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  • Date:17 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:Parc des Princes
  • Attendance:40,000
( agg 2 - 3 )
  • Bodmer (34)
  • Gaitan (26) Gaitan (26)
Goal!

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94mins

Alexandre Fabio Coentrao fouled by Guillaume Hoarau, the ref awards a free kick. Jimenez Roberto takes the direct free kick.

91mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alexandre Fabio Coentrao.

90mins

(Benfica) makes a substitution, with Vieira Jardel coming on for Nicolas Gaitan.

85mins

The referee blows for offside. Jimenez Roberto takes the free kick.

82mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sylvain Armand on Alexandre Fabio Coentrao. Booking for Sylvain Armand for unsporting behaviour. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jorge Carlos Martins. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jorge Carlos Martins from the left by-line, save by Edel Bete.

80mins

Pablo Aimar goes off and Paulo Cesar Peixoto comes on.

79mins

Outswinging corner taken by Anderson Nene, Header from deep inside the area by Mamadou Sakho goes over the bar.

77mins

Victorio Maxi Pereira gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anderson Nene. Caution for Victorio Maxi Pereira. Marcos Ceara goes off and Jean-Eudes Maurice comes on. Anderson Nene takes the free kick.

74mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Guillaume Hoarau. Jimenez Roberto takes the indirect free kick.

74mins

Corner taken by Anderson Nene.

72mins

Shot by Oscar Cardozo from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

71mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jorge Carlos Martins by Clement Chantome. Clement Chantome booked for unsporting behaviour. Jorge Carlos Martins restarts play with the free kick.

70mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mamadou Sakho by Oscar Cardozo. Direct free kick taken by Sylvain Armand.

67mins

Guillaume Hoarau replaces Mevlut Erdinc. Ludovic Giuly replaces Mathieu Bodmer.

64mins

Javier Saviola leaves the field to be replaced by Jorge Carlos Martins.

61mins

Shot from inside the area by Oscar Cardozo clears the bar. Corner taken by Pablo Aimar.

59mins

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

56mins

Unfair challenge on Javier Saviola by Clement Chantome results in a free kick. Anderson Luisao restarts play with the free kick.

56mins

Pablo Aimar challenges Claude Makelele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Clement Chantome takes the free kick.

53mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Aimar by Clement Chantome. Pablo Aimar takes the direct free kick.

49mins

Outswinging corner taken by Pablo Aimar, Sylvain Armand makes a clearance.

46mins

Anderson Nene has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

45mins

Anderson Nene concedes a free kick for a foul on Eduardo Salvio. Anderson Luisao takes the free kick.

43mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anderson Luisao on Clement Chantome. Free kick taken by Anderson Nene.

41mins

Claude Makelele challenges Nicolas Gaitan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anderson Luisao takes the free kick.

39mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clement Chantome on Nicolas Gaitan. Rechel Sidnei takes the free kick.

35mins

Mathieu Bodmer gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. PSG 1 (2)-(3) 1 Benfica.Assist on the goal came from Marcos Ceara.

34mins

Victorio Maxi Pereira challenges Anderson Nene unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Anderson Nene.

31mins

Anderson Nene concedes a free kick for a foul on Anderson Luisao. Direct free kick taken by Anderson Luisao.

29mins

Pablo Aimar goes into the referee's book for dissent.

27mins

Nicolas Gaitan grabs a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. PSG 0 (1)-(3) 1 Benfica.Assist by Eduardo Salvio.

25mins

Mevlut Erdinc concedes a free kick for a foul on Anderson Luisao. Free kick taken by Jimenez Roberto.

25mins

Foul by Oscar Cardozo on Marcos Ceara, free kick awarded. Sylvain Armand takes the free kick.

23mins

Anderson Nene produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

20mins

Oscar Cardozo concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcos Ceara. Direct free kick taken by Sylvain Armand.

19mins

Pablo Aimar challenges Mathieu Bodmer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anderson Nene takes the free kick.

16mins

Marcos Ceara takes a shot.

15mins

Oscar Cardozo concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcos Ceara. Marcos Ceara restarts play with the free kick.

10mins

Corner taken by Pablo Aimar from the right by-line.

9mins

Shot by Alexandre Fabio Coentrao from outside the box goes over the target.

