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  • Date:24 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Bloomfield Stadium
  • Zahavi (23) Douglas (73)
    Zahavi (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Shot by Francisco Javi Garcia from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

94mins

Corner taken right-footed by Jorge Carlos Martins from the right by-line, clearance by Bevan Fransman.

92mins

Eran Zahavi gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hapoel Tel-Aviv 3-0 Benfica.Yossi Shivhon provided the assist for the goal.

91mins

Ben Sahar has an effort at goal from long distance that misses to the right of the target.

89mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Sahar. Free kick taken by Jimenez Roberto.

88mins

Gil Vermouth takes a shot. Save by Jimenez Roberto.

88mins

Gil Vermouth fouled by Anderson Luisao, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Yossi Shivhon.

83mins

The offside flag is raised against Deddi Ben Dayan. Indirect free kick taken by Jimenez Roberto.

83mins

Dani Bondarv decides to take the corner short.

82mins

Eran Zahavi takes a shot. Save made by Jimenez Roberto.

81mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jorge Carlos Martins from the right by-line, clearance made by Da Silva Douglas.

80mins

Pablo Aimar takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Vincent Enyeama makes a save.

80mins

Jorge Carlos Martins takes a shot. Vincent Enyeama makes a save.

80mins

Pablo Aimar takes a shot. Dani Bondarv gets a block in.

78mins

Effort on goal by Junior Alan Kardec from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

78mins

Shay Abutbul leaves the field to be replaced by Walid Badir.

74mins

Da Silva Douglas finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hapoel Tel-Aviv 2-0 Benfica.Outswinging corner taken by Eran Zahavi from the right by-line played to the near post.

74mins

Gil Vermouth takes a shot. Victorio Maxi Pereira gets a block in.

73mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jorge Carlos Martins on Avichai Yadin. Deddi Ben Dayan takes the free kick.

73mins

Nicolas Gaitan challenges Da Silva Douglas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Vincent Enyeama.

69mins

Shot from just outside the area by Deddi Ben Dayan misses to the left of the target.

68mins

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

67mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eran Zahavi on Marinho David Luiz. Free kick taken by Jimenez Roberto.

66mins

(Hapoel Tel-Aviv) makes a substitution, with Ben Sahar coming on for Toto Tamuz.

65mins

Jorge Carlos Martins replaces Eduardo Salvio.

65mins

Header from close in by Junior Alan Kardec misses to the right of the goal.

64mins

Yossi Shivhon challenges Nicolas Gaitan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jimenez Roberto.

61mins

Francisco Javi Garcia takes a shot. Save by Vincent Enyeama.

61mins

Nicolas Gaitan decides to take the corner short,

61mins

Nicolas Gaitan takes a short corner.

60mins

Alexandre Fabio Coentrao takes a shot. Blocked by Da Silva Douglas.

60mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Oscar Cardozo misses to the right of the goal.

59mins

Marinho David Luiz challenges Toto Tamuz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bevan Fransman.

57mins

Yossi Shivhon is brought on as a substitute for Itay Shechter.

57mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Avichai Yadin on Nicolas Gaitan. Direct free kick taken by Marinho David Luiz.

56mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicolas Gaitan, save by Vincent Enyeama.

55mins

Corner taken by Nicolas Gaitan.

55mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Nicolas Gaitan.

53mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Pablo Aimar, save by Vincent Enyeama.

53mins

Corner taken by Pablo Aimar, Anderson Luisao takes a shot. Clearance made by Shay Abutbul.

52mins

Bevan Fransman goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Pablo Aimar by Bevan Fransman results in a free kick. Oscar Cardozo produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

50mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Deddi Ben Dayan by Eduardo Salvio. Vincent Enyeama takes the free kick.

47mins

Avichai Yadin concedes a free kick for a foul on Pablo Aimar. Francisco Javi Garcia takes the direct free kick.

46mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Itay Shechter. Jimenez Roberto takes the free kick.

46mins

Oscar Cardozo comes on in place of Javier Saviola.

44mins

Nicolas Gaitan takes a outswinging corner.

43mins

Avichai Yadin receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Avichai Yadin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Aimar. Free kick taken by Pablo Aimar.

41mins

Effort from long distance by Francisco Javi Garcia goes wide of the right-hand upright.

40mins

The official flags Toto Tamuz offside. Alexandre Fabio Coentrao takes the direct free kick.

