Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis - Piraeus 05/11/2013 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Group stage - Group C

Olympiacos - Benfica
1-0
 

Olympiacos - Benfica 1-0 - 05/11/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Olympiacos win as Roberto keeps Benfica at bay

Published: Tuesday 5 November 2013, 22.00CET
Olympiacos win as Roberto keeps Benfica at bay 
Manolas proud of Olympiacos win ©AFP/Getty Images

Olympiacos FC took a grip on second spot in UEFA Champions League Group C after Kostas Manolas's early header earned a vital 1-0 victory over SL Benfica in Piraeus.

Manolas rose unmarked to power in a 13th-minute header from a corner to put the hosts ahead against the run of play. Despite enjoying plenty of possession, Benfica could not find a way past their former goalkeeper Roberto who was in inspired form. The result moves Oympiacos onto seven points, three clear of third-placed Benfica but three behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Match in 5

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  • Manolas climbs highest to score only goal on 13 minutes
  • Benfica concede 400th goal in UEFA competition
  • Keeper Roberto in inspired form to deny visitors throughout
  • Olympiacos visit Paris next, Anderlecht host Benfica

Reaction

This is justice in football. We were unlucky in Portugal and today we were fortunate.

Michel, Olympiacos coach

Michel, Olympiacos coach

The way we played even a draw would have been a bad result for us. Roberto's performance was the key. It is rare to see a game where a goalkeeper has this kind of influence.

Jorge Jesus, Benfica coach

Jorge Jesus, Benfica coach

 

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Last updated: 06/11/2013 09:11 CET

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Match statistics

Olympiacos
Benfica

1

Goals scored

0

45

Possession (%)

55

6

Total attempts

13

2

on target

9

4

off target

4

0

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

6

3

Offsides

0

4

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

17

Fouls committed

18

17

Fouls suffered

15

379

Passes

657

232

completed

512

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    A massive three points for Olympiacos as an early goal by Kostas Manolas gives the greek side a huge chance of progressing into the knockout stages. Benfica will feel hard done by but the Olympiacos keeper Roberto produced save after save to deny his former club and open up a three point gap between the two sides.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Domínguez (Olympiacos) is shown a yellow card.
  • Yellow Card
    89
    N'Dinga (Olympiacos) is shown a yellow card.
  • Yellow Card
    85
    Roberto (Olympiacos) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    78
    Ivan Cavaleiro (in) - Rúben Amorim (out) (Benfica)
    Ivan Cavaleiro, 20, made his European debut against Olympiacos on matchday three.

See also

  • Olympiacos

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Paris, 27 November 2013, 2-1
  • Benfica

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Anderlecht, 27 November 2013, 2-3
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