Match statistics

BenficaBarcelona

Goals scored0
2
on target8
 
7
off target4
 
3
Corners8
 
4
Offsides0
3
Fouls committed23
 
13
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red Cards0
1
Possession (%)25
 
75

Standings

Last updated: 24/10/2012 13:07 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Cüneyt Çakır brings the match to an end. Goals from Alexis Sánchez and Cesc Fàbregas give Barcelona their second win in Group G. Benfica, who played well but couldn't find a way past Víctor Valdés, will hope to bounce back against Spartak Moskva in matchday 3.
  • 90+5
    Mascherano (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aimar (Benfica).
  • 90+4
    Nolito (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mascherano (Barcelona).
  • 90+4
    Carlos Martins (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 90+1
    Matić (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Daniel Alves (Barcelona).
  • 90
    Carlos Martins (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Iniesta (Barcelona).
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Jardel (Benfica) is booked.
  • 89
    Jardel (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Barcelona).
  • Red Card
    88
    Busquets (Barcelona) is sent off.
    The Spanish international is dismissed following a clash with Maxi Pereira.
  • 87
    Aimar (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).
  • Yellow Card
    86
    Matić (Benfica) is booked.
  • 86
    Matić (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Barcelona).
  • 85
    Garay (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Barcelona).
  • Yellow Card
    84
    Carlos Martins (Benfica) is booked.
  • 84
    Carlos Martins (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jordi Alba (Barcelona).
  • 84
    Matić (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Busquets (Barcelona).
  • Substitution
    82
    Villa (in) - Pedro Rodríguez (out) (Barcelona)
  • 81
    Salvio (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jordi Alba (Barcelona).
  • Substitution
    78
    Song (in) - Puyol (out) (Barcelona)
    Alex Song replaces the Barcelona captain, who looked to be in some pain after landing awkwardly.
  • 76
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) delivers the corner.
  • Substitution
    75
    Nolito (in) - Gaitán (out) (Benfica)
    Jorge Jesus throws on attacker Nolito, who made 73 league appearances for Barcelona's B team earlier in his career.
  • 74
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 74
    Messi (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
    Lionel Messi rises well to attack Jordi Alba's cross, but Artur is equal to his powerful header.
  • Substitution
    72
    Iniesta (in) - Fàbregas (out) (Barcelona)
  • 72
    Matić (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 70
    Pedro Rodríguez (Barcelona) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 70
    Jardel (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 70
    Messi (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
    The Barcelona forward beats two men in the area, but is eventually crowded out by the Benfica defence.
  • 70
    Pedro Rodríguez (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • 70
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 67
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).
  • 66
    Jardel (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Barcelona).
  • 62
    Matić (Benfica) misses the target.
    Jardel rises well from a corner, but sees his flicked header fly just wide.
  • 62
    Carlos Martins (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 61
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 61
    Jardel (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Jardel is the latest to have an effort on goal for the hosts, but his shot is smothered by Víctor Valdés.
  • 61
    Carlos Martins (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    60
    Aimar (in) - Pérez (out) (Benfica)
    On comes Argentinean playmaker Pablo Aimar, who will be no stranger to the Barcelona players; he scored twice in 11 appearances against the Blaugrana during an eight-year spell in Spain.
  • 60
    Daniel Alves (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Pérez (Benfica).
  • 59
    Jardel (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Puyol (Barcelona).
  • 58
    Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Carlos Martins (Benfica).
  • 58
    Pérez (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 58
    Pérez (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 57
    Carlos Martins (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 57
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 57
    Salvio (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Eduardo Salvio turns Javier Mascherano and hits a powerful effort from outside the area. Víctor Valdés makes a fine diving save.
  • Goal
    55
    Fàbregas (Barcelona) scores!
    Lionel Messi bewitches the Benfica defence with a jinking run before sliding a pass through to the onrushing Cesc Fàbregas. The Spanish international makes no mistake, guiding a shot past Artur at the near post.
  • 55
    Carlos Martins (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 54
    Mascherano (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Lima (Benfica).
  • 52
    Busquets (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Pérez (Benfica).
  • 49
    Carlos Martins (Benfica) fouls.
  • 47
    Fàbregas (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Maxi Pereira (Benfica).
  • 47
    Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) misses the target.
    Lionel Messi slides a precise pass into the path of Alexis Sánchez, whose clipped effort drops just wide of Artur's far post. Almost a second for the Chilean.
  • 46
