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Elite FA Cup, 2nd Round

Valencia 0 - 2 Benfica

Elite FA Cup 2nd Round Match, Valencia vs. Benfica (Wed Feb 12)


                             Valencia  |  Benfica
                              5-4-1 C  |  4-4-2 A
                           Andie Glen  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                         T_Flowers GK  |  GK N_Winneke
                        D_E_Boyata DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                        B_Ivanovic DF  |  DF R_Tomassi
                            J_Stam DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                           A_Nouri DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                           M_Salah DF  |  MF J_Bolm
                        P_Niemeyer MF  |  MF I_Marcone
                         E_Jackson MF  |  MF S_Nakamoto
                           B_Green MF  |  MF W_Dustice
                           M_Barry MF  |  FW Nathan_Dyer
                       D_Trezeguet FW  |  FW T_Erak
                                       |
                         J_J_Jones SUB |  SUB A_Zogbo
                           O_Price SUB |  SUB S_Mannaerts
                         E_Herbert SUB |  SUB E_Knave
                         L_Macleod SUB |  SUB P_Sousa
                         S_Artenie SUB |  SUB B_Dugnutt

Referee: A_Dali (Iran)


Min. 3  :(vla) A_Nouri with a simple pass to B_Ivanovic
          ...  B_Ivanovic chases it through, he must score !
          ...  N_Winneke makes a great save
          ...  And he manages to hold onto it as well!
Min. 8  :(bfa) S_Nakamoto with the cross-field pass to T_Erak
          ...  M_Salah with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  A_Dali wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 10 :(vla) B_Green gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds D_Trezeguet
          ...  J_Foyth goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  A_Dali wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 11 :(bfa) W_Dustice flicks the ball through
          ...  T_Erak runs onto it!
          ...  T_Erak drives the shot in!
          ...  T_Flowers with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 13 :(vla) E_Jackson sidesteps Yann_M_Vila
          ...  J_Foyth takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 16 :(bfa) J_Bolm with a glorious 60-yard pass to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 17 :(vla) E_Jackson 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!
          ...  D_Trezeguet receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  J_Foyth reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 18 :(vla) M_Barry has it on the edge of the box
          ...  M_Barry gets his head to the ball !
          ...  N_Winneke watches it sail wide!
Min. 18 :(bfa) A defence splitting pass from W_Dustice to T_Erak
          ...  E_Jackson with an over the top challenge
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  Andie Glen looks relieved
          ...  Matias Finkelstein is far from happy with that decision
Min. 19 :(bfa) M_Zeffane finds the run of Nathan_Dyer
          ...  B_Ivanovic reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer hits it towards the far post!
          ...  T_Flowers easily claims the ball!
Min. 19 :(vla) E_Jackson with an in swinging cross to M_Salah
          ...  W_Dustice with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
Min. 21 :(vla) B_Green leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to D_Trezeguet
          ...  D_Trezeguet has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  N_Winneke with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 21 :(bfa) J_Bolm has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  Nathan_Dyer collects the loose ball!
          ...  A_Nouri reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Dustice swings it in!
          ...  T_Flowers comes out and claims it!
Min. 22 :(vla) M_Salah takes on I_Marcone
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  Yann_M_Vila stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 24 :(vla) P_Niemeyer plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  D_Trezeguet decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  But R_Tomassi wins the ball
Min. 24 :(vla) N_Winneke miskicks!
          ...  M_Salah is takes control of the ball!
          ...  J_Bolm with a nasty foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!! or f$k OFF!! cant make it out
          ...  A_Dali reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 24 :(bfa) N_Winneke looks in some pain
          ...  He'll try and run it off though
Min. 26 :(vla) B_Ivanovic runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to E_Jackson
          ...  E_Jackson tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  But N_Winneke tips it behind
          ...  A_Dali has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 28 :(bfa) J_Bolm 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!
          ...  S_Nakamoto receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  B_Green hits it out for a throw
Min. 29 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto finds T_Erak with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  A_Nouri gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 34 :(bfa) T_Erak with the kinky dribble
          ...  T_Erak tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Valencia fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 36 :(vla) M_Barry finds B_Ivanovic with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  B_Ivanovic attempts to drive it home!
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 37 :(vla) P_Niemeyer with the diagonal pass J_Stam
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with the high feet
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 39 :(vla) M_Barry swings an elbow
          ...  He caught W_Dustice full in the face
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 39 :(bfa) W_Dustice pulls up
          ...  That looks like his knee gave in!
          ...  He won't be able to continue!
Min. 39 :(bfa) E_Knave is going to be brought on
          ...  W_Dustice is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 41 :(vla) B_Green skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  B_Green with a terrific drive !
          ...  N_Winneke goes down well to save
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on

