Thursday, March 14, 2019, 22h41

LIVE. Benfica-Dinamo Zagreb

Football

Match from the 2nd leg of the Europa League Round of 16.

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.

 

PRE-MATCH

 Onze Benfica

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.

Benfica-Dínamo Zagreb

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 2-0Sokota and Simão Sabrosa were the goalscorers. In the 1980/81 seasonNené and César scored the goals from the team led by Lajos Baróti.

SEASON COMPETITION RESULT
2004/05 Europa League (group stage) Benfica-Dinamo Zagreb 2-0
1980/81 Cup Winners' Cup Benfica-Dinamo Zagreb 2-0

Cardozo

Nine European comebacks as inspiration

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.

Fejsa

Squad list

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.

Jardel

Injury report

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's preview

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.

Deniz Aytekin

Referee of the match

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.

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