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Division 1, Week 9

Tottenham 0 - 1 Benfica

Division One League Match, Tottenham vs. Benfica (Sun Dec 23)


                            Tottenham  |  Benfica
                            5-2-1-2 P  |  4-4-2 C
                         Levi Stephen  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                            R_Ceni GK  |  GK F_Foster
                          A_Wisdom DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                          W_Morgan DF  |  DF R_Tomassi
                        A_R_Essien DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                        P_Henrique DF  |  DF E_Jordanov
                            Doriva DF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                           E_Gabor DM  |  MF J_Plasil
                        T_Manniman DM  |  MF J_Bolm
                           R_Pires MF  |  MF W_Dustice
                            G_Weah FW  |  FW Nathan_Dyer
                           R_Sharp FW  |  FW B_Dugnutt
                                       |
                         C_Poenaru SUB |  SUB Z_Alomerovic
                           S_Howey SUB |  SUB De_Volte
                        C_McGregor SUB |  SUB E_Spence
                         A_Johnson SUB |  SUB E_Knave
                      Hugo_Sanchez SUB |  SUB Stefano

Referee: N_Alexander (Northern_Ireland)


Min. 1  :(bfa) The Benfica manager shouts at them from the touchline to play P
Min. 2  :(tth) R_Sharp takes on the defender
          ...  He runs past the defender
          ...  E_Jordanov plays the back pass
          ...  F_Foster can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Gabor curls it into the box!
          ...  F_Foster catches it!
Min. 4  :(tth) A_R_Essien brings it under control
          ...  He takes on Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in G_Weah!
          ...  Cleared by J_Foyth
Min. 4  :(bfa) J_Plasil is injured. He's been stretchered off
Min. 4  :(bfa) E_Spence replaces an unhappy J_Plasil and will play as a MF
Min. 5  :(tth) P_Henrique hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  G_Weah latches onto it!
          ...  J_Wilshere cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 6  :(bfa) J_Wilshere unselfishly heads the ball back to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 10 :(tth) A_R_Essien 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 R_Sharp
          ...  R_Sharp sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  F_Foster won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 12 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  Doriva cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 15 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer runs at the defender
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  G_Weah had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
          ...  N_Alexander calls him for a talk
Min. 16 :(tth) G_Weah pushes it past Yann_M_Vila
          ...  J_Foyth beats him to the ball
Min. 16 :(tth) A_R_Essien is in some pain
          ...  He's receiving some treatment now
          ...  But he looks unable to continue
Min. 16 :(tth) S_Howey is going to be brought on
          ...  A_R_Essien is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 16 :(bfa) J_Wilshere finds his way through
          ...  They tried to play the offside trap
          ...  J_Wilshere could have let it bounce!
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 18 :(tth) A_Wisdom with a 50-yard pass to G_Weah
          ...  J_Foyth gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 20 :(tth) P_Henrique hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  G_Weah collects the loose ball!
          ...  Cleared by R_Tomassi
Min. 29 :(tth) R_Sharp pushes it past Yann_M_Vila
          ...  B_Dugnutt with an over the top challenge
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  E_Gabor hoists it forward
          ...  G_Weah gets on the end of it
          ...  E_Jordanov dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 33 :(tth) E_Gabor hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  G_Weah latches onto it!
          ...  E_Jordanov cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 35 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past W_Morgan!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  B_Dugnutt with a bicycle kick !
          ...  R_Ceni narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 36 :(tth) Doriva plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  R_Pires decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  But R_Tomassi comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 40 :(tth) E_Gabor looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to R_Sharp
          ...  R_Sharp with the crafty shot!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 41 :(tth) T_Manniman chips the ball over the defence and finds W_Morgan
          ...  W_Morgan swings in the shot!
          ...  Over the bar
Min. 41 :(tth) R_Pires spots W_Morgan who is in acres of space
          ...  W_Dustice with the foul
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  It is deep inside there own half
          ...  T_Manniman knocks it forward
          ...  R_Sharp gets on the end of it
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from R_Tomassi
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(tth) C_McGregor is coming on for G_Weah and playing DM
Min. 46 :(tth) R_Pires gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside R_Tomassi!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by R_Tomassi
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Howey swings it in!
          ...  F_Foster makes the catch!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Tottenham 0-0 Benfica

