06 November 2008

Nuno Gomes played first 61' in Benfica 0-2 Galatasaray Video of goals- UEFA Cup Matchday 2 Nov. 6, 2008

Nuno Gomes in the starting lineup for Benfica. Forward Oscar Cardozo is on the bench.

Benfica 0-2 Galatasaray
Emre Aşık 51, Ümit Karan 69
UEFA Cup Matchday 2 Nov. 6, 2008
Estádio do Sport Lisboa do Benfica, Lisbon

Starting lineups:

Quim; Maxi Pereira, Luisão, Sidnei e Jorge Ribeiro; Katsouranis, Yebda, Di María e Reyes; Nuno Gomes , David Suazo

Substitutes: Moreira, Miguel Vìtor, Binya, Carlos Martins, Urreta, Aimar e Cardozo

coach: Quique Flores

De Sanctis; Umit Karan, Servet, Emre e Hakan; Fernando Meira; Arda, Sabri e Ayhan; Lincoln, Baros

Substitutes: Aykut Erçetin, Yildiz, Alparsian, Murat, Guven e Serkan

coach: Michael Skibbe

Video of Galatasaday first goal: Emre Aşık 51'

Referee- Martin Atkinson (ENG)
Assistant referee- Peter Kirkup (ENG) Mo Matadar (ENG)
Fourth official- Andre Marriner (ENG)

Will Benfica get the 3 points from this game and be first in the group?

Benfica is in second place on Matchday 1. If Benfica wins today they jump to first place. One point more than the second place Galatasaray with 3 points.

Galatasaday second goal: Ümit Karan 69'

Defeat in first home game
This defeat- terrible news for Benfica fans. Galatasaray is practically qualified with 6 points. Benfica with only 1 point. Unable to win this home game now makes it harder for them to win away.

Next game away

On Matchday 3, November 27, 2008 Benfica travels to Greece for Olympiacos v. Benfica. On Matchday 4, Benfica play at home again this time on December 12, 2008 for Benfica v. Metalist .

Benfica has to beat Olimpiacos to get the 3 points and have at least 4 points. Galatasary the leader of Group B has 6 points. Their next game is against Metalist- on paper there is no doubt Galatasaray will win. With another victory, the group leaders will have 9 points.

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