04 August 2021, 20h39
For the first round against the Russian opponent, Jorge Jesus set Benfica's team in 3x4x3, with the following starting XI: Odysseas, Lucas Veríssimo, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Diogo Gonçalves, Grimaldo, Weigl, João Mário, Rafa, Pizzi and Seferovic.
The tie will be decided next Tuesday, August 10, at the Estádio da Luz, on a night in which the Benfiquistas will return to the stands of the Cathedral!
Otamendi in the Champions League team of the week - Matchday 1
Duels won(6),interceptions (4), clearances (6), tackles (2), blocked shots (1), passing accuracy (91%) and accurate long balls (5 in 6): with these figures and other parameters, the center-back Otamendi was elected "Man of The Match" in Kiev and was chosen by UEFA for the team of the week in Matchday 1 of the Champions League 2021/22.
Run-up to the Champions League!
It is right on Tuesday, September 14, that Benfica starts its participation in Group E of the Champions League 2021/22, against Dynamo Kiev. Before the flight to Kiev, the team trained at Benfica Campus.
Inside the win in Azores
Five matches in the Liga Bwin 2021/22, five wins for Benfica, the last one reached at Estádio de São Miguel, on September 11. Watch the backstage of the successful trip to the island...