drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt beats the defender to the ball
          ...  He beats a second defender
          ...  He just has A_Zubizarreta to beat!
          ...  He dinks it over A_Zubizarreta
          ...  Its heading in!
          ...  E_Stranger somehow gets back to hack it off the line!!
Min. 30 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto with a precise ball to E_Knave
          ...  E_Knave attempts a chip!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta tips it wide !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Nakamoto chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta jumps well to claim it!
Min. 35 :(jvt) Stefano flicks it over J_Foyth and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  M_Zeffane reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 36 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt leaves H_Berg standing
          ...  B_Dugnutt sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 37 :(jvt) Beckenbauer with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by R_Tomassi
Min. 40 :(jvt) Maldini gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  Stefano is unmarked
          ...  Stefano tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  F_Foster with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 42 :(jvt) Maldini finds E_Stranger on the edge of the box
          ...  But E_May wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(bfa) R_Tomassi with a clever shimmy
          ...  R_Tomassi hits a crisp volley!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta parries it

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

Min. 48 :(jvt) E_Stranger finds his way through
          ...  He sets up the shot
          ...  But J_Bolm puts it in row Z!
Min. 48 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer takes on Beckenbauer
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The manager is delighted with that one
          ...  Benfica have snatched the lead!
          ...  Juventus 0-1 Benfica ...
Min. 49 :(jvt) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  Juventus will now play A
Min. 50 :(bfa) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Yann_M_Vila will come on for E_May and play DF
Min. 52 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt moves forward
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by H_Berg
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Dugnutt drives it into the box!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta easily claims the ball!
Min. 54 :(jvt) a big roar from the crowd as A_Lombardo comes on for Drexler to play FW
Min. 54 :(jvt) E_Stranger knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  E_Stranger controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  But F_Foster tips it behind
          ...  M_Stadio has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 55 :(bfa) J_Wilshere is coming on for E_Knave and playing MF
Min. 58 :(bfa) a big roar from the crowd as T_Erak comes on for B_Dugnutt to play FW
Min. 59 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  M_Zeffane latches onto the ball
          ...  Blocked by Beckenbauer
Min. 60 :(jvt) Stefano with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from J_Foyth
          ...  A powerful shot by Stefano !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  F_Foster dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had F_Foster beaten!
Min. 64 :(jvt) Beckenbauer hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  Stefano latches onto it!
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by J_Foyth !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 65 :(bfa) It looks as though Benfica is now playing D
Min. 65 :(jvt) Stefano steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  Stefano curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 65 :(jvt) A_Lombardo with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  E_Stranger gets on the end of the pass
          ...  T_Erak bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll be off if he does that again
Min. 66 :(jvt) J_R_Riquelme with a measured ball to A_Lombardo
          ...  A_Lombardo fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  F_Foster gets his fingertips to it
Min. 66 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_Tomassi
          ...  L_Digne goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 68 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto takes advantage of a mistake by Beckenbauer
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  Fine tackle by H_Berg
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 73 :(jvt) J_R_Riquelme is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to A_Lombardo
          ...  But M_Zeffane puts the ball out of play
Min. 76 :(jvt) Maldini looks in some pain
          ...  He'll try and run it off though
Min. 77 :(jvt) Park takes advantage of a mistake by J_Foyth
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  Park hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  F_Foster with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 82 :(jvt) J_R_Riquelme breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on F_Foster!
          ...  M_Zeffane brings him down!
          ...  M_Stadio ignores the protests for a card
          ...  Matias Finkelstein looks relieved
Min. 84 :(jvt) J_R_Riquelme bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to H_Berg
          ...  R_Tomassi slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 86 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto with a penetrating pass to T_Erak
          ...  But Beckenbauer spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(jvt) Stefano knocks it past R_Tomassi and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  M_Zeffane with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 91 :(bfa) J_Wilshere with the dribble
          ...  He uses his pace to get free
          ...  J_Wilshere bears down on goal!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  He has put it wide !!
          ...  He puts his hands on his head in despair!

*************  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          : Stefano
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          : M_Zeffane (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Nathan_Dyer (48)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : T_Erak (65)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Juventus     |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          10        |       7
Off target           :           3        |       2
On target            :           7        |       5
Possession           :          40        |       60
Corners              :           0        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           1        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       8
Key Tackles          :           6        |       13
Key Passes           :          13        |       6
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Final Score          : Juventus 0 - 1 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  38   5   1   1  11 |  93   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
H_Berg         DF   1  29  11   7  21 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Beckenbauer    DF   2  29   9   7  21 |  93   0   3   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10   1
Maldini        DF   2  28   9   7  41 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
L_Digne        DF   2  28   7   8  29 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Park           MF   1   6  29   9  23 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -10
Drexler        MF   3   9  29   9  12 |  56   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Platini        MF   3   4  29   6  32 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_R_Riquelme   MF   3   6  28  22  34 |  93   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  31  39 |  93   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0  32
E_Stranger     FW   2   9   8  28  20 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
Pepe_Reina     GK  27   2   1   1  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Kommper        DF   1  27   9   8  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Kak            DM   2  16  27   9  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Tardelli       MF   3   6  28   6  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Lombardo     FW   3   6   9  28  32 |  37   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -10

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 |  93   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  31   8   7  37 |  93   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0  10
J_Foyth        DF   1  30  13   6  42 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Zeffane      DF   1  30  10   7  31 |  93   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 120   0   0
E_May          DF   2  18   2  10  29 |  52   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  26  16  32 |  93   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  24   6  42 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  30  20
E_Knave        MF   3   8  24  10  21 |  57   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  29  31 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  25  20 |  60   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
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 |  41   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30  20
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  31  12  19 |  36   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  29   6  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  33   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
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