Benfica 3 - 2 Belenenses SAD: Benfica clinch a home victory before travelling to Porto

Atualizado: 5 de Fev de 2020

Benfica didn’t improve after last week’s display against Paços. The game against seemed settled as the team’s came back from the tunnel at half-time, with Benfica leading 2-0. However, Belenenses were daring, pressing high and winning the ball back constantly. Benfica struggled and Ferro’s own goal in the 70th minute made for a very tense ending.

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Player notes

Vlachodimos: 7. The keeper shined on a night where most players in front of him were poor. His top-quality reflexes were once again on display. Kept everything out, only conceding an own-goal and a penalty.

Grimaldo: 4. Average performance from the Spaniard. He remains an important outlet in build-up and he’s a quality passer, but he hasn’t provided as much offensively as he does when he’s at his best. Last night, he also displayed his tendency to get caught off position defensively.

Rúben Dias: 5. He was once again key in one of the goals – his pass to Vinicius in the build up to the third goal cut through Belenenses’ midfield. He doesn’t merit a higher rating because of how frail the entire team was defensively.

Ferro: 4. January wasn’t a good month for Ferro, who’s going through a poor patch of form that lays bare his defensive shortcomings. He’s capped off this torrid period with an own goal. Hopefully he can turn a new leaf in the next match away against Porto, which could be a decisive match for what’s left of this league campaign.