Liga Portugal: Benfica wipes out Marítimo 5-0 with an outstanding performance

LISBOA. Benfica demolishes Marítimo 5-0 with goals of

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LISBOA. Benfica demolishes Marítimo 5-0 with goals of Rafa Silva (28′), G. Ramos (47′), G. Ramos (65′), D. Neres (82′) and J. Draxler (88′). Benfica was vastly superior ball possession (74%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica stadium in Lisboa on Sunday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was António Emanuel Carvalho Nobre who was helped by Pedro Ribeiro and José Manuel Graça Mira. The 4th official was Hugo Serafim Coelho Magalhães Silva. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot around 25.2 degrees Celsius or 77.29 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 69%.​

Match Statistics

Benfica was in firm control of the ball 74% while Marítimo was struggling with a 26% ball possession.

Benfica was more aggressive with 85 dangerous attacks and 25 shots of which 12 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Benfica won the match.

Benfica shot 25 times, 12 on target, 13 off target. On the other side, Marítimo shot 4 times, 1 on target, 3 off target.

Cards

Benfica received 1 yellow card (A. Grimaldo). On the opposite side, Marítimo received 3 yellow cards (L. Andrade, D. Mendes and Miguel Silva).

After playing this contest, Benfica will have 18 points to stay in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Marítimo will stay with 0 points to stay in the 18th place.

Match Events

  • 5'
    5'

    L. Andrade

  • 28'
    28'

    Rafa Silva

  • 36'
    36'

    D. Mendes

  • 46'
    46'

    L. Vega

    D. Mendes

  • 46'
    46'

    Fabio China

    A. Zarzana

  • 47'
    47'

    G. Ramos

  • 57'
    57'

    Miguel Silva

  • 62'
    62'

    S. Beltrame

    V. Costa

  • 62'
    62'

    E. Costa

    W. Claudio

  • 63'
    63'

    A. Grimaldo

  • 65'
    65'

    G. Ramos

  • 67'
    67'

    Florentino

    Rafa Silva

  • 67'
    67'

    J. Draxler

    E. Fernandez

  • 75'
    75'

    J. Ramirez

    Xadas

  • 76'
    76'

    J. Ramírez Díaz (Goal Disallowed)

  • 82'
    82'

    M. Ristic

    A. Grimaldo

  • 82'
    82'

    Gilberto

    A. Bah

  • 82'
    82'

    D. Neres

  • 88'
    88'

    J. Draxler

  • 89'
    89'

    J. Brooks

    A. Silva

Next match

In the upcoming Liga Portugal match, Benfica will play away against Vitória SC on the 1st of October with a 25-4 head to head record in favor of Benfica (3 draws).

Marítimo will host Casa Pia on the 3rd of October with a 0-0 head to head stats.

Benfica: Formation and Lineups

Benfica started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Roger Schmidt chose to play with the following team: Odysseas Vlachodimos (6.8), Alexander Bah (7.8), António Silva (7.3), Nicolás Otamendi (7.8), Alejandro Grimaldo (7.8), Fredrik Aursnes (7.4), Enzo Fernández (7.6), David Neres (7.3), Rafa Silva (8.0), João Mário (6.6) and Gonçalo Ramos (8.4).

Substitutes

Benfica made 5 changes: E. Fernandez for J. Draxler (68′), Rafa Silva for Florentino (68′), A. Grimaldo for M. Ristic (82′), A. Bah for Gilberto (82′) and A. Silva for J. Brooks (89′).

Top player: Gonçalo Ramos

The player who no doubt impressed Benfica the most was Gonçalo Ramos.

His rating is (8.4) with 2 goals, 11 passes (81% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 5.

Marítimo: Formation and Lineups

Marítimo started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the opposite side, João Alexandre Oliveira Nunes Henriques played with: Miguel Silva (7.3), Cláudio Winck (6.4), Moises Mosquera (6.3), Léo (5.8), Vitor Costa (6.1), Antonio Zarzana (6.1), Diogo Mendes (6.1), João Afonso (6.6), André Vidigal (6.4), Joel Tagueu (6.8) and Bruno Xadas (6.6).

Substitutes

Marítimo made 5 changes: A. Zarzana for Fabio China (46′), D. Mendes for L. Vega (46′), V. Costa for S. Beltrame (62′), W. Claudio for E. Costa (62′) and Xadas for J. Ramirez (75′).

Best player: Miguel Silva

The player that probably impressed the most for Marítimo was the goalkeeper: Miguel Silva. His rating is 7.30. He performed 7 saves.

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