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Season 15 Archive: Division 2, Week 12

Benfica 0 - 2 Hearts

Division Two League Match, Benfica vs. Hearts (Sun Jan 13)


                              Benfica  |  Hearts
                            4-1-3-2 A  |  4-3-1-2 E
                      Steven Theobald  |  Daniel Perry
                                       |
                      E_Thorstvedt GK  |  GK S_Banks
                         J_Djourou DF  |  DF S_Van_Doorn
                         M_Laursen DF  |  DF G_Ogararu
                     Fernando_Mera DF  |  DF Raúl_Albil
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF M_Cech
                       B_Abdoulaye DM  |  MF R_Kopa
                          B_Zamora MF  |  MF C_Gemmell
                          Di_Maria MF  |  MF T_Cruise
                         P_Do_Shaw MF  |  AM G_McSheffrey
                        K_McInally FW  |  FW A_Johnson
                         S_Morison FW  |  FW S_Larsen
                                       |
                          J_Moreau SUB |  SUB A_Basso
                         R_Neilson SUB |  SUB G_Wilkinson
                         R_Castias SUB |  SUB A_Alrawi
                          B_Robson SUB |  SUB R_Radinski
                       Y_Yiannicis SUB |  SUB D_Bunting

Referee: M_Stadio (Austria)


Min. 1  :(bfa) B_Zamora picks out K_McInally with the cross
          ...  G_Ogararu with a nasty foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  M_Stadio wants a quiet word
Min. 4  :(bfa) Di_Maria slides the ball across to K_McInally
          ...  Driven towards goal by K_McInally !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 5  :(bfa) B_Abdoulaye sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  K_McInally runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  A well-placed shot from K_McInally !
          ...  S_Banks makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 5  :(hts) R_Kopa controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  G_McSheffrey gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  P_Do_Shaw tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  M_Stadio calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 6  :(bfa) B_Abdoulaye backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  S_Morison latches onto the end of it
          ...  Cleaned up by Raúl_Albil
Min. 6  :(hts) G_Ogararu turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to C_Gemmell
          ...  But J_Djourou sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 7  :(bfa) The ball goes loose!
          ...  S_Morison gains possesion and thinks about the shot
          ...  S_Morison sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  S_Banks is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 7  :(hts) S_Larsen runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  M_Laursen plays the back pass
          ...  E_Thorstvedt can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_McSheffrey hits it into the box!
          ...  A_Johnson gets on the end of it
          ...  E_Thorstvedt gathers it easily
Min. 11 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to S_Morison
          ...  S_Morison with the attempt at goal!
          ...  S_Banks fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 11 :(hts) T_Cruise 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 A_Johnson
          ...  A_Johnson has a go!
          ...  E_Thorstvedt makes a difficult save
Min. 12 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw takes possession
          ...  P_Do_Shaw fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 12 :(hts) R_Kopa plays a long ball to G_McSheffrey
          ...  B_Zamora with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
Min. 13 :(bfa) M_Laursen with a precise ball to K_McInally
          ...  S_Larsen goes in stud's first
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  M_Stadio calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 14 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to K_McInally
          ...  What a shot from K_McInally !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  S_Banks gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 19 :(bfa) Fernando_Mera beats his marker
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves M_Stadio
          ...  Fernando_Mera with the crafty shot!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  S_Banks moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  S_Banks catches it with style!
Min. 19 :(hts) G_McSheffrey is force to hold onto the ball
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  K_McInally is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
Min. 21 :(bfa) K_McInally takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  G_Ogararu fouls badly
Min. 23 :(hts) T_Cruise takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Johnson
          ...  Di_Maria with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
Min. 30 :(bfa) It looks as though Benfica is now playing E
Min. 30 :(hts) M_Cech with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  A_Johnson gets on the end of the pass
          ...  J_Djourou slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 31 :(bfa) Di_Maria runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  B_Zamora latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  B_Zamora aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  But S_Banks comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 32 :(bfa) J_Djourou looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to S_Morison
          ...  S_Morison keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  S_Banks acrobatically tips it over !!
          ...  Great keeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Di_Maria chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  S_Banks easily claims the ball!
Min. 33 :(bfa) Di_Maria with a measured pass to S_Morison
          ...  S_Morison has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  Unbelievable!!!
          ...  It's gone wide
Min. 34 :(bfa) M_Laursen plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  S_Morison decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  S_Morison has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  But S_Banks parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 34 :(hts) R_Kopa knocks it forward
          ...  J_Djourou slips
          ...  G_McSheffrey gets to it!
          ...  A vicious shot by G_McSheffrey !
          ...  E_Thorstvedt narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 41 :(hts) R_Kopa with a precise ball to A_Johnson
          ...  S_Morison fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  There can only be one outcome!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  A_Johnson is the man who takes it
          ...  He's converted it!!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  That's put Hearts ahead!
          ...  Benfica 0-1 Hearts...
Min. 42 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila with a probing through ball P_Do_Shaw
          ...  P_Do_Shaw fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  But S_Banks punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(hts) S_Larsen knocks it past J_Djourou and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  P_Do_Shaw pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  M_Stadio calls him over
          ...  M_Stadio tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 44 :(bfa) S_Morison with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves G_McSheffrey behind
          ...  But T_Cruise slides in
Min. 44 :(bfa) B_Zamora looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to K_McInally
          ...  Raúl_Albil with an over the top challenge
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book
Min. 45 :(bfa) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Benfica will now be playing A
Min. 47 :(bfa) The ball goes loose!
          ...  S_Morison gains possesion and thinks about the shot
          ...  S_Morison has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide

