Portuguese Primeira Liga
Benfica2FC Porto0

Benfica 2-0 FC Porto

Benfica minutes silence for Eusebio

Benfica held a minute's silence in honour of club legend Eusebio before going top of the Portuguese league with a win over title rivals Porto.

Rodrigo Moreno opened the scoring for Benfica before defender Ezequiel Garay doubled the advantage after the break.

Porto played the final 15 minutes with 10 men after Danilo was dismissed for a second yellow card.

Benfica's players all wore the name Eusebio on the back of their shirts, with their usual squad numbers.

The win moved Benfica top, with Sporting Lisbon two points behind and Porto a further point back.

Benfica celebrate

Widely considered one of the best players of all time, Eusebio starred as Benfica won a host of domestic and European honours in his spell at the club between 1960 and 1975.

The 1965 European Footballer of the Year scored 733 times in a professional career spanning 745 matches. He also played 64 times for Portugal, scoring 41 goals.

His death was met with an outpouring of emotion in the country, with thousands of supporters gathering at Benfica's Estadio da Luz for a memorial service on Monday ahead of his funeral.

Eusebio

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Eusebio's nine goals for Portugal at 1966 World Cup

Line-ups

Benfica

  • 41Oblak
  • 14Maxi Pereira
  • 16Siqueira
  • 35PérezBooked at 90mins
  • 4Luisão
  • 24GaraySubstituted forJardelat 84'minutes
  • 50Markovic
  • 21MaticBooked at 58mins
  • 11Lima
  • 19RodrigoSubstituted forAmorimat 86'minutes
  • 20Gaitán

Substitutes

  • 1Artur Moraes
  • 5Fejsa
  • 6Amorim
  • 8Sulejmani
  • 10Djuricic
  • 28Silvio
  • 33Jardel

FC Porto

  • 1Helton
  • 2DaniloBooked at 74mins
  • 26Alex Sandro
  • 25FernandoBooked at 88mins
  • 30Otamendi
  • 22Mangala
  • 20Carlos Eduardo
  • 3LuchoBooked at 68minsSubstituted forJosuéat 70'minutes
  • 9MartinezBooked at 56mins
  • 17Varela
  • 19LicáSubstituted forQuaresmaat 54'minutesBooked at 57mins

Substitutes

  • 4Maicon
  • 7Quaresma
  • 8Josué
  • 11Ghilas
  • 24Fabiano
  • 28Kelvin
  • 35Defour
Referee:
Artur Dias Soares
Attendance:
62,508

Match Stats

Home TeamBenficaAway TeamFC Porto
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home19
Away25

Live Text

Match ends, Benfica 2, FC Porto 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Benfica 2, FC Porto 0.

Attempt missed. Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is just a bit too high. Assisted by Enzo Pérez following a set piece situation.

Foul by Eliaquim Mangala (FC Porto).

Enzo Pérez (Benfica) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Enzo Pérez (Benfica) is shown the yellow card.

Dangerous play by Josué (FC Porto).

Guillherme Siqueira (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Eliaquim Mangala (FC Porto) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Josué with a cross following a set piece situation.

Ricardo Quaresma (FC Porto) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lazar Markovic (Benfica).

Hand ball by Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica).

Booking

Fernando (FC Porto) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Fernando (FC Porto).

Lazar Markovic (Benfica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. Rubén Amorim replaces Rodrigo.

Foul by Carlos Eduardo (FC Porto).

Enzo Pérez (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Josué (FC Porto) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Enzo Pérez (Benfica).

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. Jardel replaces Ezequiel Garay.

Dangerous play by Josué (FC Porto).

Guillherme Siqueira (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Fernando (FC Porto) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica).

Corner, FC Porto. Conceded by Nemanja Matic.

Eliaquim Mangala (FC Porto) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica).

Foul by Ricardo Quaresma (FC Porto).

Maxi Pereira (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carlos Eduardo (FC Porto).

Lazar Markovic (Benfica) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Danilo (FC Porto).

Danilo (FC Porto) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Foul by Alex Sandro (FC Porto).

Maxi Pereira (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Porto. Josué replaces Lucho González.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jackson Martinez (FC Porto) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Nemanja Matic (Benfica) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Enzo Pérez with a cross following a set piece situation.

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