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Season 15 Archive: Elite FA Cup, 2nd Round

Benfica 2 - 1 Liverpool

Elite FA Cup 2nd Round Match, Benfica vs. Liverpool (Thu Nov 29)


                              Benfica  |  Liverpool
                            4-1-4-1 P  |  4-1-3-1-1 C
                      Steven Theobald  |  Malky McKay
                                       |
                          J_Moreau GK  |  GK T_Peterson
                         J_Djourou DF  |  DF D_Bornosuzov
                        M_Lindberg DF  |  DF D_Majstorovic
                     Fernando_Mera DF  |  DF Efe_Sodje
                       Yann_M_Vila DF  |  DF M_Kelly
                       B_Abdoulaye DM  |  DM Oscar_Serrano
                            G_Hagi MF  |  MF S_Perrotta
                          Di_Maria MF  |  MF Song_Billong
                         P_Do_Shaw MF  |  MF B_Stancu
                         R_Castias MF  |  AM A_Johnson
                        K_McInally FW  |  FW D_Rommedahl
                                       |
                         J_Moreira SUB |  SUB F_Forster
                         R_Neilson SUB |  SUB C_John
                          B_Robson SUB |  SUB P_Leonard
                         S_Morison SUB |  SUB Rabiu_Ibrahim
                       Y_Yiannicis SUB |  SUB M_Vucinic

Referee: S_Dougal (Scotland)


Min. 3  :(bfa) J_Djourou sidesteps his marker
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  Driven towards goal by J_Djourou !
          ...  T_Peterson gathers it easily
Min. 3  :(bfa) M_Lindberg kicks B_Stancu!
          ...  S_Dougal calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Steven Theobald looks relieved
Min. 5  :(bfa) The defender slips and falls over!
          ...  R_Castias is through!
          ...  But D_Majstorovic barges him off the ball
Min. 5  :(lpl) Song_Billong barges Fernando_Mera off the ball
          ...  Song_Billong attempts to nutmeg J_Moreau!
          ...  What agility from J_Moreau
Min. 6  :(bfa) B_Abdoulaye plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  B_Abdoulaye with a stunning strike !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  In off the post
          ...  That's given Benfica the lead!
          ...  Benfica 1-0 Liverpool ...
Min. 7  :(lpl) Oscar_Serrano finds B_Stancu in the box
          ...  But J_Djourou puts it in row Z!
Min. 10 :(lpl) A_Johnson flicks it over M_Lindberg's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  K_McInally with the tackle
          ...  S_Dougal will want to speak to him
Min. 10 :(lpl) B_Stancu brings it under control
          ...  He takes on J_Djourou
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in D_Bornosuzov!
          ...  D_Bornosuzov hits a great shot !
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 12 :(lpl) M_Kelly can't keep control of it and loses possession!
          ...  He goes in hard and wins it back!
          ...  He creates some space for an opening!
          ...  M_Kelly has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It looks like he enjoyed that one!!
          ...  He grabs the corner flag and pretends to sing!
          ...  It's all square now!
          ...  Benfica 1-1 Liverpool ...
Min. 14 :(lpl) B_Stancu skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  B_Stancu fires the shot in!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  J_Moreau is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Bornosuzov hits it towards the far post!
          ...  J_Moreau easily claims the ball!
Min. 17 :(bfa) A defence splitting pass from B_Abdoulaye to K_McInally
          ...  D_Majstorovic takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 18 :(lpl) D_Rommedahl with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves R_Castias behind
          ...  D_Rommedahl hits a curling shot!
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 23 :(lpl) D_Bornosuzov turns past G_Hagi
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  Yann_M_Vila goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 27 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards K_McInally
          ...  D_Majstorovic plays the back pass
          ...  T_Peterson can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by Yann_M_Vila
          ...  T_Peterson easily catches it!
Min. 28 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside M_Kelly!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  P_Do_Shaw with the goal bound shot!
          ...  But T_Peterson tips it over
          ...  S_Dougal has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 34 :(bfa) G_Hagi gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  From long range G_Hagi bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  It's beaten T_Peterson
          ...  It goes wide !!
Min. 36 :(bfa) M_Lindberg has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past D_Majstorovic
          ...  He puts in B_Abdoulaye!
          ...  Intercepted by A_Johnson
Min. 40 :(bfa) P_Do_Shaw with the diagonal pass Fernando_Mera
          ...  Fernando_Mera controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(bfa) Di_Maria looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to K_McInally
          ...  K_McInally beats the offside trap!
          ...  He is clean through
          ...  T_Peterson comes towards him
          ...  He rounds T_Peterson
          ...  He has been pushed wide!
          ...  He shoots from a tight angle
          ...  It hits the post and goes out for a goal kick!!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Benfica 1-1 Liverpool

