It was through a penalty kick that Dinamo Zagreb scored the goal that puts them in the lead in the last 16 of the Europa League. A 1-0 result that Gabriel considers that the eagles have the capacity to turn around in the second leg of the tie, scheduled for March 14 at Estádio da Luz.
"They managed to secure a one-goal lead, but we still have the second half Estádio da Luz and we have everything to turn the result around", he started by saying.
"We prepared the game as we always do, but we know that Dinamo is a very quick team, they play direct football to their striker (Bruno Petkovic) to win aerial battles. They scored a goal through a penalty kick, but the lead is not that big, the match was well-played and now we must work to turn the result around at home. Before that we will think about the Liga NOS match", added the Brazilian midfielder.
Text: Diogo Nascimento and Sónia Antunes
Pics: Isabel Cutileiro / SL Benfica