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Albín fires Getafe into last eight

Published: Wednesday 12 March 2008, 23.25CET
Getafe CF 1-0 SL Benfica (agg: 3-1)
Albín's second-half took Getafe into the quarter-finals as their fairy-tale European debut continued.

Match statistics

GetafeBenfica

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners4
 
4
Offsides0
1
Fouls committed13
 
13
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 12 March 2008, 23.25CET

Albín fires Getafe into last eight

Getafe CF 1-0 SL Benfica (agg: 3-1)
Albín's second-half took Getafe into the quarter-finals as their fairy-tale European debut continued.

Getafe CF's fairy-tale debut European campaign continued as Michael Laudrup's team defeated SL Benfica 1-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate to reach the UEFA Cup quarter-finals.

Makukula scare
The Spanish outfit started as strong favourites after a 2-1 success in Lisbon last week, but they were missing several key figures and almost went behind in the sixth minute when Benfica striker Ariza Makukula struck the post following some poor defending. That, however, proved to be the visitors' best chance, and Albín's goal ensured new Benfica coach Fernando Chalana endured a sobering start after replacing José Antonio Camacho earlier in the week.

Gavilán chances
After the scare when Makukula went close, Getafe were altogether more menacing and Jaime Gavilán twice threatened in the opening period. The winger first drew a fine save out of Quim on 27 minutes, then just before the break. Kepa Blanco's header found Gavilán in pace on the edge of the box, but the on-loan Valencia CF man sent his shot into the side-netting.

Katsouranis intervention
Laudrup's side looked increasingly comfortable and seemed the more likely scorers at the start of the second half. Manuel Tena saw his glancing header from Cosmin Contra's free-kick fly just over, before Albín had an attempted chip comfortably saved by Quim. The quicksilver Albín then had two great chances in quick succession to put Getafe ahead, but a superb last-ditch tackle from Konstantinos Katsouranis and miss by the Uruguayan allowed Benfica to breathe again.

Clinical finish
The visitors almost grabbed a lifeline in the 70th minute when Rui Costa latched on to a loose ball and fired in a left-footed volley that Pato did well to parry. Albín was handed another chance with 13 minutes remaining though, and this time he made no mistake with a clinical finish. Having skipped past the desperate challenge of Katsouranis, Albín coolly chipped Quim from outside the area to seal Getafe's passage.

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Lineups

getafe

Getafe

benfica

Benfica

13
AbbondanzieriPato Abbondanzieri (GK)
Yellow Card38
12
QuimQuim (GK)
2
ContraCosmin Contra
22
NélsonNélson
23
Manuel TenaManuel Tena
3
EdcarlosEdcarlos
Yellow Card68
Substitution74
12
LichtLucas Licht
Yellow Card73
6
PetitPetit
7
Mario CoteloMario Cotelo (C)
Yellow Card60
Substitution74
5
LéoLéo
Yellow Card88
6
CelestiniFabio Celestini
8
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
Yellow Card14
22
CasqueroJavier Casquero
10
Rui CostaRui Costa
8
GavilánJaime Gavilán
Substitution79
14
Maxi PereiraMaxi Pereira
Yellow Card55
Substitution59
16
AlbínAlbín
Goal77
26
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
17
KepaKepa
Substitution69
21
Nuno GomesNuno Gomes (C)
Substitution66
10
De la RedRubén de la Red
38
MakukulaAriza Makukula

Substitutes

1
UstariOscar Ustari (GK)
24
ButtJörg Butt (GK)
4
BelenguerDavid Belenguer
2
Luís FilipeLuís Filipe
19
SignorinoFranck Signorino
Substitution69
9
MantorrasMantorras
Substitution66
21
CortésDavid Cortés
Substitution74
20
Di MaríaÁngel Di María
Substitution59
38
RichiRichi
33
SepsiLászló Sepsi
Substitution74
42
JuanfranJuanfran
Substitution79
41
CarvalhasAndré Carvalhas
43
SimãoDavid Simão

Coach

Michael Laudrup (DEN) Fernando Chalana (POR)

Referee

Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Assistant referees

Zsolt Attila Szpisjak (HUN), Tibor Vámos (HUN)

Fourth official

Sandor Szabo (HUN)

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