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  • Benfica 1-1 Manchester United: Cardozo, Giggs superb-strike

    Manchester United took home one point from a trip to the Estadio Da Luz. Had left earlier than Benfica, The Red Devils forced the game ended at 1-1.

    In a game I Matchday Champions League Group C on Wednesday (09/14/2011), Oscar Cardozo put Benfica lead by bringing his goal in minute 24.

    Ryan Giggs finally scored the equalizing position four minutes before halftime. The second half and no additional goals is created.

    Benfica and Manchester United respectively in the rank 2 and 3 while the league leaders FC Basel temporarily held the 2-1 win over Otelul Galati.

    The game

    Benfica took the initiative to attack first even if new opportunities to obtain first in the 14th minute. Nicolas Gaitan hard fired from outside the box but it still hovers over the bar.

    Three minutes later Gaitan again have a chance to score but his hard shot was again still not meeting targets.

    In the 24th minute Benfica's first score after picking Cardozo who received a gastric Gaitan, managed to outwit the guard Johnny Evans. With measurable kick, the ball is directed into the right corner of goal Lindegaard.

    MU difficulty making opportunities end up getting the first in minute 41 and immediately scored fruitful.

    Giggs the ball in midfield led to near the penalty box and completed with the left leg kick hard into the left corner from 25 yards Artur.

    Ten minutes after the restart Aimar threatened Chelsea's goal. His hard shot was sideways on the side of the goal Lindegaard.

    At 63 minutes almost brought Giggs Manchester United winning when his shot from close range left foot still blocked by Artur legs.

    Three minutes after the turn of Benfica to make the attack. Starting from the right wing attack, the ball is released into the left wing and horizontal Nolito execute the kick that can still be ignored Lindegaard.

    At minute 76 Lindegaard managed to make a good rescue when a hard shot Gaitan still be in-tip and produced only a corner kick.

    Three minutes before the fight was over Nolito back throwing a golden opportunity to score a goal. Got shot at the near post, even kick the ball sideways to the right goalpost Lindegaard.

    Team Lineup:

    Benfica: 1-Artur; 14-Maxi Pereira, 4-Luisao, 24-Ezequiel Garay, 3-Emerson; 5-Ruben Amorim, 6-Javi Garcia, 28-Axel Witsel, 20-Nicolas Gaitan; 10-Pablo Aimar, 7 -Oscar Cardozo

    Manchester United: 34-Anders Lindegaard; 20-Fabio, 12-Chris Smalling, 6-Jonny Evans, 3-Patrice Evra; 13-Park Ji-Sung, 16-Michael Carrick, 24-Darren Fetcher, 25-Antonio Valencia; 11 -Ryan Giggs, 10-Wayne Rooney


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