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Group stage - Group C

Leverkusen - Benfica
3-1
 

Leverkusen - Benfica 3-1 - 01/10/2014 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2015

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Leverkusen show strength against Benfica

Published: Wednesday 1 October 2014, 22.00CET
Leverkusen show strength against Benfica
Son Heung-Min (left) celebrates making it 2-0 ©AFP/Getty Images

Leverkusen off the mark in Group C with comfortable defeat of still point-less Benfica
Son Heung-Min helps make first for Stefan Kiessling then scores second himself
Eduardo Salvio pulls one back but straight away Leverkusen win a penalty
Hakan Çalhanoğlu converts to make certain of deserved victory
Next games: Leverkusen v Zenit, Monaco v Benfica (22 October)

Bayer 04 Leverkusen kick-started their UEFA Champions League Group C campaign with an impressive 3-1 victory at home to SL Benfica.

 

Lineups

leverkusen

Leverkusen

benfica

Benfica

1Leno (GK)20Júlio César (GK)
3Reinartz4Luisão (C)
58
5Spahić9Derley
7Son Heung-Min
34
10Gaitán
22
8Bender (C)
82
18Salvio
62
70
10Hakan Çalhanoğlu
64
19Eliseu
11Kiessling
25
76
24Cristante
46
13Hilbert
60
30Talisca
46
18Wendell33Jardel
21Ömer Toprak34André Almeida
38Bellarabi
70
35Pérez
54
77

Substitutes

25Krešić (GK)12Bruno Varela (GK)
9Drmić
76
2Lisandro López
15Öztunali
70
90+2
7Samaris
77
88
23Kruse11Lima
46
26Donati
82
14Maxi Pereira
46
33Boeder15John
35Yurchenko21Pizzi

Coaches

Roger Schmidt (GER) Jorge Jesus (POR)

Referee

Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Standings

Last updated: 23/10/2014 09:20 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Leverkusen
Benfica

3

Goals scored

1

44

Possession (%)

56

23

Total attempts

5

10

on target

1

10

off target

1

3

blocked

3

2

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

4

8

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

11

11

Fouls suffered

16

286

Passes

418

226

completed

337

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    <strong>Andy James (<a class="commLink" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/UEFAcomAndyJ">@UEFAcomAndyJ</a>), BayArena:</strong> Leverkusen fans will be buzzing after tonight's result. Their superb start to the season looked to have turned into something of a damp squib but this performance showed that at their best, the Werkself can perform at the top level - even if Benfica were poor by their own high standards.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Öztunali (Leverkusen) is booked.
  • Yellow Card
    88
    Samaris (Benfica) is booked.
  • Substitution
    82
    Donati (in) - Bender (out) (Leverkusen)
  • Substitution
    77
    Samaris (in) - Pérez (out) (Benfica)

See also

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