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Elite FA Cup, Group A Game 2

Paris Saint Germain 2 - 1 Benfica

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 2, Paris Saint Germain vs. Benfica (Thu Jan 02)


                  Paris Saint Germain  |  Benfica
                              4-4-2 P  |  4-4-2 A
                        Will Davidson  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                        Lev_Yashin GK  |  GK N_Winneke
                          D_Walker DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                        A_Valencia DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                           T_Adams DF  |  DF R_Tomassi
                        J_Richards DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                          R_Savage MF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                           E_Scifo MF  |  MF J_Bolm
                        N_Chalobah MF  |  MF I_Marcone
                         R_Parlour MF  |  MF W_Dustice
                         S_Corchia FW  |  FW Nathan_Dyer
                            N_Pepe FW  |  FW B_Dugnutt
                                       |
                        S_Nakamura SUB |  SUB A_Zogbo
                       M_Friedrich SUB |  SUB S_Mannaerts
                           M_Layun SUB |  SUB S_Nakamoto
                      Paas_De_Boll SUB |  SUB O_Marcentos
                        K_Phillips SUB |  SUB T_Erak

Referee: F_De_Bleeckere (Belgium)


Min. 1  :(bfa) I_Marcone is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  A cheeky lob from Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  Lev_Yashin grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 2  :(bfa) I_Marcone holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer is in acres of space!
          ...  He looked offside to me
          ...  He tries to round Lev_Yashin
          ...  He tries to slide it past Lev_Yashin
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Lets see if Benfica can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Paris Saint Germain 0-1 Benfica ...
Min. 6  :(psg) R_Parlour with a measured pass to S_Corchia
          ...  Nathan_Dyer read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 7  :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  A vicious shot by Nathan_Dyer !
          ...  Lev_Yashin saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 9  :(psg) R_Parlour holds the ball up
          ...  He sees T_Adams in space!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by R_Tomassi
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 12 :(psg) E_Scifo brings it under control
          ...  He takes on M_Zeffane
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in S_Corchia!
          ...  M_Zeffane hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Valencia chips the ball into the area!
          ...  N_Winneke easily claims the ball!
Min. 13 :(psg) A_Valencia with the Cruyff turn
          ...  A_Valencia tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  N_Winneke gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He just manages to tip it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Scifo floats the ball in!
          ...  N_Chalobah gets on the end of it
          ...  N_Winneke tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Savage crosses it in!
          ...  S_Corchia with the header
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Walker hits it into the box!
          ...  N_Winneke fists it away!
Min. 15 :(psg) N_Pepe takes advantage of a mistake by Yann_M_Vila
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  Yann_M_Vila reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 15 :(bfa) J_Wilshere moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to I_Marcone
          ...  I_Marcone with a thundering drive!
          ...  But Lev_Yashin punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 18 :(bfa) The defender slips and falls over!
          ...  B_Dugnutt is through!
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from B_Dugnutt !
          ...  But Lev_Yashin palms it behind
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 19 :(psg) R_Parlour with a glorious 60-yard pass to S_Corchia
          ...  R_Tomassi with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Will Davidson looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 29 :(psg) N_Chalobah with a slick pass to S_Corchia
          ...  R_Tomassi read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 33 :(psg) R_Savage is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to S_Corchia
          ...  S_Corchia beats the offside trap!
          ...  He is clean through
          ...  N_Winneke comes towards him
          ...  He slips it underneath N_Winneke
          ...  He hits it towards goal!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  That's the equaliser!
          ...  Paris Saint Germain 1-1 Benfica ...
Min. 33 :(bfa) I_Marcone passes the ball to W_Dustice
          ...  W_Dustice looks to see where Lev_Yashin is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But Lev_Yashin makes an easy save
Min. 34 :(psg) E_Scifo turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to T_Adams
          ...  Yann_M_Vila robs him of the ball
Min. 38 :(bfa) J_Wilshere reads the run of B_Dugnutt
          ...  J_Richards beats him to the ball
Min. 38 :(psg) N_Pepe runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  S_Corchia latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  I_Marcone fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 40 :(bfa) J_Foyth runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to J_Bolm
          ...  S_Corchia muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Right on the edge of the box!
          ...  B_Dugnutt hits it hard
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Paris Saint Germain 1-1 Benfica

