Benfica was defeated by Barcelona (2-6), within the match of the fifth spherical of Group D of the Champions League, which passed off on Thursday evening, on the Benfica Campus, in Seixal.
With this defeat, the eagles are eliminated from the maths to qualify for the subsequent stage, as a result of, with one spherical from the underside of the group, the 6 factors received thus far will not be sufficient to meet the Barcelona workforce. and Bayern Munich (each have 12 factors and, naturally, certified).
It was a really dominant sport with Barcelona, as anticipated, with 2-0 at half-time (targets from Irene Paredes and Cláudia Pina) which modified the Catalan dominance within the first half. In this era, it ought to be added, Benfica nonetheless managed to make two passes within the opposing space, however they didn’t create an impending hazard.
Spain’s third aim, scored by Aitana Bonmatí, got here at the beginning of the second half and, at that second, if there was any doubt, the match winner was determined. But this dangerous end result additionally led to the discharge of the costs of Filipa Patão who, with nothing to lose, managed to make strikes that corresponded to the true worth of the workforce. Even after one other aim (scored by Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic), Benfica had the possibility to not surrender and managed to scale back it, by means of Jéssica Silva. And, a couple of minutes later, Nycole Raysla had an unbiased likelihood to style the foot, however the Brazilian’s penalty was nicely stopped by Sandra Panos.
Benfica did not rating… Barcelona scored once more. This time, I benefited from the tragic second of Ana Seiça who, after an excellent transfer by Rute Costa, denying Salma Paralluelo’s aim, launched the ball into his personal aim. Two minutes later, one other second of rebirth: Cloé Lacasse pulled a rabbit out of his hat, made an excellent diagonal from the correct to the middle and, inside the realm, shot to make it 2-5.
The final aim of the sport got here simply after the ninetieth minute, when Mariona Caldeney offered a superb again-heel help (!)
That aim was the final of the evening, however … it may not have been. All as a result of, earlier than they’d compensation, Benfica benefited from one other penalty. Meanwhile, Ana Vitória was chosen for a penalty, however the Brazilian was unable to cease Sandra Panos, who additionally did nicely.
Tonight’s defeat leaves Benfica out of the struggle for qualification, however even – and even as a result of alternatively it was one of many greatest forces on the planet in ladies’s soccer (Barcelona has 7 Spanish Championships, 9 King’s Cups, 2 Spanish Super Cups and 1 Champions League – it’s truthful to say that the Eagles obtained to their ft and positively left their mark on the elite of world soccer.
Remember the film:
Game over! Benfica 2 Barcelona 6.
Minutes 90 + 6: Ana Vitória, within the change of penalty, permits Sandra Panos to save.
90 + 5 minutes: Penalty for Benfica! Fridolina Rolfo deflected a cross from the correct by Valéria Cantuário along with her arm and the reds returned to the 11-yard field.
Three minutes of added time within the second half.
90 minutes: Barcelona’s aim! Mariona Caldeney, after a heel go behind Geyse, shot into the again of Rute Costa’s internet. 2-6.
82nd minute: Benfica’s aim! Cloé Lacasse’s lovely run down the correct facet, in the direction of the center of the sphere, the ball at all times sticks to his ft, and is shot by the Canadian nationwide workforce to make it 2-5.
81 minutes: Substitution for Benfica, with Kika Nazareth for Andreia Faria.
80 minutes: Barcelona’s aim! Shot by Salma Paralluelo for a superb save by Rute Costa, however, on the return, Ana Seiça, sadly, brings the ball into his personal aim. 1-5.
79 minutes: Substitution for Barcelona,
76th minute: Mariona Caldeney tries her luck, however the alert Rute Costa saves superbly.
74th minute: Shot by Cláudia Pina, who’s already within the space, ahead, the ball goes very shut to the correct of Rute Costa’s aim.
73rd minute: In a penalty conversion, Nycole Raysla shoots nicely previous Sandra Panos.
72 minutes: Penalty for Benfica! The negatives of Fridolina Rolfo on Cloé Lacasse.
68 minutes: Yellow card for Ana Vitória.
67 minutes: Three adjustments for Benfica, with Lúcia Alves, Christy Ucheibe and Jéssica Silva leaving for Daniela Silva, Andreia Norton and Valéria Cantuário.
66 minutes: Four substitutes for Barcelona, with the departures of Aitana Bonmatí, Irene Paredes, Patrícia Guijarro and Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic, with the additions of Marta Torrejón, Mariona Caldeney, Ingrid Engen and Salma Paraluelo.
62nd minute: Benfica targets! Jéssica Silva, ahead, throws an actual bomb that simply stops at the back of Sandra Panos’ internet. 1-4.
61 minutes: Yellow card for Catarina Amado.
58 minutes: Barcelona’s aim! Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic, who’s already within the space, a little bit down on the correct facet, shot arduous and made it 0-4.
51 minutes: Free-kick from the correct taken by Kika Nazareth and Ana Vitória, within the second place, turned to the correct facet of the Catalan aim.
48 minutes: Barcelona targets! Passes from Keira Walsh and Aitana Bonmati, inside the realm, might make it 0-3.
46 minutes: Good likelihood for Benfica! Geyse received a solo duel with Ana Seiça and, after getting into the realm, tried to throw the ball to Rute Costa, however the ball ended up lacking millimeters from the left of the crimson aim.
The begin of half two!
Barca benefit within the break. The anticipated Catalan dominance was already felt very early, when the costs of Jonata Giráldez performed loads in the midst of the opposing sport and, usually, shut to the territory of Rute Costa, and, as well as, there have been exterior incentives: the primary aim, which was given by Irene Paredes, the seventh minute.
