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Elite League Cup Match 2

Liverpool 1 - 0 Benfica

Elite League Cup Groups Match 2, Liverpool vs. Benfica (Wed Nov 21)


                            Liverpool  |  Benfica
                              5-3-2 D  |  4-4-2 T
                          Mike McLeod  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                          G_Buffon GK  |  GK F_Foster
                          Reinaldo DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                            Renald DF  |  DF R_Tomassi
                         J_A_Riise DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                          D_Abdoun DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                            H_Matt DF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                          P_Nedved MF  |  MF J_Plasil
                       J_Hernandez MF  |  MF J_Bolm
                           T_Kroos MF  |  MF E_Spence
                        E_Stranger FW  |  FW Stefano
                        A_Lombardo FW  |  FW T_Erak
                                       |
                          P_Parkes SUB |  SUB Z_Alomerovic
                           O_Price SUB |  SUB S_Mannaerts
                        A_Martinez SUB |  SUB O_Priestley
                        A_Mitrovic SUB |  SUB E_Knave
                          D_Lehman SUB |  SUB B_Dugnutt

Referee: N_Alexander (Northern_Ireland)


Min. 2  :(lpl) J_Hernandez has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past T_Erak
          ...  He knocks it to E_Stranger!
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by M_Zeffane !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 9  :(lpl) T_Kroos looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to A_Lombardo
          ...  But M_Zeffane wins the ball
Min. 9  :(bfa) J_Plasil bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to Stefano
          ...  H_Matt tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Wilshere crosses it in!
          ...  P_Nedved clears the danger
Min. 10 :(lpl) A_Lombardo with the mazy run
          ...  How he got through those defenders I don't know
          ...  He sets himself up for the shot
          ...  A_Lombardo with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  But F_Foster palms it behind
          ...  N_Alexander has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 13 :(lpl) P_Nedved with electric pace
          ...  He eases past M_Zeffane
          ...  R_Tomassi pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 15 :(lpl) H_Matt heads the ball back to J_A_Riise
          ...  J_Wilshere with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 16 :(lpl) A_Lombardo sidesteps Yann_M_Vila
          ...  A_Lombardo flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Nedved curls it into the box!
          ...  F_Foster catches it!
Min. 19 :(bfa) J_Bolm takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to T_Erak
          ...  Renald slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 21 :(lpl) P_Nedved plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  A_Lombardo keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  J_Foyth with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
          ...  He got away with just a warning
Min. 23 :(lpl) P_Nedved hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  E_Stranger collects the loose ball!
          ...  E_Stranger with the side footed shot!
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 26 :(lpl) J_A_Riise with the heel pass to J_Hernandez
          ...  J_Hernandez hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  F_Foster can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  F_Foster makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 27 :(bfa) E_Spence plays a first time ball through the defence to Stefano
          ...  P_Nedved muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
          ...  N_Alexander wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 28 :(lpl) J_Hernandez takes advantage of a mistake by R_Tomassi
          ...  J_Bolm slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 32 :(lpl) T_Kroos controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs J_Foyth
          ...  He puts in P_Nedved!
          ...  P_Nedved has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 37 :(lpl) E_Stranger with a clever shimmy
          ...  But R_Tomassi wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by T_Kroos!
          ...  F_Foster easily catches it!
Min. 38 :(lpl) J_Hernandez runs at J_Foyth
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  An audacious effort from J_Hernandez !
          ...  F_Foster tips it over his bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Lombardo crosses it in!
          ...  F_Foster fists it away!
Min. 39 :(lpl) J_Hernandez bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to A_Lombardo
          ...  J_Foyth takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(lpl) Renald with the cross-field pass to P_Nedved
          ...  Yann_M_Vila with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  N_Alexander warned him
Min. 44 :(lpl) A_Lombardo takes advantage of a mistake by J_Wilshere
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  A_Lombardo hits a great shot !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given

