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League Play Off Final

Valencia - Benfica

Elite Divisional Play Off Final Match, Valencia vs. Benfica (Wed Oct 09)


                             Valencia  |  Benfica
                              5-4-1 P  |  4-4-2 A
                           Andie Glen  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                          Kamikaze GK  |  GK F_Foster
                           O_Price DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                        D_E_Boyata DF  |  DF R_Tomassi
                        B_Ivanovic DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                           A_Nouri DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                         E_Herbert DF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                       K_El_Ahmadi MF  |  MF I_Marcone
                         M_Kikuchi MF  |  MF S_Nakamoto
                           M_Barry MF  |  MF W_Dustice
                         L_Macleod MF  |  FW Nathan_Dyer
                            W_Jose FW  |  FW T_Erak
                                       |
                         J_J_Jones SUB |  SUB Z_Alomerovic
                            J_Stam SUB |  SUB S_Mannaerts
                     T_Huddlestone SUB |  SUB J_Bolm
                           M_Lopez SUB |  SUB E_Knave
                        Christinoa SUB |  SUB B_Dugnutt

Referee: D_Skomina (Slovenia)


Min. 1  :(bfa) S_Nakamoto with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows D_E_Boyata a clean set of heals
          ...  S_Nakamoto tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The manager is delighted with that one
          ...  That puts Benfica ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Valencia 0-1 Benfica ...
Min. 2  :(vla) Valencia will now play A
Min. 2  :(bfa) T_Erak runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  From long range T_Erak bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  Kamikaze parries it
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Marcone swings it in!
          ...  Kamikaze jumps well to claim it!
Min. 2  :(vla) D_E_Boyata cuts inside J_Wilshere
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 5  :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi 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!
          ...  E_Herbert receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  E_Herbert gets his head to the ball !
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 6  :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from D_E_Boyata
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with a thundering shot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  Kamikaze is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Marcone crosses it in!
          ...  D_E_Boyata reads it well and clears the danger
Min. 7  :(bfa) S_Nakamoto gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  A_Nouri reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 11 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi miskicks!
          ...  He finds W_Jose though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  W_Jose hits a great drive!
          ...  F_Foster just watches float over the bar!
Min. 12 :(vla) L_Macleod plays a first time ball through the defence to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 15 :(bfa) J_Wilshere is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak with the shot on net !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 18 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Ivanovic
          ...  B_Ivanovic tries to chip the ball over F_Foster!
          ...  But F_Foster tips it behind
          ...  D_Skomina has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 18 :(vla) M_Kikuchi hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  O_Price latches onto it!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila with a nasty foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!! or f$k OFF!! cant make it out
          ...  D_Skomina reaches to his pocket!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 23 :(vla) L_Macleod threads the through ball to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose hits the ball first time!
          ...  He hits the side netting
Min. 26 :(bfa) T_Erak with the mazy run
          ...  How he got through those defenders I don't know
          ...  He sets himself up for the shot
          ...  M_Kikuchi with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 28 :(vla) M_Kikuchi holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to L_Macleod
          ...  L_Macleod shoots towards goal !
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 28 :(bfa) J_Wilshere with a probing through ball T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  Kamikaze plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 40 :(bfa) J_Wilshere looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer goes for the top corner !
          ...  But Kamikaze punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 41 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  E_Herbert takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(vla) M_Kikuchi is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to W_Jose
          ...  But S_Nakamoto clears the ball to safety
Min. 43 :(bfa) R_Tomassi nutmegs O_Price
          ...  O_Price does well to get the tackle in

