Manchester United v Benfica, 27 September 2005

Score2-1 to Manchester United
RefereeĽuboš Micheľ
CompetitionUEFA Champions 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:

Simão 59 G

Starting lineup:

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

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jose Moreira
Defender Leo Bastos
Defender Nélson
Defender/Centre back Luisão
Defender/Centre back Ricardo Rocha
Midfielder Gilberto Beto
Midfielder Manuel Fernandes
Midfielder Petit
Midfielder Simão
Forward Nuno Gomes

Substitutions:

Substitutions:

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

Cards:

Alan Smith 58 Y

Cards:

Luisão 57 Y
Nuno Gomes 69 Y

On the bench:

On the bench:

Midfielder Geovanni
Midfielder João Pereira
Forward 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