Camp Nou - Barcelona 05/12/2012 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group G

Barcelona - Benfica
0-0
 

Barcelona - Benfica 0-0 - 05/12/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Benfica will look back on an evening where they had a host of chances to wrap up the match and reach the knockout stages, for Barcelona though their minds will immediately focus on Lionel Messi's fitness after he was stretchered off late in the second half.
  • 90+6
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) misses the target.
    Benfica's right-back blazes a last effort over the bar
  • 90+5
    André Gomes (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Thiago Alcántara (Barcelona).
  • 90+5
    Pinto (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 90+5
    Bruno César (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 90+4
    Bruno César (Benfica) takes the corner.
    But the No.8 cannot find a way past Carles Planas at the near post
  • 90+2
    Villa (Barcelona) is flagged for offside.
  • 88
    Deulofeu (Barcelona) misses the target.
    The substitute races through the Benfica defence, but he hits a low shot wide of the post from the edge of the area
  • 85
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    Lionel Messi dribbles around the custodian, but the No.1 gets back to his feet to save his shot
  • 85
    Messi (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • 81
    Matić (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Deulofeu (Barcelona).
  • 79
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    Lionel Messi's kick lacks pace and it is a simple catch for Benfica's stopper
  • 79
    Messi (Barcelona) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • Substitution
    78
    Deulofeu (in) - Tello (out) (Barcelona)
  • Yellow Card
    78
    Matić (Benfica) is shown a yellow card.
  • 78
    Matić (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Barcelona).
    The Barcelona No.10 shakes off his knock to line up the free-kick from a central position
  • Substitution
    74
    André Almeida (in) - Rodrigo (out) (Benfica)
  • Substitution
    74
    Óscar Cardozo (in) - Lima (out) (Benfica)
    The Paraguayan comes on aiming to add to his record of 10 goals in 23 UEFA Champions League matches
  • 74
    Tello (Barcelona) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 72
    Thiago Alcántara (Barcelona) delivers the corner.
    The number 11 plays the ball short to Lionel Messi, but Benfica's defence crowd him out
  • 71
    Bruno César (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sergi Roberto (Barcelona).
  • 70
    Messi (Barcelona) delivers the free-kick wide.
    The Argentine hits the ball high and wide
  • 70
    Matić (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Thiago Alcántara (Barcelona).
  • 69
    Thiago Alcántara (Barcelona) delivers the corner.
    Benfica's defence hold their shape and clear the danger
  • 68
    Garay (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Villa (Barcelona).
  • 67
    Pinto (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 67
    Bruno César (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    66
    Piqué (in) - Adriano (out) (Barcelona)
    Another familiar face comes on in the form of Gerard Piqué, who will line-up alongside Carles Puyol at the heart of Barcelona's defence
  • 66
    Matić (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Barcelona).
  • 64
    Bruno César (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • Substitution
    63
    Bruno César (in) - Nolito (out) (Benfica)
  • 62
    Luisão (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    The No.4 gets his head to Nolito's set piece but José Manuel Pinto holds his header
  • 62
    Pinto (Barcelona) makes a save.
    Ola John curls an effort goalwards, but the goalkeeper dives low to palm the shot away for a corner
  • 61
    Song (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Melgarejo (Benfica).
    Nolito lines up the free-kick from the left
  • Yellow Card
    60
    Adriano (Barcelona) is booked.
  • 60
    Adriano (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rodrigo (Benfica).
  • Yellow Card
    59
    Luisão (Benfica) is booked.
  • 59
    Luisão (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Barcelona).
  • Substitution
    58
    Messi (in) - Rafinha (out) (Barcelona)
    The Camp Nou faithful rises to their feet as the Argentine makes his entrace
  • 57
    André Gomes (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Thiago Alcántara (Barcelona).
  • 57
    Melgarejo (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 57
    Villa (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
    Barcelona's No.7 mishits his shot with only Artur to beat
  • Yellow Card
    56
    Garay (Benfica) is booked.
  • 56
    Garay (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sergi Roberto (Barcelona).
  • 56
    Pinto (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 56
    Rodrigo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 54
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    David Villa's set piece lacks power and Benfica's No.1 makes a comfortable save
  • 54
    Villa (Barcelona) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 53
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Tello (Barcelona).
    David Villa lines up the free-kick from the left of the area
  • 52
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    David Villa is unable to find a way past the custodian after Christian Tello breaks down the left and picks him out with a sharp cut-back
  • 52
    Villa (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • 51
    Pinto (Barcelona) makes a save.
    Barca's stopper holds onto Maxi Pereira's powerful drive
  • 51
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 50
    Lima (Benfica) is flagged for offside.
  • 50
    Lima (Benfica) is flagged for offside.
  • Yellow Card
    49
    Rafinha (Barcelona) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 49
    Villa (Barcelona) is flagged for offside.
