|Report: Chelsea FC 2 - 1 SL Benfica - 04 April 2012|
|Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg | Kick-off 19:45 BST|
2 - 1
|21' Lampard (pen.)||85' Javi García|
|90'+2 Raul Meireles|
Benfica felt hard done by in Stamford Bridge as Jesus' side bow out of the Champions League fighting until the final whistle.
|Possession||Shots (on target)||Corners||Offsides||Fouls||Yellows (reds)|
|41% | 59%||16(6) | 21(13)||4 | 5||5 | 1||17 | 11||3(0) | 5(1)|
Planet Benfica's Key Players: Artur, Aimar, Matic and Javi García
Date: Wednesdat 4th April 2012, 19:45 BST PT/UK (20:45 CET)
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
Competition: Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referees: Primož Arhar (SVN), Marko Stancin (SVN)
Additional Referees: Matej Jug (SVN), Slavko Vincic (SVN)
Fourth Referee: Mitja Žganec (SVN)
Weather: Cloudy 7°C
TV: RTP (POR), ITV (UK)
CHELSEA Cech, Cole, Ivanovic, David Luiz and Terry (c) (Cahill 59'); Ramires, Mikel, Lampard, Mata (Meireles 79') and Kalou; Torres (Drogba 88')
Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Cahill, Essien, Meireles, Drogba and Sturridge
Coach: Roberto Di Matteo
BENFICA Artur; Maxi Pereira (c), Javi García, Emerson and Capdevila; Matic, Witsel, Bruno César (Rodrigo 72'), Aimar and Gaitán (Yannick Djálo 57'); Cardozo (Oliveira 57')
Subs: Eduardo, André Almeida, Nolito, Yannick Djálo, Rodrigo, Saviola and Nélson Oliveira
Coach: Jorge Jesus
Disciplinary action: Yellow card to Cardozo (19'), Maxi Pereira (21'), Bruno César (23'), Aimar (27'), Ivanovic (38'), Maxi Pereira (40'), Ramires (44') and Mikel (79'). Red card to Maxi Pereira (70')
Highlights: Watch goals and match highlights here
Photos: High-quality images here
|Moreira, the loyal goalkeeper|
In a country where a good, consistent, solid goalkeeper is hard to find since the days of legendary Vitor Baia, Jose Moreira was tipped by many to become the next Portuguese goalkeeping star. Click here to read the farewell article on Benfica's loyal goalkeeper.
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Hard worker, team player, and humble. Those are the three words that describe Nuno Gomes, or what most fans called him, Nuno Golos. Click here to read the farewell article on Benfica's former captain.
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Benfica Magazine 'Mistica' interviewed Benfica SAD Administrator Domingo Soares de Oliveira in their May 2009 issue. The important figure reveals accounts and strategies for the club's future and gives a personal insight on the world of Benfica. Click here to read the extracts of the exclusive interview.
Get bored no more at half-time. The beautiful Benfica cheerleaders were a hot transfer in 2007/08 season and were present at every home Liga Sagres game until 2008/09. Did the average attendance go up slightly? Click here to see the gallery and find out for yourself!
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Inaugurated in 2003, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica was built mainly during 2002/03 to replace the famous Estádio da Luz for the 2004 European Championships. With the finals in mind, the 5-star rated venue was designed for the greatest games and events, continuing the tradition of the biggest stadium in Portugal. Click here to see images of how the Cathedral was built.
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