He scored his first goal with Benfica in official matches this and the goal – scored at 38' of the home match against Belenenses SAD (3-2) – was one of the actions that earned Taarabt the Man of the Match award in the game from matchday 19 of the Liga NOS.
"In the end, we suffered, it's true, but I think we had a strong start in the first half. Then we conceded the goal. Belenenses played very well, but we deserved the win", said the Moroccan on the pitch of Estádio da Luz.
"The most important thing is always the team. I'm glad I scored. It was my first goal for Benfica", he confessed, revealing: "Before the game, Rui Costa told me I was going to score and it happened."
Photos: João Paulo Trindade and Gonçalo Lopes / SL Benfica