• Rafa 49'
  • Alejandro Grimaldo 54'
2
Group Stage
Finished
BEF
MHI
KO
  • El Fazaz unfortunately can't continue, and so Mohammad Abu Fani comes on for the visitors.
    Maccabi Haifa
    Maccabi Haifa
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out4 - Ali Muhammad
    Substitution - In16 - Mohammad Abu Fani
    31'
  • Ramos slides in to claim a deflected throughball, but gets none of the ball and all of Hazizia's trailing leg. The Benfica striker is booked as a result, receiving the first yellow card of the contest.
    Benfica
    Yellow card
    BEF - Gonçalo Ramos
    44'
HT
  • GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! There he is!!! He's been a marked man all game ,but finally Rafa breaks free and puts Benfica in front!!! Great forward play from the hosts creates space for Grimaldo to cross, and the diminutive playmaker ghosts in at the front post to volley the ball into the far corner! 1-0 to the hosts, and we've finally seen that moment of quality from Benfica!
    Benfica
    Goal
    BEF - Rafa
    49'
  • GOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!! What a screamer!!!!!! After Fernandez's ball to Musa is headed away by Seck, Grimaldo picks it up 40 yards from goal. He has few options other than Joao Mario, so tries his luck from 35 yards, curling an absolute beauty past Cohen and straight into the top corner!! 2-0, and that's a goal of the tournament contender on the very first matchday!
    Benfica
    Goal
    BEF - Alejandro Grimaldo
    54'
  • Lavi is beaten to the ball again and clips Joao Mario late. He was lucky to avoid a booking for the challenge on Bah, but gets one this time.
    Maccabi Haifa
    Yellow card
    MHI - Neta Lavi
    59'
  • Rafa and Seck engage in an almighty duel down the left, with the former beating Seck with some great skill, before being re-engaged and brought down by the defender on the edge of the Haifa box! Seck is booked, but had he pulled Rafa down any later, he would've conceded a penalty!
    Maccabi Haifa
    Yellow card
    MHI - Abdoulaye Seck
    63'
  • Neres comes off in the hosts' latest change, and Fredrik Aursnes replaces him.
    Benfica
    Benfica
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out7 - David Neres
    Substitution - In8 - Fredrik Aursnes
    65'
  • A composed first half from Seck has turned into him being beaten repeatedly and booked in the second, and he comes off now for on-loan Spezia winger Suf Podgoreanu.
    Maccabi Haifa
    Maccabi Haifa
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out30 - Abdoulaye Seck
    Substitution - In29 - Suf Podgoreanu
    67'
  • Pierrot's been very ineffective in the second half, and in his place comes Russian-born Australia forward Nikita Rukavytsya.
    Maccabi Haifa
    Maccabi Haifa
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out9 - Frantzdy Pierrot
    Substitution - In13 - Nikita Rukavytsya
    Maccabi Haifa
    Maccabi Haifa
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out29 - Suf Podgoreanu
    Substitution - In12 - Sun Menachem
    78'
  • Rafa comes off to rapturous applause from the crowd, and is replaced by Diogo Goncalves after a superb performance.
    Benfica
    Benfica
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out27 - Rafa
    Substitution - In17 - Diogo Gonçalves
    Benfica
    Benfica
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out20 - João Mário
    Substitution - In22 - Chiquinho
    79'
FT
Benfica
Match stats
Maccabi Haifa
56%
Possession
44%
14
Shots
7
5
Shots (On goal)
2
2
Corners
4
2
Saves
3
13
Fouls
12

Line-ups

99
Odysseas Vlachodimos
6
Alexander Bah
66
António Silva
30
Nicolás Otamendi
3
Alejandro Grimaldo
61
Florentino
13
Enzo Fernández
7
David Neres
27
Rafa
20
João Mário
88
Gonçalo Ramos
Benfica
4-2-3-1
44
Josh Cohen
2
Daniel Sundgren
30
Abdoulaye Seck
19
Dylan Batubinsika
3
Sean Goldberg
8
Dolev Haziza
10
Tjaronn Chery
6
Neta Lavi
4
Ali Muhammad
9
Frantzdy Pierrot
21
Dean David
Maccabi Haifa
5-3-2

Team stats

Benfica

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
002
ForwardsGGASFCFW
Gonçalo Ramos
45'
00021
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
Enzo Fernández
00531
Florentino
00010
79'
49'
10313
79'
00002
65'
00011
DefendersGGASFCFW
Alexander Bah
00021
54'
11220
António Silva
00000
00011
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
Petar Musa
45'(Gonçalo Ramos)
00100
65'(David Neres)
00000
Diogo Gonçalves
79'(Rafa)
00001
Chiquinho
79'(João Mário)
00001
00000
Henrique Araújo
00000
Paulo Bernardo
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--

Maccabi Haifa

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
Josh Cohen
023
ForwardsGGASFCFW
Frantzdy Pierrot
78'
00011
Dean David
45'
00000
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00200
00031
Ali Muhammad
31'
00001
DefendersGGASFCFW
Daniel Sundgren
00101
Dolev Haziza
00014
00020
Dylan Batubinsika
00010
Abdoulaye Seck
67'
00010
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
Mohammad Abu Fani
31'(Ali Muhammad)
00112
45'(Dean David)
00112
78'(Frantzdy Pierrot)
00100
Suf Podgoreanu
78'(Sun Menachem)
00001
Yinon Eliyahu
00000
Maor Levi
00000
Ofri Arad
00000
Mavis Tchibota
00000
Pierre Cornud
00000
00000
Roy Mashpati
000--

Team Ranks

Benfica
Match stats
Maccabi Haifa
56%
Possession
44%
14
Shots
7
5
Shots (On goal)
2
2
Corners
4
2
Saves
3
13
Fouls
12