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Division 1, Week 2

Werder Bremen 1 - 0 Benfica

Division One League Match, Werder Bremen vs. Benfica (Sun May 12)


                        Werder Bremen  |  Benfica
                            4-3-1-2 P  |  4-4-2 E
                       Harry Kleinjan  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                         T_Flowers GK  |  GK F_Foster
                         J_Zanetti DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                         A_McLeish DF  |  DF R_Tomassi
                        J_Neeskens DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                          F_Beijmo DF  |  DF M_Zeffane
                          T_Muller MF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                       P_Bargfrede MF  |  MF J_Bolm
                          M_Canete MF  |  MF W_Dustice
                          J_Ledley AM  |  MF E_Knave
                           M_Kruse FW  |  FW T_Erak
                        E_Bergkamp FW  |  FW B_Dugnutt
                                       |
                        T_Courtois SUB |  SUB Z_Alomerovic
                     L_Augustinson SUB |  SUB S_Mannaerts
                           F_Kainz SUB |  SUB I_Marcone
                     C_Dopolpoppod SUB |  SUB S_Nakamoto
                       Del_Vecchio SUB |  SUB Nathan_Dyer

Referee: F_De_Bleeckere (Belgium)


Min. 1  :(bfa) Benfica will now play A
Min. 2  :(wbn) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  M_Kruse is through!
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by R_Tomassi !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 2  :(bfa) J_Foyth takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  J_Foyth rifles it to the far post !
          ...  He hits the side netting
Min. 3  :(wbn) A_McLeish is unmarked!
          ...  T_Erak with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 4  :(wbn) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  Werder Bremen will now play A
Min. 4  :(bfa) J_Bolm with a precise ball to T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak fires the shot in!
          ...  Looks like it should be T_Flowers's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  T_Flowers looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 6  :(wbn) J_Neeskens drives it forward to F_Beijmo
          ...  F_Beijmo tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 6  :(bfa) E_Knave turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to B_Dugnutt
          ...  A vicious shot by B_Dugnutt !
          ...  T_Flowers with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 7  :(wbn) E_Bergkamp pushes it past Yann_M_Vila
          ...  E_Bergkamp swings in the shot!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 8  :(wbn) E_Bergkamp runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off Yann_M_Vila back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  E_Bergkamp has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  F_Foster has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  F_Foster is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 8  :(bfa) E_Knave plays in J_Wilshere with a beautiful ball
          ...  A_McLeish is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  J_Wilshere knocks it forward
          ...  M_Zeffane gets on the end of it
          ...  M_Zeffane tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  Looks like it should be T_Flowers's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  T_Flowers looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 10 :(wbn) J_Ledley with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows J_Foyth a clean set of heals
          ...  J_Ledley cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  F_Foster with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 11 :(bfa) E_Knave controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  R_Tomassi gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  J_Zanetti fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 11 :(bfa) J_Bolm with the towering header to B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Dustice hits it into the box!
          ...  T_Flowers fists it away!
Min. 12 :(wbn) T_Muller looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to M_Canete
          ...  M_Canete shoots towards goal !
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 13 :(bfa) J_Bolm boots it towards B_Dugnutt
          ...  J_Zanetti gets to the ball first
Min. 16 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp with a burst of pace
          ...  M_Zeffane with a nasty foul
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere lectures him
Min. 18 :(wbn) M_Canete curls the ball out wide to P_Bargfrede
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 18 :(bfa) W_Dustice has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past E_Bergkamp
          ...  He knocks it to J_Wilshere!
          ...  J_Wilshere sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  T_Flowers parries it
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Bolm lofts the ball in!
          ...  T_Flowers fists it away!
Min. 19 :(bfa) E_Knave breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on T_Flowers!
          ...  T_Muller brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he was unlucky there, deserve a booking only!
Min. 21 :(wbn) J_Ledley brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  M_Kruse gets on the end of the pass
          ...  M_Kruse smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  F_Foster was lucky there
Min. 21 :(bfa) J_Bolm with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  T_Erak gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  T_Erak drives the shot in!
          ...  But T_Flowers punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that T_Flowers got a touch
Min. 24 :(bfa) E_Knave bursts forward
          ...  E_Knave with a stunning strike !
          ...  T_Flowers makes himself big and wins the ball
Min. 28 :(bfa) J_Wilshere pushes it past J_Zanetti
          ...  A_McLeish wins the ball with ease
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere saw something no-one else did
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere calls him over
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 28 :(bfa) J_Bolm sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to M_Zeffane
          ...  J_Neeskens wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 32 :(bfa) J_Wilshere can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to T_Erak
          ...  A_McLeish wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 33 :(wbn) J_Ledley runs forward
          ...  J_Ledley with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 34 :(wbn) J_Neeskens brings it under control
          ...  He takes on Yann_M_Vila
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in J_Ledley!
          ...  Intercepted by R_Tomassi
Min. 35 :(bfa) J_Bolm is injured. He's unable to continue
Min. 35 :(bfa) I_Marcone is being brought on
          ...  J_Bolm is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 36 :(wbn) M_Kruse chests it down
          ...  Yann_M_Vila cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 40 :(wbn) M_Kruse loses his marker!
          ...  M_Kruse sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  Brilliant save from F_Foster
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 40 :(wbn) M_Canete breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on F_Foster!
          ...  R_Tomassi brings him down!
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 41 :(wbn) A_McLeish with a measured pass to M_Kruse
          ...  M_Kruse leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  But F_Foster punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(bfa) E_Knave 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_Tomassi
          ...  R_Tomassi cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  But it whistles just past the post

