23 September 2022, 15h00
Focusing the attention on the Liga Bwin, we see that Benfica shares the status of the best defender with Casa Pia, having conceded only three goals in the competition.
In the major European Leagues, teams such as Barcelona (one goal) or Villarreal (two goals) even have a better record, however, considering all the competitions in which the teams from the 10 best UEFA ranked Championships participated, we see that Benfica is the one that allows the fewest shots, on average, per match.
Only 39.2% of the 5.31 shots allowed per game by Benfica were on target
With 5,31 shots allowed (only 39,2% were on target), according to data from the Wyscout platform, the Eagles see Manchester City (with 6.6 shots and 30.3% on target) and Arsenal (6.75/42.7%) as those with the closest records. They are followed by Barcelona (7/35.7%), Celtic (7/37.1%) and AZ Alkmaar (7.4/33.4%).
In the Liga Bwin, for example, Benfica has only allowed 28 attempts, an average of 3,61 per match. The Reds have only conceded six goals in 13 official matches and have kept eight clean sheets.
In the Liga Bwin, Benfica has only allowed 28 shots, 3,61 per match
With an average of 85,08 ball recoveries per game (against the opponent's 77,85) and 211,3 duels (49,8% won per match), Benfica shows its brilliance when it comes to defending in other essential parameters.
The eagles took part in 70,82 defensive duels per match, having won 65,2% of those duels, while they participated in 30,08 aerial duels and had a success rate of 48,1%.
It should be noted that the encounter against Juventus, for matchday 2 of group H of Champions League, was the match in which Benfica carried out the most aerial duels (47), having won 22 (46,8%).
The eagles have an average of 36,62 interceptions and 11,08 fouls committed per game.
League Cup: record attendance for Estádio da Luz in the group stage
The Benfica-Penafiel match (2-0), from gameweek 2 of group C, welcomed 43 263 spectators, a record attendance in the group stage of the League Cup at Estádio da Luz and the second best record ever in the competition's matches at the Cathedral. The biggest crowd was in 2010/11, in the semifinal against Sporting, where there were more than 49 thousand spectators in the stands.
The images of the Benfica-Penafiel match
Benfica hosted and beat Penafiel by 2-0 At Estádio da Luz, on matchday 2 of group C of the League Cup. Gilberto and Neres scored the goals. See the 50 best photos from this important triumph.
Benfica-Penafiel: match highlights (2-0)
Benfica-Penafiel, game of matchday 2 of group C of the League Cup, at Estádio da Luz. The reds won by 2-0, with the goals being scored by Gilberto and Neres.
SL Benfica-FC Penafiel: 57' goal from Neres (2-0)
2-0. GOAL! BENFICA! NERES! Musa breaks away with the ball between four defenders, but it is Rafa who takes the shot. Caio Secco saves, but Neres is the quickest to attack the ball to make the rebound and shoot with his left foot to the back of the net.
SL Benfica-FC Penafiel: 55' goal from Gilberto (1-0)
1-0. GOAL! BENFICA! GILBERTO! Grimaldo moves forward with the ball on the left, breaks through, enters the box, gains a few more meters, but can't get the shot. The ball goes to Musa, who shoots but Caio Secco saves. On the rebound, Gilberto shoots with his right foot in the box and scores!
Training the Benfica way in Japan
Benfica continues to nurture talent around the world. The Club takes the brand, the training methodology, and the experience that has been so successful internationally to various places on the planet, transmitting its values to young people who love football and want to succeed in the sport. Tokyo and Osaka, in Japan, are no exceptions, with the existence of Camp Benfica, which has dozens of athletes, who are under the tutelage of coaches Mário Patrício and Davide Gomes.