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J. Giménez
A. Griezmann
Óliver Torres
Yellow Card
L. Fejsa
Yellow Card
M. Carcela
N. Gaitán
R. Jiménez
Assist
K. Mitroglou
Goal
Óliver Torres
Y. Carrasco
Saúl
Yellow Card
D. Godín
Yellow Card
Fernando Torres
L. Vietto
R. Jiménez
Jonas
L. Vietto
Goal
Y. Carrasco
Assist
K. Mitroglou
Gonçalo Guedes
L. Vietto
Assist
Saúl
Goal
3
1
3
3

Stats

Possession
% %
6
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 5
Total Passes 641 493

Commentary

That's all from this Champions League clash. Atletico triumph in Portugal and top Group C. Thanks for joining us and it's goodbye until next time.
J. Giménez
A. Griezmann
Atlético Madrid
Gimenez is introduced into the match at the expense of Griezmann as Simeone looks to run down the clock.
The game is coming to a close now and Atletico look as if they're going to take the points. A great effort from Benfica, but they haven't been clinical enough with their chances. 
Óliver Torres
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
Yellow card comes the way of Oliver Torres as he is found to time waste in the corner of the field before a set-piece.
Eliseu drives up the field at serious pace and uses the momentum he gathered to take a shot a goal. His effort possessed lots of power, but it was within reach for Oblak to get down and gather.
It has been a significant amount of time since Atletico has a spell of possession as Benfica chuck everything at the Spanish side. The home crowd are loving what they're seeing from their team.
CHANCE! A glorious opportunity for Benfica as Carcela combines with fellow sub Jimenez after the former crosses into the latter but his header is wide of Oblak's goal.
Benfica threatening as Eliseu clips another cross into the box. The home side are getting much more joy on the wings as Saul and Gabi drop to pack the centre of the pitch.
Atletico Madrid really on the back foot now and they're trying to soak up the pressure. Carcela runs at Juanfran and tries to get a cross in but wins a corner for the Eagles.
Benfica show they're here to get another as Sanches tries his luck from range and the ball threatens to dip into Oblak's goal but goes just over Atletico's crossbar.
L. Fejsa
Yellow Card
Benfica
Fejsa picks up a yellow card for a foul in the centre of the pitch to give Atletico some possession.
M. Carcela
N. Gaitán
Benfica
Final sub for Benfica as they seek an equaliser and it's Gaitan coming off for Carcela.
R. Jiménez
Assist
Benfica
Two subs combine brilliantly as Jimenez fires the ball into Mitroglou's feet before the Greek striker finishes.
K. Mitroglou
Goal
Benfica
GOAL! Do we have a game on? Benfica pull one back as Mitroglou spins round Godin as the defender gets too tight to place his shot in the bottom corner.
Óliver Torres
Y. Carrasco
Atlético Madrid
Carrasco is the second Atletico player to leave the play as Oliver Torres is brought on in his place.
Another free-kick for Benfica in a shooting position as Saul picks up a yellow card. Pizzi steps over to take it but he clips the ball into the box and Luis clears the danger.
Saúl
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
Saul picks up a yellow card and awards a free-kick to Benfica about 25 yards from goal.
Sanches earns a free-kick for Benfica in a dangerous position as he puts the ball through Godin's legs and gets brought to the ground. Pizzi takes the set-piece but it's headed away.
D. Godín
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
Godin picks up a yellow card for commiting a foul on Sanches as the midfielder skipped past him.
Cesar still being worked as Atletico show no sympathy for their opponents. Carassco tried his luck from range but the Brazilian goalkeeper gets down to his left to push the ball away.
Atletico are barely seeing the ball since going two goals to the good. Benfica have has the most possession this evening anyway, but now they are truly commanding the game.
Fernando Torres
L. Vietto
Atlético Madrid
Torres is the next to enter the match as he comes on for Vietto who has a goal and assist to his name this evening.
R. Jiménez
Jonas
Benfica
Raul Jimenez enters the play for Jonas who has had a fairly quiet match this evening.
Jonas and Pizzi try and exchange a one-two to fashion a shot but the pass back from Pizzi is poor on the egde of the Atletico box and Gabi is able to intercept with ease.
Benfica need to start chucking everything they have at Atletico as the game approaches the last 30 minutes. Having already qualified, even if they lose this match by ten the Portugese side have everything to gain from their situation currently.
L. Vietto
Goal
Atlético Madrid
GOAL! The game could be beyond Benfica now as Vietto extends the visitor's lead as the striker beats Lopez to Carrasco's cross at the near post to prod home past Cesar.
Y. Carrasco
Assist
Atlético Madrid
Carrasco drills a cross into the near post and Vietto attacks it to turn the ball past Cesar and extend Atletico's lead.
Carrasco feels hard done by as again he runs up the left side but this time felt he deserved a corner. Lopez came across to tackle the winger but the referee awarded a goal kick.
Carrasco skips past one tackle as he bombs up the left side of the pitch to try and work a cross, however his touch is heavy and Lopez is able to come across and sweep up possession.
The atmosphere has picked up in Benfica as the home side seek an equaliser. A draw is enough for the Eagles to retain the top spot in Group C come the end of this match.
Benfica starting the half well just like they did the last but they offer more going forward now they've changed their formation with Mitroglou and Jonas both leading the line.
K. Mitroglou
Gonçalo Guedes
Benfica
Rui Vitoria already looking to make changes as Guedes comes off for Mitroglou and Benfica move to two up front.
Halftime and Atletico lead by one goal. It was a well taken finish by the visitors who are executing the perfect away performance by taking their chances and soaking up pressure. A bit more penetration needed by Benfica to get back into this in the second half.