    Carlos Martins (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Busquets (Barcelona).
  • Substitution
    46
    Carlos Martins (in) - Bruno César (out) (Benfica)
    Jorge Jesus shuffles his pack ahead of the second period; Carlos Martins replaces Bruno César, who was booked before the interval.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Barcelona restart the game in Lisbon.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Cüneyt Çakır brings the first half to an end in Lisbon. The hosts have been dynamic in possession, but trail to Alexis Sánchez's early strike.
  • 45+1
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).
  • 45
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) misses the target.
    Pedro Rodríguez curls in a superb cross from the right, but Xavi Hernández's glancing header skids wide of the target. Alexis Sánchez, who was well-placed at the far post, smiles ruefully.
  • 44
    Daniel Alves (Barcelona) is flagged for offside.
  • 43
    Pérez (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Daniel Alves (Barcelona).
  • 40
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 40
    Pedro Rodríguez (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
    The Spanish international leads a Barcelona break, but his snapshot is saved by Artur in the Benfica goal.
  • 39
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 39
    Salvio (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Eduardo Salvio accelerates past Carles Puyol in the penalty area, but his early cross-shot is well held by Víctor Valdés. Benfica are in the ascendency at the end of the half.
  • 39
    Pedro Rodríguez (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • Yellow Card
    38
    Bruno César (Benfica) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 38
    Bruno César (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Busquets (Barcelona).
  • 37
    Salvio (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 37
    Bruno César (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 36
    Mascherano (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Pérez (Benfica).
  • 35
    Daniel Alves (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 34
    Fàbregas (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Pérez (Benfica).
  • 29
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 29
    Salvio (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    The 22-year-old fires in a left-foot shot from range, but Víctor Valdés saves comfortably.
  • Yellow Card
    28
    Pedro Rodríguez (Barcelona) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 28
    Pedro Rodríguez (Barcelona) fouls.
  • 27
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) takes the corner.
  • 25
    Busquets (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Matić (Benfica).
  • 24
    Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) misses the target.
    The Chilean races onto a long pass and controls well, but his volleyed effort clears the crossbar.
  • 22
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) takes the corner.
  • 22
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 22
    Messi (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
    An Alexis Sánchez cross is met by Lionel Messi, who guides a shot towards the far corner. Artur makes an excellent save down to his left.
  • 20
    Gaitán (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Busquets (Barcelona).
  • Yellow Card
    19
    Fàbregas (Barcelona) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 19
    Fàbregas (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Salvio (Benfica).
  • 18
    Pérez (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Daniel Alves (Barcelona).
  • 17
    Gaitán (Benfica) misses the target.
    The attacking midfielder attempts a volley from just inside the area, but the ball flies over the crossbar.
  • 12
    Salvio (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Jordi Alba (Barcelona).
  • 12
    Gaitán (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).
  • 11
    Pérez (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 11
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 11
    Lima (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Great chance for Benfica. Nicolás Gaitán threads a clever reverse ball into the path of Lima, but the forward sees his effort blocked by the sprawling Víctor Valdés.
  • 10
    Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) is flagged for offside.
  • 9
    Puyol (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 9
    Lima (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 9
    Bruno César (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • Goal
    6
    Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) scores!
    The visitors take an early lead. Jordi Alba releases Lionel Messi, who drills a low ball across from the left channel. The stretching Alexis Sánchez beats Artur to the cross and turns it into the unguarded net.
  • 6
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) takes the corner.
  • 5
    Matić (Benfica) fouls.
  • 4
    Busquets (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 4
    Bruno César (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Some neat passing culminates in another shot from Bruno César, but Sergio Busquets is on hand to make a block.
  • 3
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
  • 3
    Bruno César (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    The Brazilian midfielder tries his luck after a swift counterattack, but his low shot is scrambled away by Víctor Valdés.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    The hosts kick off in front of their own fans, but soon concede possession.

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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