2 vs. 2
BEF
TOT
90'+5
 
GOAL! Lima makes it 2-2 on the night, and that's that. Benfica go through 5-3 on aggregate. At least Spurs gave it a go at the end there, and plenty of pride salvaged.
Benfica Penalty

Right Footed - Bottom Right

90'+4
Oh, and now there's a penalty to Benfica. Salvio goes into the area, and Sandro storms across and pushes him to the ground. Silly really.
90'+3
More pressure from SPurs, and Kane goes close. Lennon chips it to the far post from the right, Kane gets his head to it but straight at the keeper.
Benfica Substitution
90'+2
Huge change for Spurs! Sigurdsson finds himself free at the far post, but his header goes into the ground, bounces up and Oblak manages to claw it away.
90'+1
The ball is tossed into the Benfica area, and Oblak comes out and punches, rather unconvincingly, but does get it clear.
Benfica Yellow card

Benfica

Spurs

90'
Three minutes of injury-time - Spurs are on the attack.
89'
 
Lennon breaks through the middle but is taken out by a Perez bodycheck, and the Benfica man goes into the book.
88'
Big penalty shout for Spurs - Kane breaks into the area on the right and looks to be bundled over by Sulejmani, but nothing is given. Looked like a penalty.
87'
A few minutes to go. Can Spurs force another 30 minutes?
86'
Spurs attack once more, but it's a little ponderous and eventually breaks down with a stray pass from Fryers.
85'
Chance for Benfica - Sulejmani crosses for Salvio, whose first-time half-volley goes straight at Friedel.
84'
Siqueira tries to waste some time by sitting down on the pitch, but when the referee invites him to go off for treatment, he gets to his feet again, surprisingly enough.
83'
Benfica really are struggling now - they try to attack, but it's ponderous and it breaks down after a late challenge on Lennon.
82'
This is quite similar to the previous round against Dnipro, when Spurs struggled for roughly 160 minutes of the tie, but one devastating spell put them through.
81'
Benfica are rattled now. Lennon gets down the right, Oblak comes out and Lennon clips it past him, but Luisao just gets there before Sigurdsson can turn it home.
80'
We weren't expecting that. Another Spurs goal will take us into extra-time. The last ten minutes will be much more tense.
79'
 
GOAL! CHADLI MAKES IT TWO! Well, well, well. THis is interesting now. Lennon clips over a cross, Kane nods it back at the far post and Chadli, who might have been offside, hooks the ball into the net.
Tottenham Hotspur Goal

Left Footed - Top Right

78'
 
GOAL! GREAT STRIKE FROM CHADLI! Well, it might not mean a huge amount, but Chadli cuts in from the left and fires a bullet of a right-footed effort into the bottom corner beyond Oblak. 1-1 on the night, 4-2 on aggregate.
Tottenham Hotspur Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Left

76'
 
And another Spurs sub - Christian Eriksen comes on for Townsend.
Tottenham Hotspur Substitution
Benfica Substitution
75'
 
Another change for Benfica - Cardozo is off, Lima is on.
74'
Townsend finds himself offside from a Bentaleb pass. Since he was looking right along the line, that was careless.
73'
Spurs counter, and the ball breaks to Chadli on the left edge of the area, who shoots but it's straight at Oblak who gathers.
72'
A cross from the right is half-cleared by Naughton, it drops to Siquiera who despite having time and space and the ball jumping up to an awkward height, tries to shoot but it goes well over.
Tottenham Hotspur Substitution
71'
 
And copycats Spurs make a sub too - Harry Kane is on for Soldado.
Benfica Substitution
70'
 
