Match statistics

BaselBenfica

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target7
 
5
Attempts off target5
 
2
Corners2
 
4
Offsides5
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
19
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red cards0
1
Possession (%)56
 
44

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • 90+5
    Shaqiri (Basel) misses the target.
    With one last desperate attempt to score from distance, Shaqiri's effort goes high and wide.
  • 90+4
    Streller (Basel) misses the target.
  • Yellow Card
    90+3
    A. Frei (Basel) is booked.
    The attacker is booked for simulation.
  • 90+3
    A. Frei (Basel) fouls.
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Shaqiri (Basel) is booked.
    A cynical shove on Bruno César sees Shaqiri receive a yellow card.
  • 90+1
    Shaqiri (Basel) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • Yellow Card
    90
    Artur (Benfica) is booked.
    Having just spent a few minutes down for an injury, Artur is now booked for timewasting.
  • 90
    A. Frei (Basel) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Garay (Benfica).
  • 88
    Chipperfield (Basel) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Artur (Benfica).
  • 87
    Nolito (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on A. Frei (Basel).
  • Red Card
    86
    Emerson (Benfica) is shown a second yellow card and is dismissed.
    Unnecessary block on Shaqiri, sees Emerson receive a second yellow card and he is off.
  • 86
    Emerson (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Shaqiri (Basel).
  • Substitution
    85
    Chipperfield (in) - Huggel (out) (Basel)
  • 85
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 84
    A. Frei (Basel) has a shot blocked.
    A.Frei hammers a long-range effort into the wall.
  • 83
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on A. Frei (Basel).
  • 83
    Shaqiri (Basel) delivers the corner.
  • 83
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    Artur makes a routine save from Shaqiri, whose early influence has waned in the second half.
  • 83
    Shaqiri (Basel) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    80
    Cabral (in) - Xhaka (out) (Basel)
  • 79
    Shaqiri (Basel) misses the target.
    The ball flies high over the bar as Basel appear to be running out of ideas.
  • 78
    Huggel (Basel) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    78
    Miguel Vítor (in) - Maxi Pereira (out) (Benfica)
  • Goal
    75
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) scores from a direct free-kick
    The substitute Óscar Cardozo fires in direct from a 25-metre free-kick to give Benfica a surely unassailable 2-0 lead. It was a cleanly struck low effort that will put Benfica top of Group C.
  • Yellow Card
    74
    Huggel (Basel) is booked.
    Despite having his eyes on a high ball, Basel's Benjamin Huggel is booked for an elbow.
  • 74
    Huggel (Basel) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Óscar Cardozo (Benfica).
  • 73
    Streller (Basel) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 72
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 72
    A. Frei (Basel) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    70
    Óscar Cardozo (in) - Rodrigo (out) (Benfica)
  • 70
    Bruno César (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Dragovic (Basel).
  • 69
    Nolito (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Shaqiri (Basel).
    Nolito's first contribution since coming on is to manhandle Shaqiri; and the home fans do not like that at all.
  • 69
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    Best chance of the half for Basel, as Streller is denied by an excellent save from Artur.
  • 69
    Streller (Basel) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    67
    Nolito (in) - Aimar (out) (Benfica)
    And Aimar's work is done. Not as his influential best, but Basel have struggled to contain the 31-year-old playmaker at times.
  • Substitution
    66
    Zoua (in) - F. Frei (out) (Basel)
    F. Frei will be replaced by Camerronian winger Zoua.
  • 66
    A. Frei (Basel) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 65
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    Artur makes an easy save from Streller, whose low effort from 25 metres rolls into the goalkeeper's arms.
  • 65
    F. Frei (Basel) has an effort on goal.
  • 64
    A. Frei (Basel) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Maxi Pereira (Benfica).
    Frustration appears to be getting the better of some Basel players. Benfica really have controlled things here tonight.
  • 63
    Garay (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 62
    Sommer (Basel) makes a save.
    Beautiful build-up play again by Benfica as Aimar's vollied effort is gathered by Sommer.
  • 62
    Aimar (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 62
    Gaitán (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 62
    Huggel (Basel) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Witsel (Benfica).
  • 58
    Witsel (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Streller (Basel).
  • 56
    Gaitán (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Park Joo Ho (Basel).
  • 54
    Sommer (Basel) makes a save.
    Emerson gets forward from left-back and draws an impressive reflex save from Sommer from 12 metres. Basel were opened up there.
  • 54
    Emerson (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 50
    Streller (Basel) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
    Wonderful sweeping pass from Shaqiri finds A. Frei on the left wing, but his cushioned first-time pass finds Streller a long way offside. Encouraging signs for Basel though.
  • 49
    A. Frei (Basel) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 47
    Garay (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 47
    A. Frei (Basel) fouls.
