Match statistics

Man. UnitedBenfica

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target7
 
4
Attempts off target5
 
6
Corners6
 
2
Offsides9
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
18
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)63
 
37

Standings

Last updated: 21/05/2012 17:36 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    What a fantastic game. The result leaves Manchester United needing to go to Basel and get a result in the group's final game. They now sit one point above the Swiss side as Benfica will have the chance to confirm top spot with a home victory against Oţelul Galaţi.
  • 90+3
    Young (Man. United) takes the corner.
  • 90+1
    Smalling (Man. United) misses the target.
    The defender smashes high and wide, and is that it for United? Great build up sees Nani play the ball in from the left and the clearance finds Smalling but he is unable to keep his shot down.
  • 89
    Rodrigo (Benfica) misses the target.
    Rodrigo almost confirms top spot for Benfica. He runs from central and shoots from an angle on the left but the ball hits the outside of the post as he hopes to sneak it in David de Gea near post.
  • 88
    Hernández (Man. United) is flagged for offside.
  • 85
    Young (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    85
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 85
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Young (Man. United).
  • Substitution
    83
    Rúben Amorim (in) - Aimar (out) (Benfica)
  • 82
    Rodrigo (Benfica) misses the target.
  • Substitution
    82
    Smalling (in) - Fabio (out) (Man. United)
  • Substitution
    80
    Hernández (in) - A. Valencia (out) (Man. United)
    The Mexican enters the fray. He has scored four times in 12 UEFA Champions League appearances. Can he get one more this evening?
  • 78
    Berbatov (Man. United) misses the target.
    That was a golden opportunity to put his side back into the lead. Fabio angled the ball over the defence from the right and the Bulgarian forward, in acres of space, connected sweetly on the volley from the penalty spot, but the ball went just over.
  • 78
    Javi García (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on D. Fletcher (Man. United).
  • Yellow Card
    76
    Carrick (Man. United) is cautioned by the referee.
    That yellow card means the English midfielder will miss United's matchday six trip to Basel.
  • 76
    Carrick (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Aimar (Benfica).
  • 76
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Young (Man. United).
  • 75
    Nani (Man. United) takes the corner.
  • 74
    Witsel (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on D. Fletcher (Man. United).
  • 73
    D. Fletcher (Man. United) misses the target.
    Phil Jones drives forward from central defence and his ball into the area is deflected into the path of Fletcher who runs on to the shot but his rocket flies wide.
  • 71
    Aimar (Benfica) misses the target.
    With the slower pace Benfica are creating chances again. Bruno César picks it up on the left and plays in the Argentinian midfielder in a central position, but the curling effort has too much elevation and goes just over.
  • Substitution
    68
    Matić (in) - Gaitán (out) (Benfica)
  • 67
    Nani (Man. United) takes the corner.
  • 66
    Aimar (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Carrick (Man. United).
  • 65
    Berbatov (Man. United) is flagged for offside.
  • 63
    Young (Man. United) is flagged for offside.
  • 62
    Young (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Garay (Benfica).
  • Goal
    61
    Aimar (Benfica) scores!
    This game is getting crazier! Benfica are again level, just moments after being behind. A lacklustre clearance from David de Gea is collected by Bruno César who charges into the box. His cross is not cleared by Rio Ferdinand and Aimar is there to pick up the pieces and slam in from close.
  • Goal
    59
    D. Fletcher (Man. United) scores!
    The goal has been coming! Benfica again defending so deep, they scramble clear an Antonio Valencia cross but the ball falls to Patrice Evra whose pin-perfect cross finds the Scotland captain who nudges in.
  • 59
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 59
    D. Fletcher (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    58
    Miguel Vítor (in) - Luisão (out) (Benfica)
    Benfica's record appearance maker in UEFA club competition (with 79) makes way.
  • 57
    Young (Man. United) takes the corner.
  • 55
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 55
    Fabio (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
    United are all over Benfica at the moment! Fabio gets forward and allows Antonio Valencia to cross, but from the clearance the ball is forced back into the area where the Brazilian full-back collects and attempts to chip Artur who just gathers above his head.
  • 53
    Nani (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Witsel (Benfica).
  • 53
    Nani (Man. United) has a shot blocked.
    Nani's free-kick is disappointing as he fires straight into the wall. It was from a difficult position, directly on the edge of the area, and the winger was tasked with the tough job of getting it up and over the wall.
  • 52
    Aimar (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Carrick (Man. United).
  • 51
    Young (Man. United) has a shot blocked.
    Two more brilliant chances for United. First a jinking Dimitar Berbatov run sends him through but his pull back is scrambled away before Nani collects, drives to the byline but Ashley Young's shot from the cross is blocked.
  • 50
    Young (Man. United) delivers the corner.
    A short corner is taken to Nani who floats the ball in. Artur opts to punch under intense pressure.
  • 50
    Young (Man. United) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 49
    De Gea (Man. United) makes a save.
  • 49
    Gaitán (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    He set up the first and now the Argentinian wants to get on the score sheet. He has a go from distance but David de Gea collects comfortably. There will be better chances to come.
  • 48
    Young (Man. United) misses the target.
  • 47
    Young (Man. United) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 46
    Carrick (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 46
    Garay (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Carrick (Man. United).
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • 45
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 45