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Werder Bremen 0-0 Benfica

Min. 46 :(wbn) F_Beijmo is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to M_Kruse
          ...  But M_Zeffane wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 46 :(bfa) T_Erak knocks the ball past the lunge of A_McLeish
          ...  A_McLeish moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 47 :(wbn) M_Kruse passes the ball to J_Ledley
          ...  J_Ledley tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He kisses his shirt!!
          ...  He shows his love for the club!!
          ...  The fans cheer him and chant his name!!
          ...  And Werder Bremen are leading in the game now
          ...  Werder Bremen 1-0 Benfica ...
Min. 47 :(wbn) M_Canete breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on F_Foster!
          ...  W_Dustice brings him down!
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 48 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Ledley
          ...  J_Ledley with the crafty shot!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 50 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts is going to be brought on
          ...  Yann_M_Vila is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 52 :(bfa) W_Dustice has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  B_Dugnutt collects the loose ball!
          ...  B_Dugnutt fires a shot at goal !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But lands on the roof of the net !!
          ...  T_Flowers looks relieved there!
Min. 56 :(wbn) M_Canete runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  J_Ledley latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  J_Ledley with a powerful diving header!
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And goes out
Min. 57 :(bfa) E_Knave brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  R_Tomassi gets on the end of the pass
          ...  R_Tomassi with a terrific drive !
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 58 :(bfa) Nathan_Dyer is going to be brought on
          ...  T_Erak is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 58 :(bfa) E_Knave plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  B_Dugnutt keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  B_Dugnutt lobs T_Flowers!
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 59 :(bfa) I_Marcone slides it through the middle to W_Dustice
          ...  But J_Zanetti wins the ball
Min. 60 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to M_Kruse
          ...  A skilful effort from M_Kruse !
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 61 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede reads the run of M_Kruse
          ...  M_Kruse with a powerful downward header!
          ...  But F_Foster dives to his left
          ...  I think F_Foster just got a hand on that one
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 62 :(wbn) M_Kruse 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!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  M_Kruse smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  F_Foster with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 63 :(wbn) M_Canete moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to E_Bergkamp
          ...  But R_Tomassi wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 65 :(bfa) The Benfica manager told his side to change to a C strategy
Min. 67 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt runs at A_McLeish
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  F_Beijmo wins the ball
Min. 71 :(wbn) M_Kruse runs forward
          ...  He nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  S_Mannaerts dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 73 :(wbn) J_Zanetti controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs R_Tomassi
          ...  He puts in J_Ledley!
          ...  R_Tomassi reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 73 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede beats one
          ...  Goes past the second
          ...  He keeps going
          ...  fantastic skill!!
          ...  Nathan_Dyer with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 75 :(wbn) C_Dopolpoppod will replace the useless J_Ledley and will play MF
Min. 75 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to E_Bergkamp
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from S_Mannaerts
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 76 :(bfa) E_Knave wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Dugnutt
          ...  A_McLeish anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 79 :(bfa) E_Knave has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past A_McLeish
          ...  He puts in Nathan_Dyer!
          ...  A_McLeish goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 81 :(bfa) E_Knave kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  J_Wilshere gets on the end of the pass
          ...  J_Neeskens fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Harry Kleinjan looks relieved
Min. 82 :(wbn) M_Kruse takes advantage of a bad back pass from M_Zeffane
          ...  I_Marcone brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 84 :(bfa) E_Knave looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to J_Wilshere
