Colovray Sports Centre - Nyon 21/04/2017 - 17:00CET (17:00 local timelocal)

Semi-finals

Real Madrid - Benfica
2-4
 

Real Madrid - Benfica 2-4 - 21/04/2017 - Match page - UEFA Youth League 2017

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Benfica hold off Real Madrid to reach final

Published: Friday 21 April 2017, 19.00CET

  • Benfica edge out Real Madrid in the second UEFA Youth League semi-final
  • The Eagles race into a three-goal lead courtesy of João Félix (2) and João Filipe
  • Madrid dominate after pulling one back through Dani Gómez's low finish
  • In spite of sustained second-half pressure, the Whites cannot force an equaliser
  • Félix seals it for Benfica, who also defeated Madrid at this stage three years ago
  • This is Madrid's third semi-final reverse, after 2014 and 2016
  • Benfica, runners-up in 2014, will play Salzburg in the final on Monday (17:00CET)

 

Press kits

Standings

Match statistics

Real Madrid
Benfica

2

Goals scored

4

20

Total attempts

9

11

on target

7

6

off target

2

3

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

1

11

Corners

3

1

Offsides

2

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

12

9

Fouls suffered

11

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Wayne Harrison, reporter: There only looked like being one winner in the first 20 minutes as Benfica charged into a 3-0 lead. Credit to Madrid, though, for picking themselves up and really taking the game to the Portuguese side, as they had to. They largely dictated the pace and tempo of proceedings from the moment they pulled a goal back, but, despite their pressure, they could not fashion an equaliser and fall to their third semi-final defeat in four seasons of this competition.
  • Goal
    90+6
    João Filipe (Benfica) scores!
    That seals it. Florentino gets to the byline and delivers a low ball across the face of goal. Substitute Diogo Mendes is there to meet it and though his effort hits the upright, João Félix is on hand to tuck away the rebound.
  • Substitution
    90+5
    Diogo Mendes (in) - José Gomes (out) (Benfica)
  • Yellow Card
    90
    Álex Martín (Real Madrid) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Soti (Real Madrid) is cautioned by the referee.

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