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  • Date:02 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Estadio da Luz
  • Alan Kardec (19) Fabio Coentrao (30)
    Javi Garcia (42) Fabio Coentrao (66)
  • Gourcuff (74) Gomis (84)
    Lovren (90) Lovren (90) Lovren (90)
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95mins

Dejan Lovren finds the back of the net with a headed goal from just inside the edge of the penalty box. Benfica 4-3 Lyon.The assist for the goal came from Cristiano Cris.

95mins

Dejan Lovren grabs a headed goal from just inside the area. Benfica 4-3 Lyon.Assist by Anthony Reveillere.

95mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jacomo Felipe Menezes on Bafetimbi Gomis. Free kick taken by Anthony Reveillere.

95mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bafetimbi Gomis by Jacomo Felipe Menezes. Free kick taken by Cristiano Cris.

94mins

Foul by Fernandes Michel Bastos on Jacomo Felipe Menezes, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jacomo Felipe Menezes.

93mins

Corner taken short by Eduardo Salvio.

92mins

Caution for Jimenez Roberto.

89mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Francisco Javi Garcia on Bafetimbi Gomis. Yoann Gourcuff restarts play with the free kick. Maxime Gonalons takes a shot. Corner from right by-line taken by Yoann Gourcuff.

87mins

Dejan Lovren gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paulo Cesar Peixoto. Jacomo Felipe Menezes restarts play with the free kick.

85mins

Bafetimbi Gomis scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Benfica 4-2 Lyon.The assist for the goal came from Alexandre Lacazette.

84mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yoann Gourcuff played to the near post.

82mins

Corner taken by Yoann Gourcuff from the right by-line to the near post, Anderson Luisao makes a clearance.

81mins

Corner taken right-footed by Yoann Gourcuff from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Dejan Lovren clears the crossbar.

81mins

Shot from just outside the box by Victorio Maxi Pereira goes over the crossbar.

78mins

Yoann Gourcuff is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jimenez Roberto.

78mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Yoann Gourcuff. Free kick taken by Jimenez Roberto.

75mins

Yoann Gourcuff finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the top left corner of the goal. Benfica 4-1 Lyon.Assist by Alexandre Lacazette. Jacomo Felipe Menezes comes on in place of Jorge Carlos Martins.

73mins

Jorge Carlos Martins has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

73mins

Yoann Gourcuff takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

71mins

Alexandre Lacazette comes on in place of Jeremy Pied. Victorio Maxi Pereira gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Briand. Junior Alan Kardec leaves the field to be replaced by Santos Weldon. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yoann Gourcuff.

70mins

Foul by Anderson Luisao on Maxime Gonalons, free kick awarded. Franco Jara is brought on as a substitute for Javier Saviola. Jean Makoun on for Miralem Pjanic. Free kick taken by Maxime Gonalons.

67mins

Goal scored by Alexandre Fabio Coentrao from just outside the area high into the middle of the goal. Benfica 4-0 Lyon.Assist by Jorge Carlos Martins.

66mins

Corner taken right-footed by Jeremy Pied from the left by-line to the near post, save by Jimenez Roberto.

66mins

Corner taken by Jeremy Pied played to the near post.

66mins

Yoann Gourcuff takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save by Jimenez Roberto.

66mins

Inswinging corner taken by Yoann Gourcuff from the left by-line played to the near post, Alexandre Fabio Coentrao manages to make a clearance.

65mins

Alexandre Fabio Coentrao concedes a free kick for a foul on Fernandes Michel Bastos. Free kick crossed left-footed by Fernandes Michel Bastos.

65mins

Jimmy Briand takes a shot. Victorio Maxi Pereira gets a block in.

63mins

Bafetimbi Gomis is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jimenez Roberto.

62mins

Victorio Maxi Pereira challenges Jimmy Briand unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dejan Lovren restarts play with the free kick.

60mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Paulo Cesar Peixoto. Free kick taken by Anthony Reveillere.

60mins

Maxime Gonalons fouled by Javier Saviola, the ref awards a free kick. Javier Saviola is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Maxime Gonalons restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Bafetimbi Gomis replaces Pape Malickou Diakhate.

57mins

Jorge Carlos Martins decides to take a short corner.

55mins

Pape Malickou Diakhate concedes a free kick for a foul on Junior Alan Kardec. Paulo Cesar Peixoto takes the direct free kick.

55mins

Jimmy Briand takes a shot. Marinho David Luiz gets a block in.

54mins

Foul by Cristiano Cris on Javier Saviola, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Jorge Carlos Martins, Hugo Lloris makes a comfortable save.

