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Elite FA Cup, Group B Game 1

Sunderland 1 - 2 Benfica

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, Sunderland vs. Benfica (Wed Jun 03)


                           Sunderland  |  Benfica
                            4-3-1-2 A  |  4-1-3-2 C
                         John Gemmell  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                          T_McGill GK  |  GK N_Winneke
                      Kim_Sin_Jung DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                       C_Donaldson DF  |  DF R_Tomassi
                              Boli DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                           D_Jones DF  |  DF Nacho
                              Atsu MF  |  DM M_Zeffane
                          S_Defour MF  |  MF J_Bolm
                      D_Boerrigter MF  |  MF I_Marcone
                        S_Nakajima AM  |  MF W_Dustice
                          Fandinho FW  |  FW T_Erak
                        J_Maddison FW  |  FW B_Dugnutt
                                       |
                        R_Clemance SUB |  SUB J_J_Jones
                         B_Weinman SUB |  SUB M_Perin
                          A_Brehme SUB |  SUB T_Grant
                           J_Fleck SUB |  SUB K_Commons
                        L_Buchanan SUB |  SUB Nathan_Dyer

Referee: S_Farina (Italy)


Min. 1  :(bfa) B_Dugnutt with electric pace
          ...  He eases past C_Donaldson
          ...  Kim_Sin_Jung with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  S_Farina tries to calm him down
Min. 1  :(bfa) B_Dugnutt steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs Kim_Sin_Jung
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  B_Dugnutt has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But T_McGill makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 3  :(bfa) J_Bolm fires over a low cross to B_Dugnutt
          ...  A left-footer by B_Dugnutt !
          ...  T_McGill falls over
          ...  But T_McGill is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 5  :(sun) Atsu with the mazy run
          ...  But Nacho puts the ball out of play
Min. 7  :(bfa) W_Dustice holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to J_Foyth
          ...  J_Foyth flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 8  :(sun) Atsu is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to Fandinho
          ...  Fandinho with a blistering shot !
          ...  N_Winneke makes a fine save
Min. 9  :(bfa) I_Marcone with a penetrating pass to T_Erak
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by C_Donaldson
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 10 :(sun) The ball runs loose!
          ...  D_Jones seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  D_Jones fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  N_Winneke won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 14 :(sun) Boli passes the ball to S_Nakajima
          ...  S_Nakajima hits a great shot !
          ...  N_Winneke won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 16 :(sun) Atsu with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle
          ...  Atsu cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He starts to run the full length of the pitch!
          ...  That puts Sunderland ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Sunderland 1-0 Benfica ...
Min. 17 :(bfa) Benfica will now play A
Min. 19 :(sun) Fandinho with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  J_Maddison gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  J_Maddison gets up high for the header !
          ...  N_Winneke heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 19 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Bolm
          ...  J_Bolm pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  T_McGill saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 22 :(bfa) M_Zeffane with electric pace
          ...  He eases past the defender
          ...  M_Zeffane with a powerful diving header!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rifled into the top corner!
          ...  He runs off to the Benfica fans to celebrate!
          ...  That's the equaliser!
          ...  Sunderland 1-1 Benfica ...
Min. 28 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila with the through ball to B_Dugnutt
          ...  C_Donaldson is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  T_McGill misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Marcone plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Boli gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(sun) D_Jones moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to Fandinho
          ...  Fandinho could have let it bounce!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Defour hits it towards the far post!
          ...  N_Winneke comes out and claims it!
Min. 45 :(bfa) M_Zeffane with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past the defender
          ...  C_Donaldson plays it back
          ...  T_McGill slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Foyth chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  T_McGill reads it well, and claims it!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Sunderland 1-1 Benfica