Min. 46 :(lpl) Song_Billong hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  A_Johnson latches onto it!
          ...  Cleaned up by Di_Maria
Min. 47 :(bfa) G_Hagi with a probing pass to Yann_M_Vila
          ...  Yann_M_Vila tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  T_Peterson with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 51 :(bfa) B_Abdoulaye with a first time pass
          ...  K_McInally runs onto it!
          ...  K_McInally with a thundering drive!
          ...  T_Peterson makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 51 :(lpl) M_Kelly whips the ball across to D_Rommedahl
          ...  A delicate chip from D_Rommedahl !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 56 :(lpl) Song_Billong with the dribble
          ...  J_Djourou is easily beaten
          ...  Song_Billong with the cheeky shot!
          ...  J_Moreau with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 57 :(lpl) S_Perrotta finds himself with plenty of time
          ...  Di_Maria knobbles the attacking player.
          ...  S_Dougal blows up for a foul
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 59 :(bfa) G_Hagi can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to K_McInally
          ...  S_Perrotta with a bad challenge
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 60 :(lpl) Song_Billong with the through ball to Oscar_Serrano
          ...  R_Castias is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 61 :(bfa) G_Hagi with an intelligent ball to J_Djourou
          ...  J_Djourou attempts a lob!
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 61 :(lpl) Song_Billong reads the run of A_Johnson
          ...  A_Johnson attempts a lob!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Benfica fans taunt him!
Min. 67 :(lpl) There's going to be a change
          ...  P_Leonard will come on for Efe_Sodje and play DF
Min. 67 :(lpl) Rabiu_Ibrahim is being brought on
          ...  S_Perrotta is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 67 :(lpl) a big roar from the crowd as M_Vucinic comes on for D_Rommedahl to play FW
Min. 69 :(lpl) Rabiu_Ibrahim finds himself in a good position
          ...  Rabiu_Ibrahim rifles it to the far post !
          ...  J_Moreau gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 71 :(bfa) G_Hagi off the woodwork.
          ...  K_McInally picks up the deflection
          ...  K_McInally swings in the shot!
          ...  T_Peterson collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 71 :(lpl) P_Leonard heads the ball back to Song_Billong
          ...  Song_Billong hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  But J_Moreau tips it over
          ...  S_Dougal has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 73 :(lpl) Oscar_Serrano with a first time pass
          ...  M_Vucinic runs onto it!
          ...  The ball comes in high
          ...  M_Vucinic beats the defender to the ball and heads it into his path
          ...  He just has J_Moreau to beat
          ...  He nutmegs J_Moreau
          ...  It hits the upright!!
          ...  J_Moreau recovers to save it !!
Min. 75 :(bfa) B_Robson is being brought on
          ...  G_Hagi is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 79 :(lpl) B_Stancu runs with pace at the defence
          ...  B_Stancu with the shot on net !
          ...  J_Moreau gets his fingertips to it
Min. 80 :(bfa) S_Morison comes on for K_McInally and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 82 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila with the nod to S_Morison
          ...  S_Morison tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  How did that find its way in?
          ...  That surely hands Benfica victory!!
          ...  Benfica 2-1 Liverpool ...
Min. 82 :(bfa) a big roar from the crowd as R_Neilson comes on for Di_Maria to play DF
Min. 82 :(bfa) Benfica made the switch to a D strategy
Min. 82 :(bfa) Yann_M_Vila breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on T_Peterson!
          ...  D_Bornosuzov brings him down!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is within shooting distance!
          ...  M_Lindberg swings it in
          ...  S_Morison takes control of it!
          ...  S_Morison attempts a chip!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  T_Peterson dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  And T_Peterson tips it wide!
          ...  Great goalkeeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Abdoulaye crosses it in!
          ...  B_Stancu wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 85 :(lpl) D_Bornosuzov boots it towards M_Vucinic
