yardımcı hakemler: kim thomas haglund (nor), frank andås (nor)
4. hakem: sven erik midthjell (nor)
çizgi hakemleri: ken henry johnsen (nor), svein-erik edvartsen (nor)
benfica: artur (gk), luisão (c), andreas samaris (dk. 74 derley), nicolás gaitán, lima (dk. 74 andré almeida), maxi pereira, eduardo salvio, eliseu, talisca (dk. 20 paulo lopes (gk)), jardel, enzo pérez
yedekler: lisandro lópez, ola john, bryan cristante, tiago
teknik direktör: jorge jesus (por)
zenit: yuri lodygin (gk), domenico criscito, nicolas lombaerts, hulk (dk. 85 andrey arshavin), oleg shatov, igor smolnikov (dk. 46 aleksandr anyukov), javi garcía, josé rondón (dk. 76 pavel mogilevets), ezequiel garay, axel witsel, danny (c)
yedekler: vyacheslav malafeev(gk), aleksandr ryazantsev, aleksandr kerzhakov, luís neto
teknik direktör: andré villas-boas (por)
goller: (0-1) dk. 5 hulk (0-2) dk. 22 axel witsel
sarı kartlar: dk. 60 maxi pereira (benfica) dk. 65 javi garcía (zenit)
published: tuesday 16 september 2014, 23.00cet sl benfica 0-2 fc zenit
the russian visitors blew ten-man benfica in lisbon after establishing a two-goal lead and one-man advantage inside 24 minutes.
• hulk scores the first goal of the 2014/15 uefa champions league season • goalkeeper artur is sent off on 18 minutes after bringing down danny • former benfica midfielder axel witsel quickly doubles zenit's lead • benfica's 51-match unbeaten home run in all competitions ends • next games: leverkusen v benfica, zenit v monaco (1 october)
hulk and former benfica favourite axel witsel scored the goals in a 2-0 win as zenit brought the eagles' 51-match unbeaten home record to a spectacular end.
zenit were on their way to an 11th straight win this season from the moment hulk delicately lifted them into a fifth-minute lead, the first goal of this uefa champions league season. ıt was the start of a forgettable opening half for benfica. goalkeeper artur was dismissed on 18 minutes after bringing down danny and two set pieces later it was 2-0, witsel heading in a danny corner.
benfica's nightmare was the stuff of dreams for former fc porto boss andré villas-boas, whose zenit side had brimmed with attacking intent from the off. hulk had served notice of his threat by supplying a teasing cross which oleg shatov was centimetres away from connecting with, and the brazil forward clipped in a delightful finish when shatov returned the compliment.
hulk sensed the kill, smashing an outrageous free-kick from near the centre circle which artur beat away. benfica posed a sporadic threat from set pieces, though, and eduardo salvio called yuri lodygin into action from open play. ıt brought only brief respite, and zenit looked capable of getting in behind the benfica defence at will. another precise shatov left danny one-on-one with artur and the goalkeeper could only bring him down.
paulo lopes, sent on for his uefa champions league debut at the age of 36, conceded within seconds as witsel's powerful near-post header from a danny corner had crossed the line before he could claw it away. the belgian international midfielder – like ezequiel garay and javi garcia playing against his former club – did not celebrate the goal.
just after the hour lopes got the faintest of touches to divert a hulk shot from an acute angle onto the post after more sterling shatov service. benfica battled gamely despite their numerical disadvantage and after a slip by nicolas lombaerts a lima shot almost squirmed under lodygin. at the other end lopes tipped over another crunching hulk strike and josé rondon slid a shot wide. ıt can only get better for benfica.
benfica'nın seriyi zenit bitirdi! şampiyonlar ligi c grubu ilk hafta mücadelesinde benfica'ya konuk olan zenit, rakibinin 51 maçlık iç saha yenilmezliğine son verdi.. 16 eylül 2014 , 23:38
ajansspor- şampiyonlar ligi c grubu ilk hafta mücadelesinde benfica, zenit st. petersburg'u konuk etti.
karşılaşmada konuk ekip erken bir golle öne geçti. 5. dakikada brezilyalı yıldız hulk, takımı adına golü atan isimdi. 18. dakikada önde olan zenit, büyük bir avantaj yakaladı. benfica kalecisi artur moraes kırmızı kart görerek takımını 10 kişi bıraktı. 22. dakikada da rus ekibi iyice rahatladı. axel witsel, attığı golle farkı ikiye çıkardı.
karşılaşmanın kalan dakikalarında başka gol olmadı ve zenit mücadeleyi 2-0 kazandı. benfica, bu mağlubiyetle 51 maç sonra sahasında yenilmiş oldu.