Min. 47 :(bfa) J_Bolm beats one
          ...  Goes past the second
          ...  He keeps going
          ...  fantastic skill!!
          ...  C_Donaldson wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 51 :(sun) Atsu runs towards the goal
          ...  Atsu chases it through, he must score !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  N_Winneke moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  N_Winneke catches it with style!
Min. 53 :(bfa) I_Marcone reads the run of B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  T_McGill makes a difficult save
Min. 55 :(bfa) Up goes the substitution board - M_Perin on for J_Foyth as a DF
Min. 57 :(bfa) M_Zeffane sidesteps Boli
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  M_Zeffane fires a shot at goal !
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  T_McGill was beaten there!
Min. 59 :(bfa) I_Marcone moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  T_McGill can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  T_McGill makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 59 :(sun) S_Nakajima with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to Atsu
          ...  Yann_M_Vila with a clumsy challenge
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 60 :(sun) Up goes the substitution board - J_Fleck on for S_Defour as a MF
Min. 60 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer will replace B_Dugnutt and play FW
Min. 61 :(sun) J_Fleck 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 C_Donaldson
          ...  M_Perin slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 62 :(bfa) Nacho looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Boli gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 63 :(sun) J_Maddison makes himself available
          ...  Yann_M_Vila takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 63 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Dustice chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Boli heads it away
Min. 66 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past Boli!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer from 20 yards !
          ...  But T_McGill just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 67 :(sun) Boli beats Yann_M_Vila
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves S_Farina
          ...  M_Zeffane with an ugly foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is within shooting distance!
          ...  J_Maddison drives it under the wall
          ...  N_Winneke falls over
          ...  But N_Winneke is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 68 :(sun) J_Fleck reads the run of Fandinho
          ...  Fandinho with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  Looks like it should be N_Winneke's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  N_Winneke looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by D_Boerrigter
          ...  M_Perin gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 70 :(sun) a big roar from the crowd as A_Brehme comes on for Kim_Sin_Jung to play DF
Min. 70 :(sun) L_Buchanan is coming on and J_Maddison is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play FW
Min. 70 :(bfa) Up goes the substitution board - T_Grant on for J_Bolm as a MF
Min. 71 :(sun) J_Fleck fires over a low cross to L_Buchanan
          ...  Yann_M_Vila gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 73 :(bfa) I_Marcone takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to W_Dustice
          ...  W_Dustice has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  T_McGill was beaten there!
Min. 75 :(sun) S_Nakajima with an inch perfect pass to C_Donaldson
          ...  C_Donaldson with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Boerrigter chips the ball into the area!
          ...  N_Winneke catches it!
Min. 77 :(sun) The ball runs loose!
          ...  L_Buchanan seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  L_Buchanan shapes up for a shot!
          ...  N_Winneke can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  N_Winneke makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 77 :(bfa) I_Marcone whips the ball across to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Good sliding challenge from D_Jones and it had to be
Min. 85 :(bfa) M_Perin rushes through the defence
          ...  D_Jones with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  S_Farina calls him for a talk
Min. 87 :(sun) D_Boerrigter pauses and waits for support
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  D_Boerrigter rifles it to the far post !
          ...  But N_Winneke stops that one easily
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(sun) D_Boerrigter hits a hard pass to A_Brehme
          ...  But M_Zeffane slides in
Min. 90 :(bfa) I_Marcone with a slick pass to T_Erak
          ...  Boli with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 91 :(bfa) M_Zeffane leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to W_Dustice
          ...  W_Dustice gets his head to the ball !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Dustice curls it into the box!
          ...  It comes to T_Erak
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 93 :(sun) L_Buchanan has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Yann_M_Vila!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  R_Tomassi wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 93 :(bfa) W_Dustice takes advantage of a mistake by D_Jones
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  An audacious effort from W_Dustice !
          ...  T_McGill falls over
          ...  He recovers to tip it onto the post!
          ...  But it hits his back!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Unlucky!
          ...  The Benfica fans start to taunt him now!
          ...  That goal looks certain to be the winner!
          ...  Sunderland 1-2 Benfica ...
Min. 94 :(sun) It seems Sunderland are making a tactical change to L

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Stadium Of Light
Attendance           : 85,000
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Sunderland Match Info
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Best player          : Atsu
Scorers              : Atsu (16)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : M_Zeffane (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : M_Zeffane (22), W_Dustice (93)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Yann_M_Vila (59)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Sunderland    |     Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          12        |       14
Off target           :           6        |       7
On target            :           6        |       7
Possession           :          45        |       55
Corners              :           3        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           3        |       12
Key Tackles          :           7        |       6
Key Passes           :          10        |       12
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Final Score          : Sunderland 1 - 2 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Sunderland
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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T_McGill       GK  30   2   3   1  31 |  95   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10   0   0   0
Kim_Sin_Jung   DF   2  26   8   8  12 |  71   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Donaldson    DF   1  25  12   8  41 |  95   0   4   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
Boli           DF   2  25  11   7  32 |  95   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  10   0
D_Jones        DF   3  25  10   9  22 |  95   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Atsu           MF   1  10  26  12  18 |  95   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  10  45
S_Defour       MF   2   9  26  12  12 |  61   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Boerrigter   MF   2   9  25  12  32 |  95   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
S_Nakajima     AM   2   8  26   9  21 |  95   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Fandinho       FW   1   6   7  26  10 |  95   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
J_Maddison     FW   2   7   8  25  30 |  71   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20 -20   0
R_Clemance     GK  15   3   3   1  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Weinman      DF   2  29   8  11  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Brehme       DF   1  27   7   8  35 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Fleck        MF   1   6  28   7  31 |  34   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
L_Buchanan     FW   2   5   4  25  23 |  24   0   0   0   0   1   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 |  95   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  35  14   8  22 |  95   0   2   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  18  -2
R_Tomassi      DF   1  32   9   7  37 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  31  13   7  42 |  56   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Nacho          DF   3  31   7   4  32 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Zeffane      DM   1  31  10   7  31 |  95   0   1   1   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  10  35
J_Bolm         MF   2  12  30  13  32 |  71   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  30   6  32 |  95   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  26   6  42 |  95   0   0   1   0   3   1   0   0   0   0  10  35
T_Erak         FW   2   6   7  28  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  27  20 |  61   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  30
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  60  20  20
T_Grant        MF   2  25   9   7  29 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
K_Commons      MF   1   8  28  10  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   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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