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

Min. 49 :(bfa) B_Abdoulaye plays the early ball across the box to find S_Morison in space
          ...  Raúl_Albil wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 50 :(hts) G_Wilkinson comes on for Raúl_Albil and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 50 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw reads the run of S_Morison
          ...  S_Morison with the chance !
          ...  S_Banks tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 51 :(hts) Up goes the substitution board - R_Radinski on for R_Kopa as a MF
Min. 52 :(hts) A_Johnson kills the ball dead
          ...  Beautiful turn
          ...  He could get a shot of here
          ...  P_Do_Shaw goes in stud's first
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  That's a terrible challenge
          ...  The referee comes over
          ...  He's already on a yellow
          ...  Straight RED CARD!
Min. 56 :(hts) G_Ogararu with a precise pass to M_Cech
          ...  M_Cech tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  E_Thorstvedt with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 57 :(hts) G_McSheffrey retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  S_Larsen latches onto the end of it
          ...  K_McInally is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
          ...  M_Stadio wants a quiet word
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  S_Larsen hits it over the wall
          ...  E_Thorstvedt gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 57 :(hts) G_McSheffrey threads the through ball to A_Johnson
          ...  A_Johnson has a dig at goal!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's a contender for goal of the season!
          ...  He has notched up his 10th goal this season with that one!!
          ...  Benfica 0-2 Hearts ...
Min. 58 :(bfa) S_Morison nutmegs the defender
          ...  S_Van_Doorn with an awful challenge
Min. 60 :(hts) Hearts changed their strategy to play D
Min. 65 :(hts) a big roar from the crowd as D_Bunting comes on for A_Johnson to play FW
Min. 69 :(hts) D_Bunting flicks it past the defender
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  S_Morison scythes the player down.
          ...  Psycho!
          ...  He is warned by M_Stadio
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 69 :(hts) C_Gemmell can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to D_Bunting
          ...  But Yann_M_Vila with the fine tackle
Min. 70 :(bfa) R_Castias is being prepared to come on
          ...  B_Abdoulaye is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 72 :(bfa) Fernando_Mera whips the ball across to K_McInally
          ...  G_Ogararu wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 76 :(hts) D_Bunting turns on a sixpence
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  Fernando_Mera looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 77 :(hts) C_Gemmell kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  T_Cruise gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Yann_M_Vila gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_McSheffrey plays it into the danger area!
          ...  E_Thorstvedt comes out and claims it!
Min. 81 :(bfa) Y_Yiannicis is being prepared to come on
          ...  K_McInally is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 82 :(bfa) R_Neilson takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace J_Djourou as DF
Min. 84 :(hts) C_Gemmell is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  G_McSheffrey latches onto the ball
          ...  R_Neilson with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 85 :(bfa) Y_Yiannicis kills the ball dead
          ...  Y_Yiannicis with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  But S_Banks makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 93 :(bfa) Y_Yiannicis with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past G_Wilkinson
          ...  He knocks it to B_Zamora!
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by G_Ogararu
Min. 93 :(hts) T_Cruise is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to S_Larsen
          ...  Yann_M_Vila with a perfectly timed tackle

