Match statistics

ZenitBenfica

Goals scored3
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
8
Attempts off target5
 
4
Corners5
 
2
Offsides6
 
3
Fouls committed14
 
13
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)53
 
47

Standings

 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    A thrilling match ends 3-2 to Zenit, who deserved the win, but the counterattacking tactics of their hosts were spot-on, and Jorge Jesus will surely be delighted to be going back to the Estadio de Luz with two away goals. The second leg of this tie is poised to be a fascinating affair.
  • 90+3
    Garay (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+2
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 90+1
    Zhevnov (Zenit) blocks a shot.
  • 90+1
    Zhevnov (Zenit) blocks a shot.
  • 90+1
    Nolito (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 90+1
    Witsel (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 90+1
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    90
    Miguel Vítor (in) - Gaitán (out) (Benfica)
  • 90
    Rosina (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Maxi Pereira (Benfica).
  • Substitution
    89
    Rosina (in) - Fayzulin (out) (Zenit)
  • Goal
    88
    Shirokov (Zenit) scores!
    An instant riposte from the hosts, as Roman Shirokov bags a second, rounding the goalkeeper after Maxi Pereira's poor touch and firing into an empty net.
  • Goal
    87
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) scores!
    Óscar Cardozo scores a dramatic leveller, capitalising on another mistake from Yuri Zhevnov to prod in from close range.
  • 87
    Gaitán (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 87
    Zhevnov (Zenit) blocks a shot.
  • 82
    Gaitán (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 79
    Artur (Benfica) blocks a shot.
  • 79
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) has an effort on goal.
  • 79
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) misses the target.
  • 78
    Fayzulin (Zenit) delivers the corner.
  • 78
    Bruno Alves (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 78
    Matić (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Shirokov (Zenit).
  • 77
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    76
    Nolito (in) - Bruno César (out) (Benfica)
  • 76
    Shirokov (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Garay (Benfica).
  • 76
    Fayzulin (Zenit) takes the corner.
  • 76
    Bruno Alves (Zenit) delivers the free-kick wide.
  • 75
    Aimar (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Kerzhakov (Zenit).
  • Yellow Card
    75
    Aimar (Benfica) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 74
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) has a shot blocked.
  • 74
    Garay (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Bystrov (Zenit).
  • 73
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 73
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) is flagged for offside.
  • 72
    Bruno Alves (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 72
    Emerson (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Bystrov (Zenit).
  • Goal
    71
    Semak (Zenit) scores!
    Sergei Semak scores a stunning goal, backheeling the ball beyond the keeper from close range after Vladimir Bystrov and Aleksandr Kerzhakov combined excellently to find him in the area.
  • 70
    Semak (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 70
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) is flagged for offside.
  • 69
    Zhevnov (Zenit) blocks a shot.
  • 69
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 68
    Bystrov (Zenit) misses the target.
    An unmarked Vladimir Bystrov blazes over the bar from a promising position after being found excellently on the far side of the box.
  • 67
    Bruno Alves (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 67
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is flagged for offside.
  • Substitution
    66
    Bystrov (in) - Kanunnikov (out) (Zenit)
  • 65
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) misses the target.
  • 64
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    63
    Anyukov (Zenit) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 63
    Anyukov (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 61
    Denisov (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 61
    Matić (Benfica) is flagged for offside.
  • 61
    Lombaerts (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Aimar (Benfica).
  • 59
    Garay (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 59
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) is flagged for offside.
  • 58
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 58
    Semak (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 57
    Gaitán (Benfica) misses the target.
    Nicolás Gaitán finds himself free on the right touchline, but his effort from the most acute of angles fails to curl into the far top corner as he planned.
  • 52
    Zhevnov (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 52
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Anyukov (Zenit).
  • 51
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 51
    Hubočan (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Maxi Pereira (Benfica).
  • 49
    Denisov (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Aimar (Benfica).
  • 46
    Garay (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 46
    Semak (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • Substitution
    46
    Semak (in) - Zyryanov (out) (Zenit)
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • 45+2
    Fayzulin (Zenit) takes the corner.
  • 45+2
    Shirokov (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    45+1
    Bruno César (Benfica) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 45+1
    Bruno César (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Denisov (Zenit).
  • 45
    Witsel (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 44
    Anyukov (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 44
    Matić (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Fayzulin (Zenit).
  • 43
    Luisão (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 43
    Lombaerts (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Óscar Cardozo (Benfica).
  • 41
    Emerson (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Kerzhakov (Zenit).
  • 41
    Aimar (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 41
    Zhevnov (Zenit) blocks a shot.
  • 40
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 40
    Fayzulin (Zenit) is flagged for offside.
  • 38
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 38
    Zyryanov (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 38
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 38
    Anyukov (Zenit) is flagged for offside.
  • 37
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 37
    Zhevnov (Zenit) blocks a shot.
  • 35
    Matić (Benfica) misses the target.
    Maxi Pereira's cross attempt is charged down, but Nemanja Matić meets the loose ball with a wild attempt that flies over the bar.
  • 30
    Lombaerts (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    30
    Aimar (in) - Rodrigo (out) (Benfica)
  • 29
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Lombaerts (Zenit).
  • 29
    Zyryanov (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Witsel (Benfica).
  • Goal
    27
    Shirokov (Zenit) scores!
    Roman Shirokov pulls his side level with an impressive volley, meeting Tomáš Hubočan's left-wing cross with his right instep and steering the ball into the bottom right corner.
  • 26
    Shirokov (Zenit) misses the target.
  • 24
    Anyukov (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 24
    Witsel (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Zyryanov (Zenit).
  • 22
    Fayzulin (Zenit) delivers the corner.
  • 22
    Artur (Benfica) blocks a shot.
    Aleksandr Kerzhakov forces a fine save at the back-post by Artur, who gets down and blocks the Russian's low volley with his legs.
  • 22
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) has an effort on goal.
  • 22
    Fayzulin (Zenit) delivers the corner.
  • Goal
    20
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) scores!
    Óscar Cardozo curls the free-kick at goal, and Yuri Zhevnov spills the ball into the path of Maxi Pereira, who has the easiest of close-range knock-ins.
  • 20
    Zhevnov (Zenit) blocks a shot.
  • 20
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 19
    Lombaerts (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Witsel (Benfica).
  • 19
    Luisão (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    17
    Bruno Alves (Zenit) is shown a yellow card.
  • 16
    Bruno Alves (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rodrigo (Benfica).
  • 14
    Fayzulin (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    13
    Luisão (Benfica) is shown a yellow card.
  • 13
    Luisão (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Fayzulin (Zenit).
  • 5
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Denisov (Zenit).
  • 4
    Hubočan (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 4
    Gaitán (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Fayzulin (Zenit).
  • 3
    Gaitán (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 3
    Bruno César (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 2
    Denisov (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Óscar Cardozo (Benfica).
  • 1
    Luisão (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 1
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 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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