Benfica vs. Barcelona  0 - 2

General Game Stats Chart

Commentary

Minute   Description
90' +1 Benfica still look anxious to find a goal even if it ultimately means nothing. Goal difference does very often come into play in the group stage.
89' Jardel gets yellow.
Matic goes in with his elbow high on Dani Alves and the Brazilian goes down. Well if Busquets is sent off for nothing then that is at least a yellow card.
88' Busquets goes off after a red card!
87' Well, the referee has lost the plot here. Sergio Busquets is inexplicably sent off after blasting the ball in a tackle with Maxi Pereira. They both collided in the follow through but there was nothing in it whatsoever. Bemused by that decision.
86' N. Matić gets yellow.
85' Three fouls in quick succession from Nemanja Matic earn the Serbian a yellow card. The last one was for a cynical block on Messi as the Argentine drifted by him.
84' Carlos Martins gets yellow.
83' Barca having fun with their short passing in and around the Benfica box at the moment. Each player in the attacking area of the park is testing their range, trying to find an opening.
82' David Villa enters the game and replaces Pedro.
81' Last change of the match for Barcelona as their weekend match winner against Sevilla, David Villa, comes on for the last 10 minutes in place of Pedro.

Primeira Liga table

# Team MP D P
1 4 +10 10
2 4 +8 10
3 4 +8 10
4 4 +6 10
5 4 +2 9

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 3 +6 9
2 3 +5 7
3 3 +3 7
4 3 +2 7
5 3 +2 5