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Estadio da Luz
Attendance           : 73,170
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : S_Morison
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : P_Do_Shaw (52)
Booked               : S_Morison (41)
Injured              : N/A
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Hearts Match Info
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Best player          : A_Johnson (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : A_Johnson (41 pen,57)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : S_Larsen (13)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Benfica     |    Hearts
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       7
Off target           :           6        |       0
On target            :           9        |       7
Possession           :          48        |       52
Corners              :           1        |       2
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          17        |       13
Key Tackles          :           8        |       5
Key Passes           :          17        |       13
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Final Score          : Benfica 0 - 2 Hearts
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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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E_Thorstvedt   GK  35   2   6   4  13 |  96   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
J_Djourou      DF   3  25   4   9  35 |  85   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10  -8 -20
M_Laursen      DF   2  24   8   6  30 |  96   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  15  24   0
Fernando_Mera  DF   4  24   8   7  27 |  96   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  15  12   8
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  23  12   7  22 |  96   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  45  12   0
B_Abdoulaye    DM   2  14  23   7  39 |  73   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  36   0
B_Zamora       MF   2  11  25   8  25 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20   4 -12
Di_Maria       MF   1   6  24   5  37 |  96   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  36   0
P_Do_Shaw      MF   2   8  24   8  25 |  55   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   1   0 -10  26  -1
K_McInally     FW   2   6   4  26  27 |  84   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
S_Morison      FW   1   2   6  25  36 |  96   0   0   0   0   7   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  33
J_Moreau       GK  27   1   2   2  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Neilson      DF   1  25  12   2  29 |  11   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0
R_Castias      MF   2   8  23   9  29 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Robson       MF   2   9  23   8  29 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Y_Yiannicis    FW   1   3   6  22  24 |  12   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  12   8

Player Statistics - Hearts
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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S_Banks        GK  36   5   1   4  11 |  96  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  90   0   0   0
S_Van_Doorn    DF   1  24  11   5  26 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Ogararu      DF   2  24  11   1  20 |  96   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  30  24   0
Raúl_Albil     DF   2  23  10   6  35 |  53   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0   0
M_Cech         DF   2  22  11   5  22 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  12   8
R_Kopa         MF   2  12  24   7  23 |  54   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  36   0
C_Gemmell      MF   3   8  23  11  28 |  96   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  36   0
T_Cruise       MF   2   8  22   8  39 |  96   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  15  24   0
G_McSheffrey   AM   1   6  24  16  37 |  96   0   0   2   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  44   8
A_Johnson      FW   1   3  11  25  31 |  68   0   0   0   0   3   2   0   0   0  20  20  92
S_Larsen       FW   1   6   3  24  28 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   6
A_Basso        GK  16   5   5   2  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Wilkinson    DF   1  23   8   6  31 |  43   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
A_Alrawi       DF   1  23   3   3  28 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Radinski     MF   1  11  23   6  29 |  42   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Bunting      FW   1   2   8  24  31 |  28   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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