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Benfica on top after away draw

Published: Wednesday 9 August 2006, 0.08CET
FK Austria Wien 1-1 SL Benfica Benfica remain favourites to reach the group stage after forward Nuno Gomes struck an away goal in Vienna.

Match statistics

Austria WienBenfica

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 9 August 2006, 0.08CET

Benfica on top after away draw

FK Austria Wien 1-1 SL Benfica Benfica remain favourites to reach the group stage after forward Nuno Gomes struck an away goal in Vienna.

SL Benfica will be confident of sealing a return to the UEFA Champions League group stage after holding FK Austria Wien to a 1-1 draw at the Ernst Happel stadium in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie.

Fine goal
Having reached the quarter-finals last season, where they were eliminated by the eventual winners FC Barcelona, the Lisbon side are hoping for another lengthy European campaign this time around. Things started superbly for coach Fernando Santos on the occasion of his first competitive match in charge of Benfica as Portugal striker Nuno Gomes capped a flowing team move with a back-heeled goal in the 16th minute from Paulo Jorge's cross from the right - evoking memories of Algerian Rabah Madjer's goal for FC Porto in the 1987 European Champion Clubs' Cup final.

Blanchard leveller
That was to prove the high point for the visitors to Vienna as the home side struck back on 36 minutes from a set-piece. Midfielder Andreas Lasnik took a free-kick to the far post where Argentinian Fernando Troyansky was on hand to head it into the path of captain Jocelyn Blanchard who equalised with a low shot. Sebastian Mila and Nastja Čeh came on for Austria Wien at half-time yet failed to establish midfield control as Benfica worked the better of the second-half openings.

Out of form
Defender Arkadiusz Radomski prevented Nuno Gomes from scoring a second with goalkeeper Szabolcs Safar beaten, while Marco Ferreira fired a 76th-minute shot over the bar after more neat work from Paulo Jorge out wide. Frenk Schinkels' team have now drawn four and lost one of their five games this season, and must find form in time for their second-leg trip to the Estádio da Luz on Wednesday 23rd August.

Last updated: 09/08/06 10.09CET

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Lineups

austria wien

Austria Wien

benfica

Benfica

1
SáfárSzabolcs Sáfár (GK)
12
QuimQuim (GK)
3
TroyanskyFernando Troyansky
3
AndersonAnderson
5
TokićMario Tokić
Yellow Card59
4
LuisãoLuisão
7
WallnerRoman Wallner
6
PetitPetit
8
RadomskiArkadiusz Radomski
Yellow Card44
8
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
Yellow Card36
10
VachoušekŠtěpán Vachoušek
10
Rui CostaRui Costa
11
AignerHannes Aigner
Substitution46
15
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge
Yellow Card63
Substitution89
14
LasnikAndreas Lasnik
Yellow Card35
Substitution82
18
ManúManú
Substitution70
15
BlanchardJocelyn Blanchard (C)
Goal36
21
Nuno GomesNuno Gomes (C)
Goal16
Substitution80
23
WimmerGerd Wimmer
Substitution46
22
NélsonNélson
30
PapacSaša Papac
33
Ricardo RochaRicardo Rocha
Yellow Card66

Substitutes

27
Ten RouwelaarJelle ten Rouwelaar (GK)
1
MoreiraMoreira (GK)
17
PichlmannThomas Pichlmann
Substitution82
7
Marco FerreiraMarco Ferreira
Substitution70
19
ČehNastja Čeh
Substitution46
17
KikinKikin
Substitution80
33
MilaSebastian Mila
Substitution46
25
Nuno AssisNuno Assis
Substitution89
4
HillDelano Hill
9
MantorrasMantorras
6
SchickerAndreas Schicker
14
DiegoSouza Diego
25
NetzerPhilipp Netzer
16
BetoBeto

Coach

Frank Schinkels (AUT) Fernando Santos (POR)

Referee

Stefano Farina (ITA)

Assistant referees

Alessandro Griselli (ITA), Andrea Stefani (ITA)

Fourth official

Christian Brighi (ITA)

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