Despite making a confident start, Shakhtar found themselves behind after just six minutes when Cardozo struck and with 22 minutes gone the Paraguayan doubled Benfica´s lead with a fine header.
Cristiano Lucarelli´s penalty gave Shakhtar a lifeline before half-time, but they couldn´t find a way through as Benfica sealed a UEFA Cup place.
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2007, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms