Goals and Highlights: Benfica 2-0 Spartak Moscow in UEFA Champions League qualifying round
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5:11 PM2 years ago

The Summary

5:06 PM2 years ago

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5:03 PM2 years ago

Benfica dreams of Champions League!

The Eagles of Benfica defeated Spartak Moscow 4-0 on aggregate and thus sealed their place in the final round of Champions League qualification. 

The home side dominated most of the first half, however, they were unable to score dangerous chances inside the six-yard box. 

In the second half, Joao Mario and an own goal by Spartak's defensive saga would end up clinching the qualification of the Portuguese team. 

4:54 PM2 years ago


The match ends at the Estadio Da Luz! Benfica advance to the final qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 win over Spartak Moscow.
4:51 PM2 years ago


BENFICA'S SECOND GOAL! Roman Yaremchuk takes advantage of a defensive mistake and sends the ball into the net in added time.
4:48 PM2 years ago


Three minutes of compensation will be added.
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Last substitution of the match. Silva with the number 27 comes off with applause and Adel Taarab with 49 comes on in his place.
4:37 PM2 years ago


The last ten minutes of the match. Benfica is just a few moments away from clinching its place in the final round of Champions League qualification.
4:32 PM2 years ago


What Benfica missed! The winger sent the ball to Everton, who had a great chance to score the second goal of the match.
4:25 PM2 years ago

This is how the goal fell!

In this way, Benfica managed to open the scoring through Joao Mario:
4:23 PM2 years ago

Changes in the local staff!

Pizzi (21) and Goncalo Ramos (88) leave and Roman and Everton enter to freshen up the offense.
4:21 PM2 years ago


Benfica continues to be the master of the match, and the second goal could come at any moment for the local players.
4:16 PM2 years ago


A GOAL FOR BENFICA! In a play of rebounds inside the box, Joao Mario appears to push the ball into the net.
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Benfica still on the attack but offensive inaccuracies prevented them from opening the scoring
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THERE'S DEFENSE! Goncalo Ramos was setting up a play that would end in a great goal, but the central defender Gigot prevented him from opening the scoring.
4:02 PM2 years ago


The ball is spinning again at Da Luz! 
3:54 PM2 years ago


So far no harm has been done, let's hope the second half brings some excitement!
3:48 PM2 years ago


WE GO TO THE BREAK! For the moment, Benfica has been the one who has proposed more in the match but has not been able to score in the right way, on the other hand, Spartak, despite needing the victory, has not been very offensive.
3:46 PM2 years ago


A good attempt by Spartak with a powerful shot that went off the crossbar.
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Long-range shot attempted by Larsson but ends up far from generating danger in Vlachodimos' goal.
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Diogo Goncalves attempts a dangerous cross but no one is able to finish it.
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Benfica continue to cause a lot of damage down Grimaldo's flank, however, they have failed to connect with any dangerous crosses.
3:24 PM2 years ago


Benfica is on top! Silva continues to bombard the opponent's area and earns a corner for the home side.
3:20 PM2 years ago


Offside for Benfica!
3:18 PM2 years ago


Benfica long shot! Rafa tried to score from outside the box, however, the shot went high off the crossbar.
3:16 PM2 years ago


Yellow card for Otamanedi (Benfica)!
3:15 PM2 years ago


The Russian team tries! Bakaev tried to find Ponce in the air but he couldn't get to the ball.
3:12 PM2 years ago


Silva's poorly taken free kick ends up in a goal kick, but Benfica is full of ideas but with poor offensive definitions!
3:10 PM2 years ago

Pizzi fouls Spartak's Argentinean star and gives away possession of the ball
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Jan Vertonghen tried to create danger with a through ball, but the pass failed to reach his teammate and escaped with a goal kick for the visitors.
3:04 PM2 years ago

Foul on Grimaldo! Free kick for Benfica
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The starting whistle blows at the Da Luz stadium!
2:59 PM2 years ago

Seeking to remain in the European top flight

Benfica is looking to secure another participation in the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE as they have not been away from European competitions for a long time and this will not be the exception.
2:57 PM2 years ago

Everyone missed the Da Luz!

On social networks, people have been very excited to return to the stands of Da Luz to support the team they love, Benfica, which seeks to win a European title and break the laziness that has plagued them so much. 
2:56 PM2 years ago

Fine tuning details!

Benfica's squad is already warming up on the pitch to fine tune the last details before the start of the match against the Russian team that is looking for a surprise on foreign but well known territory. 
2:50 PM2 years ago

The match will kick off in a few moments!

In a few moments we will start broadcasting the match: Benfica vs Spartak Moscow.
2:42 PM2 years ago

The new kit!

What elegance from Benfica! They not only seek to dazzle with goals, but also with these luxuries.
2:37 PM2 years ago

The joy of never seeing empty seats again

Benfica will have fans in the stands and they know how important it is to have back those who have supported them so much.
2:32 PM2 years ago

The opponent has arrived!

Benfica's opponents were present at the stadium!
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Just in case, there are changes!

Suplentes: Helton, Gilberto, Morato, Gil Dias, Florentino, Meïte, Taarabt, Gedson, Everton, Waldschmidt, Vinícius e Yaremchuk.
2:22 PM2 years ago

The postcard to frame

This is what the Estadio Da Luz pitch looks like right now..... SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!

Photo: Twitter

2:17 PM2 years ago

Funny way to handle the nerve

FC Spartak Moscow is asking all its fans to keep hope in a very peculiar way that has caused laughter on twitter.
2:12 PM2 years ago

They are already at the stadium!

The players have already arrived at the venue to warm up before the second leg of the game
2:07 PM2 years ago

The eleven eagles in Lisbon are ready!

