Benfica-Ajax, a game from matchday 4 of the Champions League Group E at Estádio da Luz (8 pm). Follow the live of the encounter on the MATCH CENTER of the Official Site.
Rui Vitória's preview
"We analyzed the moment. The right way is to face it with courage and not run from it. We believe in what we are doing, and we have a sense of outrage because we all have capacity", assumed the coach of Benfica in the preview press conference.
Estádio da Luz will be the stage of an extremely important match for the eagles' ambitions and Gabriel did not hide the group's desire and expectations. "Just like the team, I see this match as a good opportunity to change the course of things, of the bad results we have been achieving. It is a great opportunity to demonstrate the strength of our group and work."
Goalkeepers: Svilar y Odysseas;
Defenders: Conti, Grimaldo, Rúben Dias, Jardel and André Almeida;
Midfielders: Fejsa, Gabriel, Cervi, Alfa Semedo, Zivkovic, Salvio, Krovinovic, Pizzi, Rafa, João Félix and Gedson;
Forwards: Jonas, Seferovic and Castillo.
After the game of the Champions League matchday 3 against Benfica, Ajax played three matches – two for the championship and one for the Dutch Cup – and won all of them. Scored eight goals and did not concede any. In fact, Ajax's defensive capacity has been praised. The men under Erik ten Hag have not conceded goals in the last six matches (the last time was against Bayern).
Erik Ten Hag, the coach of Ajax, previewed the match against the Benfica for the 4th round of the Champions League Group E, scheduled for 8 pm on Wednesday at Estádio da Luz. The coach stated that his team “has to be careful” against the Reds.
The Italian Gianluca Rocchi, aged 45, was appointed by UEFA Referees Committee to whistle Benfica-Ajax, a match scheduled for 8 pm on Wednesday at Estádio da Luz, a clash inserted in matchday 4 from the Champions League Group E.