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  • Date:07 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Estadio da Luz
  • Luisao (86) Luisao (86) Luisao (86) Luisao (86)
  • Jurado (18) Howedes (80)
    Howedes (80) Howedes (80)
    Howedes (80) Howedes (80)
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93mins

Goncalves Edu is caught offside. Marinho David Luiz takes the indirect free kick.

91mins

Joel Matip challenges Alexandre Fabio Coentrao unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marinho David Luiz produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

90mins

Erik Jendrisek replaces Jose Manuel Jurado.

87mins

Anderson Luisao scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Benfica 1-2 Schalke 04.Assist by Alexandre Fabio Coentrao.

86mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicolas Gaitan.

85mins

Goncalves Edu is brought on as a substitute for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

82mins

Joel Matip on for Peer Kluge.

81mins

Benedikt Howedes grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Benfica 0-2 Schalke 04.Inswinging corner taken by Jose Manuel Jurado. The assist for the goal came from Peer Kluge.

79mins

Eduardo Salvio joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jorge Carlos Martins. Kyriakos Papadopoulos gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Filipe Ruben Amorim. Direct free kick taken by Filipe Ruben Amorim.

78mins

Booking for Ivan Rakitic for unsporting behaviour. Ivan Rakitic challenges Pablo Aimar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Pablo Aimar restarts play with the free kick.

77mins

Pablo Aimar receives a yellow card. Kyriakos Papadopoulos fouled by Pablo Aimar, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lukas Schmitz.

76mins

Foul by Francisco Javi Garcia on Atsuto Uchida, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Atsuto Uchida.

75mins

Pablo Aimar has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

71mins

Javier Saviola is given a yellow card.

70mins

Filipe Ruben Amorim has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

68mins

Marinho David Luiz goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Marinho David Luiz concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Manuel Jurado. Ivan Rakitic takes the free kick.

67mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jorge Carlos Martins.

67mins

Outswinging corner taken by Jorge Carlos Martins from the right by-line.

66mins

Oscar Cardozo produces a drilled left-footed shot from 18 yards. Save by Manuel Neuer.

65mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jorge Carlos Martins, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Francisco Javi Garcia goes wide right of the goal.

64mins

The referee shows Klaas-Jan Huntelaar a yellow card for dissent.

63mins

The official flags Klaas-Jan Huntelaar offside. Marinho David Luiz takes the free kick.

62mins

Unfair challenge on Francisco Javi Garcia by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marinho David Luiz.

59mins

Pablo Aimar fouled by Benedikt Howedes, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Jorge Carlos Martins from the free kick, blocked by Christoph Metzelder.

56mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Pablo Aimar.

56mins

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is ruled offside. Jimenez Roberto takes the free kick.

55mins

Close range effort by Peer Kluge misses to the left of the goal.

54mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Manuel Jurado by Filipe Ruben Amorim. Lukas Schmitz takes the direct free kick.

54mins

Atsuto Uchida fouled by Javier Saviola, the ref awards a free kick. Atsuto Uchida takes the direct free kick.

53mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jose Manuel Jurado from the left by-line, clearance by Marinho David Luiz.

52mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Klaas-Jan Huntelaar by Anderson Luisao. Jose Manuel Jurado takes the free kick.

51mins

Pablo Aimar challenges Kyriakos Papadopoulos unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Benedikt Howedes.

47mins

Ivan Rakitic takes a shot. Jimenez Roberto makes a comfortable save.

46mins

Nicolas Gaitan comes on in place of Victorio Maxi Pereira.

46mins

Pablo Aimar replaces Paulo Cesar Peixoto.

44mins

Javier Saviola is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Manuel Neuer restarts play with the free kick.

43mins

The official flags Javier Saviola offside. Free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.

43mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jorge Carlos Martins from the left by-line.

42mins

Gonzalez Raul concedes a free kick for a foul on Marinho David Luiz. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jorge Carlos Martins, Jose Manuel Jurado manages to make a clearance.

41mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Javier Saviola. Free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.

36mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jorge Carlos Martins from the left by-line, save by Manuel Neuer.

35mins

Paulo Cesar Peixoto fouled by Gonzalez Raul, the ref awards a free kick. Jorge Carlos Martins delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Atsuto Uchida.

34mins

Jorge Carlos Martins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Lukas Schmitz restarts play with the free kick.

32mins

Foul by Anderson Luisao on Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Benedikt Howedes.

31mins

Kyriakos Papadopoulos concedes a free kick for a foul on Jorge Carlos Martins. Free kick taken by Jorge Carlos Martins.

30mins

Kyriakos Papadopoulos takes a shot. Save made by Jimenez Roberto.

25mins

Long range effort from Jorge Carlos Martins misses to the left of the target.

25mins

Foul by Kyriakos Papadopoulos on Anderson Luisao, free kick awarded. Anderson Luisao takes the direct free kick.

23mins

The official flags Klaas-Jan Huntelaar offside. Anderson Luisao takes the indirect free kick.

19mins

Jose Manuel Jurado finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Benfica 0-1 Schalke 04.

17mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Filipe Ruben Amorim on Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Kyriakos Papadopoulos takes the direct free kick.

15mins

Shot by Javier Saviola from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

14mins

Lukas Schmitz concedes a free kick for a foul on Filipe Ruben Amorim. Victorio Maxi Pereira takes the direct free kick.

