Match statistics

BenficaZenit

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
2
Attempts off target9
 
2
Corners4
 
0
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
13
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)48
 
52

Standings

 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Full-time: Benfica 2-0 Zenit (agg: 4-3) A tough night for Zenit who had much the better of the second half, in the end Jorge Jesus' side had just too much for their visitors and advance to the quarter-finals for the first time since 2005/06.
  • 90+4
    Fayzulin (Zenit) misses the target.
  • Yellow Card
    90+3
    Nélson Oliveira (Benfica) is booked.
  • Goal
    90+3
    Nélson Oliveira (Benfica) scores!
    And that seals the game. A swift break from Bruno César who plays a perfect pass into the path of Nélson Oliveira, the substitute's shot takes a deflection off Tomáš Hubočan and goes over Vyacheslav Malafeev to send Benfica into the next round.
  • 90+1
    Fayzulin (Zenit) misses the target.
    Benfica are caught with too many players up the field as Zenit break. Tomáš Hubočan finds Viktor Fayzulin in space, he lines up a shot but is unable to find the target and sends the ball wide of the post. A good chance there to be a hero.
  • 89
    Hubočan (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 89
    Matić (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Fayzulin (Zenit).
  • 88
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 88
    Semak (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 87
    Nélson Oliveira (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 85
    Nélson Oliveira (Benfica) misses the target.
    Nélson Oliveira carries the ball a long way. However he is unable to control his shot at the end of it and sends it into the crowd.
  • 83
    Artur (Benfica) blocks a shot.
    There is a collective intake of breath as former FC Porto defender Bruno Alves has time to line up a shot from long range. He hits the target but Artur saves comfortably. The home fans breathe a sigh of relief.
  • 83
    Bruno Alves (Zenit) has an effort on goal.
  • 82
    Jardel (Benfica) misses the target.
    Another terrific chance for Jardel who does well to hold off Tomáš Hubočan and win the header, but once again he puts it wide.
  • 82
    Bruno César (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • Substitution
    80
    Nélson Oliveira (in) - Óscar Cardozo (out) (Benfica)
  • 79
    Bruno Alves (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 79
    Javi García (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lazović (Zenit).
  • 79
    Matić (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 78
    Fayzulin (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Javi García (Benfica).
  • 77
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 76
    Lazović (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Maxi Pereira (Benfica).
  • 75
    Bruno César (Benfica) delivers the corner.
    Bruno César's corner is too long for everyone and drifts out of play.
  • 75
    Malafeev (Zenit) blocks a shot.
    Bruno César picks out Óscar Cardozo on the edge of the area. The striker adjusts his feet and shoots for the far corner, Vyacheslav Malafeev is equal to the chance and beats the shot away for a corner.
  • 75
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 73
    Matić (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lazović (Zenit).
  • Substitution
    72
    Matić (in) - Gaitán (out) (Benfica)
  • Substitution
    70
    Fayzulin (in) - Zyryanov (out) (Zenit)
  • 70
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) misses the target.
    A huge chance for Óscar Cardozo, he latches onto the through ball, holds off Nicolas Lombaerts but succeeds only in sending his shot past the far post with Vyacheslav Malafeev beaten. A wonderful opportunity falling to the man who you would have backed to score.
  • 69
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 68
    Luisão (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    68
    Denisov (Zenit) is booked.
  • 68
    Denisov (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Witsel (Benfica).
  • 66
    Semak (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 66
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Semak (Zenit).
  • 62
    Hubočan (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    62
    Nolito (in) - Rodrigo (out) (Benfica)
  • 62
    Witsel (Benfica) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 60
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) has a shot blocked.
    Rodrigo arrives on the edge of the area and tries to guide a right foot shot into the corner. He doesn't quite catch it properly and the chance is cleared.
  • 56
    Jardel (Benfica) misses the target.
    A glorious opportunity for Jardel who has a free header on the edge of the six yard area. He is unable to direct it and sends the ball wide of the far post. A huge chance to give his side some breathing space.
  • 56
    Gaitán (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 55
    Witsel (Benfica) has a shot blocked.
  • Substitution
    53
    Bruno Alves (in) - Anyukov (out) (Zenit)
    A hostile reception for Bruno Alves as the former FC Porto defender enters the field to play against his old rivals.
  • 48
    Bruno César (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
    Bruno César whips the cross in, but it is too close to the goalkeeper and Vyacheslav Malafeev catches comfortably.
  • 48
    Denisov (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
    Igor Denisov brings down Nicolás Gaitán, who had once again showed good skills to get away from his opponents.
  • Substitution
    46
    Lazović (in) - Bystrov (out) (Zenit)