8mins

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

7mins

Pablo Aimar concedes a free kick for a foul on Claude Makelele. Free kick taken by Claude Makelele.

6mins

Unfair challenge on Marcos Ceara by Nicolas Gaitan results in a free kick. Marcos Ceara takes the free kick.

4mins

Sylvain Armand challenges Nicolas Gaitan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Pablo Aimar.

Match Preview

Salvio chasing further glory Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio has his sights set on a second successive Europa League winners' medal. The 20-year-old Argentinian, who is on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid, won the competition with the Spanish club last season. And Salvio is expected to feature as the Portuguese giants look to claim a place in the quarter-finals at the expense of Paris St Germain on Thursday. Benfica hold a 2-1 lead heading into the second leg of their round-of-16 tie in the French capital. Salvio, a 78th-minute substitute as Atletico beat Fulham in the 2010 final, told uefa.com: "I had a wonderful experience in the Europa League with Atletico. "We managed to get through every round and it was a fantastic experience. Now I am feeling the same with Benfica. "We have had a good campaign so far and took an important step with the home win against PSG. "We now have another 90 minutes and will give everything to reach the next round." Salvio has been in fine form having now established himself in the Benfica side after a slow start in Lisbon, and scored in four consecutive games coming into March. That run included the opener in the second-leg victory over Stuttgart in the previous round. Salvio added: "Looking at the home matches against Stuttgart and PSG, as well as the 2-0 win in Stuttgart, we are confident of making the last eight. "I think we can score in France like we did in Germany. We all know it will be a very difficult game but we have very good, experienced players who can help us through." Benfica hold the edge heading to the Parc des Princes courtesy of a late goal from Franco Jara at the Estadio da Luz. PSG had started superbly with Peguy Luyindula opening the scoring after 14 minutes. They remained ahead until Maxi Pereira levelled after 42 minutes and were denied a draw when Jara struck nine minutes from time. Benfica, second in the Portuguese league, head into the game on the back of a disappointing draw with struggling Portimonense in their domestic competition. PSG are without a win in three games in all competitions and drew with Montpellier at the weekend.

Formation:442Manager: Antoine Kombouare

PSG

Formation: 4132Manager: Jorge Jesus

Benfica

  • Edel Bete
  • Marcos Ceara
  • Sylvain Armand
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Siaka Tiene
  • Christophe Jallet
  • Claude Makelele
  • Clement Chantome
  • Anderson Nene
  • Mevlut Erdinc
  • Mathieu Bodmer
  • SUBS
  • Gregory Coupet
  • Ludovic Giuly
  • Guillaume Hoarau
  • Sammy Traore
  • Jean-Eudes Maurice
  • Jeremy Clement
  • Tripy Makonda

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Match Report

Benfica into last eight Benfica booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League by holding Paris St Germain to a 1-1 draw at the Parc des Princes . Leading 2-1 from the first leg, Nicolas Gaitan's away goal shortly before the half-hour mark put the Portuguese side firmly in control of the tie. Mathieu Bodmer quickly brought PSG back into the contest with a classy finish, but they never threatened another as Benfica progressed with relative ease. The aggregate victory marked an impressive turnaround in the tie for Benfica, who trailed after only 14 minutes of the first leg at the Estadio da Luz. The French side will be disappointed to go out after such an impressive start last week, but they have bigger concerns left this season than the Europa League as they battle for a place in the Champions League next season. The visitors were the first to threaten through Fabio Coentrao, who shot over from 25 yards. And they moved further clear on aggregate when Gaitan put them ahead in the 27th minute. Eduardo Salvio, who is on loan at the Lisbon club from Atletico Madrid with whom he won the competition last term, laid the ball to him and Gaitan swept it into the bottom corner from 25 yards. The Ligue 1 side gave themselves hope, though, by levelling eight minutes later. Ceara sent in a cross from the left and Bodmer crashed a volley into the top corner from the centre of the area. The hosts needed another one to take the tie to extra-time, but committing more players forward meant leaving themselves more vulnerable at the back. Oscar Cardozo fired over the top from 12 yards early in the second half before trying his luck again in the 72nd minute, this time from further out, but his shot was too high once more. The closest the hosts came to scoring again was Mamadou Sakho's header over the bar from Nene's corner 11 minutes from time as they bowed out of the competition.

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