Match statistics

BenficaBraga

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
4
Attempts off target5
 
4
Corners7
 
0
Offsides3
 
6
Fouls committed16
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Benfica head into next week's second leg as narrow favourites to reach the Dublin final on 28 May. Braga battled gamely after falling behind initially, but rarely looked live equalising again after Óscar Cardozo's decisive strike for the hosts.
  • 90+3
    Alan (Braga) fouls.
  • 90+3
    Luisão (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 90+3
    Gaitán (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 90+2
    Artur (Braga) makes a save.
  • 90+2
    Jara (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 90
    Vandinho (Braga) misses the target.
  • 89
    Miguel Garcia (Braga) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gaitán (Benfica).
  • 87
    Luisão (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mossoró (Braga).
  • Substitution
    86
    Airton (in) - Saviola (out) (Benfica)
  • 86
    Leandro Salino (Braga) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jardel (Benfica).
  • Substitution
    84
    Kaká (in) - Lima (out) (Braga)
  • 83
    Saviola (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 83
    Aimar (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 82
    Roberto (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 82
    Lima (Braga) has an effort on goal.
  • 80
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Alan (Braga).
  • 78
    Miguel Garcia (Braga) misses the target.
  • 77
    Aimar (Benfica) delivers the corner.
  • 76
    Roberto (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 76
    Lima (Braga) has an effort on goal.
  • 75
    Saviola (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Alberto Rodríguez (Braga).
  • 74
    Aimar (Benfica) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Alberto Rodríguez (Braga).
  • 72
    Fábio Coentrão (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Mossoró (Braga).
  • 70
    Alan (Braga) misses the target.
  • 69
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Alberto Rodríguez (Braga).
  • Substitution
    65
    Gaitán (in) - César Peixoto (out) (Benfica)
  • Substitution
    65
    Jara (in) - Carlos Martins (out) (Benfica)
  • Substitution
    62
    Mossoró (in) - Hugo Viana (out) (Braga)
  • 62
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 60
    Carlos Martins (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Sílvio Pereira (Braga).
  • Goal
    59
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) scores!
    Having been denied by the post before the break, Óscar Cardozo gets on the mark in sumptuous fashion with a free-kick with arcs into Artur's top right-hand corner.
  • 59
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 58
    Alan (Braga) is penalised for a foul on Carlos Martins (Benfica).
  • 58
    Alan (Braga) is penalised for a foul on Maxi Pereira (Benfica).
  • 57
    Alan (Braga) is flagged for offside.
  • 56
    César Peixoto (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    55
    Custódio (in) - Meyong (out) (Braga)
  • 55
    Sílvio Pereira (Braga) is penalised for a foul on Carlos Martins (Benfica).
  • 54
    Lima (Braga) is flagged for offside.
  • Goal
    53
    Vandinho (Braga) scores!
    Braga immediately restore parity, Vandinho catching Roberto out of position with a header from the edge of the penalty area. The goalkeeper was not expecting that from Hugo Viana's free-kick.
  • 53
    Hugo Viana (Braga) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    53
    Aimar (Benfica) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 52
    Aimar (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Alan (Braga).
  • Goal
    50
    Jardel (Benfica) scores!
    Jardel is in the right place at the right time to score his first European goal, turning the ball in from close range after Óscar Cardozo had headed Maxi Pereira's inviting cross against a post.
  • 50
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 49
    Meyong (Braga) is flagged for offside.
  • 48
    Roberto (Benfica) makes a save.
  • 48
    Lima (Braga) has an effort on goal.
  • 47
    César Peixoto (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Leandro Salino (Braga).
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • 45+2
    Meyong (Braga) is penalised for a foul on Javi García (Benfica).
  • 45+1
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Artur (Braga).
  • 44
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) misses the target.
  • Yellow Card
    43
    Miguel Garcia (Braga) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 43
    Miguel Garcia (Braga) is penalised for a foul on César Peixoto (Benfica).
  • 41
    Artur (Braga) makes a save.
  • 41
    Aimar (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 40
    Lima (Braga) is flagged for offside.
  • Yellow Card
    39
    Vandinho (Braga) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 39
    Vandinho (Braga) is penalised for a foul on Fábio Coentrão (Benfica).
  • 38
    Lima (Braga) is penalised for a foul on Luisão (Benfica).
  • 38
    Javi García (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Hugo Viana (Braga).
  • 36
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is flagged for offside.
  • 35
    Alan (Braga) is penalised for a foul on Carlos Martins (Benfica).
  • 34
    César Peixoto (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Leandro Salino (Braga).
  • 34
    Alan (Braga) is penalised for a foul on Maxi Pereira (Benfica).
  • 32
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) misses the target.
  • 28
    Sílvio Pereira (Braga) is flagged for offside.
  • 28
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Paulão (Braga).
  • 27
    Alan (Braga) is flagged for offside.
  • 24
    Carlos Martins (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 23
    Lima (Braga) is penalised for a foul on Carlos Martins (Benfica).
  • 23
    César Peixoto (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 21
    Artur (Braga) makes a save.
    Artur makes his second save of the match, beating out Javier Saviola's effort from the edge of the area.
  • 21
    Saviola (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 21
    César Peixoto (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Miguel Garcia (Braga).
  • 19
    Hugo Viana (Braga) takes the free-kick.
  • 19
    Maxi Pereira (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Sílvio Pereira (Braga).
  • 16
    César Peixoto (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • 14
    Hugo Viana (Braga) takes the free-kick.
  • 14
    Fábio Coentrão (Benfica) is penalised for a foul on Meyong (Braga).
  • 12
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is flagged for offside.
  • 11
    Óscar Cardozo (Benfica) is flagged for offside.
    Óscar Cardozo's celebrations are curtailed by the assistant referee's raised flag. The Paraguay striker had rifled the loose ball into the roof of the net after Artur kept out a header from Javi García.
  • 11
    Artur (Braga) makes a save.
  • 11
    Javi García (Benfica) has an effort on goal.
  • 11
    Carlos Martins (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • 10
    Vandinho (Braga) is penalised for a foul on Maxi Pereira (Benfica).
  • 10
    Vandinho (Braga) is penalised for a foul on Saviola (Benfica).
  • 7
    Javi García (Benfica) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    6
    Alberto Rodríguez (Braga) is shown a yellow card.
  • 6
    Alberto Rodríguez (Braga) is penalised for a foul on Aimar (Benfica).
  • 5
    Vandinho (Braga) is penalised for a foul on Carlos Martins (Benfica).
  • 3
    Sílvio Pereira (Braga) misses the target.
    The first shot in anger is fired in by Braga defender Silvio, his effort flying wide but nonetheless causing Roberto to frantically dive across goal. Moments earlier, Paulão sliced over his crossbar as panic momentarily set into the visitors' defence.
  • 1
    Aimar (Benfica) takes the corner.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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