The Sport Lisboa e Benfica reached, this Wednesday night, the presence for the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup, after beating the formation of Steaua Bucharest, in an exciting and quality match.
After the away victory (2-3) in the 1st leg of the Last 16, and due to the short advantage, it was crucial to maintain the focus in order to get the qualification at Luz. And this Benfica had it! Focus, ambition, lots of quality and so much heart and soul!
This way, and after the 2-3 in Romania, Benfica wins the 2nd leg 3-1, closing this stage and moving forward to the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup
Benfica started the match with: Vinhedo, André Lopes, Hugo Gaspar, Gradinarov, Cveticanin, Zelão and Ivo Casas.
In the quarter-finals, the "reds" will face the Italian formation of Ravenna… a well-known team at Luz! The 1st leg will take place away, at Pallazo Mauro de André, on February 14th. The 2nd leg will be held in Lisbon, on the 28th.
Text: Sónia Antunes
Pics: João Paulo Trindade / SL Benfica