    A somewhat scrappy start to the second half as Basel look to make an early impression.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • 45+1
    Streller (Basel) misses the target.
    Streller takes down a high ball on his chest, before hammering the ball over the bar. And that will surely be the last action of the half.
  • 45+1
    Huggel (Basel) takes the free-kick.
  • 45+1
    Garay (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Streller (Basel).
  • 45
    Gaitán (Benfica) misses the target.
    Another beautiful move from Benfica. Rodrigo bursts forward from midfield and finds Bruno César, who picks out the unmarked Nicolás Gaitán. But Gaitán fires his shot over from 20 metres. Benfica have been very slick on the attack tonight.
  • 44
    Rodrigo (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Dragovic (Basel).
  • 42
    Steinhöfer (Basel) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    41
    Emerson (Benfica) is cautioned by the referee.
    Shaqiri bursts past Emerson, who is booked for deliberately blocking the Swiss forward.
  • 41
    Emerson (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Shaqiri (Basel).
  • 41
    Shaqiri (Basel) is penalised for a foul on Emerson (Benfica).
  • 40
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 40
    A. Frei (Basel) is flagged for offside.
  • 39
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    Alexander Frei is flagged offside as he draws a save from Arturo.
  • 39
    Shaqiri (Basel) has an effort on goal.
  • 39
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    He fires at goal but had Alexander Frei unmarked at the far post.
  • 38
    Streller (Basel) has an effort on goal.
  • 38
    Emerson (Benfica) has a shot blocked.
  • 38
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 37
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 36
    Xhaka (Basel) has a shot blocked.
    Ezequiel Garay gets in the way of a shot and there is a hint of handball. But nothing is given.
  • Yellow Card
    35
    Streller (Basel) is cautioned by the referee.
    Emerson is caught late by Streller, who is booked. It's his first in this year's UEFA Champions League.
  • 35
    Streller (Basel) is penalised for a foul on Emerson (Benfica).
  • 33
    Bruno César (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Dragovic (Basel).
  • 32
    Bruno César (Benfica) takes the corner.
    Basel clear their lines from the corner.
  • 31
    Luisão (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Dragovic (Basel).
  • 30
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 26
    Bruno César (Benfica) has a shot blocked.
    Benfica have their tails up and are looking for a second, but Aleksandar Dragović gets in the way of another effort from César.
  • 25
    Dragovic (Basel) takes the free-kick.
  • 25
    Rodrigo (Benfica) is flagged for offside.
  • 23
    Park Joo Ho (Basel) takes the free-kick.
  • 23
    Luisão (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on A. Frei (Basel).
  • Goal
    20
    Bruno César (Benfica) scores!
    Bruno César scores his second UEFA Champions League goal in as many games to give Benfica the lead. Created by Nicolás Gaitán’s driving run down the right flank and Rodrigo’s slick dummy, the space was created for Bruno César, whose assured finish beat Yann Sommer. A superb team goal by the Portuguese side
  • 18
    Witsel (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Xhaka (Basel).
  • 15
    Streller (Basel) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 13
    Sommer (Basel) makes a save.
    The inventive Aimar slips a ball through to Rodrigo, who tests Yann Sommer with a solid left-footed effort.
  • 13
    Rodrigo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 12
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    First meaningful effort on goal falls to Alexander Frei. Bursting onto a loose ball on the edge of the box, Frei is off balance as he hits his shot, which Artur gathers.
  • 12
    A. Frei (Basel) has an effort on goal.
  • 9
    Javi García (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Shaqiri (Basel).
  • 9
    Sommer (Basel) takes the free-kick.
  • 9
    Rodrigo (Benfica) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
    Having said that Benfica break forward with speed and purpose but Rodrigo is offside when he collects Aimar's pass.
  • 8
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 8
    Streller (Basel) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Maxi Pereira (Benfica).
  • 7
    A. Frei (Basel) has a shot blocked.
    Shaqiri's corner reaches Frei on the edge of the box but his shot is charged down. All Basel in these early stages.
  • 7
    Shaqiri (Basel) delivers the corner.
  • 7
    A. Frei (Basel) takes the free-kick.
  • 6
    Witsel (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Shaqiri (Basel).
  • 6
    Shaqiri (Basel) delivers the free-kick wide.
    Very decent effort by Shaqiri but his free-kick drifts just wide.
  • 5
    Shaqiri (Basel) takes the free-kick.
  • 5
    Aimar (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Xhaka (Basel).
    Aimar fouls Granit Xhaka 25 metres from goal and Xherdan Shaqiri is standing over the ball.
  • 4
    Luisão (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Streller (Basel).
  • 3
    Javi García (Benfica) fouls.
    Basel are able to relieve the early Benfica pressure following that decision.
  • 3
    Bruno César (Benfica) has a shot blocked.
  • 2
    Aimar (Benfica) delivers the corner.
    Bruno César wins an early corner for the visitors but Aimar's corner fails to beat the first man.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Following that 3-3 draw at Old Trafford, there is increased expectation of the home side, and their support are creating a lot of noise inside St. Jakob-Park.

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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