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Elite League, Week 8

Real Madrid 1 - 2 Benfica

Elite League Match, Real Madrid vs. Benfica (Sun Nov 26)


                          Real Madrid  |  Benfica
                          3-2-2-1-2 E  |  5-4-1 C
                      Gareth Williams  |  Steven Theobald
                                       |
                      Silvio_Proto GK  |  GK F_Foster
                          A_Schulz DF  |  DF T_Adams
                      D_Kuzmanovic DF  |  DF C_Thomson
                         W_Lavezzi DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                            Preety DM  |  DF R_Tomassi
                       B_Abdoulaye DM  |  DF M_Zeffane
                         L_Copland MF  |  MF Zheng_Zhi
                      Granit_Xhaka MF  |  MF P_Do_Shaw
                      J_Gandolfini AM  |  MF J_Plasil
                         C_Arrache FW  |  MF E_Spence
                         D_Nelisse FW  |  FW Stefano
                                       |
                           A_Zogbo SUB |  SUB Z_Alomerovic
                          J_Conroy SUB |  SUB S_Mannaerts
                         K_Tierney SUB |  SUB S_Nakamoto
                       Luis_Garcia SUB |  SUB Nathan_Dyer
                       Matej_Vydra SUB |  SUB A_Bagsy

Referee: N_Rizzoli (Italy)


Min. 4  :(rmd) C_Arrache gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  R_Tomassi with the tackle
Min. 4  :(rmd) B_Abdoulaye knocks the ball back to Silvio_Proto
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Real Madrid 0-1 Benfica ...
Min. 5  :(rmd) D_Kuzmanovic with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows C_Thomson a clean set of heals
          ...  A glorious effort by D_Kuzmanovic !
          ...  But F_Foster makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 17 :(bfa) Stefano runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off D_Kuzmanovic back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  W_Lavezzi slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 20 :(rmd) Preety with the kinky dribble
          ...  C_Thomson with the block
Min. 22 :(rmd) L_Copland volleys it forward. He finds C_Arrache
          ...  A delicate header from C_Arrache !
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 23 :(bfa) J_Plasil finds T_Adams with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  Driven towards goal by T_Adams !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Plasil chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Silvio_Proto reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 24 :(rmd) Preety has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past T_Adams
          ...  He puts in C_Arrache!
          ...  Zheng_Zhi with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 25 :(rmd) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  W_Lavezzi is through!
          ...  M_Zeffane seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 27 :(rmd) A_Schulz passes the ball to C_Arrache
          ...  T_Adams wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 30 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Stefano gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  Preety cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 35 :(rmd) C_Arrache takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  Stefano with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  N_Rizzoli tells him to calm his game down a bit
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  A_Schulz with the thundering drive
          ...  F_Foster makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 37 :(rmd) Preety looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to W_Lavezzi
          ...  W_Lavezzi has a dig at goal!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Real Madrid have squared things up with that goal!
          ...  Real Madrid 1-1 Benfica ...
Min. 40 :(bfa) J_Plasil with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Stefano gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  Good sliding challenge from W_Lavezzi and it had to be
Min. 41 :(rmd) J_Gandolfini beats M_Zeffane
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves N_Rizzoli
          ...  J_Gandolfini tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  F_Foster makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 47 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  Zheng_Zhi latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  But D_Kuzmanovic wins the tackle cleanly

