Match statistics

Man. UnitedBenfica

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
5
Attempts off target7
 
8
Corners7
 
5
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed19
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • 89
    Geovanni (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 89
    Geovanni (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 88
    Ronaldo (Man. United) takes the corner.
  • 87
    Scholes (Man. United) misses the target.
  • Substitution
    87
    Geovanni (in) - Manuel Fernandes (out) (Benfica)
  • Substitution
    87
    Mantorras (in) - Beto (out) (Benfica)
    Koeman makes a double attacking change as the visitors look to rescue a point.
  • 86
    Simão (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Smith (Man. United).
  • Goal
    85
    Van Nistelrooy (Man. United) scores!
    A corner from Giggs is headed into the path of Van Nistelrooij who makes no mistake from close range.
  • 84
    Giggs (Man. United) takes the corner.
    The marauding Bardsley wins a corner after a purposeful run and cross down the right wing.
  • 83
    Van Nistelrooy (Man. United) fouls.
  • 82
    Manuel Fernandes (Benfica) misses the target.
  • Substitution
    80
    João Pereira (in) - Miccoli (out) (Benfica)
    Benfica seem content with a point after replacing Miccoli with João Pereira and switching to a five-man midfield.
  • 80
    Ronaldo (Man. United) misses the target.
    United are pushing hard for the winner but Ronaldo fails to trouble Moreira from long range.
  • 78
    Beto (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Smith (Man. United).
  • 76
    Léo (Benfica) fouls.
  • 75
    Van Nistelrooy (Man. United) fouls.
  • 71
    Giggs (Man. United) delivers the corner.
    Bardsley's fizzing low centre from the right takes two deflections and just eludes the dive of Scholes at the far post.
  • 71
    Beto (Benfica) misses the target.
    The Brazalian shoots wide of the far post after out-foxing Richardson and O'Shea.
  • 70
    Simão (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ronaldo (Man. United).
  • Yellow Card
    69
    Nuno Gomes (Benfica) is booked.
  • 69
    Nuno Gomes (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van der Sar (Man. United).
  • 69
    Van der Sar (Man. United) makes a save.
  • 68
    Miccoli (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    The Italian striker is first to react after a long-range shot from Simão is parried at the far post by Van der Sar, but he shoots straight at the Dutch keeper from an acute angle.
  • 68
    Van der Sar (Man. United) makes a save.
  • 68
    Simão (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 68
    Manuel Fernandes (Benfica) delivers the corner.
    O'Shea intercepts a dangerous cross from Manuel Fernandes.
  • 66
    Léo (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ronaldo (Man. United).
  • 65
    Beto (Benfica) has a shot blocked.
  • 64
    D. Fletcher (Man. United) misses the target.
  • 64
    Scholes (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 64
    Moreira (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 64
    Ronaldo (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
    A point-blank drive from Ronaldo is superbly tipped on to the crossbar by Moreira.
  • 60
    Giggs (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nélson (Benfica).
  • Goal
    59
    Simão (Benfica) scores!
    The Benfica captain levels the match with a brilliantly-executed free-kick that nestles into the top right-hand corner of the United goa.
  • Yellow Card
    58
    Smith (Man. United) is booked.
    The former Leeds United FC midfielder follows Luisão in the referee's book after tripping Miccoli on the edge of the box.
  • 58
    Smith (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Miccoli (Benfica).
  • Yellow Card
    57
    Luisão (Benfica) is shown a yellow card.
  • 57
    Luisão (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van der Sar (Man. United).
    The strapping defender earns the first caution of the evening after his robust challenge floors van der Sar.
  • 56
    Manuel Fernandes (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 56
    Scholes (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Petit (Benfica).
  • 55
    Ronaldo (Man. United) misses the target.
    The 20-year-old midfielder skips past the challenge of Léo but sends his effort wide of the target from 20 metres out.
  • 52
    Beto (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Richardson (Man. United).
  • 51
    Smith (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Léo (Benfica).
  • 50
    Giggs (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 50
    Van Nistelrooy (Man. United) fouls.
  • 49
    Miccoli (Benfica) fouls.
  • 48
    Bardsley (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Simão (Benfica).
  • 47
    Beto (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Smith (Man. United).
  • 46
    Van Nistelrooy (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nélson (Benfica).
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • 45
