Dec 10, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estádio da Luz
PSGParis Saint-Germain
Lima (45'), Gaitan (58')
Pereira (31'), Silvio (87')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Cavani (37')
Motta (50'), Menez (72'), Rabiot (77')

Half-Time Report: Lima scores to bring Benfica level at half time

Paris Saint-Germain are drawing 1-1 with Benfica in the sides' Champions League encounter.

Paris Saint-Germain are drawing 1-1 with Benfica at half time of tonight's Champions League clash, thanks to first-half goals from Edinson Cavani and Lima.

PSG's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani vies with Benfica's Serbian midfielder Ljubomir Fiesa and Argentinian defender Ezequiel Garay during the UEFA Champions League Group C match on December 10, 2013© Getty Images

Benfica were the first side to threaten as Eno Perez hit a curling shot from 25 yards out, which goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu had to push over the crossbar.

PSG looked to hit back as Cavani played in winger Jeremy Menez, who opened up his body to unleash a tame shot that was easily stopped by the goalkeeper.

Cavani wasted a great chance as the visitors threatened on the counter when he decided to try to get a shot away instead of passing to a teammate in acres of space.

The home side almost made them pay minutes later as Nicolas Gaitan found space before crashing in a fierce strike towards goal, which bent just wide of the far post with the goalkeeper looking beaten.

However, PSG took the lead in the 37th minute as Menez controversially collected the ball in a dubious offside position, before laying it back for Cavani to tap home.

The visitors' lead did not last for long, though, as Lima powered home a shot just before the break to bring things level at half time.

Benfica's Brazilian forward Rodrigo Lima (L) celebrates after scoring a goal on a penalty kick during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match
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