53mins

Indirect free kick taken by Jimenez Roberto. Javier Saviola fouled by Yoann Gourcuff, the ref awards a free kick.

53mins

Yoann Gourcuff is ruled offside. Jimenez Roberto restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Briand by Marinho David Luiz. Direct free kick taken by Pape Malickou Diakhate.

44mins

Unfair challenge on Francisco Javi Garcia by Yoann Gourcuff results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jorge Carlos Martins from right channel, Yoann Gourcuff gets a block in.

44mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jimmy Briand on Jorge Carlos Martins. Direct free kick taken by Anderson Luisao.

42mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jorge Carlos Martins from the left by-line, Francisco Javi Garcia finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Benfica 3-0 Lyon.Jorge Carlos Martins provided the assist for the goal.

41mins

Jorge Carlos Martins takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Yoann Gourcuff.

39mins

Jorge Carlos Martins takes a shot. Save by Hugo Lloris. Fernandes Michel Bastos challenges Paulo Cesar Peixoto unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jorge Carlos Martins delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Cristiano Cris.

39mins

Javier Saviola takes a shot. Save made by Hugo Lloris. Fernandes Michel Bastos concedes a free kick for a foul on Paulo Cesar Peixoto. Free kick crossed by Jorge Carlos Martins, Cristiano Cris makes a clearance.

38mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alexandre Fabio Coentrao on Fernandes Michel Bastos. Yoann Gourcuff delivers the ball, Cristiano Cris produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

37mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maxime Gonalons by Jorge Carlos Martins. Maxime Gonalons restarts play with the free kick.

34mins

Fernandes Michel Bastos takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Alexandre Fabio Coentrao.

33mins

The offside flag is raised against Fernandes Michel Bastos. Marinho David Luiz restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Alexandre Fabio Coentrao finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Benfica 2-0 Lyon.Assist by Jorge Carlos Martins.

31mins

Jimmy Briand fouled by Jorge Carlos Martins, the ref awards a free kick. Jeremy Pied crosses the ball in from the free kick.

28mins

Unfair challenge on Jeremy Pied by Junior Alan Kardec results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dejan Lovren.

28mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeremy Pied by Junior Alan Kardec. Dejan Lovren restarts play with the free kick.

28mins

The ball is swung over by Anthony Reveillere, Effort on goal by Jimmy Briand from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

23mins

Paulo Cesar Peixoto takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Dejan Lovren. Anderson Luisao is given a yellow card. Booking for Dejan Lovren for unsporting behaviour.

23mins

Inswinging corner taken by Paulo Cesar Peixoto, Dejan Lovren manages to make a clearance. Anderson Luisao is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Dejan Lovren booked for unsporting behaviour. Anderson Luisao challenges Dejan Lovren unfairly and gives away a free kick. Hugo Lloris restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Miralem Pjanic on Paulo Cesar Peixoto. The referee books Miralem Pjanic for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Paulo Cesar Peixoto.

21mins

Jorge Carlos Martins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yoann Gourcuff. Direct free kick taken by Dejan Lovren.

19mins

Junior Alan Kardec fouled by Miralem Pjanic, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by Jorge Carlos Martins, Junior Alan Kardec finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Benfica 1-0 Lyon.Assist by Jorge Carlos Martins.

18mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Alexandre Fabio Coentrao clears the bar.

17mins

Corner taken right-footed by Yoann Gourcuff from the right by-line, Jorge Carlos Martins makes a clearance.

16mins

Corner taken right-footed by Yoann Gourcuff from the right by-line, clearance made by Marinho David Luiz.

15mins

Javier Saviola fouled by Maxime Gonalons, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Victorio Maxi Pereira.

14mins

Miralem Pjanic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alexandre Fabio Coentrao. Free kick taken by Alexandre Fabio Coentrao.

9mins

Foul by Anderson Luisao on Jeremy Pied, free kick awarded. Miralem Pjanic fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

8mins

Victorio Maxi Pereira takes a shot. Save by Hugo Lloris.

6mins

Inswinging corner taken by Paulo Cesar Peixoto.

6mins

Corner taken by Paulo Cesar Peixoto.

6mins

Victorio Maxi Pereira takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Reveillere.

6mins

Victorio Maxi Pereira takes a shot. Save by Hugo Lloris.

6mins

Victorio Maxi Pereira takes a shot. Anthony Reveillere gets a block in.

The game gets underway.

The match has reached half-time.