39mins

Handball by Anderson Luisao. Direct free kick taken by Avichai Yadin.

38mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nicolas Gaitan from the right by-line, save by Vincent Enyeama.

36mins

Unfair challenge on Francisco Javi Garcia by Itay Shechter results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Pablo Aimar from left wing, Toto Tamuz manages to make a clearance.

34mins

Corner taken left-footed by Nicolas Gaitan to the near post, clearance by Bevan Fransman.

34mins

Nicolas Gaitan takes a inswinging corner.

33mins

The referee shows Deddi Ben Dayan a yellow card. Outswinging corner taken by Pablo Aimar.

32mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Pablo Aimar.

31mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bevan Fransman on Pablo Aimar. Pablo Aimar crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

30mins

Junior Alan Kardec is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Vincent Enyeama takes the indirect free kick.

29mins

Victorio Maxi Pereira gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Toto Tamuz. Eran Zahavi restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

The referee shows Javier Saviola a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Avichai Yadin by Javier Saviola. Free kick taken by Dani Bondarv.

28mins

Junior Alan Kardec is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Dani Bondarv.

27mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Junior Alan Kardec misses to the right of the goal.

27mins

Toto Tamuz concedes a free kick for a foul on Alexandre Fabio Coentrao. Alexandre Fabio Coentrao takes the direct free kick.

25mins

Deddi Ben Dayan concedes a free kick for a foul on Anderson Luisao. Free kick taken by Anderson Luisao.

24mins

Eran Zahavi finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Hapoel Tel-Aviv 1-0 Benfica.Marinho David Luiz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Itay Shechter. The assist for the goal came from Shay Abutbul.

23mins

The referee blows for offside. Marinho David Luiz takes the free kick.

22mins

Shot from outside the area by Gil Vermouth misses to the left of the goal.

20mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Itay Shechter. Jimenez Roberto restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

Foul by Avichai Yadin on Pablo Aimar, free kick awarded. Pablo Aimar restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

Outswinging corner taken by Nicolas Gaitan from the left by-line, clearance made by Toto Tamuz.

17mins

Overhead kick left-footed shot by Alexandre Fabio Coentrao. Clearance made by Deddi Ben Dayan.

16mins

Francisco Javi Garcia challenges Itay Shechter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Eran Zahavi delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

15mins

Short corner worked by Nicolas Gaitan.

13mins

Shay Abutbul gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicolas Gaitan. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Pablo Aimar, Foul by Victorio Maxi Pereira on Bevan Fransman, free kick awarded. Vincent Enyeama restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Toto Tamuz. Free kick taken by Victorio Maxi Pereira.

10mins

Unfair challenge on Avichai Yadin by Pablo Aimar results in a free kick. Deddi Ben Dayan takes the direct free kick.

9mins

Eduardo Salvio takes a shot. Vincent Enyeama makes a save.

9mins

Nicolas Gaitan takes a shot. Vincent Enyeama makes a save.

6mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Avichai Yadin by Nicolas Gaitan. Direct free kick taken by Da Silva Douglas.

5mins

Corner taken by Pablo Aimar from the right by-line, clearance made by Bevan Fransman.

5mins

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

4mins

Pablo Aimar takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

4mins

Nicolas Gaitan takes a shot. Blocked by Bevan Fransman.

3mins

Avichai Yadin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Javier Saviola. Free kick crossed right-footed by Pablo Aimar from right channel.

2mins

Junior Alan Kardec produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

1mins

Avichai Yadin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francisco Javi Garcia. Francisco Javi Garcia restarts play with the free kick.

The referee starts the match.

