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Farfán sets Schalke on road to relief

Published: Wednesday 29 September 2010, 22.30CET
FC Schalke 04 2-0 SL Benfica
For a long time it seemed neither side would break the deadlock, but goals from Jefferson Farfán and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar edged it for the hosts.
by David Crossan
from Arena AufSchalke

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SchalkeBenfica

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target7
 
5
Corners6
 
9
Offsides4
 
5
Fouls committed12
 
19
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 11/02/2014 16:49 CET

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Published: Wednesday 29 September 2010, 22.30CET

Farfán sets Schalke on road to relief

FC Schalke 04 2-0 SL Benfica
For a long time it seemed neither side would break the deadlock, but goals from Jefferson Farfán and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar edged it for the hosts.

FC Schalke 04 put their difficult start to the season behind them as two second-half goals got them off the mark in Group B against SL Benfica.

Jefferson Farfán justified Felix Magath's faith in handing him a starting berth in place of Jermaine Jones by breaking the deadlock of a previously tight contest 17 minutes from time. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar then sealed the points late on to extend his scoring streak to four goals in as many games. Portuguese champions Benfica enjoyed plenty of possession but were unable to translate that into a series of serious attempts on goal.

The visitors were quicker out of the blocks, though. They threatened down the left and won a succession of corners, one nearly led to the opener in the seventh minute, when Luisão brought the best out of Manuel Neuer with a clever back-heel. Raúl González almost delighted the home fans with what would have been a maiden UEFA Champions League goal in Schalke colours, after a record 66 for Real Madrid CF, hitting the upright just before the interval after an exquisite one-two with compatriot José Manuel Jurado. Ivan Rakitić forced Roberto into a fine save from the rebound.

Visiting coach Jorge Jesus decided to change things around on the hour, introducing Pablo Aimar in place of Javier Saviola. However, both sides looked bereft of ideas before Farfán struck – an assured diagonal finish past Roberto from Lukas Schmitz's testing cross. Raúl then played a key part in Huntelaar scoring to seal the points five minutes from time, dispossessing David Luiz and feeding substitute Jones on the left. Checking his run, Huntelaar remained onside and steered Jones' low cross into the net from close range for his first European goal for Schalke.

The relief around the Arena AufSchalke was palpable as Magath's side held on to win at home for the first time since mid-April. Benfica have to pick themselves up for the Matchday 3 trip to Olympique Lyonnais, while Schalke will bid for a second successive home win against Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC.

Last updated: 08/12/13 5.31CET

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Lineups

schalke

Schalke

benfica

Benfica

1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK) (C)
12
RobertoRoberto (GK)
7
Raúl GonzálezRaúl González
4
LuisãoLuisão (C)
10
RakitićIvan Rakitić
Substitution66
6
Javi GarcíaJavi García
Yellow Card56
13
SchmitzLukas Schmitz
7
Óscar CardozoÓscar Cardozo
Substitution71
14
K. PapadopoulosKyriakos Papadopoulos
14
Maxi PereiraMaxi Pereira
17
FarfánJefferson Farfán
Yellow Card62
Goal73
17
Carlos MartinsCarlos Martins
18
JuradoJosé Manuel Jurado
Substitution78
18
Fábio CoentrãoFábio Coentrão
21
MetzelderChristoph Metzelder
20
GaitánNicolás Gaitán
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution46
22
UchidaAtsuto Uchida
Yellow Card57
Substitution58
23
David LuizDavid Luiz
25
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
Goal85
25
César PeixotoCésar Peixoto
32
MatipJoel Matip (GK)
30
SaviolaJavier Saviola
Substitution63

Substitutes

33
SchoberMathias Schober (GK)
1
MoreiraMoreira (GK)
2
SarpeiHans Sarpei
Substitution58
2
AirtonAirton
5
PlestanNicolas Plestan
8
SalvioEduardo Salvio
Substitution46
Yellow Card49
9
EduEdu
10
AimarPablo Aimar
Substitution63
12
KlugePeer Kluge
Substitution78
16
Felipe MenezesFelipe Menezes
23
JonesJermaine Jones
Substitution66
27
SidneiSidnei
26
JendrišekErik Jendrišek
31
Alan KardecAlan Kardec
Substitution71

Coach

Felix Magath (GER) Jorge Jesus (POR)

Referee

Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

Assistant referees

Renato Faverani (ITA), Andrea Stefani (ITA)

Fourth official

Emidio Morganti (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Mauro Bergonzi (ITA), Antonio Damato (ITA)

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