• Viktor Klonaridis 53', 63'
2
Group Stage
Finished
  • Haris Seferovic 6'
  • Alejandro Grimaldo 15'
  • Alfa Semedo 74'
3
AEK
BEF
KO
  • GOAAAALLLLLL - AEK 0-1 Benfica - The visitors take the lead thanks to some good work from Fernandes. His strike stung the palms of Barkas and the goalkeeper teed up Seferovic who was on hand to smash the ball home.
    Benfica
    Goal
    BEF - Haris Seferovic
    6'
  • Dias is now the first man in the book after a trip in midfield.
    Benfica
    Yellow Card
    BEF - Rúben Dias
    8'
  • GOAAALLLLL AEK 0-2 Benfica - Rui Vitoria's men double their advantage and Grimaldo scores his first goal in the Champions League. The left-back creeps his way round the back of the defence and he latches onto a cross before producing a simple header. Barkas does his best to close him down but it is not enough.
    Benfica
    Goal
    BEF - Alejandro Grimaldo
    15'
  • After a quick chat with his fellow officials, referee Orel Grinfeld has decided to book the AEK frontman.
    AEK Athens
    Yellow Card
    AEK - Ezequiel Ponce
    34'
  • Bakasetas is the latest man in the book after a cynical challenge on the halfway line.
    AEK Athens
    Yellow Card
    AEK - Anastasios Bakasetas
    40'
  • RED CARD!! - Dias is sent to the stands as he receives his second yellow. The centre-back jumps to volley the ball away but he fails to see Ponce coming and kicks him in the chest. He has to go and AEK will be raring to go in the second half now.
    Benfica
    Red Card
    BEF - Rúben Dias
    49'
HT
  • GOAAALLLL AEK 1-2 Benfica - Klonaridis does not miss this time and he slots the ball home from inside the six-yard box. The midfielder made a brilliant run into the area and it is now game on!!!
    AEK Athens
    Goal
    AEK - Viktor Klonaridis
    53'
  • Ponce looks to have suffered an injury and he will now be replaced by Giakoumakis.
    AEK Athens
    AEK Athens
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out55 - Ezequiel Ponce
    Substitution - In9 - Georgios Giakoumakis
    60'
  • Change for Benfica as Semedo comes on to replace Fernandes.
    Benfica
    Benfica
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out21 - Pizzi
    Substitution - In16 - Alfa Semedo
    62'
  • GOAAAALLLLLLLL IT IS 2-2!!!!!! Klonaridis grabs his second of the night and AEK are in dreamland. In their first Champions League game for 12 years they could go on to win this. Klonaridis gets his fourth European goal of the season thanks to a simple volley from inside the box.
    AEK Athens
    Goal
    AEK - Viktor Klonaridis
    63'
  • Another change for AEK as Oikonomou is replaced by Cosic.
    AEK Athens
    AEK Athens
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out4 - Marios Oikonomou
    Substitution - In15 - Uros Cosic
    68'
  • GOAAAAALLLLLLLL AEK 2-3 Benfica. What a sublime bit of play from substitute Semedo as he scores his first Champions League goal. The youngster picked up possession in midfield before going on a mazy run and smashing the ball into the far corner.
    Benfica
    Goal
    BEF - Alfa Semedo
    74'
  • Last change sees Simoes replaced by Brito.
    AEK Athens
    AEK Athens
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out8 - Andre Simoes
    Substitution - In12 - Rodrigo Galo
    79'
  • Almeida gets a yellow for a push in midfield.
    Benfica
    Yellow Card
    BEF - André Almeida
    79'
  • Just a few minutes to go and Cervi comes on for Fernandes.
    Benfica
    Benfica
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out27 - Rafa
    Substitution - In11 - Franco Cervi
    84'
  • Final card of the night sees Grimaldo punished.
    Benfica
    Yellow Card
    BEF - Alejandro Grimaldo
    93'
FT
AEK Athens
Game Stats
Benfica
64%
Possession
36%
15
Shots
11
7
Shots (On goal)
6
8
Corners
4
3
Saves
4
13
Fouls
9

Lineups

1
Vasilios Barkas
2
Michalis Bakakis
4
Marios Oikonomou
19
Dmytro Chygrynskiy
23
Niklas Hult
25
Konstantinos Galanopoulos
8
Andre Simoes
14
Anastasios Bakasetas
17
Viktor Klonaridis
2x
20
Petros Mantalos
55
Ezequiel Ponce
AEK Athens
4-2-3-1
99
Odisseas Vlachodimos
34
André Almeida
6
Rúben Dias
30
Germán Conti
3
Alejandro Grimaldo
21
Pizzi
15
Ljubomir Fejsa
30
Gedson Fernandes
18
Eduardo Salvio
14
Haris Seferovic
27
Rafa
Benfica
4-3-3

Team Stats

AEK Athens

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
033
ForwardsGASHOFCFS
60'
00122
SubstitutesGASHOFCFS
60'(Ezequiel Ponce)
00020
68'(Marios Oikonomou)
00000
79'(Andre Simoes)
00010
00000
00000
00000
000--

Benfica

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
024
ForwardsGASHOFCFS
6'
10121
84'
00121
45'
00000
MidfieldersGASHOFCFS
00101
00102
62'
01101
DefendersGASHOFCFS
00032
15'
10101
00101
00120
SubstitutesGASHOFCFS
45'(Eduardo Salvio)
00000
62'(Pizzi)
74'
10100
84'(Rafa)
00002
00000
00000
00000
000--

Team Ranks

AEK Athens
Game Stats
Benfica
64%
Possession
36%
15
Shots
11
7
Shots (On goal)
6
8
Corners
4
3
Saves
4
13
Fouls
9