The lead was good for Barcelona, entrance time, it has grow to be extra attention-grabbing. Little by little, the eagles climbed their strains and, after some time, tried to strategy a sure space, with small adjustments that, particularly, helped to put the ultimate choice of the Catalans in the correct route.
The final minutes of the primary half had been additionally of robust overseas authority, and, already in stoppage time, Cláudia Pina, with a shot positioned, on the door of the realm, elevated the stress.
Despite dealing with all these difficulties and understanding that in the event that they lose, they are going to be out of the struggle to qualify for the subsequent spherical, Benfica has been preventing arduous and nonetheless has a second window. Because should you handle to rating a aim, you additionally enter the dialog to get the end result…
Hold on! Benfica 0 Barcelona 2.
45 + 2 minutes: Goal for Barcelona! Shot by Cláudia Pina, on the sting of the realm, the ball enters close to the correct submit of the crimson aim. Rute Costa might do nothing to keep away from 0-2.
Two minutes of added time within the first half.
44 min: Another harmful scenario within the Catalan assault. Crossing from the left are Mapi Léon and Aitana Bonmati (once more…) attempting their luck. The Spanish midfielder’s shot went over the left facet of Rute Costa’s aim.
41 min: Good likelihood for Barcelona! Aitana Bonmati’s shot is saved by Rute Costa. After the transfer, and after the confusion, Pauleta, first, and Cloé Lacasse, later, had been ready to cease the catastrophe.
36 minutes: Catarina Amado’s cross from the correct, with Cloé Lacasse and Christy Ucheibe ready for the ball, each contained in the small space, earns Barcelona an outstanding header by Mapi Léon, who accepts and hits a nook.
35 minutes: Kika Nazareth’s lengthy shot, the ball goes over the bar, into the fingers of Sandra Panos.
29 minutes: Cláudia Pina’s cross, a little bit down the left, and Rute Costa’s lovely flight to deny the Catalans’ second aim.
26 minutes: A fast change led by Cloé Lacasse, on the left facet, passes from the Canadian worldwide to Jéssica Silva who, within the space, crosses the ball rigorously with Sandra Panos.
23 minutes: A shot in entrance of Aitana Bonmatí, the ball goes very shut to the left of Rute Costa’s aim.
14th minute: Free-kick from the correct of Mapi Léon, the ball headed for Benfica’s aim, Rute Costa, freely, inside the realm, has every thing to catch, however, initially, the crimson goalkeeper let it go. round slope. However, and stuffed with concepts, Rute Costa acted instantly and was ready, secondly, to cooperate and keep away from critical hurt.
11 min: Cláudia Pina’s cross from the correct half is headed by Keira Walsh close to the correct submit of Rute Costa’s aim.
10 minutes: Benfica’s first likelihood to assault, however the cross taken by Cloé Lacasse, from the left facet of the assault, didn’t discover his teammates within the middle of the realm.
7 minutes: Goal for Barcelona! A contest from the correct made by Aitana Bonmati and Irene Paredes, in a harmful place, is the ultimate header of 0-1.
6 minutes: Barcelona’s large likelihood! Geyse, in the midst of the realm, took benefit of the chance to return to attempt the crimson aim, and the shot of the Brazilian worldwide was examined by the wall that was created close to Rute Costa and Carole Costa.
The begin of the sport!
Barcelona: Sandra Panos Ç🇧🇷 Lucy Bronze, Irene Paredes, Mapi Léon and Fridolina Rolfo; Aitana Bonmatí, Keira Walsh and Patrícia Guijarro; Children – Maria Crnogorcevic, Geyse and Cláudia Pina
Second: Gemma Font, Meritxell Font, Laia Codina, Marta Torrejón, Mariona Caldentey, Salma Paralluelo, Bruna Vilamala, Asisat Oshoala, Nuria Rábano, Ingrid Engen and Emma Ramírez
Teacher: Jonathan Giraldez
Benfica: Ruth Costa; Catarina Amado, Carole Costa, Ana Seiça and Lúcia Alves; Christy Ucheibe, Pauleta Ç and Ana Vitória; Kika Nazareth, Jessica Silva and Cloé Lacasse
Second: Katelin Talbert, Carolina Vilão, Sílvia Rebelo, Andreia Faria, Valéria Cantuário, Marta Cintra, Nycole Raysla, Maria Negrão, Andreia Norton, Beatriz Nogueira, Lara Pintassilgo and Daniela Silva
Teacher: Filipa Patao
Caller: Jelena Cvetkovic (Serbia)
Sponsors: Danijela Stojanovic and Aleksandra Kostic (Serbia)
Referee 4: Marina Zivkovic (Serbia)
Teams exist already!
The Reds come into this spherical in third place within the group, with 6 factors, three lower than Barcelona, Second, and 6 behind the chief, Bayern Munich. The German workforce, it ought to be famous, has already achieved its job on this journey, beating Sweden, Rosengard, with 4-0. In this fashion, Filipa Patão’s males are Thank you beating the Catalan image to proceed his dream of qualifying for the subsequent spherical. This process shouldn’t be straightforward, that is true, however the saying is previous: in soccer, something can occur…
Benfica will face Barcelona tonight (8pm), within the fifth match of Group D of the Champions League, which might be held on the Benfica Campus, in Seixal. BOLA on-line will coincide with one other spherical of European soccer matches. Come with us, expensive readers. He’s been invited and…he’ll be within the beginning lineup!