S.L. Benfica vs Vitória S.C.

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Liga NOS

May 13th

Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Da Luz), Lisboa, Portugal

5-0

11′ Cervi

16′ Jiménez

37′ Pizzi

44′ Jonas

67′ Jonas (P)


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FT: The result means Benfica cemented their first-place position, sealing a 36th league title and their fourth in successive seasons, the first time the Águias completed that feat as they move onto 81 points. Vitória Guimarães remain in fourth on 62 points.


FT: The visitors barely created anything throughout the match but they did go close when Marega met a corner with a volley but it flew over the bar.


FT: The hosts thoroughly deserve their title, they dominated the match and were terrific throughout the season. They created a number of good chances to extend their lead in the second-half, having gone into the break with a 4-0 lead. First Luisão tested Douglas with a header before Jiménez’s strike produced a good save from Douglas after the keeper misjudged the bounce of the ball. Pizzi then dragged an effort wide of the goal before his lobbed-effort was cleared off the line by Henrique. Jonas then fired home from the penalty-spot after Cervi was brought down by Marega before Jiménez struck the post with a volley. Salvio then volleyed wide before a Jiménez header tested Douglas. Jonas was then denied by Douglas, who made a fine save after Jiménez left Salvio’s low cross before Pizzi forced a good save from Douglas. Salvio then fired an effort wide under-pressure from substitute Tozé.


FT: Benfica are Portuguese Champions for the fourth consecutive season.


90’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.


90′ There will be one additional minute.


88′ Tozé is booked for a foul on Jiménez.


86′ Final Benfica change sees Jonas replaced by André Almeida.


85′ Grimaldo is penalised for a foul and receives a yellow card.


84′ Chance!! Carrillo sends a teasing delivery across the face of goal into the path of Salvio, but he fires the ball wide under-pressure from Tozé.


83′ Marega wins a freekick after a foul from Samaris.


82′ The delivery is cleared.


82′ Close!! Pizzi fires an effort at-goal that Douglas palms behind.


81′ The delivery is cleared to Grimaldo, who fires the ball harmlessly over the bar on the volley from-range.


80′ Close!! Salvio’s cross is left by Jiménez for Jonas, whose strike is brilliantly palmed behind by Douglas.


79′ Carrillo is booked for time-wasting.


78′ Second Benfica change sees Fejsa replaced by Andreas Samaris.


77′ The delivery is met by Marega, who fires over the bar on the volley.


77′ Marega wins a corner.


76′ Close!! The corner is taken short before Jiménez meets a cross with a header but it is easy for Douglas.


76′ Salvio wins a corner.


72′ Chance!! Salvio fires an effort wide on the volley.


71′ First Benfica change sees André Carrillo replace Cervi.


70′ So close!! Jiménez meets a Jonas cross with a volley that strikes the post with Douglas well-beaten.


70′ Final Vitória Guimarães change sees Gaspar replaced by Tozé.


69′ Grimaldo fires an effort wide from-range.


67′ Zungu wins a freekick after a foul from Fejsa.


67′ Goal!! Jonas fires the penalty home past Douglas.


65′ Penalty!! Marega shoves Cervi to ground in the penalty-area and the referee points to the spot.


61′ So close!! Pizzi is sent through on-goal, the Benfica player tries a cheeky lob on Douglas but just as the ball bounces towards the goal-line, Henrique clears the ball away.


57′ Chance!! Jonas lets Salvio’s pass run through to Pizzi, who drags his effort wide of the target.


55′ Marega fires an effort wide from a tight-angle.


55′ Chance!! Douglas misjudges the bounce of the ball and Jiménez surges onto the loose ball but his effort is tame and straightforward for the keeper.


53′ Chance!! Pizzi’s delivery is met by Luisão with a header but his effort is saved well by Douglas.


52′ Gaspar is penalised for a foul on Jiménez and receives a yellow card.


51′ Cervi is penalised for handball.


49′ Grimaldo’s delivery is cleared to Jonas, who fires an ambitious effort harmlessly over the bar on the volley.


