The former Porto boss goes back to his homeland for their first Champions League clash after guiding his side to a sensational start to their domestic season in Russia.Benfica vs Zenit St Petersburg highlights.
Two of Europe’s form sides will meet in Group C of the Champions League when Benfica tackle Zenit St. Petersburg.Benfica vs Zenit St Petersburg 0-2 all goals video full match hd.
Both teams have enjoyed excellent starts to their respective domestic seasons and should be full of confidence ahead of Tuesday’s fixture in Lisbon.
Benfica vs Zenit St Petersburg 0-2 Live Commentary
Next up for Zenit, they play host to Monaco, while Benfica travel to take on Bayer Leverkussen. I am Alex Moretto and I would like to thank you all for joining me here today. Good bye!
FULL TIME: BENFICA 0-2 ZENIT. The Russian side win just their fourth Champions League group stage away match in their history, getting out to a flying start here this evening. Goals from Hulk and Witsel, combined with an Artur red card, made it easy enough for them to see this match out and pick up a big three points in their Group C opener.
22′Goal Axel Witsel
Hulk’s free kick is driven in low and hard. It takes a slight deflection and goes behind for a corner. Witsel meets the cross and heads towards goal. Lopes rushes across to make the save, but not before the ball just crosses the line as is confirmed by the replay. Zenit take a massive 2-0 lead and with the man advantage, there may be no way back for Benfica.
The Brazilian does not take long to make his mark. Eliseu and Jardel completely lose track of Hulk, allowing Shatov to play him clean through on goal. The winger makes no mistake, opening up and curling a left footed shot in at the far post.