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  • Date:29 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Veltins Arena
  • Farfan (72) Huntelaar (84)
Goal!

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94mins

Jorge Carlos Martins sends in a cross, save by Manuel Neuer.

94mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alexandre Fabio Coentrao by Hans Sarpei. Alexandre Fabio Coentrao restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Foul by Javier Saviola on Jermaine Jones, free kick awarded. Jermaine Jones restarts play with the free kick.

86mins

Pablo Aimar takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

85mins

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Schalke 04 2-0 Benfica.The assist for the goal came from Jermaine Jones.

83mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jefferson Farfan by Pablo Aimar. Free kick taken by Jefferson Farfan.

80mins

Corner taken right-footed by Jefferson Farfan, Jimenez Roberto makes a save.

80mins

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

78mins

(Schalke 04) makes a substitution, with Peer Kluge coming on for Jose Manuel Jurado.

77mins

Alexandre Fabio Coentrao crosses the ball.

75mins

Corner taken by Pablo Aimar from the left by-line, save by Manuel Neuer. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Pablo Aimar.

73mins

Jefferson Farfan fires in a goal from the edge of the area low into the middle of the goal. Schalke 04 1-0 Benfica.

73mins

Hans Sarpei delivers the ball, clearance by Anderson Luisao.

71mins

Oscar Cardozo leaves the field to be replaced by Junior Alan Kardec.

67mins

The ball is delivered by Jefferson Farfan.

65mins

Hans Sarpei concedes a free kick for a foul on Marinho David Luiz. (Schalke 04) makes a substitution, with Jermaine Jones coming on for Ivan Rakitic. Pablo Aimar delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Manuel Neuer.

62mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jefferson Farfan on Jorge Carlos Martins. Jefferson Farfan goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Victorio Maxi Pereira goes off and Pablo Aimar comes on. Direct free kick taken by Jorge Carlos Martins.

60mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ivan Rakitic, Paulo Cesar Peixoto makes a clearance.

59mins

Jefferson Farfan takes a shot. Blocked by Marinho David Luiz.

59mins

Oscar Cardozo is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Kyriakos Papadopoulos takes the direct free kick.

58mins

Hans Sarpei joins the action as a substitute, replacing Atsuto Uchida.

57mins

Atsuto Uchida challenges Javier Saviola unfairly and gives away a free kick. Atsuto Uchida goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jorge Carlos Martins from left wing, Kyriakos Papadopoulos manages to make a clearance.

56mins

Francisco Javi Garcia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jefferson Farfan. Francisco Javi Garcia receives a yellow card. Joel Matip takes the free kick.

56mins

Handball by Marinho David Luiz. Manuel Neuer takes the direct free kick.

55mins

The ball is sent over by Eduardo Salvio, Kyriakos Papadopoulos manages to make a clearance.

52mins

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar challenges Anderson Luisao unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paulo Cesar Peixoto takes the direct free kick.

51mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paulo Cesar Peixoto on Atsuto Uchida. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ivan Rakitic.

50mins

Lukas Schmitz has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

49mins

Eduardo Salvio handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Eduardo Salvio receives a caution. Ivan Rakitic restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

The ball is crossed by Eduardo Salvio.

47mins

The official flags Javier Saviola offside. Manuel Neuer takes the indirect free kick.

46mins

Joel Matip fouled by Nicolas Gaitan, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Nicolas Gaitan. Christoph Metzelder restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Eduardo Salvio replaces Nicolas Gaitan.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Manuel Jurado by Marinho David Luiz. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Lukas Schmitz.

41mins

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

41mins

Shot by Gonzalez Raul from deep inside the box bounces off the post.

39mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on Paulo Cesar Peixoto. Direct free kick taken by Jimenez Roberto.

38mins

Gonzalez Raul is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Anderson Luisao takes the indirect free kick.

36mins

Effort on goal by Alexandre Fabio Coentrao from 18 yards. Blocked by Kyriakos Papadopoulos.

35mins

Jorge Carlos Martins has an effort at goal. Christoph Metzelder gets a block in.

34mins

Ivan Rakitic takes the inswinging corner, Anderson Luisao manages to make a clearance.

