CNE Cup 2009

SL Benfica 3 Celtic 1 - 02/09/2009

No Match Programme Issued

No match programme

Opponents: vs SL Benfica
Competition: Canadian National Exhibition Cup
Date: 02/09/2009
Venue: BMO Field, Toronto
Score: 1-3
Scorers: McGowan
Referee: Silvu PETRESCO (CANADA)
Attendance: 16,912
Comments: Celtic squad was missing 13 internationals, who were all on duty with their respective countries. Celtic played a young team with only two first team regulars. Benfica also had internationals missing but had a few of their 'big guns' playing as well.

Celtic and Benfica last met in the 2007 UEFA Champions League. Each team won 1-0 at home.

Celtic Team


Manager: Gordon Strachan

Scorers: Paul McGowan 45

Team: Dom Cervi; Andreas Hinkel, Josh Thompson, Anton Kurakins, Danny Fox, Mark Wilson (Krisjanis Vallers 76), Marc Crosas, Paddy McCourt, Lucas Santonocito (James Forrest 70), Paul McGowan yellow card, Koki Mizuno.

Subs: unknown.

MLS Team


Manager: Jorge JESUS

Scorers: Keirrison 3, Pinto 58, Saviola 72

Team: Júlio César, Luís Filipe (Ruben Amorim 19 (Tiago Ribeiro 90)), Roderick, Sidnei, Shaffer yellow card, Javi García yellow card (David Luiz 55), Rúben Pinto (Diogo Figueiras 81), César Pexoto, Di María (c) yellow card, Nélson Oliveira (Saviola 63), Keirrison.

Subs not used: unknown.