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Benfica eye top two as Munteanu calls for courage

Published: Tuesday 27 September 2011, 23.36CET
Jorge Jesus believes his SL Benfica side will compete with Manchester United FC and FC Basel 1893 for Group C honours after leaving FC Oţelul Galaţi point-less with two games gone.

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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   
 
Published: Tuesday 27 September 2011, 23.36CET

Benfica eye top two as Munteanu calls for courage

Jorge Jesus believes his SL Benfica side will compete with Manchester United FC and FC Basel 1893 for Group C honours after leaving FC Oţelul Galaţi point-less with two games gone.

Dorinel Munteanu, Oţelul coach
A defeat is a defeat – it doesn’t matter how much effort we put in, I can’t be satisfied with a defeat. You cannot get away with so many mistakes at this level, but I still believe that we defended well, even if they were more dangerous from open play, especially in the first half.

In the second half, we played with more courage and must now try to earn some points in our remaining games. Generally speaking, we lacked fight against a very strong team, and without courage you can’t achieve anything at this level.

Jorge Jesus, Benfica coach
We controlled the match. We played a great first half with a lot of possession and without Oţelul creating any great danger. We weren't as good in the second half, but still they only created a dangerous chance in the final minute. Our goal was to secure victory and three points and we did that.

It will now be a fight among three teams – Basel are well placed to qualify after tonight’s 3-3 draw at Old Trafford. It will be a different story in Switzerland [on 18 October], but we have time to think about that. Bruno César played really well and is showing the quality he has.

You cannot get away with so many mistakes at this level, but I still believe that we defended well, even if they were more dangerous from open play
Dorinel Munteanu
It will now be a fight among three teams – Basel are well placed to qualify after tonight’s 3-3 draw at Old Trafford
Jorge Jesus
Last updated: 27/11/12 10.47CET

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