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  • Date:10 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:Estadio da Luz
  • Attendance:25,000
  • Maxi Pereira (41)
    Jara (80)
  • Luyindula (13)
Goal!

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94mins

Franco Jara gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sylvain Armand. Sylvain Armand takes the direct free kick.

91mins

Zoumana Camara challenges Oscar Cardozo unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee books Zoumana Camara for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Pablo Aimar.

90mins

Zoumana Camara fouled by Oscar Cardozo, the ref awards a free kick. Marcos Ceara takes the direct free kick.

88mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Javier Saviola goes over the bar.

87mins

Long range effort by Anderson Nene goes wide right of the net.

85mins

Paulo Cesar Peixoto on for Jorge Carlos Martins.

84mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anderson Nene on Anderson Luisao. Anderson Nene booked for unsporting behaviour. Jimenez Roberto restarts play with the free kick.

81mins

A goal is scored by Franco Jara from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Benfica 2-1 PSG.The assist for the goal came from Pablo Aimar.

80mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Anderson Nene, Victorio Maxi Pereira manages to make a clearance.

79mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Florian Makhedjouf on Victorio Maxi Pereira. Free kick crossed by Jorge Carlos Martins, Edel Bete makes a save.

78mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Franco Jara by Clement Chantome. Francisco Javi Garcia takes the direct free kick.

76mins

Zoumana Camara makes a clearance.

75mins

Clement Chantome fouled by Pablo Aimar, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Marcos Ceara.

75mins

Florian Makhedjouf comes on in place of Tripy Makonda.

74mins

Shot from just outside the area by Oscar Cardozo goes over the bar.

71mins

Nicolas Gaitan leaves the field to be replaced by Pablo Aimar.

71mins

Foul by Jorge Carlos Martins on Mevlut Erdinc, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sylvain Armand.

70mins

Javier Saviola challenges Tripy Makonda unfairly and gives away a free kick. (PSG) makes a substitution, with Neeskens Kebano coming on for Mathieu Bodmer. Tripy Makonda takes the free kick.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Tripy Makonda by Nicolas Gaitan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Edel Bete.

68mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jorge Carlos Martins by Mathieu Bodmer. Francisco Javi Garcia restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

Eduardo Salvio goes off and Franco Jara comes on.

64mins

The offside flag is raised against Jean-Eudes Maurice. Jimenez Roberto takes the indirect free kick.

64mins

Alexandre Fabio Coentrao challenges Jean-Eudes Maurice unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Marcos Ceara.

61mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anderson Nene.

60mins

The referee blows for offside against Mathieu Bodmer. Jimenez Roberto restarts play with the free kick.

60mins

Alexandre Fabio Coentrao is ruled offside. Edel Bete restarts play with the free kick.

58mins

Victorio Maxi Pereira is penalised for a handball. Tripy Makonda takes the direct free kick.

56mins

Francisco Javi Garcia fouled by Sylvain Armand, the ref awards a free kick. Anderson Luisao takes the direct free kick.

55mins

Mevlut Erdinc takes a shot. Save by Jimenez Roberto.

54mins

Foul by Rechel Sidnei on Mevlut Erdinc, free kick awarded. Anderson Nene restarts play with the free kick.

54mins

The referee blows for offside. Alexandre Fabio Coentrao takes the indirect free kick.

53mins

Inswinging corner taken by Anderson Nene from the right by-line, Jimenez Roberto makes a save.

52mins

Anderson Nene produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

51mins

Foul by Anderson Luisao on Anderson Nene, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Anderson Nene.

48mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anderson Nene from the left by-line, clearance made by Nicolas Gaitan.

47mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jorge Carlos Martins, clearance by Marcos Ceara.

47mins

Shot by Alexandre Fabio Coentrao from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

46mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Javier Saviola by Jean-Eudes Maurice. Rechel Sidnei restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eduardo Salvio on Anderson Nene. Free kick taken by Tripy Makonda.

