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Report: SL Benfica 2 - 0 Hapoel Tel Aviv - 14 September 2010

Champions League Matchday 1 | Kick-off 19:45 BST



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2 - 0

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21' Luisão
68' Cardozo


Possession Shots (on target) Corners Offsides Fouls Yellows (reds)
52% | 48% 8(5) | 2(1) 4 | 1 1 | 5 6 | 4 0(0) | 2(0)

Benfica won Hapoel Tel Aviv 2-0 on their return to Champions League football at the Estádio da Luz.

The 'encarnados' wore an all red kit again, the second time this season after the Guimarães defeat on Friday, for their opening game in the Champions League against Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Pablo Aimar's wide cross had to be picked up by Carlos Martins on the far side, who decided to put the ball back in the area, and it found an inspired Luisão. The defender volleyed the ball into the net with a great technique, a real striker's finish.

The Israeli's had decent shouts for two penalties, but none were concrete enough for the Russian referee to point to the spot.

Maxi Pereira was brought on for Gaitán in the second-half and it did not take long for the Uruguayan to make an impact. The right-back forced himself forward and had a straight shot at keeper Enyema. Cardozo was at the right place to pick-up the leftovers and make it two for Benfica on the night.

Tamuz could have given his side a consolation goal five minutes from end when his effort hit off the post.

Planet Benfica's Key Players: Aimar, Fábio Coentrão and Roberto

Date: Tuesday 14th September 2010, 19:45 BST PT/UK (20:45 CET)
Venue: Estádio da Luz, Lisboa
Competition: Champions League - Matchday 1
Referee: - Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)
Assistant Referees: - Tikhon Kalugin, Anton Averianov
Additional Referees: - Sergey Karasev, Vladimir Pettay
Fourth Official - Maksim Layushkin
Attendance: 31,512
Weather: Sunny/Clear 31°C - Humidity: 38% Wind: W 5mp/h

BENFICA - Roberto; Ruben Amorim, Luisão (c), David Luiz and Fábio Coentrão; Javi García, Carlos Martins, Gaitán (Maxi Pereira 57') and Aimar (Airton 71'); Saviola (César Peixoto 86') and Cardozo
Subs: Júlio César, César Peixoto, Sidnei, Maxi Pereira, Airton, Jara and Nuno Gomes
Coach: Jorge Jesus

H. TEL AVIV - Enyeama; Douglas da Silva, Fransman (Badier 73'), Ben-Dayan and Bondarv; Rochi (Shivhon 61'), Yadin, Vermouth (c) and Zahavi; Sahar (Tamuz 57') and Shechter
Subs: Ben-Shanan, Shish, Tamuz, Badier, Shivhon, Kende and Abutbul
Coach: Eli Guttman

Disciplinary action: - Yellow card to Shechter (21') and Ben-Dayan (59')

Highlights: Watch highlights here
Photos: See high quality photos from the match here

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