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

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93:24 +3.24

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

93:11 +3.11

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

91:44 +1.44

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.

91:00 +1.00

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

88:57

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

87:38

Gil Vermouth takes a shot. Save by Jimenez Roberto.

87:02

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

82:22

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

82:08

Dani Bondarv decides to take the corner short.

81:58

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

80:48

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

79:37

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

79:29

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

79:06

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

77:59

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

77:22

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

73:44

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.

73:10

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

72:45

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

72:03

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

68:21

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

67:13

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

66:57

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

65:14

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

64:59

Jorge Carlos Martins replaces Eduardo Salvio.

64:30

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

63:13

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

60:35

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

60:05

Nicolas Gaitan decides to take the corner short,

60:05

Nicolas Gaitan takes a short corner.

59:54

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

59:06

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

58:41

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

56:43

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

56:05

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

55:04

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

54:51

Corner taken by Nicolas Gaitan.

54:03

Corner from right by-line taken by Nicolas Gaitan.

52:47

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

52:18

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

51:20

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.

49:21

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

46:29

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

45:40

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

45:01

Oscar Cardozo comes on in place of Javier Saviola.

43:23

Nicolas Gaitan takes a outswinging corner.

42:25

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.

40:05

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

39:20

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

38:49

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

37:41

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

35:30

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.

33:51

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

33:20

Nicolas Gaitan takes a inswinging corner.

32:47

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

31:31

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

30:11

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.

29:41

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

28:49

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

28:14

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.

27:56

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

26:49

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

26:13

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

25:00

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

23:44

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.

22:16

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

21:14

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

19:30

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

18:37

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

16:23

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

16:10

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

15:16

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.

14:22

Short corner worked by Nicolas Gaitan.

12:12

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.

11:31

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

9:33

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

8:55

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

8:28

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

5:21

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

4:34

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

4:23

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

3:50

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

3:38

Nicolas Gaitan takes a shot. Blocked by Bevan Fransman.

2:25

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.

1:52

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

0:27

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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