46mins

Corner taken by Nicolas Gaitan from the left by-line, Mevlut Erdinc makes a clearance.

45mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sylvain Armand on Jorge Carlos Martins. Free kick taken by Jorge Carlos Martins.

44mins

Peguy Luyindula leaves the field to be replaced by Jean-Eudes Maurice.

42mins

Victorio Maxi Pereira scores a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Benfica 1-1 PSG.Assist on the goal came from Jorge Carlos Martins.

39mins

Unfair challenge on Alexandre Fabio Coentrao by Marcos Ceara results in a free kick. Marcos Ceara goes into the referee's book. Direct free kick taken by Rechel Sidnei.

39mins

Centre by Mevlut Erdinc, save made by Jimenez Roberto.

37mins

Effort on goal by Oscar Cardozo from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

34mins

Corner taken left-footed by Jorge Carlos Martins, save made by Edel Bete.

34mins

Jorge Carlos Martins takes a shot. Blocked by Sylvain Armand.

31mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jorge Carlos Martins, Sammy Traore makes a clearance.

30mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sylvain Armand on Victorio Maxi Pereira. Sylvain Armand goes into the referee's book. Oscar Cardozo produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Edel Bete.

29mins

Clement Chantome takes a shot. Alexandre Fabio Coentrao gets a block in.

28mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Anderson Nene. Victorio Maxi Pereira takes the free kick.

27mins

Oscar Cardozo takes a shot. Edel Bete makes a save.

26mins

Tripy Makonda fouled by Eduardo Salvio, the ref awards a free kick. Eduardo Salvio shown a yellow card. The ball is sent over by Anderson Nene, Shot by Mathieu Bodmer from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

25mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jorge Carlos Martins on Mathieu Bodmer. Mathieu Bodmer restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Unfair challenge on Mevlut Erdinc by Francisco Javi Garcia results in a free kick. Anderson Nene takes the direct free kick.

23mins

Foul by Zoumana Camara on Oscar Cardozo, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jorge Carlos Martins.

19mins

Francisco Javi Garcia fouled by Mathieu Bodmer, the ref awards a free kick. Rechel Sidnei restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Corner taken left-footed by Anderson Nene from the right by-line, Victorio Maxi Pereira manages to make a clearance.

18mins

The ball is crossed by Anderson Nene, Mevlut Erdinc has an effort at goal from inside the six-yard box that bounces off the post.

14mins

Peguy Luyindula scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Benfica 0-1 PSG.Anderson Nene provided the assist for the goal.

13mins

Anderson Nene fouled by Victorio Maxi Pereira, the ref awards a free kick. Clement Chantome takes the free kick.

9mins

Corner taken right-footed by Anderson Nene from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Sammy Traore goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

9mins

Rechel Sidnei concedes a free kick for a foul on Peguy Luyindula. Free kick taken by Marcos Ceara.

7mins

Oscar Cardozo takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the net.

6mins

Zoumana Camara challenges Oscar Cardozo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jorge Carlos Martins takes the free kick.

6mins

Mevlut Erdinc takes a shot. Jimenez Roberto makes a save.

5mins

Mevlut Erdinc is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jimenez Roberto.

3mins

Nicolas Gaitan has an effort at goal. Edel Bete makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jorge Carlos Martins from the right by-line, clearance made by Sammy Traore.

1mins

Foul by Jorge Carlos Martins on Clement Chantome, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Marcos Ceara.

