Football

04 December 2017, 15h47

On Tuesday, Benfica and Basel will face at Estádio da Luz at 7:45 pm, in a match from week 6 of the Champions League group stage. This will be the second clash between the two teams after the one that took place on November 2nd, 2011, for the same competition.

On that day, the reds introduced Luís Martins as a new feature on the left side of the defense and Cardozo, Saviola and Nolito in the substitutes' bench. On the other end, were names such as Yann Sommer, Granit Xhaka and Shaqiri.

Gaitán com o Basileia

Benfica entered the game on the front foot and Rodrigo opened the scoring in the 5th minute. Huggel scored the equalizer in the 64th minute.

The Portuguese and the Swiss would go through to the Round of 16 of the Champions League – Benfica reached the quarter-finals, eliminated by Chelsea – beating Manchester United along the way. Rodrigo com o Basileia

In this group stage, Benfica finished Group C in the first place, with 12 points, followed by Basel, with 11, and faced Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Round of 16 of the competition.

MATCH SHEET

BENFICA-Basel

Estádio da Luz, 02/11/2011

Matchday 4 of the Champions League group stage

Referee: Velasco Carballo (Spain).

BENFICA: Artur; Maxi Pereira, Luisão, Garay, Luís Martins (Miguel Vítor, 63’); Matic, Bruno César, Witsel, Aimar (Cardozo, 73’), Gaitán (Nolito, 81’) and Rodrigo.

Unused Substitutes: Eduardo, Jardel, Rúben Amorim and Saviola.

Yellow cards: Aimar (45’+1’), Garay (45’+3’), Maxi Pereira (57’) and Miguel Vítor (89’).

Red cards: nothing to report.

Goals: Rodrigo (5’).

Basel: Sommer; Steinhöfer, Dragovic, David Abraham, Park Joo-Ho; Fabian Frei, Huggel, Granit Xhaka (Cabral, 81’), Chipperfield (Kussunga, 89’); Shaqiri and Zoua (Pak Kwang-Ryong, 90’).

Unused SubstitutesColomba, Kovac, Taulant Xhaka and Schürpf.

Yellow cards: Park Joo-Ho (18’) and Huggel (34’).

Red cards: nothing to report.

Goals: Huggel (64’).

Text: Marco Rebelo

Pics: Archive/ SL Benfica

Last update: Monday, December 4, 2017

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