Benfica 2 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur

Match info: Europa League - Round of 16 at Estadio da Luz

Date: 20/03/2014 KO: 18:00 Ref: D Skomina Att: 40,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Benfica

Ezequiel Garay 34
Rodrigo Lima 90+5 (pen)

2
vs
2

Tottenham

Nacer Chadli 78,79

FT (ht: 1-0)

Aggregate Score: 5-3

 

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  • So close for Spurs, but their late rally was too late in the end. That's all for tonight's commentary. Thanks for joining me. Report and reaction to follow.

  • Full-time: Benfica 2 Tottenham 2. Benfica win 5-3 on aggregate to reach quarter-finals.

    FT
  • Lima sends his spot-kick to the left of Friedel, who dives the wrong way.

    90+5
  • GOAL! Benfica 2 (Lima pen 90+5) Tottenham 2. Benfica lead 5-3 on aggregate.

    90+5
  • PENALTY TO BENFICA! Sandro goes in hard on Lima in the box.

    90+3
  • Another Spurs chance! Chadli floats a cross in from the right and Kane, leaning back, gets his header on target but only into the arms of Oblak.

    90+3
  • Last change for Benfica - Lazar Markovic ON, Miralem Sulejmani OFF.

    90+2
  • Sigurdsson heads down a left-wing cross and the ball is heading inside the far post, but Oblak gets across to make the save. So close!

    90+1
  • We will have three added minutes.

    90
  • YELLOW CARD! Enzo Perez is booked for a bodycheck on Lennon in midfield.

    90
  • A Spurs penalty appeal turned down! Harry Kane appears to be bundled over in the box by Sulejmani, but the Slovenian referee Damir Skomina looks to his assistant behind the goal and then waves play on.

    88
  • Salvio meets a cross from the left and half-volleys the ball towards goal but it's straight at Friedel.

    86
  • Lennon gets free down the right and reaches the ball ahead of Oblak. He squares for Sigurdsson but Luisao is there to clear.

    81
  • Chadli does it again! The Belgian swivels and strikes home a shot from close range after a knockdown to give Spurs the lead on the night. If Tottenham can score again, they can take the tie to extra-time.

    79
  • GOAL! Benfica 1 Tottenham 2 (Chadli 79). Benfica lead 4-3 on aggregate.

    79
  • Chadli drives forward down the left channel after Harry Kane's pass and strikes a fierce shot from 25 yards which flies in to the right of Oblak. Great hit by the Belgian. Spurs need two more goals here.

    78
  • GOAL! Benfica 1 Tottenham 1 (Chadli 78). Benfica lead 4-2 on aggregate.

    78
  • And a second change for Spurs too - Eriksen ON, Townsend OFF.

    76
  • Second change for Benfica - Lima ON, Oscar Cardozo OFF.

    76
  • Chadli has a shot on goal from the left side of the penalty area but Oblak easily claims his effort.

    74

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