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

Min. 47 :(bfa) J_Wilshere unselfishly lays the ball back to T_Erak
          ...  J_A_Riise with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
Min. 49 :(lpl) H_Matt finds his way through
          ...  He lost his man too easily
          ...  H_Matt blasts it at the goal !
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 54 :(bfa) Stefano sidesteps H_Matt
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  H_Matt recovers to win the ball back
Min. 55 :(lpl) J_Hernandez with the mazy run
          ...  How he got through those defenders I don't know
          ...  He sets himself up for the shot
          ...  E_Spence reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 56 :(lpl) P_Nedved with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  Stefano forces him off the ball
Min. 65 :(lpl) The Liverpool manager shouts at them from the touchline to play A
Min. 69 :(bfa) E_Spence lashes out at J_Hernandez
          ...  That was disgraceful!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
Min. 70 :(lpl) O_Price is being brought on
          ...  Renald is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(lpl) A_Martinez is going to be brought on
          ...  J_Hernandez is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 71 :(lpl) P_Nedved nutmegs J_Foyth, he continues to run forward
          ...  A cracking drive from P_Nedved !
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 73 :(lpl) T_Kroos finds A_Lombardo on the edge of the box
          ...  A_Lombardo with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  But F_Foster makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 74 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila is forced to retreat
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Liverpool 1-0 Benfica ...
Min. 74 :(bfa) J_Plasil has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  J_A_Riise tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Plasil swings it in!
          ...  O_Price clears the corner
Min. 75 :(lpl) E_Stranger sidesteps his marker
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  E_Stranger shapes up for a shot!
          ...  F_Foster makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 77 :(lpl) A_Martinez barges the defender off the ball
          ...  M_Zeffane wins the ball
Min. 77 :(bfa) J_Bolm takes possession
          ...  He's got no outlet
          ...  He decides to go alone
          ...  J_Bolm with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Zeffane swings it in!
          ...  G_Buffon comes out and claims it!
Min. 78 :(lpl) T_Kroos with a glorious 60-yard pass to E_Stranger
          ...  E_Stranger hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  F_Foster catches the ball
Min. 80 :(lpl) D_Lehman takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace E_Stranger
          ...  He'll play as a FW
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 80 :(lpl) P_Nedved controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  T_Kroos gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  T_Kroos with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  F_Foster gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by F_Foster !!
Min. 82 :(lpl) P_Nedved holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to T_Kroos
          ...  Yann_M_Vila slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 82 :(bfa) J_Plasil with a one-touch layoff to T_Erak
          ...  D_Abdoun takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 83 :(lpl) D_Lehman takes possession on the edge of the box
          ...  The cross hits D_Lehman on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  F_Foster moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 85 :(lpl) D_Lehman takes advantage of a mistake by J_Wilshere
          ...  D_Lehman attempts to drive it home!
          ...  But F_Foster reaches the ball. Good save
Min. 87 :(lpl) D_Abdoun controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  A_Lombardo gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  A left-footer by A_Lombardo !
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(lpl) A_Lombardo has time and space on the edge of the box
          ...  What a shot from A_Lombardo !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  F_Foster never had a chance!
Min. 89 :(lpl) P_Nedved runs at R_Tomassi
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  Stefano with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  P_Nedved hits it hard
          ...  But F_Foster just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  N_Alexander has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 90 :(lpl) T_Kroos plays a first time ball through the defence to A_Lombardo
          ...  A_Lombardo has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  F_Foster watches it sail wide!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Anfield
Attendance           : 60,000
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Liverpool Match Info
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Best player          : P_Nedved (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Yann_M_Vila (74 og)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : F_Foster
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : E_Spence (69)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Liverpool     |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          19        |       1
Off target           :          11        |       1
On target            :           8        |       0
Possession           :          65        |       35
Corners              :           3        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       0
Fouls                :           7        |       8
Key Tackles          :           5        |       11
Key Passes           :          15        |       4
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Final Score          : Liverpool 1 - 0 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Liverpool
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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G_Buffon       GK  33   2   3   1  22 |  96   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
Reinaldo       DF   1  28  11   6  20 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
Renald         DF   2  27   8  10  31 |  72   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_A_Riise      DF   3  27   7   9  32 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
D_Abdoun       DF   3  26   9   7  30 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  30  20
H_Matt         DF   2  25  12   7  34 |  96   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   1
P_Nedved       MF   1   7  25  23  17 |  96   0   1   4   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  40  12
J_Hernandez    MF   1   8  25  20  26 |  72   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  11
T_Kroos        MF   3   8  24  20  30 |  96   0   0   5   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  50  10
E_Stranger     FW   2   9   8  27  20 |  82   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
A_Lombardo     FW   3   5   9  27  32 |  96   0   0   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0  25
P_Parkes       GK  27   4   2   4  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
O_Price        DF   2  28  12   7  26 |  24   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_Martinez     MF   1   6  25  16  32 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Mitrovic     FW   3   5  11  25  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Lehman       FW   3   9   7  25  33 |  14   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11

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 |  96  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  31  14   8  22 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  30   8   7  37 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  28  12   6  42 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
M_Zeffane      DF   1  28  10   7  31 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  19  30  12  19 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  30  10  19 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  28  13  32 |  96   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
E_Spence       MF   2   9  28   9  40 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  18   8  -2
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  30  39 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
Z_Alomerovic   GK  29   1   1   1  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  27   9   5  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
O_Priestley    DF   1  23  12   1  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Knave        MF   3   7  24  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   6  24  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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