Match statistics

OţelulBenfica

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target2
 
7
Attempts off target5
 
6
Corners1
 
8
Offsides6
 
1
Fouls committed18
 
14
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)35
 
65

Standings

Last updated: 21/05/2012 17:30 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Benfica scrape past a brave Oţelul side 1-0, but maybe they could have left the Romanian capital with a more comfortable victory. That win propels them to the top of Goup C after Manchester United drew with FC Basel.
  • 90+3
    Ljubinković (Oţelul) is penalised for a foul on Rodrigo (Benfica).
  • 90+3
    Rodrigo (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 90
    Perendija (Oţelul) misses the target.
    Oţelul nearly nick a point right at the end but Milan Perendija steers his effort which misses by a whisker. They have played their part in the game and it was a timely reminder that Benfica's lead is slender.
  • 90
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 90
    Frunză (Oţelul) has an effort on goal.
  • 90
    Frunză (Oţelul) takes the free-kick.
  • 90
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Costin (Oţelul).
  • 89
    Punoševac (Oţelul) is penalised for a foul on Witsel (Benfica).
  • Yellow Card
    88
    Costin (Oţelul) is shown a yellow card.
  • 88
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 86
    Punoševac (Oţelul) is flagged for offside.
  • Yellow Card
    86
    Perendija (Oţelul) is shown a yellow card.
  • 85
    Punoševac (Oţelul) is penalised for a foul on Javi García (Benfica).
  • 85
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 85
    Punoševac (Oţelul) is flagged for offside.
  • 84
    Nolito (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Filip (Oţelul).
  • 83
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 83
    Frunză (Oţelul) is flagged for offside.
  • Substitution
    82
    Rúben Amorim (in) - Bruno César (out) (Benfica)
  • 80
    Viglianti (Oţelul) is penalised for a foul on Javi García (Benfica).
  • 80
    Grahovac (Oţelul) makes a save.
  • 80
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    77
    Rodrigo (in) - Gaitán (out) (Benfica)
  • 74
    Giurgiu (Oţelul) is penalised for a foul on Gaitán (Benfica).
    Artur is challenged in the box after jumping in the air to punch the ball clear and Oţelul concede a free-kick after Punoševac brings him down.
  • 73
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 72
    Viglianti (Oţelul) misses the target.
    Cesar bends a beautiful shot which has Grahovac beaten all the way but he just misses the far post too. It would have been a fantastic goal had it gone on in.
  • 70
    Costin (Oţelul) takes the free-kick.
  • 70
    Witsel (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Giurgiu (Oţelul).
  • Substitution
    69
    Punoševac (in) - Pena (out) (Oţelul)
    Oţelul make a like for like substitution and are really going for it. They still have 20 minutes to go, so they still have a chance of coming away with at least a point.
  • 66
    Grahovac (Oţelul) makes a save.
    Cardozo is playing with a lot of confidence and unleashes a left-footed effort from 25 metres, but Grahovac is well positioned to keep out the forward's shot. Benfica will be wondering why they haven't scored more goals.
  • 66
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 66
    Grahovac (Oţelul) makes a save.
    Cardozo tees up César who lets rip from distance on his left foot, and Grahovac is equal to the effort, pushing it around for a corner.
  • 65
    Bruno César (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    65
    Frunză (in) - Buş (out) (Oţelul)
  • 64
    Giurgiu (Oţelul) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • Substitution
    63
    Nolito (in) - Saviola (out) (Benfica)
  • 63
    Javi García (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Skubic (Oţelul).
  • 61
    Viglianti (Oţelul) delivers the corner.
    Viglianti's corner doesn't amount to anything as he fails to pick out a team-mate in the box and the ball is easily dealt with by the Benfica defence. Otelul are coming into the game again more and the signs are positive.
  • 61
    Antal (Oţelul) misses the target.
    Antal follows up after Artur beats a firm volley away from his team-mate and drills a left-footed effort that Artur turns round the post for a corner.
  • 61
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 61
    Filip (Oţelul) has an effort on goal.
  • 59
    Gaitán (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 55
    Grahovac (Oţelul) makes a save.
    Gaitán tries his luck from distance again after cutting in from the left, but Grahovac reads the shot well and repels the attempt.
  • 55
    Emerson (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 53
    Pena (Oţelul) misses the target.
    Marius Pena glances a header from his team-mate who pings a free-kick in from the right goalwards, but he just misses the target. A good chance for Oţelul.
  • 53
    Viglianti (Oţelul) takes the free-kick.
  • 52
    Emerson (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pena (Oţelul).
  • 52
    Grahovac (Oţelul) makes a save.
    Cardozo rises highest in the penalty after meeting a cross from his team-mate, but he doesn't quite get the power he would have liked and the keeper grasps the ball comfortably.
  • 52
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 52
    Gaitán (Benfica) has a shot blocked.
  • 51
    Bruno César (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 51
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) has a shot blocked.