    A positive change from Luciano Spalletti, who knows his side must score now.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Benfica 1-0 Zenit (agg: 3-3) That goal was hard on Zenit who were enjoying their best spell of the game. Only moments before they could easily have taken the lead, but instead find themselves a goal down.
  • 45+4
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) misses the target.
    A floated cross from Nicolás Gaitán is won by Óscar Cardozo ahead of Vyacheslav Malafeev, but the header drifts wide.
  • 45+2
    Malafeev (Zenit) blocks a shot.
  • 45+2
    Witsel (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • Goal
    45+1
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) scores!
    A lovely measured pass from Bruno César finds Axel Witsel. His shot is brilliantly saved by Vyacheslav Malafeev but the 23-year-old has the presence of mind to back heel the rebound into the path of the arriving Maxi Pereira who makes no mistake, rolling his shot calmly into the bottom left-hand corner.
  • 45+1
    Kerzhakov (Zenit) has a shot blocked.
  • 44
    Witsel (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Denisov (Zenit).
  • 43
    Artur (Benfica) blocks a shot.
    Artur gets himself in trouble as he tries to turn Aleksandr Kerzhakov on the edge of his six-yard area. His clearance falls to Roman Shirokov, with the goalkeeper scrambling to get back into his goal, the Russian midfielder can't quite get the ball wide enough and Artur is able to save low to his left. He will be very relieved.
  • 43
    Shirokov (Zenit) has an effort on goal.
  • 41
    Emerson (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 41
    Anyukov (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Rodrigo (Benfica).
  • 40
    Bruno César (Benfica) misses the target.
    Bruno César finds himself in space on the right hand side. He tries his luck with an ambitious left foot shot, but it does not dip enough to trouble Vyacheslav Malafeev.
  • 38
    Emerson (Benfica) misses the target.
    Javi García rolls the ball square to Emerson, outside the area. His shot is too high and drifts over the top.
  • 36
    Jardel (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 36
    Anyukov (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Javi García (Benfica).
  • 34
    Shirokov (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 34
    Emerson (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Bystrov (Zenit).
  • 32
    Malafeev (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 31
    Gaitán (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Malafeev (Zenit).
    A strong run forward by Nicolás Gaitán looks threatening. Under pressure from Domenico Criscito he overruns the ball and then runs into Vyacheslav Malafeev as the goalkeeper clears.
  • 25
    Javi García (Benfica) has a shot blocked.
    A clever free kick as Benfica's players take the Zenit defence towards their own goal, Javi García moves the other way and is picked out by Bruno César. His shot from near the penalty spot is charged down and cleared, however.
  • 25
    Bruno César (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 24
    Criscito (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 24
    Criscito (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 21
    Rodrigo (Benfica) has a shot blocked.
  • 20
    Malafeev (Zenit) blocks a shot.
    Nicolás Gaitán slides the ball through to Maxi Pereira, the full back hits a low shot from a tight angle but Vyacheslav Malafeev's touch steers the ball to safety. A lovely pass from Nicolás Gaitán, who is growing in confidence all the time.
  • 20
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 20
    Zyryanov (Zenit) is penalised for a foul on Witsel (Benfica).
  • 19
    Zyryanov (Zenit) has a shot blocked.
    Konstantin Zyryanov's powerful free-kick hits the wall and is cleared. A shame for Zenit as that was a good position from which to have a set piece.
  • 18
    Rodrigo (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Shirokov (Zenit).
  • 16
    Denisov (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    15
    Javi García (Benfica) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 15
    Javi García (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Bystrov (Zenit).
  • 15
    Malafeev (Zenit) blocks a shot.
    Bruno César cuts in from the Benfica right and unleashes a left foot shot. It takes a slight deflection but is well saved by Vyacheslav Malafeev, diving to his right.
  • 15
    Bruno César (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 14
    Luisão (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 14
    Shirokov (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Javi García (Benfica).
  • 13
    Shirokov (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 13
    Javi García (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Shirokov (Zenit).
  • 12
    Shirokov (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 5
    Witsel (Benfica) has a shot blocked.
    Axel Witsel tries to find some space on the edge of the area on his left foot, but his shot hits a mass of Zenit bodies and is cleared.
  • Yellow Card
    5
    Anyukov (Zenit) is booked.
    Aleksandr Anyukov is given a yellow card for his challenge on Nicolás Gaitán. That means the Zenit captain will not be able to play in the next round, should his side progress.
  • 4
    Anyukov (Zenit) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 4
    Hubočan (Zenit) takes the free-kick.
  • 4
    Bruno César (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bystrov (Zenit).
  • 3
    Gaitán (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Zenit move the ball around the back looking to get an early spell of possession. Each pass is greeted by a crescendo of whistles and jeers from the home fans.

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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