Match statistics

ChelseaBenfica

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
8
Attempts off target9
 
12
Corners4
 
5
Offsides5
 
1
Fouls committed17
 
11
Yellow cards3
 
5
Red cards0
1
Possession (%)50
 
50

Standings

 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    (Aggregate: Chelsea 3-1 Benfica)
    Following a frantic finale, and a spirited second-half display from the visitors, Chelsea did just enough to progress to the semi-finals thanks to Raul Meireles' emphatic clincher. The Blues will now face holders FC Barcelona on 18 and 24 April.
  • 90+4
    Čech (Chelsea) makes a save.
  • 90+4
    Aimar (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    The ubiquitous Argentinan tires his luck one last time, but his effort is coolly handled by Petr Čech.
  • Goal
    90+2
    Raul Meireles (Chelsea) scores!
    The Portuguese midfielder secures the tie with an blistering finish. Chelsea broke quickly and Artur is left with no chance as the ball thunders past his outstretched arm.
  • 90+2
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+1
    Drogba (Chelsea) is penalised for a foul on Javi García (Benfica).
  • Substitution
    88
    Drogba (in) - Torres (out) (Chelsea)
  • 88
    Nélson Oliveira (Benfica) misses the target.
    The substitute is presented with a great chance and attempts to bend the ball into the far corner, but it goes narrowly wide. A frantic finale at Stamford Bridge.
  • Goal
    85
    Javi García (Benfica) scores!
    The Spanish midfielder finds himself free from the corner and powers an unstoppable header beyond Petr Čech. If Benfica strike again, they will progress to the semi-finals.
  • 85
    Aimar (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 84
    Yannick Djaló (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Axel Witsel bends in a dangerous cross and the Portuguese forward glances a header which seems destined for the far corner, before Petr Čech turns the ball behind.
  • 84
    Čech (Chelsea) makes a save.
  • 84
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 84
    David Luiz (Chelsea) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nélson Oliveira (Benfica).
  • 82
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 82
    Torres (Chelsea) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Capdevila (Benfica).
  • 82
    David Luiz (Chelsea) takes the free-kick.
  • 82
    Yannick Djaló (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on A. Cole (Chelsea).
  • 81
    Raul Meireles (Chelsea) has a shot blocked.
  • 80
    Čech (Chelsea) makes a save.
  • 80
    Aimar (Benfica) delivers the free-kick on target.
    The slight midfielder delivers a free-kick over the wall but it lacks the neccessary pace to trouble Petr Čech.
  • Substitution
    79
    Raul Meireles (in) - Juan Mata (out) (Chelsea)
  • Yellow Card
    79
    Mikel (Chelsea) is shown a yellow card.
  • 79
    Mikel (Chelsea) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rodrigo (Benfica).
  • 77
    Nélson Oliveira (Benfica) misses the target.
    Pablo Aimar has turned back the clock at times tonight with some majestic touches. The Argentinian midfielder feeds Benfica's no.16 but the resulting shot is comfortably wide.
  • 76
    Čech (Chelsea) takes the free-kick.
  • 76
    Witsel (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ramires (Chelsea).
  • 75
    Nélson Oliveira (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    You have got to admire the visitors' spirit. Following an incisive counter, the substitute breaks free and his low drive is beaten away by Petr Čech.
  • 75
    Čech (Chelsea) makes a save.
  • 75
    Kalou (Chelsea) misses the target.
    Ashley Cole breaks forward from left-back and feeds an inviting ball into the area, which eventually falls to the Ivorian - who turns well and fires just wide.
  • 73
    Yannick Djaló (Benfica) misses the target.
    Joan Capdevila delivers a marvellous cross for the onrushing Portuguese forward, but he fails to get over the ball and his consequent header drops narrowly over.
  • Substitution
    72
    Rodrigo (in) - Bruno César (out) (Benfica)
  • 70
    Juan Mata (Chelsea) misses the target.
  • 69
    David Luiz (Chelsea) takes the free-kick.
  • 69
    Matić (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lampard (Chelsea).
  • 68
    Torres (Chelsea) misses the target.
  • 66
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 66
    Kalou (Chelsea) has an effort on goal.
    The hosts work themselves into a dominant position and the Ivoran is presented with a glorious chance but strikes straight at the goalkeeper when one-on-one.
  • 66
    Čech (Chelsea) makes a save.
  • 66
    Bruno César (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 65
