Constant Vanden Stock Stadium - Brussels 27/11/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group C

Anderlecht - Benfica
2-3
 

Anderlecht - Benfica 2-3 - 27/11/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Last-gasp Rodrigo goal keeps Benfica in contention

Published: Wednesday 27 November 2013, 23.00CET
Last-gasp Rodrigo goal keeps Benfica in contention
Rodrigo celebrates scoring Benfica's 90th-minute winner ©AFP/Getty Images

Substitute Rodrigo hit a 90th-minute winner as SL Benfica enjoyed a dramatic victory at RSC Anderlecht in UEFA Champions League Group C to maintain their hopes of reaching the round of 16.

Benfica fell behind in the 18th minute when Chancel Mbemba scored his first UEFA Champions League goal but another player opening his competition account, Nemanja Matić, levelled matters 16 minutes later. Mbemba then put through his own net early in the second half only for Massimo Bruno to equalise in the 77th minute. If Anderlecht now seemed set to earn just their second point in the section, Benfica and Rodrigo – who had come on three minutes earlier – had other ideas.

Match in 5

  • Rodrigo's late winner boosts Benfica's last-16 hopes
  • Anderlecht bow out of Europe and finish bottom of section
  • Mbemba scores at both ends in five-goal thriller
  • Benfica must better Olympiacos's result on matchday six
  • Eagles host Paris, Anderlecht travel to Olympiacos

Reaction

We ended up with nothing and that is very disappointing. Both teams played to win with an extremely high tempo.

John van den Brom, Anderlecht coach

John van den Brom, Anderlecht coach

We did not play so well in this match, but we still scored goals at the right moment.

Jorge Jesus, Benfica coach

Jorge Jesus, Benfica coach

 

Player rater

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Top Player

Benfica 

Lineups

anderlecht

Anderlecht

benfica

Benfica

1Proto (GK)1Artur (GK)
Yellow Card90+2
2N'Sakala4Luisão (C)
3Deschacht
Substitution55
5Fejsa
10Praet11Lima
14Nuytinck
Yellow Card49
Substitution73
14Maxi Pereira
16Kouyaté20Gaitán
Substitution72
17Bruno
Yellow Card29
Goal77
21Matić
Goal34
22Mbemba
Goal18
Goal52
24Garay
30Gillet (C)34André Almeida
Yellow Card78
39Vanden Borre35Pérez
Substitution87
45Mitrović
Yellow Card88
50L. Marković
Substitution89

Substitutes

13Kaminski (GK)41Oblak (GK)
6De Zeeuw8Sulejmani
Substitution72
8Milivojević10Djuričić
12Najar19Rodrigo
Substitution87
Goal90
18Acheampong
Substitution55
30André Gomes
31Tielemans33Jardel
70Vargas
Substitution73
90Ivan Cavaleiro
Substitution89

Coaches

John van den Brom (NED) Jorge Jesus (POR)

Referee

Daniele Orsato (ITA)

Standings

Last updated: 28/11/2013 09:38 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Anderlecht
Benfica

2

Goals scored

3

48

Possession (%)

52

8

Total attempts

10

4

on target

6

4

off target

4

0

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

3

7

Offsides

0

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

18

Fouls committed

13

13

Fouls suffered

17

470

Passes

568

316

completed

406

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Benfica take the win on a extraordinary night in Brussels, as substitute Rodrigo scores the winner late on and leave Anderlecht facing the new year without european competition.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Artur (Benfica) is shown a yellow card.
  • Goal
    90
    Rodrigo (Benfica) scores!
    What a game here in Brussels. Rodrigo scores his first UEFA Champions league goal with a late low drive under the legs of Proto.
  • Substitution
    89
    Ivan Cavaleiro (in) - L. Marković (out) (Benfica)
  • Yellow Card
    88
    Mitrović (Anderlecht) is shown a yellow card.

See also

  • Anderlecht

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Olympiacos, 10 December 2013, 3-1
  • Benfica

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Paris, 10 December 2013, 2-1
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