Match statistics

Spartak MoskvaBenfica

Goals scored2
 
1
on target8
 
6
off target6
 
8
Corners6
 
10
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
9
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)55
 
45

Standings

Last updated: 13/11/2012 20:23 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90+4
    Ari (Spartak Moskva) is shown a yellow card.
  • 90+3
    Ari (Spartak Moskva) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Melgarejo (Benfica).
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Welliton (Spartak Moskva) is shown a yellow card.
  • 90
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on D. Kombarov (Spartak Moskva).
    A trip in the home area gives the hosts relief as they finally have the opportunity to clear.
  • Substitution
    89
    John (in) - Matić (out) (Benfica)
  • 89
    Salvio (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Makeev (Spartak Moskva).
  • 88
    Ari (Spartak Moskva) makes a save.
    The corner does not receive a clean contact from the head of Jardel and the Brazilian forward is back on the line to turn the ball away from danger. Everyone is back defending for the home side.
  • 88
    Jardel (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 88
    Salvio (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 87
    Rebrov (Spartak Moskva) makes a save.
    Richard van Poortvliet (@UEFAcomRichVP), Stadion Luzhniki: The Spartak defence is coming under a lot of pressure, but Benfica haven’t really managed to test their goalkeeper Artem Rebrov. The home side are really struggling to keep possession.
  • 87
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 86
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 86
    Rebrov (Spartak Moskva) makes a save.
    Nicolás Gaitán does excellently to squeeze a cross in from the left and Óscar Cardozo gets his head to it in the centre, but the header lacks power and drops into the grateful hands of Rebrov.
  • 86
    Salvio (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 86
    Pérez (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 83
    Ari (Spartak Moskva) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • Substitution
    79
    Bryzgalov (in) - Källström (out) (Spartak Moskva)
  • 79
    Welliton (Spartak Moskva) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Garay (Benfica).
  • 78
    Melgarejo (Benfica) misses the target.
    Benfica are pushing forward in numbers now, but waste a good position as the Paraguayan hits a volley high over the bar after a clearing header falls to him 20 metres out.
  • Yellow Card
    75
    Matić (Benfica) is shown a yellow card.
  • 75
    Matić (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ari (Spartak Moskva).
  • 75
    Matić (Benfica) misses the target.
    The corner finds the midfielder at the back post, but he is unable to find the target despite losing his marker well.
  • 75
    Pérez (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 74
    Lima (Benfica) misses the target.
    Lima is sent free into the Spartak area on the left. He cuts inside on to his right-foot, but Nicolas Pareja slides in to block the shot in the nick of time.
  • 73
    Källström (Spartak Moskva) fouls.
  • Substitution
    73
    Welliton (in) - Bilyaletdinov (out) (Spartak Moskva)
  • Yellow Card
    72
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is shown a yellow card.
  • 72
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pareja (Spartak Moskva).
  • 71
    Jurado (Spartak Moskva) fouls.
  • 70
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 69
    Salvio (Benfica) misses the target.
    A great chance for Benfica is sent just wide of the post by the winger. Evgeni Makeev's header back to his keeper lacked sufficient power, and Salvio pounced, but his side-footed effort slipped wide.
  • 68
    D. Kombarov (Spartak Moskva) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lima (Benfica).
  • 66
    Gaitán (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • Substitution
    65
    Gaitán (in) - Bruno César (out) (Benfica)
  • Substitution
    65
    Óscar Cardozo (in) - Rodrigo (out) (Benfica)
  • 64
    Makeev (Spartak Moskva) misses the target.
    The full-back almost extends the lead for the home side. Finding himself on the left, the 23-year-old drifts in and drives low at goal, but it flies just wide of the near post.
  • 62
    Rodrigo (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Källström (Spartak Moskva).
  • 62
    D. Kombarov (Spartak Moskva) fouls.
  • 62
    Jurado (Spartak Moskva) delivers the corner.
  • 61
    D. Kombarov (Spartak Moskva) misses the target.
    A break down the left allows Ari to play into the captain in a central position. A left-footed effort appears to be heading toward goal but a touch from Ezequiel Garay sends the effort off target.
  • 59
    Bruno César (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 58
    Salvio (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Makeev (Spartak Moskva).
  • Substitution
    58
    K. Kombarov (in) - Ananidze (out) (Spartak Moskva)
  • 57
    Jurado (Spartak Moskva) misses the target.
    Another effort from the Spaniard, but this one fails to trouble Artur. The shot from 25 metres flies well over from a central position.
  • 56
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    José Manuel Jurado pops up on the right, shooting from the corner of the penalty area across goal, but Artur dives to his right and keeps the ball out.
  • 56
    Jurado (Spartak Moskva) has an effort on goal.
  • 55
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    Jano Ananidze does excellently on the left and his low cross brings out an improvised, back-heeled effort from Ari, but the Benfica keeper gets down low to save.
  • 55
    Ari (Spartak Moskva) has an effort on goal.
  • 54
    Lima (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    Bruno César drills a low cross in from the left, and neither defender nor attacker can get a clean connection. Eventually Lima gets a toe to the ball but the effort is well blocked.
  • 54
    Källström (Spartak Moskva) makes a save.
  • 52
    Jurado (Spartak Moskva) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 51
    Rafael Carioca (Spartak Moskva) fouls.