Min. 48 :(bfa) E_Spence turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  But T_Manniman slides in
Min. 49 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He heads towards the goal
          ...  He slides it past the defender!
          ...  B_Dugnutt with the shot on net !
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 49 :(tth) W_Morgan breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on F_Foster!
          ...  W_Dustice brings him down!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  N_Alexander sends him off the pitch !!
          ...  He deserved to walk for that!!
Min. 50 :(tth) A_Johnson is ready to come on to replace R_Sharp
          ...  Looks like he will play as a FW
Min. 52 :(tth) A_Johnson barges Yann_M_Vila off the ball
          ...  A_Johnson with the attempt at goal!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  F_Foster plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 52 :(bfa) J_Bolm plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  E_Spence keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  S_Howey leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book
Min. 53 :(bfa) E_Jordanov with a slick pass to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer drives it towards goal !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And goes out
Min. 54 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer takes possession
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  E_Gabor with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  The ref gives a PENALTY !!
          ...  Perhaps if had seen the replay he would change his mind!
          ...  B_Dugnutt takes it
          ...  He's put it wide!
Min. 55 :(tth) A_Johnson knocks the ball past the lunge of Nathan_Dyer
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from A_Johnson !
          ...  F_Foster with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 57 :(tth) R_Pires puts in A_Johnson
          ...  R_Tomassi hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Manniman drives it into the box!
          ...  F_Foster easily claims the ball!
Min. 58 :(tth) Doriva with a precise pass to W_Morgan
          ...  J_Foyth slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 61 :(tth) E_Gabor nutmegs R_Tomassi, he continues to run forward
          ...  B_Dugnutt with the foul
          ...  His 2nd yellow this game ! Sent off !
          ...  He looks dejected with himself now
Min. 67 :(tth) T_Manniman hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  W_Morgan collects the loose ball!
          ...  R_Tomassi with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 67 :(bfa) J_Wilshere beats his man
          ...  A_Wisdom takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  N_Alexander calls him over
          ...  N_Alexander is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 67 :(bfa) E_Spence takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  E_Spence sees R_Ceni off his line !
          ...  R_Ceni won't get to that!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  That's put Benfica ahead!
          ...  Tottenham 0-1 Benfica ...
Min. 68 :(bfa) Benfica made the switch to a D strategy
Min. 70 :(bfa) De_Volte replaces an unhappy Yann_M_Vila and will play as a DF
Min. 70 :(bfa) J_Bolm knocks the ball past the lunge of Doriva
          ...  R_Pires wins the ball
Min. 72 :(tth) W_Morgan with a 50-yard pass to Doriva
          ...  R_Tomassi wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 76 :(tth) Doriva leaves R_Tomassi standing
          ...  Doriva runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 79 :(tth) T_Manniman has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past J_Foyth
          ...  He puts in R_Pires!
          ...  R_Pires with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_McGregor plays it into the danger area!
          ...  F_Foster makes the catch!
Min. 82 :(bfa) De_Volte plays a first time ball through the defence to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  E_Gabor takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 86 :(tth) C_McGregor with the cross-field pass to A_Johnson
          ...  R_Tomassi with the block
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(tth) P_Henrique makes the tackle
          ...  P_Henrique with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  F_Foster parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 89 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past the defender
          ...  A_Johnson had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 91 :(tth) W_Morgan threads the through ball to Doriva
          ...  Doriva with a thundering volley!
          ...  F_Foster makes a comfortable save
          ...  He makes it look so easy
Min. 91 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer flicks it over R_Pires and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  Doriva is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 92 :(tth) R_Pires beats R_Tomassi
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  J_Foyth robs him of the ball

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Attendance           : 85,000
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Tottenham Match Info
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Best player          : T_Manniman
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : A_Wisdom (67), Doriva (91)
Injured              : A_R_Essien (16)
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : R_Tomassi (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : E_Spence (67)
Sent Off             : W_Dustice (49), B_Dugnutt (61)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : J_Plasil (4)
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Match Statistics
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                             Tottenham    |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       6
Off target           :           5        |       4
On target            :           4        |       2
Possession           :          56        |       44
Corners              :           4        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       2
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :          15        |       6
Key Tackles          :           4        |       17
Key Passes           :          17        |       5
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Final Score          : Tottenham 0 - 1 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Tottenham
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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R_Ceni         GK  34   2   2   7  30 |  93   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
A_Wisdom       DF   2  28  22   8  34 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
W_Morgan       DF   3  25  11   6  10 |  93   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -19
A_R_Essien     DF   1  24  20   1  23 |  16   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
P_Henrique     DF   1  18  24   7  18 |  93   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
Doriva         DF   2  22  23  10  21 |  93   0   1   2   0   2   0   1   0   0  18  18   4
E_Gabor        DM   2  18  25   5  21 |  93   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
T_Manniman     DM   2  18  24   5  25 |  93   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
R_Pires        MF   3   9  26  17  31 |  93   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   1
G_Weah         FW   1   9   7  26  22 |  45   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
R_Sharp        FW   3   6  11  25  22 |  51   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
C_Poenaru      GK  20   2   3   3  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Howey        DF   2  22  19   5  36 |  77   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_McGregor     DM   3  14  25   8  23 |  48   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Johnson      FW   2   6  25  18  27 |  42   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
Hugo_Sanchez   FW   2   9  16  24  27 |   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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F_Foster       GK  39   2   4   4  16 |  93   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  32  14   8  22 |  71   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  30   8   7  37 |  93   0   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 200   0   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  29  12   6  42 |  93   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 120  20  20
E_Jordanov     DF   1  22   7   2  12 |  93   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  30  12  19 |  93   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  30  10  19 |   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30  20
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  23   6  42 |  50   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  29  31 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   6  24  20 |  62   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   1   0 -10 -10  -2
Z_Alomerovic   GK  29   1   1   1  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
De_Volte       DF   2  18   9   8  36 |  22   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
E_Spence       MF   2   9  28   9  40 |  89   0   0   1   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  10  30
E_Knave        MF   3   7  24  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  30  39 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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