13mins

Shot on goal by Oscar Cardozo from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

11mins

Jorge Carlos Martins is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Benedikt Howedes restarts play with the free kick.

10mins

Gonzalez Raul challenges Francisco Javi Garcia unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jimenez Roberto restarts play with the free kick.

9mins

Oscar Cardozo is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.

5mins

Shot from just outside the box by Jorge Carlos Martins misses to the left of the goal.

4mins

Paulo Cesar Peixoto takes a short corner.

4mins

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marinho David Luiz. Marinho David Luiz takes the free kick.

2mins

Marinho David Luiz fouled by Kyriakos Papadopoulos, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Marinho David Luiz.

1mins

Kyriakos Papadopoulos takes a shot.

The game begins.

The half-time whistle blows.

The game restarts for the second half.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

Magath wants home advantage Schalke boss Felix Magath wants his side to secure top spot in Champions League Group B with victory away to Benfica. Having already sealed their passage to the knockout stage thanks to a 3-0 win over Lyon a fortnight ago, Schalke might have been tempted to take their foot off the gas for the final group game. However, Magath wants his side to do all they can to avoid one of Europe's big guns in the second round. "It is not just about the glory of winning the group," he said. "I think the team knows that it would be an advantage to finish top as that would give us home advantage in the second leg in the next round. "It could also give us an easier opponent. If we finish second, then there are one or two very tough opponents that we could draw." Victory would also be an extra financial boost to the Gelsenkirchen-based club, while it would set them up well for their remaining two Bundesliga fixtures of the year after beating Bayern Munich at the weekend. And Magath expects a similar game to the one against the German champions on Saturday. "Benfica will do the attacking and that will give us room to play," he said. "Hopefully we can do as well as we did in second half against Bayern." There is still something at stake for Benfica, who need a win to ensure they drop into the Europa League. "It is important to win because we hope to qualify for the Europa League," said defender Cesar Peixoto. "We are sad because we knew that we had the ability to continue in the Champions League, but I think that we have a thing or two to say in the Europa League, which is also a big stage." After losing 2-0 in Gelsenkirchen back in September, Cesar Peixoto knows what his side will be coming up against but he remains confident that home advantage will be decisive. "Schalke are an excellent side," he said. "They have a world class attack, but we are playing at home and we are counting on the support of our fans." Cardozo is back in the Benfica squad after damaging knee ligaments in Gelsenkirchen while Airton is also an option after recovering from injury. Schalke defender Christian Pander is in line for his first start in over 18 months after coming on as a substitute against Bayern at the weekend. However, Jefferson Farfan is suspended.

Formation:433Manager: Jorge Jesus

Benfica

Formation: 442Manager: Felix Magath

Schalke 04

  • Jimenez Roberto
  • Victorio Maxi Pereira
  • Anderson Luisao
  • Marinho David Luiz
  • Alexandre Fabio Coentrao
  • Filipe Ruben Amorim
  • Francisco Javi Garcia
  • Paulo Cesar Peixoto
  • Javier Saviola
  • Jorge Carlos Martins
  • Oscar Cardozo
  • SUBS
  • Jacobi Julio Cesar
  • Eduardo Salvio
  • Pablo Aimar
  • Franco Jara
  • Nicolas Gaitan
  • Miguel Nuno Gomes
  • Rechel Sidnei

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Match Report

Schalke top Group B Schalke secured top spot in Champions League Group B with an impressive 2-1 victory away to hapless Benfica. Having already sealed their passage to the knockout stage thanks to a 3-0 win over Lyon a fortnight ago, Schalke might have been tempted to take their foot off the gas for the final group game. However, goals by Jose Manuel Jurado and Benedikt Howedes, before Luisao's consolation, gave them the win required to give them top spot ahead of Lyon. There was still something at stake for Benfica, who entertained Schalke needing a win to ensure they dropped into the Europa League, but the German side were also keen to record a victory and it showed tonight. Kyriakos Papadopoulos had an early sighter for Schalke but his long-range effort went over the bar. Carlos Martins had a 20-yard shot for Benfica go narrowly wide in the fifth minute. The tame opening continued when Oscar Cardozo, returning from injury, hit one over the bar for Benfica with his left foot from 12 yards. His strike partner Javier Saviola did a little better shortly after when he drilled a right-footed shot just wide. And in the 19th minute Schalke hit Benfica on the break when Jurado gave them the lead, finding himself in the right place at the right time to coolly slot home from 12 yards with his left foot. Carlos Martins had another effort in the 24th minute but drilled his 30-yard attempt wide, before Schalke watched Papadopoulous' left-footed shot fail to really test Roberto. Ivan Rakitic continued the theme with another feeble distance effort which Roberto caught easily, before Peer Kluge volleyed wide from close range. The momentum swung back to Benfica as Javi Garcia volleyed wide in the 65th minute before Cardozo forced an excellent save from Manuel Neuer, the goalkeeper tipping over his left-footed shot from the edge of the box. But in the 81st minute it was 2-0. Jurado's corner found Kluge, who nodded it on for Howedes to fire home from close range. Luisao's 87th-minute header proved too little, too late, but Hapoel Tel Aviv's failure to beat Lyon did at least ensure the Portuguese side secured third spot and with it, Europa League football.

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