34mins

A cross is delivered by Jefferson Farfan, clearance made by Marinho David Luiz.

33mins

Corner taken left-footed by Paulo Cesar Peixoto.

32mins

Unfair challenge on Lukas Schmitz by Javier Saviola results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lukas Schmitz.

31mins

Shot from just outside the area by Jose Manuel Jurado goes over the bar.

29mins

Ivan Rakitic fouled by Victorio Maxi Pereira, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Manuel Jurado crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Anderson Luisao.

29mins

The offside flag is raised against Gonzalez Raul. Free kick taken by Anderson Luisao.

28mins

Shot from outside the box by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar goes wide right of the target.

27mins

Jimenez Roberto takes the direct free kick.

26mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ivan Rakitic, save made by Jimenez Roberto.

25mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ivan Rakitic, clearance made by Marinho David Luiz.

24mins

The ball is delivered by Jefferson Farfan, clearance by Victorio Maxi Pereira.

23mins

Headed effort from the edge of the area by Oscar Cardozo goes wide of the right-hand upright.

22mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lukas Schmitz on Nicolas Gaitan. Direct free kick taken by Jorge Carlos Martins.

21mins

Corner taken by Jorge Carlos Martins.

21mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Javier Saviola. Kyriakos Papadopoulos takes the indirect free kick.

20mins

Handball by Oscar Cardozo. Atsuto Uchida restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Jorge Carlos Martins takes the inswinging corner, save by Manuel Neuer.

18mins

The referee blows for offside against Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Free kick taken by Jimenez Roberto.

18mins

Lukas Schmitz takes a shot. Save by Jimenez Roberto.

14mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Javier Saviola misses to the left of the goal.

14mins

Javier Saviola takes a shot. Save by Manuel Neuer.

11mins

Victorio Maxi Pereira gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ivan Rakitic. Free kick taken by Christoph Metzelder.

11mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Javier Saviola. Free kick taken by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

8mins

Ivan Rakitic fouled by Francisco Javi Garcia, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ivan Rakitic, Jimenez Roberto makes a save. Ivan Rakitic takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Victorio Maxi Pereira. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ivan Rakitic from the left by-line. The referee blows for offside against Jefferson Farfan. Direct free kick taken by Jimenez Roberto.

8mins

Francisco Javi Garcia challenges Ivan Rakitic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Ivan Rakitic, save by Jimenez Roberto. Corner taken by Ivan Rakitic from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Victorio Maxi Pereira. Inswinging corner taken by Ivan Rakitic from the left by-line. The assistant referee signals for offside against Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Jimenez Roberto takes the free kick.

8mins

Javier Saviola takes a shot. Blocked by Atsuto Uchida.

7mins

Jorge Carlos Martins decides to take a short corner.

7mins

Corner taken by Jorge Carlos Martins, Manuel Neuer makes a save.

7mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jorge Carlos Martins from the left by-line played to the near post, Manuel Neuer makes a clearance.

6mins

Atsuto Uchida challenges Jorge Carlos Martins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jorge Carlos Martins takes the direct free kick.

5mins

A cross is delivered by Jefferson Farfan, Jimenez Roberto makes a save.

3mins

Unfair challenge on Jose Manuel Jurado by Jorge Carlos Martins results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Atsuto Uchida.

2mins

Foul by Jose Manuel Jurado on Jorge Carlos Martins, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jorge Carlos Martins.

1mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicolas Gaitan by Lukas Schmitz. Victorio Maxi Pereira takes the free kick.

1mins

Lukas Schmitz challenges Paulo Cesar Peixoto unfairly and gives away a free kick. Victorio Maxi Pereira takes the free kick.

The match has kicked off.

The half-time whistle blows.

The game restarts for the second half.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Schalke striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar is looking to build on his first goal in the Arena AufSchalke by celebrating a first win in the Champions League with the Royal Blues against Benfica.

The Dutch striker has scored in each of Schalke's last two games and now wants his goals to ensure the Gelsenkirchen-based club bounce back from their defeat to Lyon in their first group game by defeating Benfica.

"If we play like we did against Monchengladbach, then I am certain that we can beat Benfica," he told the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper.

"We are playing a lot better now than in our previous matches." Huntelaar would gladly trade his goals for three points on Wednesday night.