Change for Benfica - Enzo Perez replaces Duricic.
69'
Finally they give it away! An errant pass from Sulejmani goes out for a throw.
68'
Benfica reverting to their 'knocking it fairly aimlessly around' schtick again now.
67'
Another lull in the game. Everyone is probably relatively content with how this has gone, so the final 20 minutes is unlikely to be awfully exciting.
66'
Naughton tries a through-ball to Soldado, but it just bounces off the Spanish forward and through to the keeper. Poor again from Soldado.
64'
Andre Gomes looks for Sulejmani down the left, but Naughton does well to win a goal-kick off the Benfica man's shins.
63'
Cardozo creates a bit of room for himself outside the area, but delays too long to pass and his shot is easily blocked.
62'
Spurs at least are defending relatively stoutly in this second 45. They're even offering the odd thing coming forwards, but this second-string side simply isn't good enough to really trouble Benfica.
61'
Garay gets his head to the resultant corner, but his effort skews away from goal.
60'
Sulejmani breaks into the area on the left, pauses for the slightest second before squaring to Cardozo, but that's enough for Sandro to slide in and make a brilliant tackle. On the floor, Sandro has been pretty good in his unfamiliar position, but in the air....not so much.
59'
Another threatening effort for Spurs - Townsend cuts in from the left with a lovely flick, then fires a low right-footed shot just wide of the near post.
57'
Luisao meets the corner in with a header, but it goes wide at the far post.
56'
Siqueira tries a shot from miles out, but it's blocked by Lennon and it loops high and out for a corner.
55'
Oooooh, something approaching a dangerous attack for Spurs. Chadli crosses from the left, and it skips through just - just - beyond Sigurdsson's outstretched boot. Unlucky.
53'
Rose makes good ground on the left and does well to win a corner, but SIgurdsson's delivery is straight to keeper Oblak.
52'
Another cross is floated into the Benfica box, but this time Chadli is penalised for a foul on Luisao.
51'
Naughton gets down the right, cuts back on his left foot and crosses, but it's just over Soldado in the middle.
50'
Smashing skill from Salvio on the right side of the area, a delightful flick playing in Perreira, but his low cross is blocked.
49'
This second half looks very much like it will be damage-control from Spurs. A good result from this will be to get out without embarrassing themselves and without any further injuries.
48'
Sulejmani cuts in from the left and advances towards the middle, but Sandro moves across and cuts out the attack.
47'
Djuricic tries to get in behind Fryers, but climbs all over the back of the Spurs man and gives away a free-kick.
46'
The teams are back out for the second half, and Spurs get us underway.
45'
And the ref has had enough with no added time. Garay with the only goal, and Benfica are very much in control of both the game and the tie.
44'
And again, Benfica are back with the keep-ball. Until they give it away. Spurs can't do much useful with it, mind.
43'
Salvio breaks down the right but Bentaleb - who has been Spurs' best defender, despite not being one or playing in defence - slides in with the tackle.
42'
And Benfica are still knocking it around. Spurs are chasing shadows out there.
41'
It really hasn't been an especially entertaining game. Benfica are just knocking it around their own half again now.
40'
Sherwood looks increasingly exasperated in the stands. Get down to the touchline Tim, maybe have a wrestle with Jorge Jesus to liven this hoopla up, eh?
39'
Djuricic charges down a Fryers clearance and it floats out for a goal-kick. Spurs having trouble even getting out of their own half now.
38'
Naughton gets away with a very poor pass as Gomes can't control the ball on the Benfica left. Very sloppy stuff.
37'
Siqueira breaks down the left and almost gets to the byline, but a heavy touch takes it just out of play.
36'
Benfica have been marginally the better side, but they have taken one of the chances created, whereas Spurs have spurned a number of presentable opportunities.
35'
Tim Sherwood shakes his head in the stands, but given the makeshift nature of the Spurs defence, not a huge amount else could be expected.
34'
 
GOAL! GARAY GIVES BENFICA THE LEAD! Well, any faint hopes Spurs had are more or less done now. Salvio gets past Naughton far too easily on the right, carefully chips a cross over and Garay is there to head past Friedel with nary a whiff of convincing marking.
Benfica Goal

Header - Bottom Center

33'
Sigurdsson plays a short kick for Townsend, but his low shot appears to be blocked by Bentaleb. The young midfielder then does well in chasing back as Benfica counter at speed.
32'
Perreira lucky not to get a booking after a hack at Townsend on the left side of the area. Free-kick in a dangerous spot for Spurs though.
31'
Chance for Benfica, as Gomes plays over the top for Perreira, who then hits the low cross into the middle, but Sandro is there to clear.
29'
Bentaleb does well to pick up a loose ball in midfield, but as he advances on goal a short, easy pass to his left to Townsend is intercepted. The best and worst of Bentaleb there.
28'
Spurs having a bit more of the ball now. Not that they've actually done anything constructive with it yet...but baby steps, eh?
27'
The corner is swung over and Chadli gets up at the far post, but he very slightly mistimes his jump and the head skips off his forehead and wide.
26'
Another half-chance for Soldado, but he can't quite get the ball under control as it bobbles to him around the penalty spot, and Garay gets in there to clear for a corner.
25'
Chadli feeds Townsend for a rare Spurs attack down the left, but Luisao lopes across and clears.
23'
Quiet phase of the game. Benfica seem content to knock it around because they'll go through, Spurs seem content to let them in order to avoid a sound tanning.
22'
Chadli makes some room on the left, crosses to Lennon at the far post who nods back into the middle, but there's nobody there to take advantage.
21'
Salvio stops another attack by rather pointlessly pushing Rose to the ground just inside the Spurs box.
20'
Djuričić breaks down the right and gets to the byline, his low cross goes straight at Sandro and it rather uncovincingly bounces of the Brazilian, but luckily for Spurs it goes rather gently straight to Friedel.
19'
Sulejmani plays a ball over the top looking for the run of Andre Gomes, but Naughton does well to cut it out.
18'
A delay in proceedings a Rúben Amorim gets some treatment on his ankle.
17'
Siquera plays a high, looping cross from the left, which Friedel sort of flaps at with Luisao lurking at the far post, but it drifts out for a goal-kick,
16'
Benfica make troublingly easy progress down the left side of the Spurs box, but Salvio's low cross is blocked by Rose. Corner to the hosts.
14'
Ooof, big chance for Soldado - Sigurdsson takes a corner from the right and it finds its way to Soldado in an indecent amount of space at the far post, but he hits his shot into the ground and it bounces over. He really should have scored there.
13'
Benfica attack down the right, but Salvio's attempted cross is skewed quite badly and it goes behind Brad Friedel's goal.
11'
Gylfi Sigurdsson takes the resultant free-kick but his shot from just left of centre flicks up off the wall and out for a corner.
10'
 
