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Elite FA Cup, Group B Game 2

Rangers FC 1 - 0 Benfica

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, Rangers FC vs. Benfica (Wed Jun 10)


                           Rangers FC  |  Benfica
                              4-4-2 C  |  4-4-2 C
                          Steve Brown  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                         A_Peruzzi GK  |  GK N_Winneke
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                        F_Le_Boeuf DF  |  DF R_Tomassi
                           K_Rekik DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                           L_Olsen DF  |  DF Nacho
                       B_Abdoulaye MF  |  MF J_Bolm
                            R_Jack MF  |  MF K_Commons
                        J_Marshman MF  |  MF S_Nakamoto
                        Ianis_Hagi MF  |  MF W_Dustice
                           G_Botti FW  |  FW T_Erak
                       H_Rodellega FW  |  FW B_Dugnutt
                                       |
                        P_Lattuada SUB |  SUB J_J_Jones
                           J_Pedro SUB |  SUB M_Perin
                           G_Grant SUB |  SUB T_Grant
                         I_Perisic SUB |  SUB I_Marcone
                     R_Acquafresca SUB |  SUB Nathan_Dyer

Referee: J_Hunye (Hungary)


Min. 3  :(rfc) J_Marshman has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  G_Botti collects the loose ball!
          ...  R_Tomassi gathers up the loose ball
Min. 4  :(rfc) Ianis_Hagi hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  R_Giovinco latches onto it!
          ...  R_Giovinco tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a cheeky finish!
          ...  That puts Rangers FC ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Rangers FC 1-0 Benfica ...
Min. 5  :(bfa) Benfica are switching their playing style to A
Min. 5  :(rfc) Ianis_Hagi is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  H_Rodellega latches onto the end of it
          ...  J_Bolm with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 9  :(rfc) G_Botti had to stretch to reach the pass
          ...  But J_Foyth slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 11 :(rfc) R_Jack with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  G_Botti gets on the end of the pass
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  R_Tomassi belts it clear
Min. 14 :(rfc) H_Rodellega beats the defender
          ...  But Nacho slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 19 :(rfc) R_Jack looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  R_Giovinco receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  B_Dugnutt with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 22 :(rfc) R_Jack is clutching his leg!
          ...  He gets to his feet
          ...  It looks like he will try to run it off
Min. 26 :(rfc) H_Rodellega loses his marker
          ...  J_Foyth intercepts the pass
Min. 28 :(bfa) K_Commons hits a hard pass to Yann_M_Vila
          ...  Yann_M_Vila tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  A_Peruzzi never had a chance!
Min. 30 :(bfa) T_Erak takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  T_Erak has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 33 :(bfa) W_Dustice with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to T_Erak
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 34 :(bfa) J_Bolm plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  J_Marshman with the high feet
          ...  J_Hunye tells him to calm his game down a bit
Min. 41 :(rfc) F_Le_Boeuf with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf looks to see where N_Winneke is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 41 :(bfa) W_Dustice kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  R_Tomassi gets on the end of the pass
          ...  R_Tomassi tries to beat A_Peruzzi from outside the area!
          ...  A_Peruzzi gathers it comfortably
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(bfa) T_Erak spits at K_Rekik
          ...  J_Hunye calls him for a talk
Min. 45 :(rfc) R_Jack plays a first time ball through the defence to G_Botti
          ...  R_Tomassi plays the back pass
          ...  N_Winneke can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by R_Jack
          ...  J_Marshman with the header
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 48 :(bfa) W_Dustice with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past L_Olsen
          ...  He knocks it to B_Dugnutt!
          ...  B_Dugnutt sees A_Peruzzi off his line !
          ...  But A_Peruzzi comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Rangers FC 1-0 Benfica

