Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Lisbon 16/09/2014 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Group stage - Group C

Benfica - Zenit
0-2
 

Benfica - Zenit 0-2 - 16/09/2014 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2015

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Familiar Zenit faces come back to haunt Benfica

Published: Tuesday 16 September 2014, 23.00CET
Familiar Zenit faces come back to haunt Benfica
Hulk celebrates his early goal in Lisbon ©AFP/Getty Images

Hulk scores the first goal of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League season
Goalkeeper Artur is sent off on 18 minutes after bringing down Danny
Former Benfica midfielder Axel Witsel quickly doubles Zenit's lead
Benfica's 51-match unbeaten home run in all competitions ends
Next games: Leverkusen v Benfica, Zenit v Monaco (1 October)

Hulk and former SL Benfica favourite Axel Witsel scored the goals in a 2-0 Group C win as FC Zenit brought the Eagles' 51-match unbeaten home record to a spectacular end.

 

Man of the Match

Hulk

Top Player

Zenit 

Lineups

benfica

Benfica

zenit

Zenit

1Artur (GK)
18
1Lodygin (GK)
4Luisão (C)4Criscito
7Samaris
74
6Lombaerts
10Gaitán7Hulk
5
85
11Lima
74
17Shatov
14Maxi Pereira
60
19Smolnikov
46
18Salvio21Javi García
65
19Eliseu23Rondón
76
30Talisca
20
24Garay
33Jardel28Witsel
22
35Pérez35Danny (C)

Substitutes

13Paulo Lopes (GK)
20
16Malafeev (GK)
2Lisandro López2Anyukov
46
9Derley
74
5Ryazantsev
15John8Mogilevets
76
24Cristante10Arshavin
85
32Tiago11Kerzhakov
34André Almeida
74
13Luís Neto

Coaches

Jorge Jesus (POR) André Villas-Boas (POR)

Referee

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

Standings

Last updated: 06/11/2014 10:36 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Benfica
Zenit

0

Goals scored

2

44

Possession (%)

56

17

Total attempts

18

5

on target

7

4

off target

4

8

blocked

7

0

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

7

1

Offsides

5

1

Yellow cards

1

1

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

16

16

Fouls suffered

11

391

Passes

577

335

completed

522

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Zenit become the first ever Russian club to defeat Benfica on home soil.
  • Substitution
    85
    Arshavin (in) - Hulk (out) (Zenit)
    The influential Brazilian departs after a tremendous night's work. Former Arsenal forward Arshavin replaces him.
  • Substitution
    76
    Mogilevets (in) - Rondón (out) (Zenit)
  • Substitution
    74
    André Almeida (in) - Samaris (out) (Benfica)
  • Substitution
    74
    Derley (in) - Lima (out) (Benfica)
    The summer signing from Maritimo joins the action in place of the experienced forward.

See also

  • Benfica

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Leverkusen, 01 October 2014, 3-1
  • Zenit

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Monaco, 01 October 2014, 0-0
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