    Yannick Djaló (Benfica) misses the target.
    Benfica's no.16 weaves his way into a shooting position but his strike is deflected wide. Positive signs for the visitors.
  • 65
    Aimar (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 64
    Capdevila (Benfica) misses the target.
    The Spanish full-back is given plenty of time but his strike is wild and flashes high and wide.
  • Substitution
    61
    Yannick Djaló (in) - Gaitán (out) (Benfica)
  • 61
    Lampard (Chelsea) misses the target.
    The ball falls kindly to the midfielder on the edge of the area, but his fierce strike sails wide of a post.
  • Substitution
    60
    Cahill (in) - Terry (out) (Chelsea)
  • 58
    Bruno César (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Juan Mata (Chelsea).
  • 57
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    57
    Nélson Oliveira (in) - Óscar Cardozo (out) (Benfica)
  • 57
    Torres (Chelsea) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 56
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 56
    Juan Mata (Chelsea) has an effort on goal.
    The Spanish midfielder works beautifully with Fernando Torres before firing a left-footed shot at goal, which Artur does well to beat away.
  • 55
    Kalou (Chelsea) misses the target.
    The Ivorian meets Juan Mata's fierce cross, but fails to find the target with a misdirected header.
  • 54
    Juan Mata (Chelsea) delivers the corner.
  • 53
    Torres (Chelsea) misses the target.
    The Spanish international turns back onto his left foot and attempts to slide the ball into the far corner, but it goes agonisingly wide with Artur beaten.
  • 52
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) misses the target.
    The prolific forward sees Petr Čech off his line and attempts an ambitious lob that eventually drifts wide of a post.
  • 51
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 51
    Torres (Chelsea) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 50
    Kalou (Chelsea) misses the target.
    Salomon Kalou looks set to score as he slots a shot beyond Artur, but the onrushing midfielder wants to make sure and somehow diverts the ball away from goal. Remarkable miss.
  • 49
    Aimar (Benfica) misses the target.
    The 32-year-old benefits from a quickly taken corner, before slamming a strike into the side-netting.
  • 49
    Gaitán (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 48
    Čech (Chelsea) makes a save.
  • 48
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) misses the target.
    A slick move with Pablo Aimar results in an opening for the Paraguyan and his sweetly-struck shot is superbly tipped over by Petr Čech.
  • 47
    Terry (Chelsea) misses the target.
    Frank Lampard fizzes in a corner and the Chelsea captain rises highest but fails to direct his header on target.
  • 47
    Lampard (Chelsea) delivers the corner.
  • 47
    Kalou (Chelsea) misses the target.
    The match-winner in Lisbon drifts inside and pulls his shot wide of the far post.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    The game restarts and Benfica have it all to do, but backed by a vociferous travelling band of supporters and a change of fortune in front of goal, then who knows?
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    (Aggregate: Chelsea 2-0 Benfica)
    Trevor Haylett, Stamford Bridge: It might sound a little perverse but Chelsea will be relieved to have seen that red card. Despite holding a two-goal advantage, Benfica had been really testing them and with a slice of good fortune, they would surely have found the net themselves.
  • 45+2
    Aimar (Benfica) delivers the free-kick wide.
  • 45+1
    Kalou (Chelsea) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aimar (Benfica).
  • 45+1
    Bruno César (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 45+1
    Juan Mata (Chelsea) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 45+1
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 45
    Torres (Chelsea) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 45
    Juan Mata (Chelsea) takes the free-kick.
  • 44
    Witsel (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Juan Mata (Chelsea).
  • Yellow Card
    44
    Ramires (Chelsea) is booked.
  • 44
    Ramires (Chelsea) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 42
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 42
    Juan Mata (Chelsea) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 41
    Lampard (Chelsea) takes the free-kick.
  • Red Card
    40
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) is shown a second yellow card and is dismissed.
