• Alejandro Grimaldo 88'
1
Group Stage
Finished
BEF
AEK
KO
  • Rafa does indeed go off with Zivkovic coming on in his stead.
    Benfica
    Benfica
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out27 - Rafa
    Substitution - In14 - Andrija Zivkovic
    35'
  • Play has been a bit disjointed since all of these injury incidents, and now there's another break as Dias goes through the back of Ponce, and the former is shown yellow for his troubles.
    Benfica
    Yellow Card
    BEF - Rúben Dias
    37'
HT
  • Franco Cervi will come on with Pizzi making way.
    Benfica
    Benfica
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out21 - Pizzi
    Substitution - In11 - Franco Cervi
    59'
  • Klonaridis, who looks taxed as he is withdrawn, is replaced by Gianniotas.
    AEK Athens
    AEK Athens
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out20 - Viktor Klonaridis
    Substitution - In11 - Giannis Gianniotas
    61'
  • It looks as though Mantalos will replace Boye out wide for AEK.
    AEK Athens
    AEK Athens
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out9 - Lucas Boyé
    Substitution - In20 - Petros Mantalos
    68'
  • Hult commits a foul just outside the box which both sees him shown a yellow card, but also gifts the hosts a gilt-edged free-kick opportunity.
    AEK Athens
    Yellow Card
    AEK - Niklas Hult
    73'
  • Nicolas Castillo will join the front line as Felix is taken off on 77 minutes.
    Benfica
    Benfica
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out7 - João Félix
    Substitution - In30 - Nicolás Castillo
    77'
  • A change from AEK as well as Galo replaces Moran.
    AEK Athens
    AEK Athens
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out39 - Erik Morán
    Substitution - In12 - Rodrigo Galo
    77'
  • Galanopoulos mistimed his sliding challenge and caught the back leg of Cervi, sending the Argentinian flying. The AEK man is rightfully shown yellow.
    AEK Athens
    Yellow Card
    AEK - Konstantinos Galanopoulos
    82'
  • SECOND YELLOW! Galanopoulos pulled back Fernandes on the edge of the box and the referee sends him off!
    AEK Athens
    Red Card
    AEK - Konstantinos Galanopoulos
    87'
  • GOOALLLLL!!!! Grimaldo stepped up to the free-kick and hit it with equal parts curve and pace and buries it in the top-right corner! What an exquisite finish! That does feel so harsh on Barkas who had done everything he could to save his side a point but, you have to say, the goal was coming for Benfica. Benfica 1-0 AEK Athens
    Benfica
    Goal
    BEF - Alejandro Grimaldo
    88'
FT
Benfica
Game Stats
AEK Athens
60%
Possession
40%
23
Shots
6
9
Shots (On goal)
0
13
Corners
6
0
Saves
7
9
Fouls
14

Lineups

99
Odysseas Vlachodimos
34
André Almeida
3
Rúben Dias
33
Jardel
3
Alejandro Grimaldo
83
Gedson Fernandes
97
Alfa Semedo
21
Pizzi
27
Rafa
14
Haris Seferovic
7
João Félix
Benfica
4-3-3
1
Vasilios Barkas
2
Michalis Bakakis
4
Marios Oikonomou
19
Dmytro Chygrynskiy
3
Niklas Hult
25
Konstantinos Galanopoulos
15
Uros Cosic
39
Erik Morán
20
Viktor Klonaridis
19
Ezequiel Ponce
9
Lucas Boyé
AEK Athens
4-3-3

Team Stats

Benfica

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
000
ForwardsGASFCFW
00500
77'
00132
35'
00002
MidfieldersGASFCFW
00202
00312
59'
00001
DefendersGASFCFW
00022
88'
10500
00111
00200
SubstitutesGASFCFW
35'(Rafa)
00220
59'(Pizzi)
00101
77'(João Félix)
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--

AEK Athens

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
017
ForwardsGASFCFW
00112
68'
00030
61'
00110
MidfieldersGASFCFW
00110
00040
77'
00000
SubstitutesGASFCFW
61'(Viktor Klonaridis)
00002
68'(Lucas Boyé)
00000
77'(Erik Morán)
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--

Team Ranks

Benfica
Game Stats
AEK Athens
60%
Possession
40%
23
Shots
6
9
Shots (On goal)
0
13
Corners
6
0
Saves
7
9
Fouls
14