    Berbatov (Man. United) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 44
    De Gea (Man. United) makes a save.
  • 44
    Aimar (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 44
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 43
    Berbatov (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Emerson (Benfica).
  • 42
    Young (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 42
    Berbatov (Man. United) misses the target.
    Ashley Young plays through a beautiful ball for the striker, over the defence. The Bulgarian collects neatly but his effort from the edge of the box deflects over the bar. United are getting closer to going ahead.
  • 41
    Aimar (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on A. Valencia (Man. United).
  • 41
    Jones (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aimar (Benfica).
  • Yellow Card
    39
    Artur (Benfica) is booked.
  • 39
    Evra (Man. United) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 39
    Jones (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 39
    Aimar (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Berbatov (Man. United).
  • 37
    Fabio (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 37
    Witsel (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Carrick (Man. United).
  • 34
    Bruno César (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 34
    Bruno César (Benfica) misses the target.
  • Yellow Card
    33
    D. Fletcher (Man. United) is booked.
  • 33
    Nani (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Maxi Pereira (Benfica).
  • 31
    De Gea (Man. United) makes a save.
  • 31
    Aimar (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Now Benfica almost go back in the lead! There is no time to catch ones breath at Old Trafford. Aimar goes past Ashley Young and into the area but his powerful left foot shot is repelled by David de Gea and United scramble clear.
  • 31
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 31
    Young (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
    It should be two for United almost immediately. The England winger is sent clean through but Artur rushes from his goal and smothers the shot. Young will be disappointed to miss that.
  • Goal
    30
    Berbatov (Man. United) scores!
    It is level thanks to the Bulgarian's delightful header. Benfica thought Ashley Young would shoot from a free-kick but played the ball out to Nani on the left and his perfect cross was guided in with a delicate touch.
  • 30
    Young (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 29
    Bruno César (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Young (Man. United).
  • 27
    Fabio (Man. United) has a shot blocked.
  • 27
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 26
    Carrick (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 26
    Witsel (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Fabio (Man. United).
  • 25
    Luisão (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 25
    Berbatov (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Luisão (Benfica).
  • 25
    Javi García (Benfica) misses the target.
    Pablo Aimar sends in a free-kick from wide on the left. The ball swings in but the midfielder cannot get a clean header on the cross.
  • 25
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 24
    Fabio (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Aimar (Benfica).
  • 24
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 23
    Young (Man. United) is flagged for offside.
  • 22
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 22
    Nani (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Maxi Pereira (Benfica).
  • 21
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 21
    Young (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
    The England winger is unable to beat Artur as a the ball is pulled back from the byline as he low left-footed effort lacks the power. It is United's first real opening.
  • 20
    Evra (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 20
    Javi García (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Young (Man. United).
  • 19
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 18
    Young (Man. United) is flagged for offside.
  • 17
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 17
    Nani (Man. United) delivers the free-kick on target.
    The Portuguese midfielder lined it up from a central position after he was brought down following a good run. His powerful effort though was just too close to Artur who gathered safely.
  • Yellow Card
    16
    Garay (Benfica) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 16
    Garay (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Nani (Man. United).
    Nani will strike from 30 metres.
  • 14
    Witsel (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 13
    Evra (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 13
    Carrick (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 12
    Emerson (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on A. Valencia (Man. United).
  • 9
    D. Fletcher (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 9
    Gaitán (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Young (Man. United).
  • 9
    Jones (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 9
    Aimar (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Jones (Man. United).
  • 7
    Nani (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Javi García (Benfica).
  • 6
    Bruno César (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 6
    Gaitán (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 6
    Witsel (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 5
    Evra (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Witsel (Benfica).
  • Goal
    3
    Jones (Man. United) scores an own goal.
    Benfica are ahead with their first attack! Nicolás Gaitán is released down the left, cuts inside Patrice Evra onto his left foot and drives the ball across goal where the 19-year-old can only turn into his own net.
  • 2
    Nani (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 2
    Luisão (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Young (Man. United).
    An early chance to threaten for United from the left.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    United get us under way. It seems as if Ashley Young will play behind lone-striker Dimitar Berbatov. They play the ball back to David de Gea as United let their goalkeeper get an early touch.

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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