Schalke 2-0 Benfica: Two late goals earns Schalke maximum points

German club Schalke 04 managed to net two late goals to overcome Portugal’s Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

German club Schalke 04 managed to net two late goals to overcome Portugal’s Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Jefferson Farfan put his side ahead in the 73rd minute with a low drive before Klaas-Jan Huntelaar added a second five minutes from time to give Schalke full points at home.

UEFA Champions League Group C
Schalke 04 (GER): 2 (Jefferson Farfan 73’, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 85’)
Benfica (POR): 0
Venue: Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen
Crowd: approx. 45,000
Yellow cards: SCH - Atsuto Uchida 57’, Jefferson Farfan 62’
BEN - Nicolas Gaitan 45’, Eduardo Salvio 49’, Javi Garcia 56’

Starting Line-Ups

SCH
Manuel Neuer (gk), Christoph Metzelder, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Joel Matip, Lukas Schmitz, Atsuto Uchida (Sarpei 58’), Jose Jurado (Kluge 78’), Ivan Rakitic (Jones 66’), Jefferson Farfan, Raul, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Subs - Mathias Schober (gk), Jermaine Jones (66’), Nicolas Plestan, Peer Kluge (78’), Hans Sarpei (58’), Eduardo, Erik Jendrisek

BEN
Roberto Gago (gk), David Luiz, Luisao, Javi Garcia, Cesar Peixoto, Maxi Pereira, Carlos Martins, Fabio Coentrao, Nicolas Gaitan (Salvio 45’), Oscar Cardozo (Kardec 71’), Javier Saviola (Aimar 63’)

Subs - Moerira (gk), Pablo Aimar (63’), Alan Kardec (71’), Sidnei, Eduardo Salvio (45’), Felipe Menezes, Airton

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