Match statistics

BenficaBarcelona

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
7
Attempts off target6
 
5
Corners1
 
9
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed20
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Throughout the game, a 0-0 scoreline seems to be one of the most unlikely outcomes, with both sides pressing hard and having a host of opportunities. Ultimately, the goalkeepers have the upper hand in Lisbon however, as an exciting, incident-packed first leg finishes goalless.
  • 90+3
    Van Bronckhorst (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Karagounis (Benfica).
  • 90+3
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 90+3
    Simão (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 90+2
    Gabri (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Karagounis (Benfica).
  • 90+1
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
    Miccoli has an inventive strike at goal as he flicks the ball up and hooks it over his shoulder but Barcelona goalkeeper Valdés safely gathers.
  • 90+1
    Miccoli (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 90
    Ronaldinho (Barcelona) delivers the corner.
  • 89
    Simão (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Iniesta (Barcelona).
  • 87
    Karagounis (Benfica) delivers the free-kick wide.
    The Greek international has Valdés scrambling to his right with a curling free-kick but Georgios Karagounis is off target, missing the post by a metre.
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Belletti (Barcelona) is shown a yellow card.
  • 87
    Belletti (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Léo (Benfica).
  • 85
    Luisão (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Thiago Motta (Barcelona).
  • 85
    Iniesta (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Petit (Benfica).
  • 81
    Van Bronckhorst (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Ricardo Rocha (Benfica).
  • 80
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
    Simão cleverly beats the offside trap and bears down on goal, but the story has a familiar ending as, once more, the keeper comes out on top. Valdés deals with his low shot by turning it away with his foot.
  • 80
    Simão (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    76
    Gabri (in) - Deco (out) (Barcelona)
  • Substitution
    76
    Giuly (in) - Larsson (out) (Barcelona)
  • Yellow Card
    73
    Deco (Barcelona) is shown a yellow card.
    Deco is the latest name in referee Steve Bennett's notebook, again for showing dissent to the official.
  • Yellow Card
    72
    Miccoli (Benfica) is shown a yellow card.
    With around 20 minutes to play, the tie could still go either way and Benfica have a penalty appeal for handball turned down. Miccoli is booked for his protests when he is subsequently flagged offside.
  • 72
    Miccoli (Benfica) is flagged for offside.
  • 71
    Léo (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Larsson (Barcelona).
  • 70
    Beto (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Deco (Barcelona).
  • 69
    Van Bronckhorst (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Simão (Benfica).
  • 68
    Ricardo Rocha (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Eto'o (Barcelona).
  • Substitution
    68
    Karagounis (in) - Geovanni (out) (Benfica)
  • 66
    Ronaldinho (Barcelona) delivers the free-kick wide.
    Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho finds his free-kick touch deserts him as he bends the ball over the top from a promising position.
  • 65
    Luisão (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Larsson (Barcelona).
  • 64
    Luisão (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Ronaldinho (Barcelona).
  • 63
    Deco (Barcelona) is flagged for offside.
  • 63
    Petit (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Ronaldinho (Barcelona).
  • 61
    Ronaldinho (Barcelona) takes the corner.
  • 61
    Moretto (Benfica) makes a save.
    Dutchman van Bommel tries to curl the ball into the corner, but the outstretched fingertips of Moretto deny him again. It only seems a matter of time before either side breaks the deadlock as both defences look increasingly vulnerable.
  • 61
    Van Bommel (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • 61
    Van Bronckhorst (Barcelona) makes a save.
    Dutch defender van Bronckhorst comes to Barcelona's rescue, charging down a near-certain goal for Geovanni, who follows up a parry by Valdés from Miccoli's shot.
  • 61
    Geovanni (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 60
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 60
    Miccoli (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 60
    Manuel Fernandes (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Iniesta (Barcelona).
  • Yellow Card
    58
    Iniesta (Barcelona) is shown a yellow card.
  • 58
    Iniesta (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Geovanni (Benfica).
  • 58
    Thiago Motta (Barcelona) hits the post.
    Motta strikes the other upright from the corner as Benfica suddenly find themselves under the same kind of fire they faced in the opening period.
  • 57
    Ronaldinho (Barcelona) takes the corner.
  • 57
    Moretto (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 57
    Larsson (Barcelona) hits the post.
    Once again Moretto keeps Barça at bay, tipping the Swedish international's shot onto the woodwork.
  • 56
    Oleguer (Barcelona) misses the target.
    Defender Oleguer trots upfield for a corner but is slow to react when the ball finds its way to him unmarked in the box and his rushed attempt passes wide.
  • 56
    Ronaldinho (Barcelona) takes the corner.
  • 55
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
    Manuel Fernandes almost catches Valdés out with a shot which takes a tricky bounce just in front of him, but he gathers the ball safely.
  • 55
    Manuel Fernandes (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 54
    Simão (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Oleguer (Barcelona).
  • 50
    Petit (Benfica) misses the target.
    Benfica look the brighter side as the second half comes to life, pinning Barcelona back in their own half, but without being able to penetrate their defensive lines. Petit attempts to do just that, though his shot from the edge of the area is more hopeful than threatening.
