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Rashford extends Man Utd's 100% start in Benfica

Mile Svilar

Marcus Rashford's long-range free-kick caught out teenage goalkeeper Mile Svilar on his Champions League debut as Manchester United edged past Benfica.

Belgian Svilar, the competition's youngest goalkeeper at 18 years and 52 days, suffered a moment to forget when he carried Rashford's 35-yard free-kick from out wide over his own goalline.

Goalscorer Rashford gave United a cause for concern when he limped off with a leg injury in the second half and was replaced by Anthony Martial.

Up until the 63-minute goal, the visitors had been largely disappointing, pedestrian in their play and caused few problems for the Portuguese side.

Former Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic forced Svilar into a low save and lashed an effort over the crossbar, as did the disappointing Henrikh Mkhitaryan from a promising position.

The home side failed to work David de Gea into a save for the entire game and their best chance fell to Eduardo Salvio in the first half, but the Argentina winger struck wide from inside the box. Veteran centre-back Luisao was given a second yellow card late on.

Jose Mourinho's side top Group A after winning all three games, while Basel beat CSKA Moscow in the other game.

Line-ups

Benfica

  • 1Svilar
  • 8Pereira dos Santos
  • 4LuisãoBooked at 90mins
  • 66Gato Alves Dias
  • 3Grimaldo
  • 5Fejsa
  • 18SalvioSubstituted forCerviat 83'minutes
  • 21Afonso FernandesSubstituted forZivkovicat 59'minutes
  • 6Carvalho Souza
  • 84Cupido GoncalvesBooked at 54minsSubstituted forGonçalves Oliveiraat 69'minutes
  • 9Jiménez

Substitutes

  • 2López
  • 7Samaris
  • 10Gonçalves Oliveira
  • 12Julio César
  • 14Seferovic
  • 17Zivkovic
  • 22Cervi

Man Utd

  • 1de Gea
  • 25A ValenciaBooked at 41mins
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 12Smalling
  • 17Blind
  • 21Herrera
  • 31Matic
  • 8MataSubstituted forLingardat 83'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 22MkhitaryanSubstituted forMcTominayat 90+2'minutes
  • 19RashfordSubstituted forMartialat 76'minutes
  • 9R Lukaku

Substitutes

  • 4Jones
  • 11Martial
  • 14Lingard
  • 18Young
  • 20Romero
  • 36Darmian
  • 39McTominay
Referee:
Felix Zwayer
Attendance:
57,684

Match Stats

Home TeamBenficaAway TeamMan Utd
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Benfica 0, Manchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Benfica 0, Manchester United 1.

Booking

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jesse Lingard (Manchester United).

Franco Cervi (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Luisão (Benfica) for a bad foul.

Scott McTominay (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luisão (Benfica).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Scott McTominay replaces Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Attempt missed. Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Benfica. Conceded by Nemanja Matic.

Corner, Benfica. Conceded by Antonio Valencia.

Anthony Martial (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica).

Attempt missed. Rúben Dias (Benfica) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Franco Cervi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Benfica. Conceded by Antonio Valencia.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Jesse Lingard replaces Juan Mata.

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. Franco Cervi replaces Eduardo Salvio.

Attempt blocked. Filipe Augusto (Benfica) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Mile Svilar.

Attempt saved. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

Corner, Benfica. Conceded by Victor Lindelöf.

Attempt blocked. Jonas (Benfica) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrija Zivkovic.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Rúben Dias.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Anthony Martial replaces Marcus Rashford because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Jonas (Benfica) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Filipe Augusto.

Attempt blocked. Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Raúl Jiménez.

Foul by Chris Smalling (Manchester United).

Raúl Jiménez (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. Jonas replaces Diogo Gonçalves.

Goal!

Goal! Benfica 0, Manchester United 1. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Douglas (Benfica).

Foul by Marcus Rashford (Manchester United).

Douglas (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Mile Svilar.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Lubomir Fejsa.

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