Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Lisbon 23/10/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Group stage - Group C

Benfica - Olympiacos
1-1
 

Benfica - Olympiacos 1-1 - 23/10/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Cardozo the saviour as Benfica hold Olympiacos

Published: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 23.00CET
Cardozo the saviour as Benfica hold Olympiacos
Óscar Cardozo reacts after earning Benfica a point ©AFP/Getty Images

SL Benfica and Olympiacos FC battled to a hard-fought draw in a deluge in Lisbon to maintain both sides' realistic hopes of a place in the UEFA Champions League knockout phase.

Óscar Cardozo's scrambled late strike cancelled out Alejandro Domínguez's slick first-half opener – the Greek club's first goal in the Portuguese capital at the sixth attempt – to leave both teams on four points in Group C. With perfect Paris Saint-Germain FC pulling away at the top, the return encounter at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis in two weeks promises to be decisive.

Match in 5

  • Olympiacos denied first win in Portugal
  • Domínguez scores opener, Cardozo grabs late equaliser
  • Hosts held to first draw against Greek opposition
  • Benfica's run of seven successive home wins in Europe ends
  • Teams meet again in Greece on 5 November

Reaction

It was impossible to play the kind of football we are used to playing. Our players fought hard against the rain with a lot of mental and physical strength. It was a fair point.

Jorge Jesus, Benfica coach

Jorge Jesus, Benfica coach

We were better than Benfica. I am proud of my players. They responded well to all challenges. I am confident that we will advance to the next round.

Míchel, Olympiacos coach

Míchel, Olympiacos coach

 

Player rater

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Top Player

Olympiacos 

Lineups

benfica

Benfica

olympiacos

Olympiacos

1Artur (GK)16Roberto (GK)
4Luisão (C)2Maniatis (C)
Yellow Card84
7Óscar Cardozo
Goal83
11Mitroglou
Yellow Card59
11Lima14Samaris
15John
Substitution46
19David Fuster
Yellow Card36
Substitution69
16Siqueira20Holebas
20Gaitán
Yellow Card62
Substitution82
23Siovas
21Matić24Manolas
24Garay30Leandro Salino
34André Almeida35Domínguez
Goal29
Substitution88
35Pérez
Yellow Card55
Substitution82
79Weiss
Yellow Card42
Substitution56

Substitutes

13Paulo Lopes (GK)42Megyeri (GK)
6Rúben Amorim
Substitution82
8N'Dinga
Substitution56
10Djuričić9Saviola
14Maxi Pereira22Medjani
Substitution88
19Rodrigo
Substitution82
26Campbell
33Jardel60Yatabaré
Substitution69
90Ivan Cavaleiro
Substitution46
99Olaitan

Coaches

Jorge Jesus (POR) Míchel (ESP)

Referee

Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)

Standings

Last updated: 24/10/2013 08:48 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Benfica
Olympiacos

1

Goals scored

1

53

Possession (%)

47

8

Total attempts

10

4

on target

6

4

off target

4

1

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

0

4

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

25

Fouls committed

16

15

Fouls suffered

25

480

Passes

388

336

completed

256

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    88
    Medjani (in) - Domínguez (out) (Olympiacos)
    The Greek side withdraw their goalscorer and bring on a defender as they look to secure a vital point.
  • Yellow Card
    84
    Maniatis (Olympiacos) is shown a yellow card.
  • Goal
    83
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) scores!
    Olympiacos’ resolute defence has finally been breached. The experienced Paraguayan international bundles the ball over the line after Luisão's knock-down. Can Benfica get a late winner here?
  • Substitution
    82
    Rodrigo (in) - Gaitán (out) (Benfica)
    Jorge Jesus makes his final roll of the dice, making two attacking changes as he attempts to salvage something from this match.

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