Griezmann tries to thread a weighted through ball into Vietto as he runs behind Jardel to try and get a shot off, unfortunately for the visitors it was underhit a tiny bit which allowed an interception.
Atletico using the possession careful when they find themselves on the ball as they see no real need to push for another goal unless the opportunity presents itself. 
Atletico happy to sit back and take this lead into halftime as they absorb all pressure from Benfica and pick their attacks wisely on the counter. Simeone's tactic is being executed to perfection so far.
Guedes tries his luck from range as he attempts to fire back across goal into the far corner, however his effort is dragged just wide and Oblak remains untested this evening.
Just a few minutes left in this half and Oblak is yet to be truly tested by the home side. Benfica have had their fair share of possession, but the defence have been standing firm for the Spanish team. 
A dangerous free-kick for Benfica as Gaitan whips in a set piece deep into Atletico's box and tries to find Lopez, however his effort is headed away to safety by Godin.
L. Vietto
Assist
Atlético Madrid
A beautifully disguised pass from Vietto allows Saul to pounce on a ball in the box to slot easily past the helpless Cesar.
Saúl
Goal
Atlético Madrid
GOAL! Wonderful football from Atletico opens the scoring as Saul taps home an easy finish following great combination play between Griezmann and Vietto.
Play is brought back as Filipe Luis handles the ball and allows Benfica to launch an attack up the pitch which results in a corner for the home side after Jonas tries to get a cross in.
A fantastic tackle from Savic prevents a wonderful opportunity for Benfica. Pizzi is threaded behind the defence with Jonas in support but a sliding block from the Montenegro international stops a hazardous situation.
The game appears to have settled after a spell of pressure from Atletico which resulted in a lot of saves for Cesar. The visitors are certainly looking much more comfortable on the ball now after the opening ten minutes.
A break up the pitch from Benfica and Guedes tries to switch the ball over to Pizzi in a load of space but Filipe Luis does well to header the pass out of the path of the winger to prevent a dangerous situation.
Atletico are really testing Cesar from range. Another effort from outside the box this time from Carrasco is tipped over the crossbar from the Benfica goalkeeper for a corner.
Saul is left with loads of room to drive towards the Benfica defence on a counter and chooses to unleash a magnificent effort from range, however Cesar makes a fantastic save to his right to give the away side a corner.
First corner of the game goes the way of the visitors as they start to find their feet. Gabi tries to strike a ball through a crowd but it's deflected out for the set-piece which is cleared with ease.
Atletico show their first threat towards the Benfica goal as Saul tries to thread a pass to the onrushing Carrasco but it's not weighted properly and Cesar comes off his line to collect.
Long ball over the top to Griezmann almost wins the away side a corner as it appears Lopez heads it out for a corner, however the referee awards the home team a goal-kick.
Oblak yet to be tested in this match and Atletico's two banks of four makes it hard for Benfica to find a way through. The Eagles are switching the ball patiently from side to side hoping to find a gap.
Atletico yet to offer something going forward as the Portugese side dictate the tempo in this match. The visitors are standing firm defensively, but they must win if they wish to top the group.
It's still Benfica looking as if they're more keen to open the scoring. Gaitan is working exceptionally well in the number ten role and is drifting across the pitch to find pockets of space.
Gaitan danced around with the ball on the edge of the Atletico box for a short while trying to work room to shoot, but as the South American attempts his effort Godin gets his foot in the way to prevent it going towards goal.
Benfica showing the early initative in this match and they're playing some neat football. No pressure being place on the Atletico goal as of yet, but they're showing quality in midfield.
Benfica with the first attack of the game and it comes up the right side of the pitch. Pizzi dribbles with the ball at his feet and launches an early cross into the box but Oblak gathers with ease.
Atletico get the game underway!
Just five minutes until kick-off. The fans are in their seats, the atmosphere is building and the players are in the tunnel. Not long now.
Both managers have opted for minimal changes from their last fixtures. Changing just one player is Rui Vitoria who opts to do with one up front meaning Mitroglou is dropped to the bench for Guedes, meanwhile Simeone brings in Vietto for Fernando Torres and Savic in for Gimenez.
Subs: Moya, F.Torres, O.Torres, Correa, Partey, Gimenez, Guilherme.
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Filipe Luis, Godin, Savic, Juanfran; Carrasco, Saul, Gabi, Koke; Griezmann, Vietto.
Subs: Ederson, Samaris, Jimenez, Mitroglou, Lindelof, Talisca, Carcela.
Benfica (4-2-3-1): Julio Cesar; Eliseu, Jardel, Lopez, Almeida; Sanches, Fejsa; Guedes, Gaitan, Pizzi; Jonas.
CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS
Meanwhile, Atletico go to Benfica with the knowledge they lost to the last time the sides met, however since that defeat the Spanish side have gone without defeat in 12 matches. Simeone will be hoping his team will use their form to topple the Eagles and finish top of Group C.
Rui Vitoria will be looking for his side to hold onto top spot as Benfica host Atletico Madrid for the first time in the club's history. A draw will be enough for the Portugese side to finish at the peak of the group having already qualified for the last 16. 
Hello and welcome to the live text commentary for the match between Benfica and Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. We'll be taking you through all the action as it happens at the Estadio da Luz.
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