Several decisions taken by the coach Bruno Lage during the matches have resulted in points won by Benfica in Liga NOS and victories in the rounds of the Portuguese Cup this season.
This is also a consequence of the competitiveness of the Benfica squad. The fact that all players count and can be relevant in the results are basic aspects of Bruno Lage's approach and strategy.
In all, there have been eight matches in which the players brought on have had a direct impact on the points earned or on the qualification for the next round of the Portuguese Cup.
Benfica's bench in 2019/20
|Moreirense (1-2)||Liga NOS||Jota came on and provided the assist for the 1-2|
|V. Setúbal (1-0)||Liga NOS||Vinícius came on and scored the winner|
|Santa Clara (1-2)||Liga NOS||Vinícius came on and scored the 1-1|
|FC Vizela (1-2)||Portuguese Cup||Vinícius came on and scored the 1-2; Caio Lucas came on and provided the assist for the 1-2|
|SC Covilhã (1-1)||League Cup||Pizzi came on and took the free-kick that resulted in the 1-1|
|CD Aves (2-1)||Liga NOS||Vinícius suffered the foul for the penalty that resulted in the 1-1. He provided the assist for the 2-1|
|Rio Ave (3-2)||Portuguese Cup||Seferovic came on and scored the 2-2 and the 3-2|
|Sporting (0-2)||Liga NOS||Rafa came on and scored the 0-1 and the 0-2. Seferovic came on and provided the assist for the 0-2|
Text: Diogo Nascimento
Photos: SL Benfica