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Manchester United vs Benfica Live Score and Commentary, UEFA Champions League 2017-18 (MUN vs BEN)

Man United 1-0 Benfica (Svilar OG 45', Blind 78')
Updated: 01 November 2017 03:07 IST - Published: 01 November 2017 00:25 IST
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PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEEEEP!

THAT'S THAT AS MANCHESTER UNITED MAKE IT FOUR OUT OF FOUR IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE. THAT'S ALL FROM ME, ANIRUDH MENON.... 

Toodle-ooo
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92' The tireless Douglas does well to hold off Rashford as the Englishman prepared to run at him, but Benfica's attack slowly loses steam
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90' THREE MINUTES TO BE ADDED ON!
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89' Douglas and Blind smash into each other on the half-way line; nasty nasty collision as Douglas' chest bounces off Blind's knee - and Blind's abdomen gets smashed into by the Brazilian's knee... OUCH, as it were
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88' Jonas juggles the ball superbly before flicking it to the far post - where Seferovic's header is too meek to give De Gea any trouble
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87' Salvio skins Blind with absurd ease before sending in a lovely little ball that Darmian manages to bundle out for a corner.  
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86' Mkhitaryan plays in a smashing ball to Rashford, who looks up sees Lukaku steaming in and tees him up - but the big Belgian's shot is blocked well by Ruben Dias
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83' Some brilliant footwork, and hold-up play, from Lukaku precedes a lovely little turn and pass that releases Mkhitaryan into the box but Douglas does superbly to force the ball away for a goalkick
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81' Salvio does ever so well to cover his defenders and stop Rashford countering at pace into space from a Benfica corner. 
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80' Another wild Blind cross ends up across the North Sea - as Pizzi is taken off for Jonas. Oh, and Samaris got himself a yellow for conceding that silly penalty 
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78' GOOOOOOAAAAAAL! BLIIIIIIIIIIIND! HE SMACKS IT STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOAL!
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77' WOOF! Rashford races at Samaris and Douglas, cuts inside, does the soft-shoe shuffle and wins a penalty.... which after much confusion Daley Blind will take...
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76' Benfia pass the ball around pleasingly well, but annoyingly for their fans - and coach- there is no end product. United counter at pace... 
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74' Substitution for Benfica as Raul Jimenez is replaced by Haris Seferovic; and Anthony Martial is taken off for birthday boy Marcus Rashford
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73' Some more sublime passing from United at the edge of the box releases McTominay into the box but Ruben Dias does supremely well to throw his body on the line and block it away
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72' McTominay plays a superb early pass to Martial - who checks back inside as he drives at Ruben Dias but the veteran defender does well to block him off
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70' OH LUKAKU. OH LUKAKU. OH LUKAKU. The Belgian races at Eliseu before playing a superb one-two off Mkhitaryan and getting into a one-on-one with Svilar... he's offside but neither striker not goalie know that, and Lukaku once again fails to beat his young compatriot
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69' Yellow for Eduardo Salvio as he pulls back Mkhitaryan in a bid to stop the Armenian as the latter embarked on one of his mazy, pacy, runs through the middle
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67' Juan Mata gets warmly applauded off as he is taken for Ander Herrera as Mourinho tries to win back the midfield from Benfica
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66' Lukaku beasts pasts Eliseu like the latter doesn't exist... and you can't really blame the Portoguese left-back; as my colleague Shambhu just remarked - imagine that huge man-mountain running at you, full pelt, doing step-overs and what not. *shudder*
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65' OH MY WORDS! RAUL JIMENEZ BUNDLES ONTO AN UTTERLY SILLY BAILLY PASS, HOLDS OFF SMALLING AND CURLS A SUBLIME SHOT THAT HAS DE GEA BEATEN ALL ENDS UP - BUT NOT THE WOODWORK AND IT BOUNCES OFF THE FAR POST!
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64' Alex Grimaldo is hooked for Eliseu as Rui Vitoria tries to introduce some change into the Benfica system 
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62' Eric Bailly does supremely well to bully Raul Jimenez off his stride as the Mexican bundles his way into the box and soon enough United recover the ball. 
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61' Mkhitaryan is fed into the box with another of those deft Lukaku flicks but the ball's just got too much oomph on it for the Armenian to meet it before Svilar
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60' ... before WOOF! Goncalves floats past Smalling and zips into the box before smashing a superb shot that takes all of De Gea's skill to keep out.