Benfica vs Liverpool: Live stream, Score Updates and How to Watch UEFA Champions League Quarter-final first-leg
LISBON, PORTUGAL - APRIL 05: Luis Diaz of Liverpool FC celebrates after scoring their side's third goal with his teammate Fabinho Tavares during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One match between SL Benfica and Liverpool FC at Estadio da Luz on April 05, 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

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22:262 months ago

Goodnight

That is the end of our live coverage of this game. 

Thank you for joining us, hope you enjoyed it. 

Goodnight guys. 

22:252 months ago

Jurgen Klopp to BT Sport

"With the situations we had, we usually score more. Credit to the goalie. It's half-time, we have better result, we know  more about the opponent. We are aware of the quality. We will be ready again for Benfica." 
22:232 months ago

Jurgen Klopp to BT Sport

"Benfica fought for their lives. We opened the door a bit too much, but Benfica deserved the goal." 
22:092 months ago

Andy Robertson to BT Sport

"It was a tough game, we were on top but we wanted to keep it tight. The goal lifted them, we started to get sloppy so the third goal was big. But there is still work to do."
21:582 months ago

FULL TIME- Benfica 3-1 Liverpool

A huge win for the Reds. 

They weathered the storm after Benfica's goal and restored their two goal advantage. 

Jurgen Klopp will be very happy. 

Stick around to hear what he has to say.

21:562 months ago

90+6'' Big chance Jota

Jota put through on goal by Henderson, he takes a touch and then fires it at the keeper. 

Corner. 

21:532 months ago

90+4' Corner and counter

A Benfica corner comes to nothing and Liverpool counter quickly but it also fades out.
21:512 months ago

91' Fabinho down with head injury

Fabinho is down with a head injury after Otamendi headers the back of his head. 

 

21:502 months ago

90' Three minutes added time

There will be three minutes of added time. 
21:492 months ago

Liverpool substitutions

Alexander-Arnold and Keita off, 

Gomez and Milner on. 

21:482 months ago

87' GOALLLLLL 3-1

Keita intercepts a Benfica pass in his own-half, drives forward, plays in Diaz, who rounds the keeper and puts it in the net. 

His first Champions League goal as a Liverpool player. 

And the two-goal cushion is restored for the Reds.

21:452 months ago

Benfica Substitution

Joao Mario on for Goncalo Ramos
21:442 months ago

85' Another corner for Liverpool

Alexander-Arnold's long-shot is deflected over for another corner.

It leads to nothing, again. 

21:432 months ago

84' Jota deflected over

Jota has a shot from outside of the box deflected over for a corner kick. The corner leads to nothing.
21:422 months ago

83' Lucky Alisson

Alisson is chased down after a backpass and just about dodges Rafa's advances. 
21:412 months ago

Benfica substitute

Roman Yaremchuk on for Everton
21:402 months ago

81' Wide from Diaz

Diaz fires wide from close-range after Henderson floats a cross in from the right of the box.
21:392 months ago

80' Liverpool free-kick goes nowhere

Robertson swings in a free-kick but Benfica defend it well, so it comes to nothing
21:372 months ago

78' Slowed down

Liverpool have managed to exercise a bit more control in the last 10 minutes.

Therefore, the game has been a lot quieter. 

21:362 months ago

77' Jota to no avail

Jota attempts to break down the left-wing but he eventually fouls Gilberto. 
21:292 months ago

Benfica substitute

Soualiho Meite replaces Adel Taarabt for the home team.
21:262 months ago

66' Nunez penalty appeal

Nunez apparently escapes the offside flag, and gets through the Liverpool line.

He goes down under a challenge from Van Dijk, but the referee waves away his protests.

And VAR agrees with the decision.

21:232 months ago

Liverpool substitutes

Jordan Henderson, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino on.

Thiago, Mo Salah and Mane off. 

 

21:212 months ago

63' Taarabt booked

Taarabt is cautioned for bringing down Keita after the Liverpool man had showed him the burners.
21:202 months ago

60' Benfica close again

Ramos finds Everton, but his powerful shot from the edge of the box is too close to Alisson. 

The ball is cleared by Fabinho.

21:172 months ago

58' Thiago booked

Thiago is cautioned for cynically fouling Rafa after he gave the ball away.
21:142 months ago

55' Nunez chance

Nunez gets his header all wrong, and cannot direct it to threaten Alisson in the Liverpool goal from Rafa's cross.
21:132 months ago

54' Liverpool coming back

Liverpool are bouncing back from the setback.

They are pushing for a third.

21:072 months ago

49' GOALLL 2-1

Benfica hit back.

Rafa beats Robertson down the left-wing and the ball falls to Nunez after Konate fails to clear. 

