Match statistics

CelticBenfica

Goals scored0
 
0
on target3
 
7
off target4
 
5
Corners9
 
10
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed15
 
20
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)52
 
48

Standings

Last updated: 23/10/2012 17:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Alex O'Henley, Celtic Park: A much better second-half performance from Celtic but despite their best efforts, and in particular those of Kris Commons, they are still looking for their first victory in the opening game of a Champions League campaign.
  • 90+3
    Pérez (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Wanyama (Celtic).
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Bruno César (Benfica) is booked.
  • 90+1
    Bruno César (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Brown (Celtic).
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Brown (Celtic) is booked.
  • 89
    Brown (Celtic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pérez (Benfica).
  • 88
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) misses the target.
    The defender powers a header over the bar.
  • 88
    Garay (Benfica) misses the target.
    A header from the corner is deflected wide.
  • 88
    Bruno César (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 88
    Nolito (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 85
    Salvio (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Brown (Celtic).
  • 84
    Wilson (Celtic) makes a save.
  • 84
    Nolito (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 84
    Brown (Celtic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 83
    Hooper (Celtic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on André Almeida (Benfica).
  • Substitution
    83
    Nolito (in) - Gaitán (out) (Benfica)
  • 82
    Bruno César (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Brown (Celtic).
  • 79
    Rogne (Celtic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Artur (Benfica).
  • 79
    Commons (Celtic) delivers the corner.
    A dangerous corner is punched away by Artur but the referee blows for a foul.
  • 78
    Commons (Celtic) delivers the corner.
  • 75
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 75
    Commons (Celtic) has an effort on goal.
  • 75
    Bruno César (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 75
    Rogne (Celtic) makes a save.
  • 75
    Gaitán (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 74
    Bruno César (Benfica) misses the target.
    A curling shot from 22 metres from the Brazilian is hit with plenty of power and narrowly misses the target.
  • 72
    Garay (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Miku (Celtic).
  • 71
    Miku (Celtic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Salvio (Benfica).
  • 71
    Salvio (Benfica) misses the target.
    A swipe from 22 metres goes high and wide.
  • Substitution
    70
    Bruno César (in) - Rodrigo (out) (Benfica)
  • 70
    Brown (Celtic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Óscar Cardozo (Benfica).
  • 69
    Commons (Celtic) misses the target.
  • 68
    Commons (Celtic) delivers the corner.
  • 68
    Commons (Celtic) takes the corner.
  • 67
    Rogne (Celtic) misses the target.
  • 67
    Commons (Celtic) takes the corner.
  • Substitution
    66
    Hooper (in) - Izaguirre (out) (Celtic)
    Neil Lennon also makes an attackinhg move by introducing the English striker who had been expected to start.
  • 64
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Rogne (Celtic).
  • 63
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Izaguirre (Celtic).
  • Substitution
    63
    Rogne (in) - Lustig (out) (Celtic)
  • Substitution
    63
    Óscar Cardozo (in) - Aimar (out) (Benfica)
    An attacking move from Jorge Jesus bringing on his experienced forward who has eight career goals in the UEFA Champions League from 19 appearances.
  • 62
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 62
    Forster (Celtic) makes a save.
    Pablo Aimar finds the head of Jardel whose header forces a diving save from the English goalkeeper.
  • 62
    Garay (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 62
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 61
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 61
    Brown (Celtic) makes a save.
  • 61
    Gaitán (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Incisive passing between Pablo Aimar and Rodrigo sets up the Argentinian inside the area but his shot is deflected wide for a corner.
  • Yellow Card
    57
    Aimar (Benfica) is shown a yellow card.
  • 57
    Aimar (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Wanyama (Celtic).
  • 55
    Lustig (Celtic) misses the target.
  • 55
    Commons (Celtic) takes the corner.
  • 55
    Pérez (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 55
    Matthews (Celtic) has an effort on goal.
    Benfica struggle to deal with a free-kick and the ball breaks to the defender whose bouncing effort is deflected wide.
  • 54
    Salvio (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Izaguirre (Celtic).
  • 53
    Aimar (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Commons (Celtic).
  • 51
    Brown (Celtic) is penalised for a foul on Aimar (Benfica).
  • 50
    Rodrigo (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Wilson (Celtic).
  • 50
    Gaitán (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 49
    Wanyama (Celtic) is penalised for a foul on Gaitán (Benfica).
    The midfielder fails to properly connect and his shot is well wide.
  • 48
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 48
    Commons (Celtic) has an effort on goal.
  • Yellow Card
    47
    Matić (Benfica) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 46
    Matić (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Miku (Celtic).
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Benfica kick off the second period hoping to convert their advantage in possession into genuine chances.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    A strong defensive display from Celtic kept Benfica at bay in a keenly-fought contest. Rodrigo came closest to breaking the deadlock but his effort from close range was blocked by goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
  • 44
    Forster (Celtic) makes a save.
  • 44
    Aimar (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 43
    Commons (Celtic) is penalised for a foul on Pérez (Benfica).
    Another chance for Pablo Aimar to deliver into the penalty area but the ball is comfortably claimed by Fraser Forster.
  • 41
    Aimar (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Wanyama (Celtic).
  • 41
    Commons (Celtic) takes the corner.
  • 39
    Gaitán (Benfica) fouls.
  • 38
    Rodrigo (Benfica) is flagged for offside.
    The striker finds himself in a dangerous position but the linesman's flag is up.
  • 35
    Pérez (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 35
    Garay (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 35
    Lustig (Celtic) makes a save.
  • Yellow Card
    34
    Izaguirre (Celtic) is cautioned by the referee.
    A late challenge gives away a free-kick in a dangerous position.
  • 34
    Izaguirre (Celtic) is penalised for a foul on Salvio (Benfica).
  • 32
    Forster (Celtic) makes a save.
  • 32
    Rodrigo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    The Spanish striker gets in behind the Celtic defence and tries to lift the ball over the advancing Fraser Forster but the goalkeeper makes a block.
  • 30
    Pérez (Benfica) fouls.
  • 28
    Garay (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Commons (Celtic).
  • 27
    Matić (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Commons (Celtic).
  • 27
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the corner.
    Melgarejo forces a corner with a dangerous run and cross down the left. The set-piece though is confortably cleared by Celtic.
  • Yellow Card
    21
    Wanyama (Celtic) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 20
    Wanyama (Celtic) is penalised for a foul on Pérez (Benfica).
  • 18
    Miku (Celtic) is flagged for offside.
  • 17
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 16
    Wanyama (Celtic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aimar (Benfica).
  • 15
    Aimar (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 13
    Brown (Celtic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 11
    Jardel (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Miku (Celtic).
  • 9
    Garay (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Wanyama (Celtic).
  • 6
    Brown (Celtic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aimar (Benfica).
  • 5
    Lustig (Celtic) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on André Almeida (Benfica).
  • 5
    Commons (Celtic) delivers the corner.
    A dangerous ball into the box is scrambled away by Benfica.
  • 4
    Commons (Celtic) delivers the corner.
  • 1
    Rodrigo (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Brown (Celtic).
  • 1
    Commons (Celtic) misses the target.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    A huge roar from the capacity crowd as Celtic kick off on their return to the UEFA Champions League after a three-year absence.

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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