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Elite FA Cup, Group F Game 1

Osasuna 0 - 1 Benfica

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 1, Osasuna vs. Benfica (Wed Nov 15)


                              Osasuna  |  Benfica
                              4-4-2 L  |  4-4-2 C
                         Dillon Grant  |  Steven Theobald
                                       |
                          A_Guaita GK  |  GK F_Foster
                         Luke_Shaw DF  |  DF T_Adams
                           T_Silva DF  |  DF C_Thomson
                          T_Graham DF  |  DF R_Tomassi
                          Z_Camara DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                          T_Muller MF  |  MF Zheng_Zhi
                        K_De_Bruyn MF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                           R_Neves MF  |  MF J_Plasil
                           M_Izzet MF  |  MF J_Bolm
                        A_Lombardo FW  |  FW Nathan_Dyer
                       Ivica_Strok FW  |  FW A_Bagsy
                                       |
                           J_Menez SUB |  SUB Z_Alomerovic
                        Raul_Albil SUB |  SUB S_Mannaerts
                        A_Barzagli SUB |  SUB S_Nakamoto
                           N_Matic SUB |  SUB E_Knave
                            H_Kane SUB |  SUB B_Dugnutt

Referee: A_Barken (Norway)


Min. 1  :(osa) A_Lombardo steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs Zheng_Zhi
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  M_Zeffane with the tackle
Min. 2  :(osa) M_Izzet kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  A_Lombardo gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A cracking drive from A_Lombardo !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 4  :(bfa) J_Plasil slides the ball across to J_Wilshere
          ...  T_Graham wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by J_Plasil
          ...  A_Guaita reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 5  :(bfa) J_Plasil sidesteps T_Graham
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  T_Silva gets to the ball first
Min. 7  :(bfa) A_Bagsy runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  A_Lombardo with an ugly foul
          ...  A_Barken refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 7  :(osa) A_Lombardo brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  A_Bagsy fouls badly
          ...  A_Barken will want to speak to him
          ...  A_Barken just wants to lecture him
Min. 14 :(osa) M_Izzet skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  J_Wilshere with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  A_Barken tries to calm him down
Min. 23 :(osa) Ivica_Strok has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past R_Tomassi
          ...  He knocks it to T_Muller!
          ...  But M_Zeffane slides in two footed.
          ...  A_Barken has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 25 :(bfa) T_Adams turns well with ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  A_Guaita with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
          ...  The ref gives a PENALTY !!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with the spot kick
          ...  He's converted it!!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Benfica have snatched the lead!
          ...  Osasuna 0-1 Benfica...
Min. 26 :(osa) Osasuna will now play A
Min. 35 :(bfa) J_Plasil with the mazy run
          ...  M_Izzet stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  Dillon Grant looks relieved
          ...  Steven Theobald is far from happy with that decision
Min. 35 :(bfa) J_Bolm brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer gets on the end of the pass
          ...  An audacious effort from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  A_Guaita falls over
          ...  But A_Guaita is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 36 :(osa) Ivica_Strok uses his feet well to turn on the ball
          ...  Nathan_Dyer is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  F_Foster misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by R_Neves
          ...  F_Foster easily catches it!
Min. 36 :(bfa) A_Bagsy sprints past Luke_Shaw
          ...  What a shot from A_Bagsy !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But A_Guaita tips it over
          ...  A_Barken has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 36 :(osa) R_Neves with a 50-yard pass to Ivica_Strok
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  A_Barken wants a quiet word
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  T_Muller bends it in
          ...  But F_Foster just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 38 :(osa) K_De_Bruyn unselfishly lays the ball back to A_Lombardo
          ...  C_Thomson beats him to the ball
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(osa) R_Neves chips the ball over the defence and finds A_Lombardo
          ...  A_Lombardo hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  F_Foster guesses right
Min. 43 :(bfa) J_Bolm with the nod to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  A_Guaita with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 44 :(osa) Ivica_Strok takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  A cracking drive from Ivica_Strok !
          ...  F_Foster guesses right
Min. 48 :(osa) R_Neves with the nod to Ivica_Strok
          ...  A powerful shot by Ivica_Strok !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 48 :(bfa) J_Plasil with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to T_Adams
          ...  T_Adams attempts to nutmeg A_Guaita!
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 49 :(bfa) A_Bagsy runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off Z_Camara back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  A_Bagsy with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  A_Guaita gets up well to catch that one