"Of course it was great for me to score my first goal in our own stadium, but it would have been a lot better had we won," he added.

His strike partner Raul was equally satisfied and dissatisfied with his first goal in a Schalke shirt on Saturday.

"I am happy and proud to have been able to help my team with a goal, but we must build on it now," he said.

"It will be easier for me and the team now I have scored my first goal. That gives me a boost.

"It takes a while for a new team to work well together, but you can see that something is emerging."

The two former Real Madrid strikers were supported by Jose Manuel Jurado on Saturday with Jefferson Farfan on the bench.

Manager Felix Magath is likely to pick the same team, although he has to make a change in defence due to the suspension of Benedikt Howedes.

Former Germany international Frank Fahrenhorst was tested alongside Christoph Metzelder in the back four in training yesterday, with Nicolas Plestan and Kyriakos Papadopoulos the two other possible options.

Benfica arrive having never won a game on German soil, but buoyed by a 1-0 win over Maritimo at the weekend.

Fabio Coentrao scored the decisive goal and the reported Bayern Munich target was rewarded with a new contract.

As the Portuguese club confirmed on their website, the 22-year-old full-back has committed himself to a new deal which expires in 2016, one year later than his previous contract.

As part of the new contract, a clause has been included which means the Portugal international will only be allowed to leave the club for a sum of 30 million euros.

Both sides have made similarly poor starts to their domestic campaigns with Schalke winning only one of their first six matches and Benfica winning three but also losing three of their opening games.

Formation:433Manager: Felix Magath

Schalke 04

Formation: 4312Manager: Jorge Jesus

Benfica

  • Manuel Neuer
  • Atsuto Uchida
  • Kyriakos Papadopoulos
  • Christoph Metzelder
  • Lukas Schmitz
  • Jefferson Farfan
  • Joel Matip
  • Ivan Rakitic
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
  • Jose Manuel Jurado
  • Gonzalez Raul
  • SUBS
  • Mathias Schober
  • Hans Sarpei
  • Nicolas Plestan
  • Goncalves Edu
  • Peer Kluge
  • Jermaine Jones
  • Erik Jendrisek

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Match Report

Late boost for Schalke Schalke scored twice in the final 17 minutes to claim their first home win of the season as they beat Benfica 2-0. The Royal Blues had looked like they would endure another frustrating evening at the AufSchalke Arena until their Peru forward Jefferson Farfan fired them ahead in the 73rd minute. Summer signing Klaas-Jan Huntelaar then added a second five minutes from the end to underline the Gelsenkirchen club's recent revival. Schalke are now unbeaten in their past three games in all competitions, with Huntelaar scoring in all of those, in a run which ended their horrendous five-game losing sequence to start the season. Schalke lost 1-0 at Lyon in the middle of that losing sequence, but they always looked the more likely to bounce back with a win. Raul hit a post in the opening period that the hosts slowly took control of. They threatened first when Ivan Rakitic was fouled by Javi Garcia on the left. The Croatian stepped up to take the free-kick but his goal-bound effort was punched clear by Roberto. Javier Saviola then spurned Benfica's first sight on goal, and possibly their best of the game, when he side-footed wide of the left post from 12 yards. Roberto was again in the action to save from Lukas Schmitz and as the match went beyond the half hour mark Schalke's dominance was clear. Raul almost converted that onto the scoreboard when his left-footed strike from 12 yards thudded against the post before Huntelaar tried his luck from range but fired over. Rakitic was denied by Roberto again to keep the scores deadlocked at the break. Four minutes after the restart Schmitz shot wide from 20 yards, but it was a rare chance as the second period began slowly. Farfan briefly had a sight of goal but his effort was blocked by David Luiz. The Brazilian defender was them fouled at the other end but substitute Pablo Aimar's free-kick delivery was caught by Manuel Neuer. There looked little hope of a goal in the game before Farfan broke the deadlock 17 minutes from full-time. The Peru international was given space on the right-hand side of the area and he needed no second invitation to again try his luck with a low drive, which put his side ahead. With time ticking down Huntelaar then maintained his recent scoring run with a goal from 12 yards to seal a first home win in all competitions this season.

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