Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Lisbon 21/02/2013 - 21:05CET (20:05 local time)

Round of 32, Second leg

Benfica - Leverkusen
2-1
Aggregate: 3-1
 

Benfica - Leverkusen 2-1 - 21/02/2013 - Match page - UEFA Europa League 2013

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Stylish Benfica put an end to Leverkusen

Published: Thursday 21 February 2013, 23.00CET
Stylish Benfica put an end to Leverkusen 
Benfica-Leverkusen reaction ©AFP/Getty Images

SL Benfica advanced to the UEFA Europa League round of 16 at the expense of Bayer 04 Leverkusen in a thrilling match, despite a determined attacking effort from the visitors.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg in Germany, the hosts went ahead against the run of play with an Ola John wonder goal, before the excellent André Schürrle levelled the scores on the night. Nemanja Matić's header shortly after settled it, with Jorge Jesus's side through to face FC Girondins de Bordeaux in two weeks' time.

 

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Matches

 

Match statistics

Benfica
Leverkusen

2

Goals scored

1

4

Attempts on target

7

3

Attempts off target

8

3

Corners

3

2

Offsides

6

18

Fouls committed

9

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+4
    Jardel (in) - John (out) (Benfica)
  • Yellow Card
    90+3
    Matić (Benfica) is booked.
  • Goal
    77
    Matić (Benfica) scores!
    Substitute Lima makes the difference as his curling cross to the back post is deftly nodded home by midfielder Nemanja Matic
  • Goal
    75
    Schürrle (Leverkusen) scores!
    Finally reward for the excellent André Schürrle as he rifles in substitute Arkadiusz Milik’s knockdown from the edge of the area.

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