Primeira Liga: Benfica recovers a 0-1 deficit to best Vizela 2-1

LISBOA. Benfica managed to turn the table against Vizela to win 2-1.

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LISBOA. Benfica managed to turn the table against Vizela to win 2-1. It was Vizela to strike first with a goal of M. Osmajic at the 20′. Then it was a goal in the 76′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Joao Mario gave the win to Benfica in the 90′ minute with a penalty. Benfica was vastly superior ball possession (74%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

Benfica remained in 9 people redcard G. Ramos (90′ for a double yellow card) and Joao Mario (90′ for a double yellow card) were sent off.

The match was played at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica stadium in Lisboa on Friday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Fábio José Costa Veríssimo with the assistance of Pedro Nuno de Sá Martins and Hugo Marques. The 4th official was Ricardo Baixinho. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 20.1 degrees Celsius or 68.16 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 72%.​

Match Statistics

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

Benfica was more aggressive with 119 dangerous attacks and 29 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Benfica won the contest.

Benfica shot 29 times, 7 on target, 22 off target. On the other side, Vizela shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Benfica received 5 yellow cards (N. Otamendi, E. Fernandez, Joao Mario, F. Aursnes and G. Ramos). On the opposite side, Vizela received 4 yellow cards (R. Guzzo, T. Costa Silva, A. Mendez and D. Rosa).

Benfica had 2 players sent off: G. Ramos (90′ for double yellow card) and Joao Mario (90′ for double yellow card).

After playing this contest, Benfica will have 12 points to stay in the 1st place. On the other side, Vizela will stay with 5 points like Gil Vicente to stay in the 11th place.

Match Events

  • 20'
    20'

    M. Osmajic

  • 27'
    27'

    R. Guzzo

  • 42'
    42'

    N. Otamendi

  • 45'
    45'

    I. Fernandes

    B. R. Wilson Valdez

  • 45'
    45'

    T. Costa Silva

  • 46'
    46'

    Claudemir

    R. Guzzo

  • 51'
    51'

    E. Fernandez

  • 67'
    67'

    K. Zohi

    A. Mendez

  • 67'
    67'

    Alvarado

    M. Osmajic

  • 66'
    66'

    F. Aursnes

    E. Fernandez

  • 66'
    66'

    P. Musa

    Florentino

  • 75'
    75'

    A. Bah

    Gilberto

  • 76'
    76'

    D. Neres

    A. Bah

  • 80'
    80'

    D. Rosa

    Kiko Bondoso

  • 82'
    82'

    Joao Mario

  • 84'
    84'

    F. Aursnes

  • 86'
    86'

    A. Mendez

  • 89'
    89'

    G. Ramos

  • 90'
    90'

    G. Ramos

  • 90'
    90'

    D. Goncalves

    D. Neres

  • 90'
    90'

    D. Rosa

  • 90'
    90'

    Joao Mario (Penalty)

  • 90'
    90'

    Joao Mario

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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 (6.4), Gilberto (7.1), António Silva (7.5), Nicolás Otamendi (7.1), Alejandro Grimaldo (6.8), Enzo Fernández (7.7), Florentino Luís (7.5), David Neres (8.1), Rafa Silva (7.0), João Mário (8.1) and Gonçalo Ramos (7.4).

Substitutes

Benfica made 4 changes: E. Fernandez for F. Aursnes (66′), Florentino for P. Musa (66′), Gilberto for A. Bah (75′) and D. Neres for D. Goncalves (90′).

Top player: João Mário

The player who no doubt impressed Benfica the most was João Mário even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.1) with 55 passes (81% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9. He performed 7 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

Vizela: Formation and Lineups

Vizela started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, Álvaro Adriano Teixeira Pacheco played with: Fabijan Buntić (6.7), Tomás Silva (6.8), Bruno Wilson (7.0), Anderson (7.7), Kiki Afonso (6.9), Alex Méndez (7.0), Raphael Guzzo (6.4), Samu (6.2), Kiko Bondoso (7.0), Milutin Osmajić (6.9) and Nuno Moreira (6.4).

Substitutes

Vizela made 5 changes: B. R. Wilson Valdez for I. Fernandes (45′), R. Guzzo for Claudemir (46′), A. Mendez for K. Zohi (67′), M. Osmajic for Alvarado (67′) and Kiko Bondoso for D. Rosa (80′).

Top player: Anderson

Probably the most impressive player in Vizela was Anderson.

His rating is (7.7) with 10 passes (50% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 5.

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