Min. 49 :(rfc) R_Jack nutmegs R_Tomassi
          ...  But J_Foyth slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 49 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt takes advantage of a bad back pass from B_Abdoulaye
          ...  B_Dugnutt hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 50 :(rfc) J_Marshman with the first time pass to Ianis_Hagi
          ...  Ianis_Hagi hits a crisp volley!
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 51 :(rfc) H_Rodellega finds the space intelligently
          ...  H_Rodellega with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  But N_Winneke makes an easy save
Min. 51 :(bfa) T_Erak pushes it past L_Olsen
          ...  J_Marshman tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by K_Commons
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 55 :(bfa) M_Perin takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace J_Foyth
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 55 :(bfa) T_Erak is first to the ball
          ...  T_Erak aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  But A_Peruzzi tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Erak hits it towards the far post!
          ...  A_Peruzzi easily catches it!
Min. 56 :(bfa) W_Dustice looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Abdoulaye with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  J_Hunye refrained from booking him but had stern words
Min. 58 :(bfa) T_Erak pushes it past R_Giovinco
          ...  A_Peruzzi fouls badly
          ...  J_Hunye will want to speak to him
          ...  YELLOW CARD!! He is in the book for that one
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  Appeals for a penalty!
          ...  Given !!
          ...  Benfica players are furious!
          ...  B_Dugnutt is the man who takes it
          ...  A_Peruzzi tips it wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Nakamoto hits it towards the far post!
          ...  A_Peruzzi easily catches it!
Min. 60 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer is being prepared to come on
          ...  B_Dugnutt is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 64 :(bfa) R_Tomassi plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He heads towards the goal
          ...  He slides it past the defender!
          ...  R_Tomassi with the drive!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  A_Peruzzi pushes it behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Commons plays it towards the near post!
          ...  A_Peruzzi catches it!
Min. 66 :(bfa) J_Bolm hoists the ball across to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  G_Botti gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 67 :(rfc) K_Rekik is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Marshman drives it into the box!
          ...  R_Giovinco swings a leg at it!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 67 :(bfa) W_Dustice runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 70 :(bfa) T_Grant takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace K_Commons
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 70 :(rfc) Ianis_Hagi is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to R_Jack
          ...  R_Tomassi forces him off the ball
Min. 72 :(rfc) R_Jack squares it to H_Rodellega
          ...  Cleared by Nacho
Min. 74 :(rfc) R_Jack runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  L_Olsen latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  M_Perin wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Ianis_Hagi lofts the ball in!
          ...  The ball comes to B_Abdoulaye
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  It floats over N_Winneke
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 77 :(rfc) Ianis_Hagi plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  But M_Perin reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 78 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto finds T_Erak on the edge of the box
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from F_Le_Boeuf
Min. 80 :(rfc) Rangers FC will now play A after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 80 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer barges R_Giovinco off the ball
          ...  But K_Rekik wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but J_Hunye has none of it.
Min. 82 :(bfa) J_Bolm turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But he puts it wide
Min. 87 :(rfc) G_Botti knocks the ball past Nacho
          ...  G_Botti with the side footed shot!
          ...  What agility from N_Winneke
Min. 87 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak with the punt towards goal!
          ...  A_Peruzzi takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 92 :(rfc) J_Marshman finds G_Botti in the box
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Abdoulaye lofts the ball in!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila clears the danger
Min. 93 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer with the dribble
          ...  L_Olsen is easily beaten
          ...  Nathan_Dyer uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  But it puts it well wide

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Gazza Grant Arena
Attendance           : 143,978
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : F_Le_Boeuf (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : R_Giovinco (4)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : A_Peruzzi (58)
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : R_Tomassi
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Bolm (5)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Rangers FC   |     Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       10
Off target           :           6        |       5
On target            :           3        |       5
Possession           :          59        |       41
Corners              :           4        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           0        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       9
Key Tackles          :           6        |       13
Key Passes           :          12        |       9
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 1 - 0 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Rangers FC
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_Peruzzi      GK  39   2   7   3  22 |  97   9   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  83   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  34  14  11  35 |  97   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  32  11   7  22 |  97   0   4   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  30   7   2  12 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
L_Olsen        DF   3  29   8   6  42 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20  20
B_Abdoulaye    MF   2  17  33   8  39 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Jack         MF   3   7  31  12  22 |  97   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
J_Marshman     MF   3   8  31   7  33 |  97   0   1   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
Ianis_Hagi     MF   1   9  29   7  12 |  97   0   0   3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
G_Botti        FW   1   9  10  32  32 |  97   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  28  13 |  97   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20  30
P_Lattuada     GK  31   3   2   1  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Pedro        DF   2  33   8   9  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Grant        DF   3  33   7   9  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Perisic      MF   1  10  34   6  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  35  36 |   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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N_Winneke      GK  34   2   2   3  20 |  97   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  35  15   8  22 |  97   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  32   9   7  37 |  97   0   4   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  80   0  20
J_Foyth        DF   1  31  13   7  42 |  58   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40 -20 -20
Nacho          DF   3  31   7   4  32 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  12  30  13  32 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
K_Commons      MF   1   8  28  10  32 |  73   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  27  16  32 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  26   6  42 |  97   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   7  28  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  28  20 |  63   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  20
J_J_Jones      GK  29   1   5   3  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Perin        DF   3  25   8   9  32 |  39   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -20 -20
T_Grant        MF   2  25   9   7  29 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  30   6  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  30  31 |  34   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
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