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Valencia 0-1 Benfica

Min. 46 :(vla) W_Jose nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  J_Foyth takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 47 :(bfa) T_Erak with the dribble
          ...  He made that look easy
          ...  Fine tackle by A_Nouri
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 48 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past E_Herbert
          ...  He puts in Yann_M_Vila!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila from 20 yards !
          ...  Kamikaze with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 51 :(vla) B_Ivanovic brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  A_Nouri makes himself available
          ...  A_Nouri sees F_Foster off his line !
          ...  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. 51 :(bfa) T_Erak with the mazy run
          ...  How he got through those defenders I don't know
          ...  He sets himself up for the shot
          ...  B_Ivanovic pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 56 :(bfa) T_Erak sidesteps E_Herbert
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  An audacious effort from T_Erak !
          ...  Kamikaze catches the ball
Min. 58 :(vla) M_Kikuchi plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  B_Ivanovic keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 60 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts replaces R_Tomassi to play as a DF
Min. 60 :(vla) B_Ivanovic with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  F_Foster can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  F_Foster has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 63 :(vla) O_Price lashes out at W_Dustice
          ...  That was disgraceful!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  He's been hard done by for that!!
Min. 65 :(vla) J_Stam will come on for D_E_Boyata and play DF
Min. 65 :(vla) T_Huddlestone replaces an unhappy M_Barry and will play as a MF
Min. 65 :(bfa) Benfica will now play D after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 67 :(bfa) J_Wilshere curls the ball out wide to S_Nakamoto
          ...  S_Nakamoto leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 69 :(vla) W_Jose nutmegs Yann_M_Vila, he continues to run forward
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from S_Mannaerts
Min. 70 :(vla) M_Kikuchi cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to W_Jose
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by J_Foyth
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 70 :(vla) M_Kikuchi flicks it past Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  S_Nakamoto with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  D_Skomina calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 74 :(bfa) S_Nakamoto with a measured pass to M_Zeffane
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from A_Nouri
Min. 76 :(vla) W_Jose has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past S_Mannaerts
          ...  He puts in T_Huddlestone!
          ...  S_Mannaerts reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 76 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts with a first time pass
          ...  J_Wilshere runs onto it!
          ...  B_Ivanovic gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 78 :(vla) B_Ivanovic hits a hard pass to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  F_Foster with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 80 :(vla) A defence splitting pass from L_Macleod to B_Ivanovic
          ...  B_Ivanovic fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  It's way wide
          ...  The Benfica fans behind the goal spread their arms out
Min. 81 :(vla) W_Jose breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on F_Foster!
          ...  J_Foyth brings him down!
          ...  He's been sent off!!
          ...  RED CARD!!
Min. 87 :(vla) W_Jose turns past the defender
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  M_Zeffane with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 87 :(vla) B_Ivanovic beats the defender
          ...  S_Nakamoto with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  D_Skomina calls him for a talk
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(vla) W_Jose takes advantage of a mistake by S_Mannaerts
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  But M_Zeffane reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 90 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer knocks it past B_Ivanovic and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  B_Ivanovic reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 93 :(vla) T_Huddlestone with a probing pass to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Elite Arena
Attendance           : 180,000
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : B_Ivanovic
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : O_Price (63)
Booked               : M_Kikuchi (26)
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : S_Nakamoto (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : S_Nakamoto (1)
Sent Off             : J_Foyth (81)
Booked               : Yann_M_Vila (18), S_Nakamoto (70)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Valencia     |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          11        |       9
Off target           :           8        |       3
On target            :           3        |       6
Possession           :          53        |       47
Corners              :           0        |       2
Red Cards            :           1        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           2        |       1
Fouls                :          10        |       7
Key Tackles          :           8        |       8
Key Passes           :          16        |       10
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Final Score          : Valencia 0 - 1 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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Kamikaze       GK  37   7   2   2  20 |  95   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
O_Price        DF   2  30  12   8  26 |  65   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -30 -30
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  29  11   8  11 |  67   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  29  11   7  22 |  95   0   3   3   0   2   0   0   0   0  60  30  11
A_Nouri        DF   1  28  12   6  21 |  95   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0  10
E_Herbert      DF   1  28   7  11  41 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
K_El_Ahmadi    MF   1  11  29   7  15 |  95   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
M_Kikuchi      MF   1  15  28   8  30 |  95   0   0   5   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  48  -2
M_Barry        MF   2  17  27   7  32 |  67   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  27  11  31 |  95   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
W_Jose         FW   3   8   9  29  10 |  95   0   0   1   0   6   0   0   0   0   0  10  15
J_J_Jones      GK  29   1   5   3  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Stam         DF   2  28   8   7  29 |  28   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  29  11  19 |  28   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Lopez        MF   2   7  25   9  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Christinoa     FW   3   9   7  26  42 |   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 |  95   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  33  14   8  22 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2   8
R_Tomassi      DF   1  31   8   7  37 |  62   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Foyth        DF   1  30  13   7  42 |  83   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  70 -10 -10
M_Zeffane      DF   1  30  10   7  31 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  31  12  19 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  29   6  32 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   5  26  16  32 |  95   0   1   4   0   2   1   1   0   0  38  58  54
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  24   6  42 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  30  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  31
Z_Alomerovic   GK  29   1   1   1  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  28   9   5  12 |  33   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Knave        MF   3   8  25  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   7  25  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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