The second half kicks off.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Les Gones ready to go Lyon will run out at Benfica's Estadio da Luz knowing a victory will secure their place in the knockout stage of the Champions League. Les Gones are defending a 100% record in Group D, including a 2-0 win over the Portuguese side a fortnight ago. Their Ligue 1 form has also shown signs of improvement after a dismal start to the season, with Claude Puel's men now sitting ninth following a run of three wins in four matches. A 2-1 result over Sochaux at the weekend gave the players a further lift, and defender Cris wants to see them carry that performance onto the European stage. "There are still things to fix," the Brazilian told www.olweb.fr. "But things are going well and I know it will all come together. "We are pleased with that victory, now we must think about our next Champions League match." Puel, who has come under close scrutiny in recent weeks because of their Ligue 1 position, hopes the weekend success has not taken too much out of his players ahead of the trip to Lisbon. "We are tired," he said. "Those three points were gained by force. "However, I'm hoping the win will give us some get up and go because it was a good result." The victory has already come at a cost for Puel, with striker Lisandro Lopez ruled out for three weeks with a thigh injury, while Michel Bastos picked up a knock and is doubtful. Jean Il Makoun is also carrying an injury and Miro Panjic is troubled by a hamstring strain. Benfica lie third in the group standings with just one win so far - at home to Hapoel Tel-Aviv - and need maximum points to keep alive their hopes of a top-two finish. They warmed up for the European encounter with a 2-0 victory over Pacos de Ferreira, which ensured they remain second in the domestic Liga. Coach Jorge Jesus has few injury worries ahead of the visit of Lyon, although midfielder Ruben Amorim and striker Oscar Cardozo are both victims of knee injuries.

Formation:433Manager: Jorge Jesus

Benfica

Formation: 433Manager: Claude Puel

Lyon

  • Jimenez Roberto
  • Victorio Maxi Pereira
  • Anderson Luisao
  • Marinho David Luiz
  • Paulo Cesar Peixoto
  • Jorge Carlos Martins
  • Francisco Javi Garcia
  • Alexandre Fabio Coentrao
  • Javier Saviola
  • Eduardo Salvio
  • Junior Alan Kardec
  • SUBS
  • Jose Moreira
  • Santos Airton
  • Franco Jara
  • Jacomo Felipe Menezes
  • Santos Weldon
  • Miguel Nuno Gomes
  • Rechel Sidnei

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Match Report

Benfica survive late scare Lyon scored three late goals but missed their chance to reach the last 16 with games to spare as Benfica boosted their own hopes of progressing from Group B with a 4-3 win. The hosts began the night six points adrift of Lyon, but swept aside their French visitors in the early going with first-half goals from Alan Kardec, Fabio Coentrao and Javi Garcia. Coentrao's second made it 4-0 midway through the second half before Lyon began their fightback. Yoann Gourcuff got the first before Bafetimbi Gomis struck five minutes from time. Dejan Lovren headed home in the fifth minute of injury time, but the points went to Benfica. Jorge Carlos Martins provided the assist for all four Benfica goals. The hosts dominated the opening half, piling pressure on Hugo Lloris' goal. Maxi Pereria's early sighters began the assualt before Coentrao fired narrowly over from close range. They opened the scoring in the 19th minute with Martins whipping in a free-kick which Kardec headed home. Lyon were not seen as an attacking force until the 28th minute, when Jimmy Briand blazed over from Anthony Reveillere's cross. And moments later the visitors found themselves 2-0 down when Coentrao volleyed home from another Martins cross. Cris had a great chance to get Lyon back into it seven minutes before the break, but headed narrowly wide from Gourcuff's free-kick. At the other end, Lloris parried Javier Saviola's close-range shot away. But Benfica would get a third before half-time as Martins' corner found Javi Garcia who headed home. Lyon began the second half brighter, with chances falling for Briand early on. But he failed to take either, and instead Benfica took a 4-0 lead. Martins was the provider but Coentrao took the plaudits as he lobbed the goalkeeper from 20 yards. Martins would not get a goal himself though, firing wide with his final chance before being replaced with a little over 15 minutes to go. Perhaps it was no coincidence that the Lyon fightback then began. Alexandre Lacazette's cross found Gourcuff who lashed home the first in the 75th minute. Lovren then headed just over from Gourcuff's corner before Gomis got a second five minutes from time, finishing easily from Lacazette's cross. There was enough injury time for Lovren to head home at the death, but Lyon had left their fightback too late. With Schalke held to a draw by Hapoel Tel Aviv, Benfica move to within a point of the top two in the group.

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