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

Min. 47 :(osa) R_Neves finds his way through
          ...  They tried to play the offside trap
          ...  T_Adams cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 48 :(osa) A_Lombardo with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves T_Adams behind
          ...  R_Tomassi forces him off the ball
Min. 48 :(bfa) M_Zeffane with a probing through ball A_Bagsy
          ...  Luke_Shaw reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 49 :(bfa) J_Bolm beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds Nathan_Dyer
          ...  But T_Silva slides in two footed.
          ...  A_Barken has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 50 :(osa) T_Muller holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Ivica_Strok
          ...  The defence has gone to sleep
          ...  Ivica_Strok is all alone
          ...  F_Foster comes towards him
          ...  He rounds F_Foster
          ...  He taps it towards the goal!
          ...  A_Bagsy rushes back to get to it
Min. 50 :(bfa) J_Bolm drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Bagsy
          ...  A_Bagsy with the strike !
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 53 :(bfa) J_Wilshere gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past Luke_Shaw!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  J_Wilshere attempts a chip!
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  A_Guaita was beaten there!
Min. 54 :(bfa) J_Bolm had to stretch to reach the pass
          ...  J_Bolm hits a great shot !
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  A_Guaita grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 55 :(osa) Ivica_Strok sidesteps T_Adams
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  R_Tomassi wins the ball
Min. 62 :(osa) M_Izzet pauses and waits for support
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  M_Izzet goes for goal !
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 63 :(bfa) J_Wilshere is in some pain
          ...  He's receiving some treatment now
          ...  But he looks unable to continue
Min. 63 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace J_Wilshere
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 65 :(bfa) R_Tomassi beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  R_Tomassi with a little chip!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 70 :(bfa) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Benfica will now be playing D
Min. 70 :(osa) Ivica_Strok sidesteps R_Tomassi
          ...  T_Adams gets to the ball first
Min. 71 :(bfa) J_Plasil with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past T_Graham
          ...  He knocks it to S_Nakamoto!
          ...  S_Nakamoto could have let it bounce!
          ...  But A_Guaita makes a fine save
Min. 75 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts is coming on for T_Adams and will play DF
Min. 76 :(bfa) E_Knave comes on for Zheng_Zhi and takes up a MF role
Min. 77 :(bfa) J_Bolm plays a long ball to S_Nakamoto
          ...  S_Nakamoto tries to beat A_Guaita!
          ...  A_Guaita falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 77 :(osa) K_De_Bruyn brings it under control
          ...  He takes on R_Tomassi
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Ivica_Strok!
          ...  J_Bolm wins the ball well
          ...  A_Barken has given a free kick
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  K_De_Bruyn hoists it forward
          ...  Ivica_Strok gets on the end of it
          ...  S_Nakamoto cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 83 :(osa) Raul_Albil is being brought on
          ...  Luke_Shaw is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 83 :(osa) N_Matic replaces an unhappy K_De_Bruyn and will play as a MF
Min. 83 :(osa) H_Kane is being prepared to come on
          ...  Ivica_Strok is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 84 :(osa) M_Izzet bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to H_Kane
          ...  Blocked by C_Thomson
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(bfa) C_Thomson headbutts N_Matic!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  A_Barken reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 92 :(osa) H_Kane is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to N_Matic
          ...  N_Matic tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  But F_Foster reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on F_Foster anyway

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Estadio Reyno de Navarra
Attendance           : 80,000
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Osasuna Match Info
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Best player          : Ivica_Strok
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : A_Guaita (25)
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : Nathan_Dyer (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Nathan_Dyer (25 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Bolm (77), C_Thomson (89)
Injured              : J_Wilshere (63)
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Match Statistics
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                              Osasuna     |     Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :           8        |       12
Off target           :           3        |       6
On target            :           5        |       6
Possession           :          40        |       60
Corners              :           1        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       10
Key Tackles          :           4        |       10
Key Passes           :          10        |       9
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Final Score          : Osasuna 0 - 1 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Osasuna
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_Guaita       GK  39   3   2   2  29 |  97   6   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  18   0   0   0
Luke_Shaw      DF   3  29   9   7  23 |  87   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
T_Silva        DF   1  28  10   9  42 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
T_Graham       DF   2  28  10   7  24 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
Z_Camara       DF   2  27   4   4  36 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Muller       MF   3   9  27  10  32 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
K_De_Bruyn     MF   2   5  27   6  10 |  87   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
R_Neves        MF   2   5  27   4  33 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
M_Izzet        MF   2  11  26   7  25 |  97   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
A_Lombardo     FW   3   5   9  26  32 |  97   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
Ivica_Strok    FW   3   8   7  25  32 |  87   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  11
J_Menez        GK  15   2   1   2  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Raul_Albil     DF   2  29  11   6  35 |  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
A_Barzagli     DF   2  27   8  10  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Matic        MF   3   7  29   8  20 |  10   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
H_Kane         FW   1   8  10  28  33 |  10   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   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 |  97   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
T_Adams        DF   2  32   8   7  22 |  79   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 100  20  21
C_Thomson      DF   2  31  12   6  25 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
R_Tomassi      DF   1  28   8   7  37 |  97   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
M_Zeffane      DF   1  27   9   7  31 |  97   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
Zheng_Zhi      MF   1   9  30   8  42 |  80   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  19  29  11  19 |  67   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  29  10  19 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  28  13  32 |  97   0   0   5   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  48  -1
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  28  31 |  97   0   1   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  20   0  40
A_Bagsy        FW   1   8   5  27  15 |  97   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  20  31
Z_Alomerovic   GK  28   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 |  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  25  16  32 |  30   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0   6
E_Knave        MF   3   7  23  10  21 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   6  19  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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