Thursday, December 6, 2018, 16h33

The king of goals rules at home

Football

No team scores more goals at home in the League Cup matches than Benfica, the most decorated club in the competition.

With the first goal scored on Wednesday evening against Paços de Ferreira at Estádio da Luz, Benfica did not only move closer to the final four of the League Cup but also became the team with more goals scored at home in the competition (52), a fact highlighted by Playmaker Stats.

It was at 11’ that the team coached by Rui Vitória took the lead from Group A of the 2018/19 League Cup and the table of clubs with more goals in front of the fans in the competition. A play from Alfa Semedo on the right side, who made a cross and Seferovic appeared the goal area to open the scoring.

João Félix – one of the five athletes from Benfica's academy who featured in the starting XI – scored the 2-nil and increased to 53 the number of goals from the Reds at home for the competition.

Benfica-Paços de Ferreira

League Cup: Benfica's record at home

Season Goals
2018/19 4
2017/18 3
2016/17 5
2015/16 3
2014/15 8
2013/14 3
2012/13 3
2011/12 8
2010/11 7
2009/10 1
2008/09 7
2007/08 1
TOTAL 53 GOALS

Since this competition began in 2007/08, Benfica only lost once at Estádio da Luz. Meanwhile, in the 12th season and 25 matches later, the team has racked up 53 goals scored and only 15 conceded.

In the League Cup Benfica is also the most decorated club (7), the emblem with more participation (12), with more matches (51), with more wins (39) and with more goals (108 at home and away).

Benfica-Paços de Ferreira

Who scored and who provided assists

Players Goals Assists
Jonas 7 1
Salvio 4 1
Raúl 3
Pizzi 2 2
Cardozo 2 1
Javi García 2 1
Lisandro 2
Lima 2
Nélson Oliveira 2
Rodrigo 2
Saviola 2 1
Seferovic 1
Rafa 1
Cervi 1
João Félix 1
Maxi Pereira 1 1
Mitroglou 1
Talisca 1
Cristante 1
Sulejmani 1
Djuricic 1
Ivan Cavaleiro 1
Kardec 1 1
Nolito 1 2
Witsel 1
Jara 1
Aimar 1
Katsouranis 1 2
Nuno Gomes 1 1
Jorge Ribeiro 1
Sidnei 1 1
Di María 1 1
Freddy Adu 1
Zivkovic 3
César Peixoto 1
Alfa Semedo 1
Grimaldo 1
Carcela 1
Ola John 2
Derley 1
Gaitán 4
Carlos Martins 4
Rúben Amorim 2
Bruno César 2
Jardel 2
Grégory (own-goal) 1

Text: Filipa Fernandes Garcia

Pics: Isabel Cutileiro and João Paulo Trindade/ SL Benfica

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