Min. 46 :(bfa) J_Wilshere spots J_Bolm who is in acres of space
          ...  J_Bolm tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 48 :(psg) E_Scifo plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  Yann_M_Vila leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 49 :(psg) S_Corchia takes advantage of a mistake by M_Zeffane
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  S_Corchia hits a curling shot!
          ...  N_Winneke tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Parlour plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 51 :(bfa) W_Dustice with a glorious 60-yard pass to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  T_Adams wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 53 :(psg) T_Adams looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to N_Pepe
          ...  I_Marcone with the tackle
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere will want to speak to him
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere just wants to lecture him
Min. 54 :(psg) N_Chalobah takes possession on the edge of the box
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from N_Chalobah !
          ...  N_Winneke collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 60 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts is being prepared to come on
          ...  M_Zeffane is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 61 :(bfa) J_Bolm skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to I_Marcone
          ...  Fine tackle by R_Parlour
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 62 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto replaces J_Wilshere to play as a MF
Min. 62 :(bfa) J_Bolm turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 65 :(bfa) T_Erak is coming on for Nathan_Dyer and playing FW
Min. 65 :(psg) R_Savage pass splits open the defence and finds T_Adams
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  S_Mannaerts picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 65 :(bfa) J_Bolm has it now
          ...  He takes on A_Valencia
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in B_Dugnutt!
          ...  B_Dugnutt sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 66 :(psg) E_Scifo takes advantage of a bad back pass from Yann_M_Vila
          ...  R_Tomassi fouls badly
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
Min. 67 :(psg) R_Savage lays the ball back to S_Corchia
          ...  S_Corchia throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a great effort!
          ...  Paris Saint Germain go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Paris Saint Germain 2-1 Benfica ...
Min. 68 :(psg) J_Richards retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  S_Corchia latches onto the end of it
          ...  From long range S_Corchia bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Parlour lofts the ball in!
          ...  It comes to N_Pepe
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  But N_Winneke punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 69 :(psg) N_Pepe finds his way through
          ...  He lost his man too easily
          ...  From long range N_Pepe bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 73 :(psg) N_Pepe takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  N_Pepe lobs N_Winneke!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 75 :(psg) N_Pepe steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs S_Mannaerts
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  S_Mannaerts does well to get the tackle in
Min. 75 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto beats J_Richards
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  S_Nakamoto with a thundering shot!
          ...  But Lev_Yashin punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that Lev_Yashin got a touch
Min. 81 :(psg) S_Corchia jumps over S_Mannaerts's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  S_Corchia sees N_Winneke off his line !
          ...  N_Winneke goes down well to save
Min. 82 :(psg) a big roar from the crowd as M_Friedrich comes on for A_Valencia to play DF
Min. 82 :(psg) a big roar from the crowd as Paas_De_Boll comes on for N_Chalobah to play MF
Min. 82 :(psg) K_Phillips will come on for N_Pepe and play FW
Min. 83 :(psg) Paas_De_Boll with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves S_Mannaerts behind
          ...  Paas_De_Boll aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 83 :(bfa) T_Erak slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  T_Erak swings in the shot!
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 85 :(bfa) T_Erak with a fantastic turn that puts him through on goal
          ...  R_Savage goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  This is a good chance!
          ...  W_Dustice knocks it forward
          ...  J_Bolm gets on the end of it
          ...  J_Bolm launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  Lev_Yashin makes a difficult save
Min. 87 :(psg) K_Phillips skips the challenge from J_Foyth
          ...  K_Phillips with a powerful header !
          ...  N_Winneke makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 87 :(psg) S_Corchia sidesteps his marker
          ...  J_Foyth bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere calls him over
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Parc des Princes
Attendance           : 80,000
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Paris Saint Germain Match Info
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Best player          : S_Corchia (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : S_Corchia (33,67)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : Nathan_Dyer
Scorers              : Nathan_Dyer (2)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : I_Marcone (38), Yann_M_Vila (48), R_Tomassi (66), J_Foyth (87)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                      Paris Saint Germain |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       13
Off target           :           5        |       6
On target            :           9        |       7
Possession           :          51        |       49
Corners              :           6        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       4
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           3        |       11
Key Tackles          :           3        |       8
Key Passes           :          12        |       10
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Final Score          : Paris Saint Germain 2 - 1 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Paris Saint Germain
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Lev_Yashin     GK  29   1   3   2  32 |  94   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
D_Walker       DF   2  29   8   7  43 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Valencia     DF   2  27   8   9  22 |  83   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
T_Adams        DF   1  27   7   6  23 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_Richards     DF   1  27   6   7  22 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
R_Savage       MF   2   8  28   6  15 |  94   0   0   3   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0
E_Scifo        MF   2   6  27   7  21 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  40  20
N_Chalobah     MF   2   7  27   4  24 |  83   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  20
R_Parlour      MF   1   7  26   4  31 |  94   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
S_Corchia      FW   1   6   5  27  45 |  94   0   0   0   0   6   2   0   0   0   0   0  92
N_Pepe         FW   3   8  10  26  33 |  83   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  12
S_Nakamura     GK  19   1   2   1  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Friedrich    DF   2  30  12  10  29 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Layun        DF   1  28  12   7  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Paas_De_Boll   MF   2  10  28   9  31 |  11   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
K_Phillips     FW   2   8   8  27  42 |  11   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20  30

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  33   2   2   3  20 |  94   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  34  14   8  22 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38 -22 -22
M_Zeffane      DF   1  31  10   7  31 |  61   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  31   8   7  37 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
J_Foyth        DF   1  30  13   7  42 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  31  12  19 |  63   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20  10 -20
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  30  13  32 |  94   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  11
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  29   6  32 |  94   0   0   3   1   1   0   1   0   0  -2  48   8
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  25   6  42 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  30  31 |  66   0   1   0   0   3   1   0   0   0  20   0  46
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  27  20 |  94   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  13
A_Zogbo        GK  31   4   3   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  29   9   5  12 |  33   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   5  27  16  32 |  31   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
O_Marcentos    MF   3   8  25   7  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  28   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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