The Uruguayan makes no mistake from close-range.

21:042 months ago

45- We're back

Back underway. 

No changes for either side. 

21:002 months ago

Stunning Sadio Mane stat

The AFCON winner has scored the joint-most UCL knock-out goals since the 2017/18 season. (13, level with Cristiano Ronaldo
20:492 months ago

45- HALF TIME

The half-time whistle brings an entertaining first-half to an end. 

Jurgen Klopp will be the happier of the two coaches. 

His side have looked like they could have been 3/4-0 up already. 

20:482 months ago

44' Action at both ends

Nunez attempts to get the best of Konate, but the Frenchman is having none of it. 

Then, Alexander-Arnold sends the ball to Mo Salah, through on goal, but he could only fire straight at Vlachodimos.

Rafa then goes down the other end, and gets past Van Dijk, but ultimately is caught by the Dutchman and fires over. 

20:442 months ago

38' Diaz fizzes one just wide

Diaz cuts in from the left and fizzes a shot narrowly wide of the left-post from just outside the area. The former Porto man is desperate for a goal against his former rivals tonight.
20:422 months ago

Mane celebrates his goal with Van Dijk

20:392 months ago

36' GOALLLLL 2-0

Sadio Mane taps in after Diaz heads it across the face of goal for him from Alexander-Arnold's searching ball.

It all came from Taarabt losing the ball for the home team. 

20:372 months ago

33' Otamendi misses the ball

Former Man City man Nicholas Otamendi had a glorious chance if he could have connected with the ball from a corner. 

However, he could not meet the ball and the chance went begging after Van Dijk had put the ball out. 

20:352 months ago

32' Konate mistake

Nunez goes to ground to no avail, after a challenge from Konate after his mistake had allowed the Uruguayan through.

Nothing given. 

20:312 months ago

27' Second coming

The home side attempt to counter but it is intercepted by Thiago. 

The ball finds its way to Robertson but his cross is just above Salah's head... 

Liverpool are carving them up with ease, it could be 3 or 4 already.
20:282 months ago

24' Diaz close

A brilliant pass from Naby Keita sets Diaz away but his dinked attempt is stood up by Vlachodimos. 

 

20:272 months ago

22' Benfica chance

Everton gets through on Liverpool's right, but like their city rivals of the same name, is nowhere near threatening the Reds as he fires his shot into the side netting. 
20:232 months ago

19' Keita should do better

Keita should make it two, he heads Mane's cross into the ground. 

It was a glorious chance.

20:202 months ago

17' GOALLLLLL

Ibrahima Konate powers a header in at the back post from Andy Robertson's left-side corner. 

It is the Frenchman's first ever goal for Liverpool and his first goal in the Champions League. 

Benfica will be kicking themselves, it was a free header. 

20:182 months ago

15' High and not very handsome from Thiago

Thiago fires over from long-range after Naby Keita could not find a way through the home defence.
20:152 months ago

12' Vlachodimos in action again

Alexander-Arnold sets Salah away down the wing but Keita fires straight at the keeper from his cross.

The Englishman then does the same from the follow-up. 

Liverpool continue to push for the opener. 

20:132 months ago

10' Salah goes close again

Mane's clever backheel nearly assists Salah but Benfica keeper Vlachodimos saves with his foot.

Nothing comes from the resulting corner. 

20:102 months ago

8' Salah can't connect with Diaz pass

Luis Diaz fizzes a pass in and Mo Salah is inches away from connecting with it. 
20:072 months ago

4' Keita heads over

Robertson whips a cross in from the left-wing but Naby Keita can only direct a head over the crossbar. 
20:062 months ago

3' How has the match started?

Liverpool have started relatively well but Adel Taarabt picks up the ball and tries to play-in Rafa, but Ibrahima Konate beats him to the ball.
20:022 months ago

We're underway

The referee blows the opening whistle at the Estadio da Luz.

Liverpool kick us off! 

The atmosphere is electric...

19:562 months ago

Away fans outside with five mins to go

It appears Liverpool fans are still waiting to get into the Estadio da Luz.

 

 

19:172 months ago

Benfica starting XI confirmed...

The home starting XI has now been released...


 
19:122 months ago

Liverpool starting XI confirmed...

Here is the Liverpool team....

 

19:072 months ago

Tune-in for Benfica v Liverpool

Do not miss a moment of Benfica v Liverpool, with live updates and commentary from VAVEL.com. 


Live updates will start when the teams are released at 7pm BST, and then we will be taking you to the final whistle and beyond. 

19:022 months ago

What time does the game kick-off throughout the world?