It is the end of the first-half.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Benfica eyeing last 16 Benfica are hoping to secure a last-16 place in the Champions League for the first time in five years and know that wins over Hapoel Tel-Aviv and Schalke could make that happen. The Portuguese club travel to Israel to face Tel-Aviv, three points behind Group B leaders Lyon and a point behind second-placed Schalke. A win will mean qualification is a possibility if they beat Schalke in two week's time, but they must overcome this hurdle first. Argentina duo Pablo Aimar and Javier Saviola carry most of the expectation for Benfica, and Saviola is aware of how important a game it is. "Hapoel are next and now the group is really open so it is a massive match," he told www.uefa.com. "We are lucky that things are in our hands again. "However we are playing a team that surprised us (earlier in the group) even though we won. "They surprised us with how they played in possession as a team, they have very skilful players. "Teams play differently home and away but they will be very tough in Tel Aviv." Benfica's ranks have been depleted over recent seasons, with a number of their leading players leaving for pastures new. Aimar accepts that has hindered them, but does not see why it should stop them enjoying success in this season's competition. "It is good for those players to try other leagues to see if they can play in countries that may be more competitive than the Portuguese league," he said. "That makes it difficult for a Portuguese team to win the Champions League but we are one of the 32 teams involved and someone has to win it." Aimar is of the opinion that his partnership with Saviola in attack is the key for Benfica, adding: "We always see the same things, he's always moving where I thought he would go and I think the same happens for him. "That is why we have an understanding of each other and that is why we really like to play together. We enjoy being on the same pitch." Luisao returns from suspension for Benfica, while Ruben Amorim is approaching full fitness after a knee injury. Striker Etey Shechter is poised for a return for Tel-Aviv after shaking off a hamstring injury, but midfielder Salim Toama and captain Walid Badier are out. "Benfica are in a better situation than we are, but that is the beauty of football - there is always a chance to win," said manager Eli Gutman.

Formation:433Manager: Eli Gutman

Hapoel Tel-Aviv

Formation: 433Manager: Jorge Jesus

Benfica

  • Vincent Enyeama
  • Da Silva Douglas
  • Dani Bondarv
  • Bevan Fransman
  • Deddi Ben Dayan
  • Shay Abutbul
  • Gil Vermouth
  • Toto Tamuz
  • Eran Zahavi
  • Itay Shechter
  • Avichai Yadin
  • SUBS
  • Galil Ben Shaanan
  • Yossi Shivhon
  • Walid Badir
  • Ben Sahar
  • Victor Merey
  • Omri Kende
  • Gal Shish

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Match Report

Hapoel shock Benfica Benfica's hopes of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League were ended after they slipped to a surprise 3-0 defeat at the hands of Group B minnows Hapoel Tel-Aviv. A brace from Eran Zahavi and a strike by Douglas condemned the Portuguese champions to a heavy defeat that ensures Schalke and Lyon progress to the knockout stage. This defeat combined with Schalke's 3-0 win over Lyon was the worst possible combination of results for Benfica, with Jorge Jesus' men now four points behind the German outfit and three behind Lyon with one group match remaining. Lyon's better head-to-head record against Benfica ensures they cannot be overhauled on matchday six, and Benfica will now have to focus their efforts on fending off Hapoel for third place and a Europa League berth when they host Schalke on December 7. Benfica started far the more positive of the sides and inside two minutes Alan Kardec unleashed a shot from 25 yards which grabbed the attention of Vincent Enyeama but sailed wide of the upright. The Portuguese side continued to probe in the opening exchanges and Nicolas Gaitan was twice denied by Enyeama before Eduardo Salvio saw his shot from the edge of the area well held by the Hapoel goalkeeper. The hosts finally sparked into life midway through the half when Gil Vermouth chanced his arm from distance with an effort that just sailed wide. Hapoel's improved display was swiftly rewarded when they went ahead on 24 minutes. Shay Abutbul's free-kick from the right channel was not dealt with by the Benfica defence and Zahavi profited fully, sending a thumping header into the top-left corner. Three minutes later another chance presented itself to Kardec but again the Brazilian striker was off target with his shot. Hapoel comfortably held their advantage to the interval, but after the restart it was the visitors making the running as they strove to get back on level terms. First Oscar Cardozo saw his shot from 12 yards flash wide of the right post, while moments later Fabio Coentrao's effort from the edge of the box was charged down by Douglas. Enyeama then held on to Javi Garcia's speculative effort as Benfica grew ever more fraught. With Benfica pushing forward in search of the equaliser, gaps were appearing at the back and David Ben Dayan nearly exploited one such opening when he flashed an effort wide midway through the half. The second goal arrived on 74 minutes when Benfica failed to clear Zahavi's corner to the near post and Douglas reacted quickest to lash home. Carlos Martins almost pulled one back for the visitors 11 minutes from time but Enyeama parried clear. Zahavi's long-range effort from 25 yards was saved by Roberto with eight minutes remaining, but the Israeli forward was rewarded with the second goal his display deserved in stoppage time, slotting home from Yossi Shivhon's centre.

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