Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Lisbon 10/12/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Group stage - Group C

Benfica - Paris
2-1
 

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Victory against Paris in vain for Benfica

Published: Tuesday 10 December 2013, 22.00CET
Victory against Paris in vain for Benfica 
Benfica, Paris look to positives ©AFP/Getty Images

SL Benfica will continue their continental campaign in the UEFA Europa League despite a 2-1 home victory against previously unbeaten Group C winners Paris Saint-Germain.

Benfica's fans ran through the gamut of emotions on a dramatic night in the section. When Edinson Cavani rolled in a 37th-minute opener for Paris things looked bleak for Jorge Jesus' side, but Lima's penalty on the stroke of half-time renewed their UEFA Champions League hopes.

Match in 5

  • Benfica victory in vain as Olympiacos beat Anderlecht
  • Paris's 13-match unbeaten record in competitions ends
  • Cavani gives the visitors the lead
  • Goals from Lima and Gaitán inspire Benfica to victory
  • Benfica into UEFA Europa League, Paris through as group winners

Reaction

We did the best we could at home to beat a great team like PSG and clinch the victory that our fans deserved.

Lima, Benfica forward

Lima, Benfica forward

We knew it would be a tough game because we had many players that were not used to playing together.

Javier Pastore, Paris midfielder

Javier Pastore, Paris midfielder

 

Player rater

Pérez

Top Player

Benfica 

Lineups

benfica

Benfica

paris

Paris

1Artur (GK)30Sirigu (GK)
4Luisão (C)5Marquinhos
5Fejsa6Camara
11Lima
Goal45
7Ménez
Yellow Card70
14Maxi Pereira
Yellow Card30
8Thiago Motta (C)
Yellow Card50
Substitution61
20Gaitán
Goal58
Substitution77
9Cavani
Goal37
Substitution61
21Matić21Digne
24Garay25Rabiot
Yellow Card77
28Sílvio
Yellow Card87
27Pastore
35Pérez
Substitution90
29Lucas
50L. Marković
Substitution69
37Traoré

Substitutes

41Oblak (GK)1Douchez (GK)
8Sulejmani
Substitution77
14Matuidi
Substitution61
19Rodrigo17Maxwell
30André Gomes
Substitution90
22Lavezzi
Substitution61
33Jardel26Jallet
34André Almeida35Ongenda
90Ivan Cavaleiro
Substitution69
38Coman

Coaches

Jorge Jesus (POR) Laurent Blanc (FRA)

Referee

Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Standings

Last updated: 11/12/2013 09:41 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Benfica
Paris

2

Goals scored

1

46

Possession (%)

54

19

Total attempts

8

12

on target

5

7

off target

3

6

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

9

Corners

3

2

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

14

14

Fouls suffered

16

532

Passes

633

415

completed

503

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Benfica did all they could to qualify for the next round of the UEFA Champions League, coming from behind thanks to goals from Lima and Nicolás Gaitán after Edinson Cavani had given PSG the lead. However, Olympiacos' 3-1 victory against Anderlecht thwarted their progress and they drop into the UEFA Europa League.
  • Substitution
    90
    André Gomes (in) - Pérez (out) (Benfica)
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Sílvio (Benfica) is booked.
  • Yellow Card
    77
    Rabiot (Paris) is booked.
  • Substitution
    77
    Sulejmani (in) - Gaitán (out) (Benfica)

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