BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – A goal from Bruno Cesar in the 40th gave Benfica a 1-0 win over Otelul Galati in Tuesday's Champions League.
Cesar scored the match's only goal from about 11 meters after taking a pass from Nicolas Gaitan which he shot past goalkeeper Branko Grahovac.
Benfica dominated the game, and had several chances earlier in the first half. Witsel in the 12th and Cesar in the 31st failed to score while Grahovac prevented a goal by Saviola in the 39th.
Otelul Galati's best chance came in the last minute when Sorin Frunza's shot was punched away by goalkeeper Artur Moraes and intercepted up by Milan Perendija who just missed scoring.