          ...  J_Neeskens cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 85 :(bfa) J_Wilshere drives it across the face of the goal B_Dugnutt
          ...  B_Dugnutt sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  T_Flowers makes a comfortable save
          ...  He makes it look so easy
Min. 86 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt beats his marker
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  A cheeky lob from B_Dugnutt !
          ...  T_Flowers blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(wbn) M_Kruse with the dribble
          ...  He made that look easy
          ...  But M_Zeffane puts the ball out of play
Min. 92 :(bfa) W_Dustice retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Nathan_Dyer gets on the end of it
          ...  Nathan_Dyer rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  T_Flowers narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Weser Stadium
Attendance           : 100,000
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Werder Bremen Match Info
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Best player          : M_Kruse (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Ledley (47)
Sent Off             : T_Muller (19)
Booked               : J_Zanetti (11), A_McLeish (28)
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : E_Knave
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : T_Erak (3), R_Tomassi (40), W_Dustice (47), Nathan_Dyer (73)
Injured              : J_Bolm (35)
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Match Statistics
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                           Werder Bremen  |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       15
Off target           :           8        |       8
On target            :           7        |       7
Possession           :          48        |       52
Corners              :           0        |       2
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       4
Subs Used            :           1        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       11
Key Tackles          :           9        |       11
Key Passes           :          15        |       21
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Final Score          : Werder Bremen 1 - 0 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Werder Bremen
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   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  85   0   0   0
J_Zanetti      DF   1  29  12  10  41 |  95   0   2   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  38   8  -2
A_McLeish      DF   1  29  12   6  26 |  95   0   4   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  78   8  -2
J_Neeskens     DF   1  29  10   7  29 |  95   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  40  20
F_Beijmo       DF   3  27  12   8  22 |  95   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10   1
T_Muller       MF   3   9  29  10  32 |  19   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10   0 -10
P_Bargfrede    MF   3   6  29   7  32 |  95   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
M_Canete       MF   2   5  28   5  19 |  95   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  50  21
J_Ledley       AM   1   6  27  16  30 |  78   0   0   1   0   5   1   0   0   0   0  10  38
M_Kruse        FW   2   4  12  29  30 |  95   0   0   1   1   6   0   0   0   0   0  25  26
E_Bergkamp     FW   3  10   5  28  34 |  95   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   2
T_Courtois     GK  29   1   2   3  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Augustinson  DF   2  26   7   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Kainz        MF   3   6  27  14  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Dopolpoppod  MF   3   9  25  11  32 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Del_Vecchio    FW   3   5   8  25  20 |   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   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  32  14   8  22 |  53   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
R_Tomassi      DF   1  30   8   7  37 |  95   0   4   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  58 -22 -20
J_Foyth        DF   1  29  12   6  42 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
M_Zeffane      DF   1  29  10   7  31 |  95   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  30  12  19 |  95   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  35   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  24   6  42 |  95   0   0   3   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  28  -2
E_Knave        MF   3   7  24  10  21 |  95   0   0  10   0   1   0   0   0   0   0 100   5
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  27  21 |  61   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   4
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   6  25  20 |  95   0   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0  18
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 |  42   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -20 -20
I_Marcone      MF   3   6  28   6  32 |  60   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  26  16  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  29  31 |  34   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   3
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