BayArena - Leverkusen 14/02/2013 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time)

Round of 32, First leg

Leverkusen - Benfica
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Cardozo puts Benfica in box seat at Leverkusen

Published: Thursday 14 February 2013, 20.00CET
Cardozo puts Benfica in box seat at Leverkusen 
Leverkusen - Benfica reaction ©AFP/Getty Images

Óscar Cardozo's brilliant subtle finish earned SL Benfica a deserved away victory in the first leg of their round of 32 meeting with Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

The Paraguay striker kept his cool on a frosty night in the Rhineland to secure the advantage going into next week's Lisbon return. Despite enjoying the better of the chances, Benfica still had an impressive performance by No1 Artur to thank for preserving their clean sheet, as Leverkusen fought to keep their UEFA Europa League ambitions intact.

 

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Match statistics

Leverkusen
Benfica

0

Goals scored

1

5

Attempts on target

5

9

Attempts off target

3

10

Corners

3

6

Offsides

2

6

Fouls committed

10

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    82
    Boenisch (in) - Hosogai (out) (Leverkusen)
  • Yellow Card
    81
    Milik (Leverkusen) is shown a yellow card.
  • Yellow Card
    76
    Kiessling (Leverkusen) is shown a yellow card.
  • Yellow Card
    73
    Gaitán (Benfica) is shown a yellow card.

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