The false entry of the crimson group in Turin. Numerous anxiousness, lots of errors, just a few photographs, a group that did not do very nicely due to the ability and the strain from the Italian group within the first minutes of the sport. Benfica was shaken and … fell. In the 4th minute, following a chunk, a free kick that Paredes shot on the proper aspect 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 throws it to the primary place. for the aim.
A painful begin for the reds who, just some minutes later, didn’t endure once more as a result of Kostic, within the crimson zone, shot the cross because the ball went very near the left submit of Vlachodimos’ aim. The Reds have been in dire straits within the first 20 minutes and that is after they began to seek out their wings. Almost all the time with the identical protagonists. Two headers by Gonçalo Ramos (21′ and 27′), passing by Neres, took the danger of Perin’s aim.
It was necessary, nonetheless, to interrupt by means of the Italian protection, underneath the management of Bonucci, a daily apply within the 3x5x2 system, during which virtually 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 aim, 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 prime of the time allowed an important comfort to fulfill the second 45 minutes. Good outcomes, even so, because of the development of births within the final interval of the primary half.
In the final half, completely different occasions. Benfica has already entered this recreation with lots of confidence. Bah gave the primary sign with a protracted shot and Milik (once more…) saved Vlachodimos from a robust shot that João Mário remains to be pushing.
But it was Benfica who responded decisively. Wisely and purposefully. From David Neres, in a aim with the stamp wanted by Enzo Fernández who wins the duel with Milik, he offers Gonçalo Ramos who’s stopped within the space by Bremen, however the ball goes to Rafa who shoots arduous. Perin manages to deflect the ball to the aspect and Neres, with a robust shot, beats the Italian keeper. It was lengthy and within the recreation and Benfica modified for the second half the place they have been higher in virtually all the pieces. Rafa was near the third (63′) however Perín prevented the worst of the Italians who began 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 gained the sport with nice pleasure.
But the third aim was late and Juventus have been threatening. Kean nonetheless hit the iron (71′), in what was Italy’s greatest second of the season, and compelled Roger Schmidt to alter groups. The recreation broke down within the ultimate 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 aim, however on the aspect, and he breathed a sigh of aid after the ultimate whistle. They took three useful factors in Turin in a tough recreation however it’s a nicely-deserved victory for the Reds.