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

Min. 46 :(vla) E_Jackson has it on the edge of the box
          ...  E_Jackson has a go!
          ...  N_Winneke makes a fine save
Min. 48 :(vla) M_Salah changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_Trezeguet
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by M_Zeffane
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 54 :(vla) B_Green beats M_Zeffane
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  J_Foyth hits it out for a throw
Min. 55 :(vla) P_Niemeyer is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to D_Trezeguet
          ...  D_Trezeguet looks to see where N_Winneke is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 60 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts is ready to come on to replace Yann_M_Vila
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 62 :(bfa) T_Erak makes the tackle
          ...  J_Stam dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 64 :(vla) B_Green runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to A_Nouri
          ...  J_Foyth stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 65 :(vla) O_Price is being prepared to come on
          ...  D_E_Boyata is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 65 :(vla) L_Macleod is going to be brought on
          ...  E_Jackson is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 65 :(vla) S_Artenie replaces an unhappy D_Trezeguet and will play as a FW
Min. 65 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt will come on for S_Nakamoto and play FW
Min. 65 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer finds his way through
          ...  He bears down on goal
          ...  J_Stam reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 69 :(vla) P_Niemeyer curls the ball out wide to A_Nouri
          ...  A_Nouri controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  N_Winneke parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 69 :(bfa) Curled in dangerously from M_Zeffane to S_Mannaerts
          ...  M_Salah reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 70 :(vla) P_Niemeyer plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  J_Stam keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  J_Stam tries to beat N_Winneke!
          ...  But N_Winneke hits it away
          ...  He could have held onto that!
Min. 79 :(vla) B_Ivanovic with an incisive pass to J_Stam
          ...  J_Stam rifles it to the far post !
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 82 :(bfa) I_Marcone with the cross-field pass to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  S_Artenie with an ugly foul
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  B_Dugnutt with the delicate chip over the wall
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Was that a smile we saw on his manager's face?
          ...  Yes!!
          ...  That goal surely snatches the win!
          ...  Valencia 0-1 Benfica ...
Min. 82 :(vla) Valencia's manager orders his side to play A
Min. 82 :(bfa) J_Bolm runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to B_Dugnutt
          ...  M_Salah takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 83 :(bfa) I_Marcone sidesteps J_Stam
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  But O_Price wins the tackle
Min. 86 :(bfa) E_Knave gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  J_Bolm is unmarked
          ...  M_Salah with a nasty foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  Appeals for a penalty!
          ...  Given !!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer is the man who takes it
          ...  He sends T_Flowers the wrong way
          ...  Clinical Penalty
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Valencia 0-2 Benfica...
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(vla) O_Price with the dribble
          ...  R_Tomassi is easily beaten
          ...  O_Price has a go!
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 92 :(vla) L_Macleod with a precise ball to A_Nouri
          ...  R_Tomassi wins the ball

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Mestalla Stadium
Attendance           : 110,000
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : B_Green
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : M_Barry (39)
Booked               : S_Artenie (82), M_Salah (86)
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : J_Foyth (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : B_Dugnutt (82), Nathan_Dyer (86 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Bolm (24)
Injured              : W_Dustice (39)
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Match Statistics
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                             Valencia     |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          12        |       5
Off target           :           5        |       2
On target            :           7        |       3
Possession           :          61        |       39
Corners              :           0        |       2
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       10
Key Tackles          :           9        |       8
Key Passes           :          15        |       13
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Final Score          : Valencia 0 - 2 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Valencia
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_Flowers      GK  39   2   2   1  27 |  95   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  30  11   9  11 |  68   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  30  11   7  22 |  95   0   1   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  -9
J_Stam         DF   2  29   8   7  29 |  95   0   2   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  40   0  11
A_Nouri        DF   1  28  12   6  21 |  95   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10  10
M_Salah        DF   2  28   8   8  22 |  95   0   2   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  38   8  -2
P_Niemeyer     MF   1  18  30   5  22 |  95   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
E_Jackson      MF   3   7  29   7  32 |  68   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  20
B_Green        MF   2  16  28   6  30 |  95   0   1   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10 -10
M_Barry        MF   2  17  27   7  32 |  39   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   1   0 -10   0  -9
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   7  10  28  21 |  68   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
J_J_Jones      GK  29   1   5   3  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
O_Price        DF   2  31  13   8  26 |  27   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
E_Herbert      DF   1  29   7  11  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  28  11  31 |  27   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Artenie      FW   3   5  10  28  32 |  27   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2

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  75   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  34  14   8  22 |  63   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  32   8   7  37 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20  20
J_Foyth        DF   1  31  13   7  42 |  95   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100  20  20
M_Zeffane      DF   1  31  10   7  31 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  12  30  13  32 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  38  -2
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  29   6  32 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  27  16  32 |  68   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  25   6  42 |  39   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  30  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  36
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  28  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
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 |  32   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Knave        MF   3   8  25  10  21 |  56   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
P_Sousa        MF   1   9  25   9  43 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  27  20 |  27   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
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