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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's nine goals for Portugal at 1966 World Cup



Formation 4-4-2

  • 41Oblak
  • 14Pereira Páez
  • 16Siqueira
  • 35PérezBooked at 90mins
  • 4Luís da Silva
  • 24GaraySubstituted forNivaldo Vieiraat 84'minutes
  • 50Markovic
  • 21MaticBooked at 58mins
  • 11Lima dos Santos
  • 19RodrigoSubstituted forAmorimat 86'minutes
  • 20Gaitán


  • 1De Morães Gusmão
  • 5Fejsa
  • 6Amorim
  • 8Sulejmani
  • 10Djuricic
  • 28Ferreira Sá Pereira
  • 33Nivaldo Vieira

FC Porto

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1da Silva Arruda
  • 2DaniloBooked at 74mins
  • 26Lobo Silva
  • 25RegesBooked at 88mins
  • 30Otamendi
  • 22Mangala
  • 20de Oliveira Alves
  • 3GonzálezBooked at 68minsSubstituted forSoares Pesqueiraat 70'minutes
  • 9MartinezBooked at 56mins
  • 17Varela
  • 19Pereira CarneiroSubstituted forRicardo Quaresmaat 54'minutesBooked at 57mins


  • 4Pereira Roque
  • 7Ricardo Quaresma
  • 8Soares Pesqueira
  • 11Ghilas
  • 24Ribeiro de Freitas
  • 28Mateus de Oliveira
  • 35Defour
Artur Dias Soares

Match Stats

Home TeamBenficaAway TeamFC Porto
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Benfica 2, FC Porto 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Benfica 2, FC Porto 0.

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Eliaquim Mangala (FC Porto).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

    Enzo Pérez (Benfica) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Dangerous play by Josué (FC Porto).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lazar Markovic (Benfica).

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Nicolas Gaitán (Benfica).

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Fernando (FC Porto).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Benfica. Rubén Amorim replaces Rodrigo.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Carlos Eduardo (FC Porto).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Enzo Pérez (Benfica).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 12th January 2014

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