  • 50
    Simão (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 48
    Simão (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Iniesta (Barcelona).
  • 46
    Miccoli (Benfica) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
    Fabrizio Miccoli, who scored with an impressive overheard kick in the last round against Liverpool FC, comes off the bench to try to unsettle Barcelona and almost makes an instant impact, though his run on goal is halted by an offside flag.
  • Substitution
    46
    Miccoli (in) - Robert (out) (Benfica)
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • 45+1
    Oleguer (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Simão (Benfica).
  • 45+1
    Van Bommel (Barcelona) misses the target.
    Moretto almost goes from hero to villain following his great save to deny Eto'o. The Benfica goalkeeper makes a terrible mess of an attempted one-two with Rocha and van Bommel is gifted a clear chance, but he wastes it by firing in a poor attempt which passes harmlessly wide.
  • 45
    Manuel Fernandes (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Oleguer (Barcelona).
  • 43
    Ronaldinho (Barcelona) delivers the corner.
  • 43
    Moretto (Benfica) makes a save.
    Moretto keeps Benfica level with another vital stop, though Cameroon international Eto'o is guilty of an astonishing miss. After slipping two defenders and finding himself with only the goalkeeper to beat from five metres out, Eto'o pulls his left-foot shot straight at Moretto's legs, much to Benfica's relief.
  • 43
    Eto'o (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • 42
    Larsson (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Léo (Benfica).
  • 40
    Petit (Benfica) misses the target.
    As Benfica attempt to gather momentum, Petit tries his luck from distance with a volley which has Valdés diving towards his top left hand corner, but the shot is too high to force him into a save.
  • 37
    Simão (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Iniesta (Barcelona).
  • 35
    Petit (Benfica) delivers the free-kick wide.
  • 34
    Iniesta (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Simão (Benfica).
  • 33
    Deco (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Luisão (Benfica).
  • 33
    Moretto (Benfica) makes a save.
    Dutch international Mark van Bommel sprints at Benfica from inside his own half and is allowed the freedom to bear straight down on Moretto without being challenged, though the home goalkeeper is equal to the low shot which follows, saving unconventionally with his foot.
  • 33
    Van Bommel (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • 32
    Beto (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Deco (Barcelona).
  • 31
    Beto (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Deco (Barcelona).
  • 29
    Van Bommel (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Léo (Benfica).
  • 28
    Eto'o (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Robert (Benfica).
  • 28
    Ronaldinho (Barcelona) delivers the corner.
  • 26
    Van Bommel (Barcelona) has a shot blocked.
  • 25
    Ronaldinho (Barcelona) delivers the corner.
  • 23
    Geovanni (Benfica) misses the target.
    After picking himself up from a foul, Geovanni tears down the right flank and sends a dipping drive fizzing at Valdés, who is relieved to see it pass centimetres over the crossbar.
  • 22
    Thiago Motta (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Geovanni (Benfica).
  • 21
    Van Bronckhorst (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Robert (Benfica).
  • 20
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
    Valdés comfortably deals with Beto's hopeful attempt, taking it safely into his chest with no real difficulty.
  • 20
    Beto (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 19
    Robert (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Larsson (Barcelona).
  • 18
    Deco (Barcelona) misses the target.
    A clever move featuring Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto`o results in the best chance of the game falling to Portuguese international Deco, but he sidefoots the resulting cross from the Cameroon striker wide when he should have hit the target.
  • 17
    Manuel Fernandes (Benfica) misses the target.
    At the other end, Manuel Fernandes creates space for himself on the edge of the Barcelona penalty area and has a clear sight of goal, but opts for too much power and his shot flies harmlessly over.
  • 16
    Petit (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van Bommel (Barcelona).
  • 15
    Iniesta (Barcelona) misses the target.
    Barcelona winger Andrés Iniesta goes on a mazy run which takes him past several defenders, but when the opportunity to shoot presents itself, he drags his effort wide of the left-hand post.
  • 15
    Geovanni (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Thiago Motta (Barcelona).
  • 11
    Geovanni (Benfica) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 9
    Belletti (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Simão (Benfica).
  • 8
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 8
    Simão (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    The former Barcelona player finds himself in space on the corner of the penalty area but can only curl his shot straight at Víctor Valdés.
  • 8
    Ronaldinho (Barcelona) delivers the corner.
  • 7
    Ronaldinho (Barcelona) delivers the corner.
  • 7
    Moretto (Benfica) makes a save.
    Barcelona come close to breaking the deadlock after an exciting passage of play as Moretto concedes an indirect free-kick inside his own penalty area for handling a back pass. The Benfica goalkeeper stops Ronaldinho's shot, then tips over the rebound when the Brazilian follows up with a fierce drive.
  • 6
    Ronaldinho (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • 6
    Moretto (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 6
    Ronaldinho (Barcelona) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 5
    Moretto (Benfica) fouls.
  • 2
    Iniesta (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Manuel Fernandes (Benfica).
  • 1
    Geovanni (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Oleguer (Barcelona).
  • 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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