          ...  P_Do_Shaw fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Malky McKay looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Estadio da Luz
Attendance           : 74,183
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : B_Abdoulaye (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : B_Abdoulaye (6), S_Morison (82)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : R_Castias (60)
Injured              : N/A
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Liverpool Match Info
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Best player          : Song_Billong
Scorers              : M_Kelly (12)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : S_Perrotta (59), D_Bornosuzov (82)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Benfica     |    Liverpool
Attempts on Goal     :          12        |       12
Off target           :           4        |       5
On target            :           8        |       7
Possession           :          57        |       43
Corners              :           2        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          19        |       9
Key Tackles          :           3        |       4
Key Passes           :          11        |       9
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Final Score          : Benfica 2 - 1 Liverpool
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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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J_Moreau       GK  27   1   2   2  14 |  95   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
J_Djourou      DF   3  25   4   9  35 |  95   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  15   0   9
M_Lindberg     DF   1  24   8   8  42 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  12   0
Fernando_Mera  DF   4  24   8   7  27 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  23  12   7  22 |  95   0   1   2   1   1   0   0   0   0  15  44   8
B_Abdoulaye    DM   2  14  22   7  39 |  95   0   0   2   0   1   1   0   0   0  20  44  48
G_Hagi         MF   2   5  26  10  30 |  77   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  48   1
Di_Maria       MF   1   6  24   5  37 |  84   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  15  12   0
P_Do_Shaw      MF   2   8  24   8  25 |  95   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  12   8
R_Castias      MF   2   8  23   9  29 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
K_McInally     FW   2   5   4  25  27 |  82   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  20  37
J_Moreira      GK  23   2   2   1  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Neilson      DF   1  25  12   2  29 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Robson       MF   2   9  23   8  29 |  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Morison      FW   1   2   6  25  36 |  13   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  36
Y_Yiannicis    FW   1   3   6  22  24 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Liverpool
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_Peterson     GK  31   1   2   1  10 |  95   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
D_Bornosuzov   DF   2  23   4   8  39 |  95   0   0   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  10  -1
D_Majstorovic  DF   2  23   5   5  47 |  95   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0
Efe_Sodje      DF   2  23   4   2  28 |  69   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Kelly        DF   2  22  13  13  33 |  95   0   0   1   0   1   1   0   0   0 -20  -8   8
Oscar_Serrano  DM   2  14  23  11  19 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  24   0
S_Perrotta     MF   2   8  22  17  27 |  69   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
Song_Billong   MF   3   6  22  16  25 |  95   0   0   3   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  36  24
B_Stancu       MF   2   6  22  16  34 |  95   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  15  12   9
A_Johnson      AM   2   6  22  16  27 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  15   0   1
D_Rommedahl    FW   2   5   9  24  27 |  69   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
F_Forster      GK  21   5   4   4  15 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_John         DF   2  24   8   7  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Leonard      DF   2  23   7   4  34 |  26   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  12   0
Rabiu_Ibrahim  MF   1   6  22  18  23 |  26   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   8
M_Vucinic      FW   2   7   8  23  14 |  26   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -12
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