Sunday, October 2, 2022

Benfica vs Liverpool result: Late Luis Diaz strikes a comfortable Champions League quarterfinal win

Liverpool have a leg up in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League as they extended their run to 17 wins in their last 18 matches, including nine of nine wins at home.

And it was former Porto man Luis Diaz who cut the loss, slotting home late to restore the Reds’ two-goal advantage to take Anfield back.

Ibrahim Konate opened the scoring with Sadio Mane adding a second before half-time. Benfica’s Darwin Nez got back early in the second period, with Konate becoming the villain, allowing the ball to go past his feet and land on the opposition striker’s feet.

However, Nunez’s goal made for even more spell of the game, with excellent chances at both ends before the match ended with a late strike from Diaz.

Liverpool’s historic quadruple hunt continues. The only down side was a late injury to Fabinho, who received lengthy treatment on the pitch after a head collision.

MORE: 2021-22 . In the quadruple chase of Liverpool

benfica vs liverpool final score

1 hour 2 h The last
benfica 0 1 1
liverpool 2 1 3

Benfica – Nunez – 49 mins

Liverpool – Konate (Robertson) – 17 min; Mane (Diaz) – 34 minutes; Diaz (Kita) – 87 minutes

Benfica vs Liverpool Live Updates, Highlights

Final: Benfica 1 Liverpool 3

Full time: Benfica 1 Liverpool 3 This is five consecutive Champions League wins for Liverpool as their hot streak continues. They have a good place to return to Anfield next week when they look to cement their place in the semi-finals.

90th minute: Bad head clash here with Fabinho’s worst performance – some injury time will be added.

87th minute: Goal! Benfica 1 Liverpool 3 Liverpool’s two-goal lead has been restored and it is the player that Benfica fans least wanted to see on the scoresheet – Luis Diaz, widening and slotting it home.

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81st minute: And then this is a good chance for Liverpool! Diaz can’t make the right connection with the ball fizzled towards the far post, sending it high and wide under pressure from Otamendi.

78th minute: Benfica look more likely to get the next target at the moment, although Liverpool are still in possession – almost two-thirds of it so far.

67th minute: Nez thinks Van Dijk fouled him with one hand on his chest, and a penalty should be imminent, but the referee disagrees. The Benfica player continues to argue his case, although the VAR official has apparently seen nothing.

60th minute: Brilliant save from Alison as Nunez powers into a close shot. Benfica are in the ascendancy – and Jurgen Klopp is about to make three changes. Salah, Thiago, Mane off, Jota, Firmino, Henderson on.

56th minute: Salah is trying to make room for himself in the box but is being pulled out of the crowd and cannot keep the ball to himself. Benfica fans have turned up the volume since their goal.

49th minute: Goal! Benfica 1 Liverpool 2 Oh, terrible error from Konate, who completely misses his footing in the center of the box, allowing Nunez to hit a cross from the right side home behind him.

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46th minute: Benfica got us off to the second half.

half time: Liverpool are well in control, scoring two goals for good in Lisbon and dominating the game.

45th minute: Trent Alexander-Arnold is now sending a great ball through Salah through the Benfica backline, but the goalkeeper makes the block.

34th minute: Goal! Benfica 0 Liverpool 2 Tarbutt loses the ball to midfield, Trent sends a long cross to Luis Diaz at the far post, who puts it down to tap his right foot into the net for Mane.

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29th minute: Fabinho trips up Ramos and although the referee delivers a free kick – to the left, about 20 yards outside the box – he doesn’t show a yellow card, which seems too generous.

23rd minute: Benfica are finding it quite difficult to deal with Liverpool at the moment, and only have to take occasional breaks. Everton need to do better with their finishing, however, falling behind in the side-netting.

17th minute: Goal! Benfica 0 Liverpool 1 Konate is absolutely unmarked from a Robertson corner, rises to the far post and goes down the corner beautifully. Nice way to get your first goal for a club.

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Ninth Minute: Sadio Mane’s smart backheel pushed Salah forward, and his toe attempt was saved by the goalkeeper.

Sixth Minute: Trent Alexander-Arnold doesn’t know that Everton is impacting him in the box, but luckily for him, his clearance closes the Benfica man for a goal kick.

Second Minute: Luis Diaz is picked up in the top left by Gilberto, but he gets up and brushes himself. He’s a former Porto player, so his fan favorite here isn’t at all – he’s doing some dedicated whistleblowing for himself.

first minute: Liverpool kicked us off amid a huge amount of whistling from home fans.

K/O to 5 Minutes: Teams are lined up in tunnels, and red and white flags are waving around the stadium – so everyone will feel at home.

K/O in 60 Minutes: The team’s news is for Liverpool, with Trent Alexander-Arnold back in the starting lineup confirmed.

As for Benfica, Adele Tarabat returns after a muscle problem.

K/O in 90 Minutes: Signs are positive for Liverpool, although Benfica should prove the test exceeds many expectations.

Benfica vs Liverpool lineup

Moroccan international Adele Tarabat is back after losing the last two matches with a muscle problem, but veteran forward Haris Seferovic is on the bench.

Benfica guesses starting lineup (4-4-1-1, left to right): Odyssey (GK) – Grimaldo, Vertonghen, Otamendi, Gilberto – Everton, Weagle, Tarbutt, Rafa – Ramos – Nunez.

Benfica Sub (12): Helton Leite, Valentino, Morato, Andre Almeida, Meste, Joao Mario, Paulo Bernardo, Diogo Gonsalves, Gil Dias, Nemanja, Seferovic, Yeremchuk.

Klopp will be without midfielder Curtis Jones when he was forced out against Watford with an ankle injury and center back Joel Matip also missed.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has also been recalled to the visitors’ back row, and Fabinho and Sadio Mane are also back.

Liverpool starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): Alisson (GK) – Robertson, Van Dijk, Konate, Alexander-Arnold – Thiago, Fabinho, Henderson – Mane, Jota, Salah

Liverpool Sub (12): Kelher, Milner, Firmino, Gomez, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Minamino, Jota, Simikas, Matip, Elliot.

MORE: Liverpool’s Diaz and Jota aim to show life after Salah

How to watch Benfica vs Liverpool

UK America Canada Australia
date April 5 April 5 April 5 April 6
Time 20:00 3:00 PM ET 3:00 PM ET 05:00 AET
TV Channel BT Sport 3 Galevision , ,
streaming Now TV/BT Sport fuboTV, Paramount+ DAZN stan sport

UK: The match will take place on BT Sport 3 in the UK, and the match can be streamed on the BT Sport app or Now TV.

America: US In the U.S., Spanish-language coverage of the Champions League is available on fuboTV, which also offers a free trial to new subscribers. The English language section is available to Paramount+ customers.

Canada: In Canada, every Champions League game stream is live on DAZN.

Australia: Stan Sport has the exclusive rights to stream the UEFA Champions League in Australia.

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