Football

24 July 2021, 20h15

Benfica's opponent in the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League, Spartak already officially kicked off 2021/22 season. This Saturday, the team from Moscow made their debut in the Russian league with a visit to Rubin Kazan's home ground, where they lost by 1-0.

The team under coach Rui Vitória featured the following Starting XI: Maksimenko, Rasskazov, Gigot, Dzhikiya, Ayrton, Zobnin, Umyarov, Moses, Promes, Larsson and Sobolev. During the match the coach made the following changes: Moses, Larsson, Promes, Zobnin and Umyarov came off and were replaced by Bakaev (60'), Ignatov (60'), Mirzov (70'), Melkadze (82') and Kral (82').

 

The first clash between Benfica and Spartak, in the Russian capital, is scheduled for August 4 (Wednesday), at 6 pm Portuguese time. The following week, the eagles host the Moscow team at 8 pm on August 10 (Tuesday), in the second leg of the tie.

Text: Editorial Staff
Photos: Spartak Moscow's Twitter
Last update: Sunday, July 25, 2021

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