Luisao then gets a booking for a slight tug on Soldado as the Spurs man tried to break into the box.
Benfica Yellow card

Benfica

Spurs

9'
The corner is cleared, but the ball breaks back out to Sulejmani, who puts it back into the middle where Garay wins the ball far too easily in the air, heading on for Luisao who heads wastefully over. Should have scored there.
8'
Benfica win a slightly debatable corner on their right. COuld be trouble for Spurs.
7'
Soldado goes to ground under the challenge of Ezequiel Garay, but nothing is given by the referee.
6'
Spurs are slightly hampered by not having much by way of aerial presence, so the free-kick is played short and, frankly, wasted.
5'
Danny Rose breaks forward and comes in field from the left and earns a free-kick after being felled by Salvio.
4'
Spurs actually look like they're playing in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Nacer Chadli tucked in behind Roberto Soldado. Andros Townsend and Lennon are on the flanks.
3'
Salvio drives through the centre of the Spurs defence but tries to go on his own when he had better options either side.
2'
Quiet start to the game, with Benfica keeping most of the ball. Sherwood is watching (the first-half, at least), from the stands, hence the suit.
1'
And Benfica get us underway.
17:56
The teams are in the tunnel, and we should be underway shortly.
17:53
Tim Sherwood is wearing a suit for his pre-match interview. Will he change into his gilet for the game? Stay tuned to find out.
17:52
And the eagle is off at the Estadio de Luz. We are now ready to go.
17:45
Aaron Lennon is the Spurs captain tonight. Doesn't exactly strike you as the most inspirational of leaders, does he?
17:37
Want a potentially-encouraging stat, Spurs fans? Tottenham have now lost three successive matches in all competitions. They haven’t lost four in a row since April 2004.
17:30
Jesus himself was a little less bullish about the whole affair: "It happened. It is normal, as the benches were close together. A lot of coaches in England have similar problems and I did not disrespect the coach. Other coaches have had similar problems like (Sir Alex) Ferguson, (Roberto) Mancini and (Manuel) Pellegrini. It is normal because the benches are too close together. What is important here is that we're not going to start trying to get in more problems. It is water under the bridge."
17:20
Of course, the main entertainment might not even be on the pitch tonight, with relations between the two managers not exactly warm. Tim Sherwood said on Wednesday: "I have got no respect for the man (Jorge Jesus). I've got respect for the football club and I've got respect for his players. The club is a huge club and we've had a lot of emails from Benfica fans apologising for their manager's behaviour. At the end of the day, I will shake his hand, because they are a giant of a club."
17:16
So very much a patchwork side for Spurs, with all four of their specialist centre-backs out through injury and suspension. It looks like a 4-1-4-1 with Nabil Bentaleb sitting in front of the very makeshift defence of Sandro and Zeki Fryers.
17:11
TEAM NEWS: BENFICA: Oblak, Maxi, Lusiao, Garay, Siqueira, Gomes, Amorim, Salvio, Sulejmani, Djuricic, Cardozo. Subs: Lopes, Jardel, Almeida, Perez, Lima, Rodgrio, Markovic. ///TOTTENHAM: Friedel; Naughton, Fryers, Sandro, Rose; Lennon, Bentaleb, Chadli, Sigurdsson, Townsend; Soldado. Subs: Archer, Ball, Ogilvie, Veljkovic, Eriksen, Winks, Kane.
16:57
Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's coverage of this Europa League second-leg between Benfica and Tottenham. We'll have some team news for you shortly.

Starting Line-ups

Benfica
Tottenham Hotspur
    • Oblak
    • Siqueira
    • Garay
    • 4
      Luisão
    • 14
      Maxi Pereira
    • 6
      Amorim
    • André Gomes
    • 8
      Sulejmani
    • Djuricic
    • 18
      Salvio
    • Cardozo
Team Manager:  Jorge Jesus
    • 9
      Soldado
    • Lennon
    • 22
      Chadli
    • 17
      Townsend
    • 42
      Bentaleb
    • Sigurdsson
    • Naughton
    • Sandro
    • Fryers
    • 3
      Rose
    • 24
      Friedel
Team Manager:  Mauricio Pochettino
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Oblak 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. Siqueira 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Luisão 0 0 0 2 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
Maxi Pereira 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
E. Garay 1 0 1 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Amorim 0 0 0 77 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 90
André Gomes 0 0 0 72 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
E. Salvio 0 1 1 26 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 90
M. Sulejmani 0 0 0 43 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 89
F. Djuricic 0 0 0 16 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 71
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Ó. Cardozo 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 76
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. Friedel 0 1 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Rose 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
K. Naughton 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 90
E. Fryers 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Sandro 0 0 0 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
N. Chadli 2 0 3 37 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
A. Lennon 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
G. Sigurdsson 0 0 1 40 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 90
N. Bentaleb 0 0 0 52 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
A. Townsend 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 76
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Soldado 0 0 0 16 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 71
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