    The defender stretches for the ball but mistimes his tackle on John Obi Mikel and picks up a second yellow card.
  • 40
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mikel (Chelsea).
  • 39
    Aimar (Benfica) has a shot blocked.
  • Yellow Card
    38
    Ivanović (Chelsea) is booked.
  • 38
    Ivanović (Chelsea) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 37
    Bruno César (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 36
    Matić (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 36
    Torres (Chelsea) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Matić (Benfica).
  • 36
    David Luiz (Chelsea) takes the free-kick.
  • 36
    Bruno César (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lampard (Chelsea).
  • 35
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 35
    Juan Mata (Chelsea) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 33
    Čech (Chelsea) makes a save.
  • 33
    Aimar (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    The diminutive playmaker cuts inside and attempts a curling effort, which Petr Čech reads well and handles comfortably.
  • 31
    Matić (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 31
    Mikel (Chelsea) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Witsel (Benfica).
  • 31
    Čech (Chelsea) takes the free-kick.
  • 30
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 30
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Benfica go tantalisingly close to levelling. A well-worked free-kick eventually finds the Paraguayan who lets fly with his left foot, but John Terry is expertly placed to clear off the line.
  • 30
    Javi García (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 29
    Mikel (Chelsea) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aimar (Benfica).
  • 27
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    27
    Aimar (Benfica) is booked.
  • 27
    Lampard (Chelsea) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 27
    Juan Mata (Chelsea) delivers the corner.
  • 26
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) misses the target.
    Pablo Aimar finds the imposing striker who attempts a speculative effort from range, which comfortably clears the bar.
  • 24
    Matić (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ramires (Chelsea).
  • Goal
    21
    Lampard (Chelsea) scores from the penalty spot.
    The England international drives the ball under Artur, who guessed correctly, but could not keep it out. His reaction suggests he should have done better.
  • Yellow Card
    20
    Bruno César (Benfica) is booked.
  • Yellow Card
    20
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) is booked.
  • 20
    A. Cole (Chelsea) was fouled in the penalty area by Javi García (Benfica)
  • 20
    David Luiz (Chelsea) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    19
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is booked.
  • 19
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on David Luiz (Chelsea).
  • 15
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 15
    Terry (Chelsea) is penalised for a foul on Aimar (Benfica).
  • 13
    Emerson (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 13
    Ramires (Chelsea) is penalised for a foul on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 12
    Aimar (Benfica) misses the target.
    The Argentinian midfielder picks the ball up and turns, before firing an effort which sails over the ball. He was afforded far too much time there.
  • 12
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 12
    Juan Mata (Chelsea) is flagged for offside.
  • 11
    Bruno César (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 8
    David Luiz (Chelsea) has a shot blocked.
    The ball falls kindly for the Brazilian inside the area, before Joan Capdevila spreads himself to make a magnificent block, with the ball struck powerfully and destined for the target.
  • 8
    Juan Mata (Chelsea) takes the corner.
  • 7
    Ivanović (Chelsea) takes the free-kick.
  • 7
    Capdevila (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Torres (Chelsea).
  • 7
    Artur (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 7
    Juan Mata (Chelsea) is flagged for offside.
  • 4
    Matić (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 4
    Kalou (Chelsea) is penalised for a foul on Matić (Benfica).
  • 4
    Aimar (Benfica) has a shot blocked.
  • 3
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    The teams are greeted by a frenzy of flag-waving supporters and there is a surge of expectation inside the intimate surroundings of Stamford Bridge as the game kicks off.

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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