Match Preview

League takes priority for Kombouare Paris St German coach Antoine Kombouare has made his priorities clear by resting a host of first-team players for the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie away to Benfica. Defender Christophe Jallet, midfielders Ludovic Giuly and Claude Makelele and striker Guillaume Hoarau all stayed behind at the club's Camp des Loges training centre instead of making the trip to Portugal. PSG are still in the Ligue 1 title race and the Coupe de France and it appears Kombouare is targeting those two competitions ahead of European progression. The capital club are five points off the pace in the league, but with a game at home to Montpellier on Sunday and further clashes with title rivals Marseille, Lyon and Lille still to come before the end of the season there are plenty of opportunities to make up the ground. Kombouare's decision to ring the changes will give some fringe players a chance to impress and veteran defender Sammy Traore will be out for revenge against Benfica. PSG were knocked out of the UEFA Cup by the Portuguese outfit at the same stage four years ago, losing the away leg 3-1 to go out 4-3 on aggregate. They have yet to be beaten in this season's competition, though, topping their group before edging out Belorussians BATE Borisov on away goals in the last round, and veteran Traore is looking forward to returning to Lisbon's Estadio da Luz. "We do not have very good memories (of the last visit) because we were eliminated," the Malian told the club's official website. "But it's a beautiful stadium with a great atmosphere." Midfielder Clement Chantome added: "It is one of the most beautiful stadium in Europe." Benfica will go into the tie as favourites having swept aside Stuttgart 4-1 on aggregate in the last round, but head into the game on the back of a 2-1 Liga defeat to Braga. They could be without Argentinian playmaker Pablo Aimar who is struggling with a problem with his right thigh.

Formation:433Manager: Jorge Jesus

Benfica

Formation: 442Manager: Antoine Kombouare

PSG

  • Jimenez Roberto
  • Victorio Maxi Pereira
  • Anderson Luisao
  • Rechel Sidnei
  • Alexandre Fabio Coentrao
  • Eduardo Salvio
  • Francisco Javi Garcia
  • Nicolas Gaitan
  • Javier Saviola
  • Jorge Carlos Martins
  • Oscar Cardozo
  • SUBS
  • Jacobi Julio Cesar
  • Pablo Aimar
  • Franco Jara
  • Jefferson Roderick
  • Jacomo Felipe Menezes
  • Paulo Cesar Peixoto
  • Junior Alan Kardec

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Match Report

Benfica bounce back for win Benfica recovered from a goal down to beat an under-strength Paris St Germain 2-1 in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie at the Estadio da Luz. Franco Jara scored the winner in the 81st minute to give last season's quarter-finalists a slender advantage heading into next week's second leg. Despite resting a number of their key players, PSG made a bright start and claimed their crucial away goal after 17 minutes through Peguy Luyindula. The French side could even have had a second moments later when Mevlut Erdinc fired against the post, but Maxi Pereira equalised just before the break before Jara's late match-winner. PSG coach Antoine Kombouare opted to take a weakened team to Portugal after prioritising his team's battle at the top of the Ligue 1 table over European progress. That meant Christophe Jallet, Ludovic Giuly, Claude Makelele and Guillaume Hoarau were all left in Paris, but despite their absences the visitors made a storming start. Erdinc forced Benfica goalkeeper Roberto into action for the first time after five minutes before recalled defender Sammy Traore headed a Nene corner narrowly over. Brazilian midfielder Nene was at the centre of PSG's best moves early on and it was his craft that provided the opener in the 14th minute when he laid the ball on for Luyindula to score from six yards. The visitors were then denied a second goal by the woodwork four minutes later when Nene again sliced open the defence with a cross that Erdinc directed against a post. Mathieu Bodmer shot wide from a Nene free-kick before Benfica finally started to bare their teeth on the half-hour. Oscar Cardozo drew a pair of saves from Edel Bete in the space of four minutes, the second of which saw the best of the Armenia international as he tipped a 25-yard drive wide. Benfica's spirited response earned them an equaliser four minutes before half-time when Maxi Pereira scored from 12 yards thanks to a Carlos Martins assist. It was a rare period of pressure from the hosts, however, and they were again on the back foot after the break with Nene shooting wide before Erdinc saw a shot blocked. But after keeping their hosts at bay for long periods, PSG were again made to pay for a lapse late in the half when Argentinian midfielder Jara found space to score with a right-footed shot from just outside the area.

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