Benfica 0-1 Manchester United

Arnold Nichols
October 19, 2017

On the other hand, Benfica are bottom of the group with zero points and a -6 goal difference from their opening two games.

It is worth noting that for Manchester United this was another dry match, and therefore you need to pay tribute to the appropriate strategy Mourinho.

United finally tested the inexperienced Svilar for the first time nine minutes before the interval - Nemanja Matic drilling an effort at him from a narrow angle after driving into the left side of the area.

Manchester United took a huge stride towards the Champions League knockout stages on Wednesday, seeing off an uninspired Benfica 1-0 to make it three wins out of three thanks to a goalkeeping howler. For Basel a loss would mean no going ahead into the next round.

Benfica eventually signed Mile Svilar, an 18 year old goalkeeper from Anderlecht.

Benfica continued to force the issue as the first period approached its mid-point, with Jimenez winning his fair share of aerial battles against Chris Smalling and Lindelof.


'Rojo is not coming (to Portugal) to play but he is coming with the team to train today with the group.

United were guilty of a thoroughly underwhelming start, as they offered nothing from an attacking perspective and invited Benfica pressure on to themselves.

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Benfica's Luisao, fights for the ball with Manchester United's Marcus Rashford during their Champions League group A soccer match between Manchester United and Benfica at Benfica's Luz stadium in Lisbon, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.

Matic flashed over from long range and Rashford twice threatened Benfica's teenage goalkeeper directly from corners as United pushed for the opener.

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