The false entry of the crimson crew in Turin. Plenty of nervousness, loads of errors, a number of photographs, a crew that did not do very nicely due to the talent and the strain from the Italian crew within the first minutes of the sport. Benfica was shaken and … fell. In the 4th minute, following a chunk, a free kick taken by Paredes on the suitable facet of the Italian assault, the ball finally ends up on the top of Milik, who wins the competitors within the air with Gonçalo Ramos and passes to the primary. put up for function.
A painful begin for the reds who, only a few minutes later, didn’t endure a second time as Kostic, who’s within the crimson zone, fired a shot that went near the left of Vlachodimos’ purpose. The Reds have been in dire straits within the first 20 minutes and that is after they began to seek out their wings. Almost at all times with the identical protagonists. Two headers by Gonçalo Ramos (21′ and 27′), passing by Neres, took the chance of Perin’s purpose.
It was necessary, nevertheless, to interrupt by the Italian protection, beneath the management of Bonucci, a daily apply within the 3x5x2 system, by which nearly all of the soiled cash was going to Vlahovic and Milik. Benfica responded and completed the primary half very nicely. The first is the ball within the metal of Perin’s purpose, a robust shot by Rafa. After Mireti tripped Gonçalo Ramos within the space, the transfer was reviewed by VAR and the reds have been rewarded with a penalty which was transformed by João Mário. Equality on the high of the time allowed an ideal comfort to satisfy the second 45 minutes. A good consequence, even so, as a result of development of the born within the final minutes of the primary half.
In the final half, completely different occasions. Benfica has already entered this sport with loads of confidence. Bah gave the primary sign with a protracted shot and Milik (once more…) saved Vlachodimos from a robust shot that João Mário continues to be pushing.
But it was Benfica who responded decisively. Wisely and purposefully. From David Neres, in a purpose with the stamp wanted by Enzo Fernández who wins the duel with Milik, he provides Gonçalo Ramos who’s stopped within the space by Bremen, however the ball goes to Rafa who shoots onerous. Perin manages to deflect the ball to the facet and Neres, with a robust shot, beats the Italian keeper. It was lengthy and within the sport and Benfica modified for the second half the place they have been higher in nearly all the things. Rafa was near the third (63′) however Perín prevented the worst of the Italians who launched Di Maria to create extra issues for the Reds. The desperation of Italy, which comes from the stands, helped the reds who at the moment received the sport with nice pleasure.
But the third purpose was late and Juventus have been threatening. Kean nonetheless hit the iron (71′), in what was Italy’s finest second of the season, and compelled Roger Schmidt to vary groups. The sport broke down within the closing minutes, the ball right here, the ball there, however the Eagles have been pressuring Italy.
In the ultimate moments, they nonetheless complained after Vlahovic put the ball within the purpose, however on the facet, and he breathed a sigh of aid after the ultimate whistle. They took three helpful factors in Turin in a troublesome sport however it’s a nicely-deserved victory for the Reds.