These times are approximate

India: 00:30am

South Africa: 21:00pm 

Australia: 3:00am (Western), 4:30 (Central), 5:00 (Eastern) 

Japan: 4:00am 

18:572 months ago

The game

Benfica vs Liverpool is live from 19:15 BST on BTSport 3, kick-off is at 20:00 BST.
18:522 months ago

Benfica vs Liverpool prediction

My prediction for the game is a 2-0 Liverpool win. 

Whilst I have considered the history of the fixture, Jurgen Klopp's side are the best Liverpool team I have seen in my lifetime. 

The amount of different, quality attacking options they possess should see them through this tricky tie. 

As Benfica are 15 points behind Porto, who the Reds beat with relative ease in the Group Stages, it should be a fairly straight-forward progression to the semi-finals. 

18:472 months ago

Past meetings

There have been 10 meetings between the sides. 

Liverpool have won six, whilst Benfica have won four. 

The Reds have lost on their last three visits to Lisbon, 1-0 in November 1984 (European Cup, 2nd round), 1-0 in February 2006 (Champions League, last-16, first-leg) and 2-1 in April 2010 (Europa League, quarter-final, first-leg)

They are however unbeaten in their last eight Champions League games against Portuguese opposition (W6, D2). Although, all eight games have been against FC Porto. 

18:422 months ago

Liverpool's Key Player: Trent Alexander-Arnold

The return of Trent Alexander-Arnold comes at the perfect time for Jurgen Klopp. 

As his side attempt a tilt at an unprecedented quadruple, they need their creative force to be at his best. 

The 23 year-old has been consistently brilliant this season, and would arguably be the favourite for the Premier League Player of The Season award, if it was not for teammate Mo Salah. 

As the Egyptian might be rested tonight, I have gone with the 17-assist man to be the Reds key player in Portugal. 


18:372 months ago

Benfica's Key Player: Darwin Nunez

Darwin Nunez has scored 21 goals in 23 league games this season.

He also has 4 in 8 UEFA Champions League matches, including the goal that knocked Ajax out in the last round. 

The Uruguayan hitman has reportedly been scouted by Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and even tonight's opponents. 

Virgil Van Dijk and whoever partners him tonight will have a big job on their hands, going up against the 22-year-old. 

 

18:322 months ago

Team News: Liverpool

Trent Alexander-Arnold was on the bench for the 2-0 win over Watford, but could make his comeback at the Estadio da Luz.

Naby Keita is expected to return from a knee injury and could start if Jurgen Klopp decides to rest Thiago for Sunday.

Curtis Jones and Joel Matip are expected to be fit, despite picking up knocks against the Hornets.

 

Mohamed Salah looked shattered on Saturday, so maybe Sadio Mané or Luis Diaz will get the nod.

 

Predicted Liverpool XI: 

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Keita, Henderson, Jota, Mané, Diaz 

18:272 months ago

Team News: Benfica

Haris Seferovic returned from the bench against Braga on Friday night. 

Rodrigo Pinho and Lucas Verissimo are absent. 

Adel Taarabt missed the Braga match but he has trained since and should be fine. 

Darwin Nunez should return to the the starting XI. 

 

Predicted Benfica XI: Vlachodimos; Gilberto, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Grimaldo; Silva, Mario, Weigl, Everton; Nunez, Yaremchuk
18:222 months ago

Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano

The referee for Benfica vs Liverpool is Jesús Gil Manzano. 

His assistants will be Diego Barbero and Ángel Nevado.

The fourth official is José María Sánchez.

Alejandro Hernández and Ricardo de Burgos will assist with VAR. 

18:172 months ago

Liverpool: looking to continue great form

Liverpool have won their last four, since a 1-0 loss to Inter Milan in the last round of the Champions League. 

They face a tough April, with six games in 20 days after tonight's away trip to Lisbon, including Sunday's trip to leader's Manchester City and an FA Cup against the same opponents.

18:122 months ago

SL Benfica: 15 points off top!

The Reds' opponents tonight are third in the Primeira Liga,15 points behind leaders FC Porto and 9 points behind local rivals Sporting

They have scored only one less goal than Porto (14 more than Sporting) but have conceded nine more goals than Porto and 11 more than Sporting. 

18:072 months ago

The match will be played at the Estadio da Luz!

The Benfica vs Liverpool quarter-final first-leg match will be played at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, with a capacity of 64,642 people. 

The stadium hosted the 2020 UEFA Champions League final between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich 

where Bayern ran out 1-0 winners.
18:022 months ago

Welcome VAVEL readers!

Welcome to VAVEL.com's coverage of the 2022 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final first-leg match: Benfica vs Liverpool Live Updates! My name is Declan Carr and I'll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, score updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL. It promises to be an entertaining evening.
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