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Real Madrid 1-1 Benfica

Min. 47 :(bfa) Stefano beats his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Stefano tries the shot !
          ...  Silvio_Proto gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  It's pushed behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Zheng_Zhi chips the ball into the area!
          ...  T_Adams gets his head on it
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  Silvio_Proto acrobatically tips it over !!
          ...  Great keeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Do_Shaw plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Silvio_Proto fists it away!
Min. 48 :(rmd) D_Nelisse sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  D_Nelisse aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  But F_Foster palms it behind
          ...  N_Rizzoli has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 52 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila times his run well
          ...  Yann_M_Vila has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  Silvio_Proto gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by Silvio_Proto !!
Min. 64 :(rmd) L_Copland hoofs it up field to find C_Arrache
          ...  C_Arrache leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 67 :(rmd) J_Gandolfini pass splits open the defence
          ...  What a ball!
          ...  A_Schulz is clean through!
          ...  E_Spence slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 68 :(rmd) Preety gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  A powerful header from Preety !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  But F_Foster palms it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Lavezzi plays it towards the near post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of F_Foster
Min. 70 :(rmd) Luis_Garcia replaces an unhappy B_Abdoulaye and will play as a MF
Min. 70 :(bfa) Stefano with a perfectly timed run
          ...  Stefano hits a great drive!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Silvio_Proto got his hand to it, but couldn't keep it out
          ...  That's put Benfica in front!
          ...  Real Madrid 1-2 Benfica ...
Min. 71 :(bfa) Benfica are switching their playing style to D
Min. 71 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi rushes through the defence
          ...  W_Lavezzi fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 75 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace E_Spence as DF
Min. 76 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto is being prepared to come on
          ...  P_Do_Shaw is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 78 :(rmd) J_Conroy will come on for A_Schulz and play DF
Min. 78 :(rmd) W_Lavezzi jumps over S_Mannaerts's challenge
          ...  M_Zeffane wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 80 :(bfa) A_Bagsy is coming on for Stefano and will play FW
Min. 82 :(rmd) Matej_Vydra is going to be brought on
          ...  C_Arrache is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 82 :(bfa) M_Zeffane finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled Granit_Xhaka
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from D_Kuzmanovic
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 86 :(rmd) W_Lavezzi controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  D_Kuzmanovic gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  D_Kuzmanovic has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But F_Foster punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that F_Foster got a touch
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(bfa) Zheng_Zhi with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  A_Bagsy gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A_Bagsy hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 91 :(bfa) A_Bagsy could get a shot on goal here
          ...  D_Kuzmanovic clears with a diving header
Min. 94 :(rmd) Luis_Garcia finds D_Nelisse in acres of space
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  M_Zeffane picks up the loose ball and clears the danger

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Santiago Bernabeu
Attendance           : 150,000
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Real Madrid Match Info
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Best player          : Preety (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : W_Lavezzi (37)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : Stefano
Scorers              : B_Abdoulaye (4 og), Stefano (70)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Zheng_Zhi (24)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Real Madrid   |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       6
Off target           :           2        |       2
On target            :           7        |       4
Possession           :          45        |       55
Corners              :           1        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       9
Key Tackles          :           6        |       7
Key Passes           :           8        |       5
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Final Score          : Real Madrid 1 - 2 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Real Madrid
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Silvio_Proto   GK  39   3   1   3  15 |  97   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
A_Schulz       DF   1  33  13  11  20 |  81   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
D_Kuzmanovic   DF   2  33   9   7  40 |  97   0   3   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  60   0  10
W_Lavezzi      DF   2  31  14   7  45 |  97   0   2   1   0   1   1   0   0   0  40  10  30
Preety         DM   1  10  40   6  28 |  97   0   1   2   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  35   5
B_Abdoulaye    DM   2  15  30   8  39 |  73   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20   0
L_Copland      MF   1   8  31   6  21 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Granit_Xhaka   MF   1  10  29   7  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Gandolfini   AM   3   9  26  19  12 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
C_Arrache      FW   2  10   5  35  34 |  85   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -18
D_Nelisse      FW   4   7   6  32  42 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
A_Zogbo        GK  30   4   3   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Conroy       DF   2  31  13  10  21 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
K_Tierney      DF   3  29  11   7  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Luis_Garcia    MF   2   7  28   5  11 |  24   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Matej_Vydra    FW   1  10   7  28  13 |  12   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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F_Foster       GK  39   2   4   4  16 |  97   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
T_Adams        DF   2  32   8   7  22 |  97   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0   6
C_Thomson      DF   2  31  12   6  25 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  29  14   8  22 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
R_Tomassi      DF   1  28   8   7  37 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Zeffane      DF   1  27   9   7  31 |  97   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
Zheng_Zhi      MF   1   9  30   8  42 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
P_Do_Shaw      MF   2   9  29   8  25 |  79   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  29   9  19 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
E_Spence       MF   2   9  27   9  40 |  78   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  29  39 |  83   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  20  55
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 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  25  16  32 |  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  28  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Bagsy        FW   1   8   5  27  15 |  14   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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