Champions League Knockout Round 1 (February 16th, 2016)

Champions League Knockout Stages

February 16th, 2016


Benfica score late to beat Zenit and Cavani proves to be a smart sub for Laurent Blanc’s PSG. Here is what you missed in today’s first legs of the knockout rounds of the Champions League.


Benfica vs. Zenit St. Petersburg

Final Score: 1-0

Starting XIs:

Benfica – César, Almeida, Jardel, Lindelöf, Eliseu, Samaris, Sanches, Pizzi, Jonas, Gaitán, Mitroglou

Zenit – Lodigin, Criscito, Lombaerts, Garay, Anyukov, Witsel, García, Danny, Hulk, Shatov, Dzyuba

Match Highlights:

16’ Yellow Card: Yellow Card: Almeida (Benfica)

32’ Yellow Card: Witsel (Zenit)

35’ Yellow Card: Jardel (Benfica)

43’ Yellow Card: Pizzi (Benfica)

45’ Halftime Score: 0-0

59’ Yellow Card: García

63’ Substitution: (Benfica) Off-Mitroglou On- Jiménez

67’ Yellow Card: Criscito (Zenit)

71’ Substitution: (Benfica) Off- Pizzi On- Carcela-González

74’ Substitution: (Zenit) Off- Dzyuba On- Kokorin

81’ Substitution: (Zenit) Off- Shatov On- Zhirkov

87’ Substitution: (Zenit) Off- Danny On- Maurício

90’ Red Card: Criscito (Zenit)

90+1’ Goal: Jonas (Benfica) Score: 1-0 Benfica

90+1’ Yellow Card: Jonas (Benfica)

90+4’ Final Score: 1-0 Benfica

Jonas (right) celebrates after scoring the winning goal late in added-time. [Getty Images]

PSG vs. Chelsea

Final Score: 2-1

Starting XIs:

PSG – Trapp, Marquinhos, Silva, Luiz, Maxwell, Verratti, Motta, Matuidi, Di María, Ibrahimovic, Lucas

Chelsea – Courtois, Baba, Cahill, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Fabregas, Hazard, Willian, Pedro, Costa

Match Highlights:

19’ Yellow Card: Ibrahimovic (PSG)

38’ Yellow Card: Mikel (Chelsea)

39’ Goal: Ibrahimovic (PSG) Score: 1-0

45+1’ Goal: Mikel (Chelsea) Score: 1-1

45+1’ Halftime Score: 1-1

67’ Yellow Card: Pedro (Chelsea)

71’ Yellow Card: Lucas (PSG)

71’ Yellow Card: Luiz (PSG)

71’ Substitution: (Chelsea) Off- Hazard On- Oscar

74’ Substitution: (PSG) Off- Lucas On- Cavani

78’ Goal: Cavani (PSG) Score: 2-1

81’ Substitution: (PSG) Off- Verratti On- Rabiot

81’ Substitution: (PSG) Off-Matuidi On- Pastore

90+2’ Final Score: 2-1 PSG

Mikel (farthest left in white) blasted in a shot from close range to level the game at 1-1 on the stroke of halftime. [Reuters]

Edinson Cavani scored the winning goal after being subbed on just four minutes earlier. [Reuters]



Posted in UEFA Champions League and tagged , , , , , , , , , .