Benfica makes official the list of its eleven men who will defend their home and home crowd on the field
2:02 PM2 years ago

Spartak's starting line-up is ready!

These are the 11 men who will take the field in search of a comeback for the town's team:
1:57 PM2 years ago

Benfica's call-up list

These will be the men who will be in charge of booking their place in the UEFA Champions League play-offs at home, and they are just one step away!
1:52 PM2 years ago

In search of a comeback!

Spartak Moscow know that this will be their last chance to correct their poor start to the season and what better opportunity to do so at Benfica's home ground, the Estadio Da Luz.
1:47 PM2 years ago

The day has arrived!

The wait is over! Benfica will host Spartak Moscow in the second leg of the third UEFA Champions League qualifying round match.
1:42 PM2 years ago

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1:37 PM2 years ago

What time is Benfica vs Spartak Moscow match for Third Qualifying Round UEFA Champions League?

This is the start time of the game Benfica vs Spartak Moscow of 10th August in several countries:

Argentina: 16:00 PM

Bolivia: 15:00 PM

Brazil: 16:00 PM

Chile: 15:00 PM

Colombia: 14:00 PM

Ecuador: 14:00 PM

USA (ET): 13:00 PM

Spain: 21:00 PM

Mexico: 14:00 PM

Paraguay: 15:00 PM

Peru: 15:00 PM

Uruguay: 16:00 PM

Venezuela: 15:00 PM

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Key Player Spartak Moscow

Lately, the Russian team's defensive saga has been bad, with only one clean sheet in four matches, so the importance of keeping the ship afloat will fall on Aleksandr Sobolev. The 24-year-old Russian national team player, who has been in the starting lineup at the beginning of the season, will be in charge of bombarding the Portuguese wall with a single goal scored on matchday 2 and will be able to break it down in order to dream of the feat in the second leg of the second leg.

Photo: Wikipedia

1:27 PM2 years ago

Key Player Spartak Moscow

Lately, the Russian team's defensive saga has been bad, with only one clean sheet in four matches, so the importance of keeping the ship afloat will fall on Aleksandr Sobolev. The 24-year-old Russian national team player, who has been in the starting lineup at the beginning of the season, will be in charge of bombarding the Portuguese wall with a single goal scored on matchday 2 and will be able to break it down in order to dream of the feat in the second leg of the second leg.
1:22 PM2 years ago

Key Player Benfica

Jan Vertonghen is one of the stars of the Benfica squad, at 34 years of age he is an undisputed starter for the Eagles and has a vast experience in the defensive saga after having played for Ajax, Tottenham and RKC Waalwijk. Since his arrival in Lisbon, he has accumulated 3,875 minutes played, 4 yellow cards and 1 goal, being one of the most important cards for his coach, it is possible that he will once again be in the starting lineup in this second leg and will be one of the most important defensive walls for the local team.

Photo: SL Benfica

1:17 PM2 years ago

Spartak Moscow last lineup:

A.Maksimenko; N. Rasskazov, S. Gigot, I. Kutepov, Ayrton; J. Hendrix, A. Král; V. Moses, J. Larsson, R. Mirzov; A. Sobolev.  
1:12 PM2 years ago

Benfica last lineup:

O. Vlachodimos; J. Vertonghen, N. Otamendi, L. Verissimo; G. Dias, A. Taarabt, S. Meité, D. Goncalves; L. Waldschmidt, Everton; Goncalo Ramos.  
1:07 PM2 years ago

Lastes Games:

The history between the two teams is very small, but very important, Benfica and Spartak Moscow have met on 3 occasions (1 victory for the Russian team and 2 victories for the Portuguese squad) and all of them have been in duels related to the Champions League. The first two were in the group stage of the 2012-13 season where they shared a win each side and the last of these is part of the current tie. So far, Benfica has one statistic in its favor and that is that it has never been held scoreless every time it faces Spartak, however, that could change depending on what the visiting team does.

Photo: Futbolred

1:02 PM2 years ago


Anthony Taylor will be the center referee, Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn will be assistant referees 1 and 2 respectively, and David Coote will be the fourth referee.
12:57 PM2 years ago

The last chance

The team coached by Pinho da Vitória has not had the start they would have liked, in the Russian league they are in 11th position in the general table and are coming from a defeat at home against FC Nizhny Novgorod. Likewise, in midweek they lost the first leg of the Champions League qualifiers against Benfica, however, there is still hope for them, because with everything against them, they will try to turn the score around and be the ones who get the ticket to the play-offs and give joy to their fans after so many storms.
12:52 PM2 years ago

Their destiny is in their hands, impossible to fail

The Portuguese team is one step away from advancing to the final round of a long road to compete in the UEFA Champions League 2021-22, after a great match played at the away ground, Benfica went ahead in the tie by a score of 2-0 on aggregate. Likewise, the club from the city of Lisbon started off on the right foot in their respective league after beating Moreirense 2-1 away, with two wins in a row at the beginning of the season, the eagles will look to finish the elimination round at home and place themselves in the play-offs to fight for a place in the hall of immortals.
12:47 PM2 years ago

The penultimate stop on the road to the Champions League

These are the last 90 minutes to qualify for the UEFA Champions League play-offs. On the one hand, the Eagles have in their hands the opportunity to return to the best club tournament today and not miss out on that experience, while on the other hand, Spartak will be looking to win the match despite being on the ropes and qualify for the next round where they will play the last great challenge to reach the hall of immortals.
12:42 PM2 years ago

Kick-off time

The Benfica vs Spartak Moscow match will be played at The Stadium Da Luz, in Lisboa, Portugal. The kick-off is scheduled at 14:00 pm ET.
12:37 PM2 years ago

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