Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Lisbon 17/09/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Group stage - Group C

Benfica - Anderlecht
2-0
 

Benfica - Anderlecht 2-0 - 17/09/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Benfica ease to Anderlecht victory

Published: Tuesday 17 September 2013, 23.00CET
Benfica ease to Anderlecht victory
Óscar Cardozo (top) in action against Fabrice N'Sakala ©AFP/Getty Images

Captain Luisão led from the front with a goal as SL Benfica enjoyed a comfortable win against RSC Anderlecht in UEFA Champions League Group C.

Filip Djuričić's early opener sent Benfica on their way and Luisão's fine finish on the half-hour left Anderlecht with a mountain to climb. Despite a marked second-half improvement the Belgian champions were unable to find a way back.

Match in 5

  • Benfica off to perfect start with home win and clean sheet
  • Djuričić strikes early to give hosts initiative
  • Luisão doubles Eagles' advantage
  • Anderlecht improve after restart but fail to score
  • Benfica visit PSG next, Anderlecht host Olympiacos

Reaction

I'm happy with my goal. It's always good to score but my priority is defending and we are happy because we won without conceding.

Luisão, Benfica captain

Luisão, Benfica captain

You can plan however you want, but you do not count on the fact you will go behind after only four minutes.

John van den Brom, Anderlecht coach

John van den Brom, Anderlecht coach

 

Player rater

Luisão

Top Player

Benfica 

Lineups

benfica

Benfica

anderlecht

Anderlecht

1Artur (GK)1Proto (GK)
4Luisão (C)
Goal30
2N'Sakala
5Fejsa6De Zeeuw
Yellow Card34
Substitution46
7Óscar Cardozo
Substitution87
8Milivojević
10Djuričić
Goal4
Substitution75
9Suárez
Yellow Card89
16Siqueira16Kouyaté
21Matić17Bruno
Yellow Card21
Substitution79
24Garay19Kljestan
Yellow Card76
34André Almeida22Mbemba
35Pérez
Yellow Card27
Substitution69
30Gillet (C)
50L. Marković45Mitrović
Yellow Card70
Substitution76

Substitutes

13Paulo Lopes (GK)13Kaminski (GK)
11Lima
Substitution87
3Deschacht
14Maxi Pereira
Substitution75
10Praet
Substitution79
15John
Substitution69
14Nuytinck
19Rodrigo15Cyriac
Substitution76
30André Gomes18Acheampong
Substitution46
33Jardel31Tielemans

Coaches

Jorge Jesus (POR) John van den Brom (NED)

Referee

Manuel Gräfe (GER)

Standings

Last updated: 18/09/2013 18:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Benfica
Anderlecht

2

Goals scored

0

49

Possession (%)

51

9

Total attempts

7

7

on target

5

2

off target

2

2

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

7

1

Offsides

5

1

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

22

Fouls committed

14

14

Fouls suffered

19

513

Passes

524

351

completed

370

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    David Crossan, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica: Benfica were comfortable winners here despite a huge improvement from Anderlecht in the second half when the quicksilver Acheampong came on and they switched to a conventional 4-4-2. A first clean sheet of the season for Benfica and they'll go to Paris on Matchday 2 in good heart, though knowing they'll need to up their game.
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Suárez (Anderlecht) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    87
    Lima (in) - Óscar Cardozo (out) (Benfica)
    Cardozo is replaced and goes off to a standing ovation. The Paraguayan international has proved to be more than a handful tonight.
  • Substitution
    79
    Praet (in) - Bruno (out) (Anderlecht)
  • Yellow Card
    76
    Kljestan (Anderlecht) is cautioned by the referee.

See also

  • Benfica

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v PSG, 02 October 2013, 3-0
  • Anderlecht

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Olympiacos, 02 October 2013, 0-3
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