    The ball strikes the midfielder's hand 25 metres from goal and instead of shooting from the free-kick Nemanja Matić slips Bruno César into the area, but a strong tackle blocks the low cross.
  • 47
    Bruno César (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Makeev (Spartak Moskva).
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Benfica get us under way in the second half. Lima's goal was the first they have scored in this season's competition, but they need at least another if they are to get anything from their trip to Moscow.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Richard van Poortvliet (@UEFAcomRichVP), Stadion Luzhniki: An excellent half of football sees a makeshift Spartak side, who played some very enterprising football at times, go in ahead. They just about deserve their lead, but Benfica have looked dangerous and it will be interesting to see if Óscar Cardozo is brought off the bench in the second period.
  • 45+2
    Salvio (Benfica) misses the target.
    A hopeful effort is sent high and wide by the winger. The ball is cleared from the home area, but Eduardo Salvio sends the bouncing ball well off target from 20 metres out on the right.
  • Yellow Card
    45
    Suchý (Spartak Moskva) is booked.
  • 45
    Suchý (Spartak Moskva) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lima (Benfica).
  • Goal
    43
    Jardel (Benfica) scores an own goal.
    The hosts are back ahead. Dmitri Kombarov releases Evgeni Makeev on the right, and his low cross is heading for Ari in the centre, but Jardel gets there first and can only turn past his own keeper.
  • 41
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    The home pressure continues. Another corner is met by Nicolas Pareja but this time it is straight at Artur who can collect and finally clear the danger.
  • 41
    Pareja (Spartak Moskva) has an effort on goal.
  • 40
    Jurado (Spartak Moskva) delivers the corner.
  • 40
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    Nicolas Pareja rises highest at the back post to meet the corner from the right, but the goalkeeper is once again up to the task, saving again to his right.
  • 40
    Pareja (Spartak Moskva) has an effort on goal.
  • 40
    Jurado (Spartak Moskva) delivers the corner.
  • 40
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    A great save from the keeper, flying to his right, denies Dmitri Kombarov who drills a volley toward the corner from the edge of the area.
  • 40
    D. Kombarov (Spartak Moskva) has an effort on goal.
  • 40
    Jurado (Spartak Moskva) delivers the corner.
  • 39
    Jurado (Spartak Moskva) delivers the corner.
  • 37
    Jurado (Spartak Moskva) misses the target.
    Ari keeps the ball alive, back-heeling into the path of Jano Ananidze in the area. The midfielder's volleyed attempt is miscued, but falls to the Spaniard who pokes an effort just wide from the penalty spot.
  • Goal
    33
    Lima (Benfica) scores!
    Jorge Jesus' men are level with a sharp header at the front post. Eduardo Salvio whips the ball in from the right, and the forward slips between Nicolas Pareja and Rafael Carioca to flick the ball in from five metres.
  • 32
    Bruno César (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 31
    Bilyaletdinov (Spartak Moskva) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pérez (Benfica).
  • 31
    Rebrov (Spartak Moskva) makes a save.
  • 31
    Matić (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
    An excellent save with his legs from Artem Rebrov denies the midfielder. A cross from the left is chested down by Bruno César and Matić drills in a low volley which is sharply turned away.
  • 29
    Melgarejo (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 28
    Makeev (Spartak Moskva) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 25
    Källström (Spartak Moskva) misses the target.
    The Swedish midfielder drives low from 20 metres, but it is off target to the right and Artur is not troubled.
  • 24
    Ari (Spartak Moskva) misses the target.
    So close to a second for Spartak. Jano Ananidze's cross from the right finds the Brazilian forward at the back post and his delicate volley strikes the underside of the bar. Benfica scramble away to safety.
  • 24
    Bruno César (Benfica) fouls.
  • 20
    Garay (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 20
    Bilyaletdinov (Spartak Moskva) has an effort on goal.
    José Manuel Jurado drills in a low cross from the left and the midfielder attempts to stab a volley towards goal, but is unable to catch his shot cleanly.
  • 17
    Pérez (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 16
    Makeev (Spartak Moskva) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bruno César (Benfica).
  • 14
    Bruno César (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 14
    Rodrigo (Benfica) misses the target.
    Eduardo Salvio drags a low cross to the edge of the area, and the forward lets the ball run on to his left foot before firing toward goal, forcing Artem Rebrov to tip over.
  • 13
    Jurado (Spartak Moskva) delivers the corner.
  • 11
    Pérez (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 7
    Pérez (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rafael Carioca (Spartak Moskva).
  • 6
    Källström (Spartak Moskva) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pérez (Benfica).
  • Goal
    3
    Rafael Carioca (Spartak Moskva) scores!
    A great start for Spartak, punishing a loose ball from Nemanja Matić in the centre. Diniyar Bilyaletdinov steals the ball which is worked to the midfielder who bursts into the box and slides past Artur with ease.
  • 1
    Artur (Benfica) makes a save.
    The hosts are swiftly on to the attack, as Ari breaks free on the right. His cross is met by a powerful header from Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, but the Benfica No1 reacts sharply to his left to save well.
  • 1
    Bilyaletdinov (Spartak Moskva) has an effort on goal.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Mark Clattenburg's whistle gets the game started. Spartak kick-off knowing a win is vital to their hopes of progressing.

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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