  • 49
    Luisão (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 49
    Villa (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • 47
    André Gomes (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Villa (Barcelona).
  • 46
    Nolito (Benfica) misses the target.
    The Portuguese go straight back on the attack, but the ex-Barcelona B player flashes an effort across the face of goal and wide for a goal kick
  • 46
    Lima (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Sergi Roberto (Barcelona).
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Benfica get the match back underway knowing that as things stand they are into the knockout rounds of the Champions League
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Benfica will be kicking themselves that they were unable to open the scoring after they created five or six openings, but they remain on course for the knock-out stages because Celtic FC are drawing 1-1 with FC Spartak Mosvka
  • 45+1
    Rodrigo (Benfica) misses the target.
    The Spaniard cuts in from the right, but curls a left-footed shot high and wide
  • 45
    Pinto (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 45
    André Gomes (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Benfica's No.89 hits a low shot straight at Barcelona keeper José Manuel Pinto
  • 43
    Villa (Barcelona) is flagged for offside.
  • Yellow Card
    43
    Nolito (Benfica) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 43
    Nolito (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Montoya (Barcelona).
  • 41
    Lima (Benfica) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 39
    Tello (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Matić (Benfica).
  • 39
    Lima (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Puyol (Barcelona).
  • 38
    Matić (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sergi Roberto (Barcelona).
  • 37
    Puyol (Barcelona) makes a save.
    The Barcelona captain gets in the way of his fellow Spaniard's effort
  • 37
    Nolito (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 35
    John (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 35
    Pinto (Barcelona) makes a save.
    Ola John races beyond the Barcelona defence, but Barcelona's No.13 dives low to turn his effort away for a corner
  • 35
    John (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 34
    André Gomes (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sergi Roberto (Barcelona).
  • 32
    Lima (Benfica) misses the target.
    José Manuel Pinto gets fingertips to the No.11's low shot and Carles Planas completes the clearance after the Brazilian made space in the area to get a shot away.
  • 31
    Planas (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 31
    John (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 30
    John (Benfica) delivers the corner.
    Adriano slides in to hook Ola John's low cross away for a corner
  • 29
    Matić (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rafinha (Barcelona).
  • 29
    Rodrigo (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Adriano (Barcelona).
  • 27
    Luisão (Benfica) misses the target.
    Benfica's captain leaps above the Barcelona defence, but he can't keep his header down
  • 27
    John (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 25
    Nolito (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Montoya (Barcelona).
  • 24
    Rafinha (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
    Luisão is unable to control the ball and the No.17 swoops, but Artur's intervention means he knocks it wide for a goal kick
  • 23
    Lima (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Puyol (Barcelona).
  • 21
    Tello (Barcelona) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 20
    Lima (Benfica) misses the target.
    Nolito squares to the unmarked No. 11, but he sends his diving header wide from close in
  • 20
    John (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 20
    John (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 14
    Adriano (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 14
    André Gomes (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    José Manuel Pinto manages to get a fist to the ball, but cannot clear the danger completely
  • 13
    John (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 13
    John (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 12
    Puyol (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 12
    Lima (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    The Brazilian's shot is deflected away for a corner
  • 11
    Rodrigo (Benfica) misses the target.
    Benfica's No.19 races onto Ola John's reverse pass, but shoots wide with only goalkeeper José Manuel Pinto to beat
  • 11
    Melgarejo (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rafinha (Barcelona).
  • 9
    Thiago Alcántara (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on André Gomes (Benfica).
  • 8
    Villa (Barcelona) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 7
    Villa (Barcelona) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 4
    John (Benfica) delivers the corner.
    The Dutchman can't pick out a red shirt but his side retain possession
  • 1
    André Gomes (Benfica) fouls.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Barcelona's Sergi Roberto taps the ball to David Villa to get proceedings started at home to Benfica

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red cards
    Red cards
  • Yellow cards
    Yellow cards
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
 
 

Player rater

Pinto

Top Player

Barcelona 

Match statistics

Barcelona
Benfica

0

Goals scored

0

72

Possession (%)

28

9

Total attempts

18

7

Attempts on target

11

2

Attempts off target

7

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

1

2

Corners

10

7

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

4

Fouls committed

23

22

Fouls suffered

4

Standings

Last updated: 06/12/2012 13:45 CET

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