Round of 16 - the second leg
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While everything is open in the parallel meeting between Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund, if there is a team that can be said to have at least a foot and a half in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, it is Benfica that hosts Club Brugge this evening (Tuesday), about three weeks after the 0:2 in Belgium.
Since the victory in Bruges, Benfica has not stumbled in any game and managed to increase its advantage at the top of the Portuguese league, so that it is certainly a clear favorite to qualify for the second quarter-final in a row within the Champions League for the first time in its history and perhaps from there it will also continue to the semi-finals, an achievement it has never reached in the Champions League era.
As you remember, last year Banfika was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Liverpool.
Brugge came into the first meeting against Benfica with a single win in nine official games played since returning from the World Cup break, but since then have won only one of three league games and coach Scott Parker, who three weeks ago stood on the lines for the first time in the Champions League, admitted that he was aware that he too in danger of being fired.
Club Brugge had never participated in the knockout stages of the Champions League until this season, so it would be a huge sensation if they could complete a turnaround in Lisbon.
Roman Yarmchuk got the spot in her attack and Kaspar Nielsen and Abkar Sila were also jumped to the 11.
Benfica kept the squad that won in Bruges and Joao Mario will try to become the first since Eusebio in the 1960s to score in five consecutive games on the biggest stage of European football.
Will he score a fifth game in a row in the Champions League?
Joao Mario (Photo: Reuters)
the progress of the game
The match in Lisbon has started!
Joao Mario had already celebrated the advantage with a great back-heel kick, but Gonzalo Ramos's cross during the break denied Benfica's goal
Will try to do the unbelievable.
Parker (Photo: GettyImages)
Odyssas and Lahodimus, Alexandre Be, Antonio Silva, Nicolas Otamendi, Alex Grimaldo, Florentino, Cicinho, Frederic Orsens, Joao Mario, Rafa Silva, Gonzalo Ramos.
Simone Mignola, Clinton Mata, Brandon Mechle, Abkar Sylla, Tyjon Buchanan, Kasper Nielsen, Hans Vanken, Kamal Sava, Bjorn Meyer, Noah Lang, Roman Yarmchuk.