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Getafe claim Benfica scalp

Published: Thursday 6 March 2008, 23.55CET
SL Benfica 1-2 Getafe CF
The Spanish side's fairy-tale first season in European competition continued with a win at ten-man Benfica.

Match statistics

BenficaGetafe

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target6
 
5
Attempts off target2
 
6
Corners9
 
5
Offsides1
 
4
Fouls committed4
 
8
Yellow cards0
5
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 6 March 2008, 23.55CET

Getafe claim Benfica scalp

SL Benfica 1-2 Getafe CF
The Spanish side's fairy-tale first season in European competition continued with a win at ten-man Benfica.

Getafe CF continued their sensational first season in European competition with a 2-1 win at ten-man SL Benfica.

Sending off
The home side had Óscar Cardozo sent off after only nine minutes for swinging an arm at away defender Belenguer and then Getafe scored a goal in each half through Rubén De La Red and Pablo Hernández to take a commanding two-goal lead. However, Mantorras pulled one back for Benfica to give them a fighting chance ahead of next Wednesday's second leg in Spain.

First chances
The game had not settled down before Benfica were reduced to ten men as Cardozo saw red after fouling Belenguer. However, the hosts were the first to threaten when Rui Costa tested Óscar Ustari with a curling free-kick from just outside the area. Getafe hit straight back when some good link-up play between Esteban Granero and Pablo Hernández allowed the latter space in the box to draw a great diving save out of Quim.

Away goals
A period of sustained pressure from the visitors followed, which led to the breakthrough in the 25th minute. De La Red controlled the ball on the edge of the area, created space for himself and fired in a shot that took a slight deflection on its way into the net. Getafe looked to finish the game off in the second half and doubled their lead with 25 minutes to go. Scorer turned provider as De La Red played in Pablo Hernández, who controlled the ball on the left of the area before curling in a shot from a tight angle.

Late reply
Benfica's reaction was instant this time and Ustari was a spectator as Cristián Rodríguez hammered a shot on to the bar from close range minutes after the goal. Then, having only been on the pitch 14 minutes, Mantorras gave the hosts a lifeline with a stunning long-range shot that flew into the bottom of the net. Javier Casquero responded immediately for the Spanish side but his clever lob sailed just wide of the goal.

Last updated: 08/04/08 17.39CET

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Lineups

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Benfica

getafe

Getafe

12
QuimQuim (GK)
1
UstariOscar Ustari (GK)
22
NélsonNélson
2
ContraCosmin Contra
4
LuisãoLuisão
Substitution29
4
BelenguerDavid Belenguer (C)
3
EdcarlosEdcarlos (C)
3
Cata DíazCata Díaz
5
LéoLéo
12
LichtLucas Licht
Yellow Card82
8
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
16
AlbínAlbín
10
Rui CostaRui Costa
22
CasqueroJavier Casquero
Yellow Card85
26
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
24
Pablo HernándezPablo Hernández
Goal67
Yellow Card90+2
20
Di MaríaÁngel Di María
Substitution62
25
GraneroEsteban Granero
Yellow Card35
Substitution46
33
SepsiLászló Sepsi
10
De la RedRubén de la Red
Goal25
Substitution73
7
Óscar CardozoÓscar Cardozo
Red Card9
9
BraulioBraulio
Yellow Card21
Substitution61

Substitutes

24
ButtJörg Butt (GK)
13
AbbondanzieriPato Abbondanzieri (GK)
2
Luís FilipeLuís Filipe
6
CelestiniFabio Celestini
Substitution73
17
ZoroMarc Zoro
Substitution29
7
Mario CoteloMario Cotelo
Substitution46
25
Nuno AssisNuno Assis
8
GavilánJaime Gavilán
43
SimãoDavid Simão
14
ManuManu
Substitution61
9
MantorrasMantorras
Substitution62
Goal76
21
CortésDavid Cortés
41
CarvalhasAndré Carvalhas
23
Manuel TenaManuel Tena

Coach

José Antonio Camacho (ESP) Michael Laudrup (DEN)

Referee

Grzegorz Gilewski (POL)

Assistant referees

Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Rafal Rostkowski (POL)

Fourth official

Piotr Pielak (POL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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