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Benfica make Portuguese history

Published: Tuesday 22 August 2006, 23.00CET
SL Benfica 3-0 FK Austria Wien (agg: 4-1) SL Benfica's victory ensured Portugal have three teams in the UEFA Champions League for the first time.

Match statistics

BenficaAustria Wien

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
5
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 22 August 2006, 23.00CET

Benfica make Portuguese history

SL Benfica 3-0 FK Austria Wien (agg: 4-1) SL Benfica's victory ensured Portugal have three teams in the UEFA Champions League for the first time.

SL Benfica ensured Portugal will have three teams in the UEFA Champions League for the first time after booking their group-stage place with a fine second-leg home win against FK Austria Wien in the third qualifying round.

Costa cracker
Benfica joined FC Porto and Sporting Clube de Portugal in Thursday's draw as Rui Costa marked his first match since returning to the Estádio da Luz with a goal before Nuno Gomes and Petit secured a 4-1 aggregate victory. Rui Costa registered with a thundering right-foot shot midway through the first half, before Nuno Gomes doubled the lead on the night just before the break. Greek international Konstantinos Katsouranis claimed possession in midfield and his header found Nuno Gomes on the move, with the striker easily beating Austria keeper Szabolcs Safar.

Safar shines
Although Austria had to score to progress, it was Benfica who dominated and Safar denied Nuno Gomes with a brilliant save before Petit also went close with a free-kick. Austria, who were without key midfielder Štěpán Vachoušek, had their first attempt after 56 minutes, but Benfica keeper Quim was able to block Roman Wallner's effort. The Austrian champions lost all hope of qualification a minute later when Rui Costa fed Manú and the winger eluded the offside trap to find himself alone in front of Safar. He opted to pass to Petit, who had the simplest of jobs tapping in.

Last updated: 23/08/06 16.24CET

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Lineups

benfica

Benfica

austria wien

Austria Wien

12
QuimQuim (GK)
1
SáfárSzabolcs Sáfár (GK)
3
AndersonAnderson
3
TroyanskyFernando Troyansky
4
LuisãoLuisão
4
HillDelano Hill
6
PetitPetit
Goal57
Substitution74
5
TokićMario Tokić
Yellow Card82
8
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
7
WallnerRoman Wallner
10
Rui CostaRui Costa
Goal21
Substitution67
8
RadomskiArkadiusz Radomski
Yellow Card44
15
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge
Substitution85
15
BlanchardJocelyn Blanchard (C)
18
ManúManú
19
ČehNastja Čeh
Substitution54
21
Nuno GomesNuno Gomes (C)
Goal45+1
23
WimmerGerd Wimmer
Yellow Card86
22
NélsonNélson
30
PapacSaša Papac
Substitution29
33
Ricardo RochaRicardo Rocha
33
MilaSebastian Mila
Yellow Card10
Substitution46

Substitutes

31
MorettoMoretto (GK)
27
Ten RouwelaarJelle ten Rouwelaar (GK)
9
MantorrasMantorras
Substitution85
6
SchickerAndreas Schicker
Substitution29
Yellow Card73
16
BetoBeto
Substitution74
14
LasnikAndreas Lasnik
Substitution46
17
KikinKikin
Substitution67
17
PichlmannThomas Pichlmann
Substitution54
7
Marco FerreiraMarco Ferreira
11
AignerHannes Aigner
14
DiegoSouza Diego
18
MetzFlorian Metz
19
MarcelMarcel
26
Dos SantosMaicon Dos Santos

Coach

Fernando Santos (POR) Frank Schinkels (AUT)

Referee

Terje Hauge (NOR)

Assistant referees

Steinar Holvik (NOR), Arild Sundet (NOR)

Fourth official

Tommy Skjerven (NOR)

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