    Simão (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ronaldo (Man. United).
  • 44
    Giggs (Man. United) misses the target.
    The winger comes within a whisker of his second goal, lifting a shot over the crossbar from an acute angle after a one-two with Kieran Richardson.
  • 43
    Ricardo Rocha (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van Nistelrooy (Man. United).
  • 42
    Van Nistelrooy (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Luisão (Benfica).
  • 42
    Miccoli (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 41
    Ferdinand (Man. United) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 41
    Ronaldo (Man. United) strikes a free kick into the wall.
  • 40
    Luisão (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van Nistelrooy (Man. United).
  • Goal
    39
    Giggs (Man. United) scores from a direct free-kick
    The United captain breaks the deadlock with a long-range free-kick that deflects off the three-man wall and leaves Moreira stranded.
  • 38
    Léo (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ronaldo (Man. United).
  • 37
    Scholes (Man. United) misses the target.
    The midfielder shoots wide of the visitors' goal after a corner from Giggs is headed into his path by Gomes.
  • 37
    Giggs (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 36
    Manuel Fernandes (Benfica) misses the target.
    The midfielder fails to find the target with a low effort after being teed up by Miccoli.
  • 35
    Beto (Benfica) misses the target.
    The Brazilian is mocked by the home crowd after mis-cueing a shot well wide of the taregt.
  • 31
    Miccoli (Benfica) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 31
    Van der Sar (Man. United) makes a save.
  • 31
    Miccoli (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    The striker engineers a shooting chance but fails to trouble Van der Sar with a weak effort from 18 metres.
  • 27
    Scholes (Man. United) fouls.
  • 23
    Richardson (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Beto (Benfica).
  • 22
    Moreira (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 22
    Ronaldo (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
    The winger drifts in from the right flank but fails to trouble Moreira with a tame effort from 17 metres.
  • 21
    Simão (Benfica) misses the target.
    The Portuguese playmaker shoots wide of the right-hand post after a delightful interchange with Nuno Gomes on the edge of the box.
  • 20
    Giggs (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 19
    Smith (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Beto (Benfica).
  • 16
    Ronaldo (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Léo (Benfica).
    The Portuguese winger pleads his innocence after the referee adjudges him to have tripped the advancing Léo.
  • 15
    Richardson (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Beto (Benfica).
  • 14
    Van Nistelrooy (Man. United) hits the crossbar.
    The Dutch striker brings the crowd to life with a brilliantly-executed strike that crashes against the crossbar.
  • 13
    Beto (Benfica) fouls.
  • 12
    Beto (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Smith (Man. United).
    The midfielder escapes with a stern word from the referee after tripping Smith in full flow.
  • 10
    Scholes (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Petit (Benfica).
    The midfielder schemer concedes a free-kick as United attempt to disrupt Benfica's rhythum.
  • 9
    Ricardo Rocha (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Van Nistelrooy (Man. United).
  • 9
    Van der Sar (Man. United) makes a save.
  • 8
    Ricardo Rocha (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    The defender comes close to opening the scoring when his header from a corner is beaten away by Van der Sar.
  • 8
    Manuel Fernandes (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 8
    Miccoli (Benfica) misses the target.
    The on-loan striker from Juventus forces Van der Sar to tip the ball round the post after John O`Shea makes a mess of a threaded pass from Nuno Gomes.
  • 7
    Ronaldo (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Simão (Benfica).
  • 6
    Bardsley (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Simão (Benfica).
  • 6
    D. Fletcher (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Nuno Gomes (Benfica).
  • 5
    Moreira (Benfica) makes a save.
    Nistelrooij, making his 50th Champions League apperance, shoots straight at Moreira from distance.
  • 5
    Van Nistelrooy (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
  • 4
    Miccoli (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 1
    Scholes (Man. United) misses the target.
    United get the first sight of goal when Giggs' cross is nodded into the path of Paul Scholes by Cristiano Ronaldo. But the former England midfielder fails to keep his shot down and the ball sails harmlessly over José Moreira's crossbar.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

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