Manchester United v Benfica, 27 September 2005

Score2-1 to Manchester United
RefereeLubos Michel
CompetitionChampions League Group D
VenueOld Trafford
Attendance66,112
KICK-OFF: 7.45pm BST

1 Benfica

Goals:

Ryan Giggs 39 G
Ruud Van Nistelrooy 85 G

Goals:

Simao 59 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar
Defender/Right back Phil Bardsley
Defender John O'Shea
Defender/Centre back Rio Ferdinand
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Richardson
Midfielder Ryan Giggs
Midfielder Paul Scholes
Midfielder Darren Fletcher
Midfielder/Forward Alan Smith
Midfielder/Forward Cristiano Ronaldo

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jose Moreira
Defender Leo Bastos
Defender Augusto Nelson
Defender/Centre back Ricardo Rocha
Defender/Centre back Luisao
Midfielder Armando Petit
Midfielder Manuel Fernandes
Midfielder Simao
Midfielder Gilberto Beto
Forward Nuno Gomes

Substitutions:

Substitutions:

Joao Pereira for Fabrizio Miccoli 81
Geovanni for Manuel Fernandes 87
Pedro Mantorras for Gilberto Beto 87

Cards:

Alan Smith 58 Y

Cards:

Luisao 57 Y
Nuno Gomes 69 Y

On the bench:

On the bench:

Midfielder Joao Pereira
Midfielder Geovanni
Forward Pedro Mantorras

Comments:

Unused substitutes: Tim Howard, Sylvain Ebanks-Blake, Lee Martin, Liam Miller, Ji-Sung Park, Gerard Pique and Guiseppe Rossi

Comments:

Unused substitutes: Anderson Cleber Beraldo, Manuel Dos Santos, Andrey Karyaka and Manuel Sampaio Silva Quim