48′ Jiménez wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Sá.


47′ Marega is penalised for a foul on Salvio.


45′ Benfica get the second-half underway.


45′ During the interval Guimarães make a double substituion with Raphinha and João Aurélio replacing Hernâni and Hurtado.


HT: So will Benfica add to their tally or will Guimarães produce the mother of all comebacks to halt Benfica’s coronation as Portuguese Champions? Join us again for the second-half.


HT: Benfica are just 45 minutes away from being crowned Champions for a record 36th time and will want to extend their lead in the second-half. However the Águias won’t want to concede as they won’t want to give Guimarães any hope of a comeback.


HT: Have barely created anything in truth with Guimarães’ best chance falling to Henrique, who headed a freekick harmlessly over the bar. Guimarães need to get Marega and Hernâni on the ball, the two on-loan Porto players have looked a threat and have got into some promising positions, but have lacked the required service.


HT: Benfica have created a number of good chances and deserve their lead. First Luisão headed an effort just over the bar from an offside position before Jiménez fired just wide from a tight-angle after Semedo’s pull-back. Cervi then opened the scoring after Jonas’ strike was parried by Douglas before Jiménez headed the ball home direct from an Ederson goal-kick despite Henrique’s best efforts. Jonas then spurned two great chances when he was played through on-goal with Douglas doing well before Pizzi fired home. Jonas then lobbed Douglas to make it four.


HT: So Benfica are heading to a fourth consecutive league title as the Águias lead 4-0 at half-time.


45′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end as Marega is booked for dissent.


44′ Goal!! Fejsa makes a vital interception, before Pizzi finds Jonas, who wonderfully lobs Douglas from the edge of the area. Jonas receives a yellow card for taking off his shirt.


40′ Hurtado is penalised for a foul on Jiménez.


37′ Goal!! Pizzi exchanges passes with Jonas before firing the ball home across Douglas.


34′ Chance!! Pizzi sends Jonas through on-goal, the Brazilian attempts to round the keeper but he fails to get the ball out of his feet and Douglas gathers the loose ball.


33′ Chance!! Jiménez plays Jonas through on-goal, the Brazilian has just Douglas to beat but the keeper smothers the effort well.


31′ Semedo fires an effort wide from-range.


30′ Jiménez wins a freekick after a foul from Sá.


27′ Close!! Semedo fires an effort wide of the target from just outside the area.


27′ Jonas wins a freekick.


20′ Jiménez fires an effort off-target from-range.


18′ Fejsa is penalised for a foul.


16′ Goal!! Jiménez latches onto a terrific Ederson goal-kick ahead of Douglas before heading the loose ball home despite Henrique’s best efforts.


15′ Henrique meets the delivery with a header that flies over the bar.


13′ Grimaldo is penalised for a cynical foul on Hernâni.


12′ Hernâni wins a freekick.


11′ Goal!! Miranda is dispossessed and Jonas surges forward before firing an effort that Douglas palms away into the path of Cervi, who fires home the follow-up.


9′ Jiménez wins a freekick after a foul from Miranda.


8′ Chance!! Semedo sends a teasing delivery across the face of goal that Jiménez fires wide from a tight-angle.


5′ Marega wins a freekick after a foul from Luisão.


2′ Chance!! Pizzi’s delivery is cleared to Grimaldo, whose cross is met by Luisão with a header that clears the bar by inches, although the flag was already up for offside.


2′ Salvio wins a corner.


0′ Hurtado is penalised for handball.


0′ Vitória Guimarães get the game underway.


Team news:

S.L. Benfica: Ederson (GK), Álex Grimaldo, Victor Lindelöf, Luisão, Nélson Semedo, Franco Cervi, Pizzi, Ljubomir Fejsa, Eduardo Salvio, Raúl Jiménez, Jonas

Vitória S.C.: Douglas (GK), Ghislain Konan, Pedro Henrique, Josué Sá, Bruno Gaspar, Bongani Zungu, Rafael Miranda, Hernâni, Paolo Hurtado, Moussa Marega, David Texeira 

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