Benfica-Dinamo Zagreb, a match from the 2nd leg of the Europa League Last 16 at Estádio da Luz (8:00 pm). Follow the live commentary of the encounter on the MATCH CENTER of the Official Website Oficial.
Benfica's starting XI: Odysseas; André Almeida, Rúben Dias, Ferro and Yuri Ribeiro; Fejsa, Gabriel, Pizzi and Zivkovic; Rafa and Jota.
Substitutes: Svilar, Grimaldo, Samaris, Gedson, Cervi, João Félix and Jonas.
Two matches, two wins at Luz
Benfica has already faced Dinamo Zagreb twice at (old and new) Estádio da Luz. The most recent clash happened in the 2004/05 season (November 25, 2004) for the UEFA Cup/ Europa League: coached by Giovanni Trapatonni, the Reds won by 2-0. Sokota and Simão Sabrosa were the goalscorers. In the 1980/81 season, Nené and César scored the goals from the team led by Lajos Baróti.
|2004/05||Europa League (group stage)||Benfica-Dinamo Zagreb 2-0|
|1980/81||Cup Winners' Cup||Benfica-Dinamo Zagreb 2-0|
Benfica searches for the tenth comeback in its Stadium in the UEFA competitions. Five of those comebacks happened after a 1-0 away defeat in the first leg, and the least of which in 2012/13, season o the Europa League final in Amsterdam.
Goalkeepers: Svilar and Odysseas;
Defenders: Ferro, André Almeida, Rúben Dias, Grimaldo, Yuri Ribeiro e Corchia;
Midfielders: Zivkovic, Krovinovic, Fejsa, Samaris, Pizzi, Gabriel, Gedson, Rafa and Cervi;
Forwards: Jonas, João Félix and Jota.
Bruno Lage, the coach of SL Benfica, has five players unavailable, due to injury, for the 2nd leg of the Europa League last 16.
Ferro counts on the support of the fans for a Benfica comeback in the match of the 2nd leg of the Europa League last 16 against Dinamo Zagreb.
The German official Deniz Aytekin, aged 40, was appointed by UEFA's Refereeing Committee to whistle the Benfica-Dínamo Zagreb match, scheduled for 8:00 pm on Thursday (March 14), at Estádio da Luz, in the 2nd leg of the Europa League last 16.