    Maxi Pereira has a volley blocked from just outside the area, and after a good passage of play, Benfica win a corner.
  • 49
    Garay (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 49
    Skubic (Oţelul) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 47
    Giurgiu (Oţelul) misses the target.
  • Substitution
    46
    Viglianti (in) - Ibeh (out) (Oţelul)
    Ibeh did a good job in the first-half, solidifying Oţelul's midfield, but he makes way for Gabriel Viglianti who is strong and will need to produce something to get his side back on level terms.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Trevor Haylett, Romanian National Arena: From early on, Oţelul had the look of a team who knew a goal was about to be scored against them – the only doubt being at what juncture it would arrive. Technically superior, Benfica knew how to exploit the spaces and put their opponents on the rack.
  • 45+1
    Bruno César (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 45+1
    Antal (Oţelul) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 45+1
    Buş (Oţelul) takes the free-kick.
  • 45
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Giurgiu (Oţelul).
  • 43
    Luisão (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Grahovac (Oţelul).
  • 43
    Gaitán (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 42
    Buş (Oţelul) is penalised for a foul on Witsel (Benfica).
  • Goal
    40
    Bruno César (Benfica) scores!
  • 40
    Costin (Oţelul) takes the free-kick.
  • 40
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is flagged for offside.
  • 40
    Grahovac (Oţelul) makes a save.
    Javier Saviola runs at the Benfica defence and shapes up a shot with his left foot which he gets away, but Grahovac gets down well to deny the forward.
  • 40
    Saviola (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 39
    Ljubinković (Oţelul) is penalised for a foul on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 37
    Javi García (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Pena (Oţelul).
  • 37
    Witsel (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 37
    Costin (Oţelul) is penalised for a foul on Óscar Cardozo (Benfica).
  • 36
    Antal (Oţelul) is penalised for a foul on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 35
    Bruno César (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 34
    Skubic (Oţelul) is penalised for a foul on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 33
    Witsel (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Buş (Oţelul).
  • 31
    Bruno César (Benfica) misses the target.
    Gaitán flashes a shot wide of the target after pouncing on a long Benfica throw-in.
  • 29
    Grahovac (Oţelul) takes the free-kick.
  • 29
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Ljubinković (Oţelul).
  • 28
    Gaitán (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 25
    Gaitán (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 25
    Pena (Oţelul) is penalised for a foul on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 22
    Saviola (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Skubic (Oţelul).
  • 20
    Perendija (Oţelul) is penalised for a foul on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 20
    Buş (Oţelul) takes the free-kick.
  • 19
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Costin (Oţelul).
    Laurenţiu Buş whips a ball into the Benfica penalty area, but after some pushing and shoving, Oţelul concede a free-kick.
  • 19
    Saviola (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Perendija (Oţelul).
  • 18
    Gaitán (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Ibeh (Oţelul).
  • 18
    Ibeh (Oţelul) is penalised for a foul on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 17
    Bruno César (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 17
    Gaitán (Benfica) misses the target.
    Nicolás Gaitán takes a pop shot from 25 metres which takes two deflections before going out for a corner, but there was some venom behind that strike.
  • 14
    Pena (Oţelul) is flagged for offside.
  • 12
    Gaitán (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 12
    Witsel (Benfica) has a shot blocked.
  • 11
    Bruno César (Benfica) takes the corner.
    César takes the corner and after some ping ball in the box, the ball falls to Witsel who drives in a shot, but it takes a deflection through a crowded penalty area and goes out for a corner.
  • 9
    Bruno César (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 8
    Gaitán (Benfica) misses the target.
    Cardozo dinks a ball into the box, but his cross is headed clear and Bruno César steams in but smashes a left-footed volley wide of the target. A good effort though.
  • 6
    Antal (Oţelul) is flagged for offside.
  • 6
    Luisão (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 5
    Pena (Oţelul) is flagged for offside.
    Liviu Antal tries to arc his run behind the Benfica defence and gets a shot off, but he is flagged offside. Oţelul have played on the front foot in the early exchanges and look comfortable in their surroundings.
  • 4
    Giurgiu (Oţelul) is penalised for a foul on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 1
    Bruno César (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 1
    Perendija (Oţelul) is penalised for a foul on Óscar Cardozo (Benfica).
    Bruno César floats in the resulting free-kick which finds Luisão unmarked at the back post, and despite finding space in the penalty area, he can't pick out a team-mate with his cross.
  • 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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