Benfica 1-0 Marítimo: conquers 1-0 with a goal scored by D. Nunez

ILHA DA MADEIRA. Benfica defeats Marítimo 1-0 after D. Nunez scored just 1 goal (2').


ILHA DA MADEIRA. Benfica tops Marítimo 1-0 after D. Nunez scored just 1 goal (2′).

W. Claudio received a red card (43′)​. This red card was one of the reason why Marítimo lost the match.

The match was played at the Estádio dos Barreiros stadium in Ilha da Madeira on Saturday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Hélder Miguel Azevedo Malheiro who was helped by Gonçalo Nuno Soares Vaz Freire and Rui Cidade. The 4th official was Flávio Dinis Lima. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 21.9 degrees Celsius or 71.46 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 94%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Marítimo was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. Benfica that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.

Benfica was more aggressive with 50 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Benfica won the match.​

Marítimo shot 14 times, 5 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Benfica shot 15 times, 3 on target, 12 off target.


Marítimo received 2 yellow cards (E. Costa and A. Alipour). On the other side, Benfica received 4 yellow cards (N. Otamendi, J. Weigl, G. Ramos and P. Bernardo).

(Marítimo) was sent out after receiving a red card in the (43′).

After playing this match, Marítimo will stay with 37 points like Paços de Ferreira to stay in the 7th place. On the opposite side, Benfica will have 68 points to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 2'

    D. Nunez

  • 41'

    E. Costa

  • 43'

    W. Claudio

  • 45'

    N. Otamendi

  • 47'

    J. Weigl

  • 62'

    G. Ramos

    G. Dias

  • 71'

    G. Ramos

  • 72'

    V. Lazaro

    S. Cruz

  • 72'

    T. Gouveia

    J. Mario

  • 73'

    P. Bernardo

  • 75'

    A. Alipour


  • 74'

    C. Bauque

    E. Costa

  • 79'

    A. Alipour

  • 83'

    S. Meite

    P. Bernardo

  • 84'

    Miguel Sousa

    S. Beltrame

  • 89'

    P. Pelagio

    I. Rossi

  • 89'


    A. Vidigal

Next match

In the upcoming Primeira Liga match, Marítimo will play away with Vizela on the 8th of May with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of Marítimo (0 draws).

Benfica will host Porto on the 7th of May with a 15-7 head to head record in favor of Porto (11 draws).

Marítimo: Formation and Lineups

Marítimo started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Vasco César Freire De Seabra chose to play with the following team: Paulo Victor (7.0), Cláudio Winck (6.2), Matheus Costa (7.1), Zainadine Júnior (6.5), Vitor Costa (6.6), Stefano Beltrame (7.1), Ivan Rossi (7.6), Rafik Guitane (6.4), Edgar Costa (5.9), André Vidigal (6.9) and Joel Tagueu (6.9).


Marítimo made 5 changes: Joel for A. Alipour (75′), E. Costa for C. Bauque (74′), S. Beltrame for Miguel Sousa (84′), I. Rossi for P. Pelagio (89′) and A. Vidigal for Henrique (89′).

Top player: Ivan Rossi

Probably the most impressive player in Marítimo was Ivan Rossi.

His rating is (7.6) with 51 passes (92% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 8.

Benfica: Formation and Lineups

Benfica started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, Nelson Alexandre da Silva Veríssimo played with: Odysseas Vlachodimos (7.2), André Almeida (6.5), Nicolás Otamendi (7.1), Jan Vertonghen (7.3), Sandro Cruz (7.1), Paulo Bernardo (6.2), Julian Weigl (7.1), João Mário (7.2), Gil Dias (7.4), Darwin Núñez (7.4) and Everton (7.2).


Benfica made 4 changes: G. Dias for G. Ramos (62′), S. Cruz for V. Lazaro (72′), J. Mario for T. Gouveia (72′) and P. Bernardo for S. Meite (83′).

Top player: Darwin Núñez

The player who no doubt impressed Benfica the most was Darwin Núñez.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 17 passes (88% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 6. He performed 4 crosses.

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