Benfica went top of the league with a controlled, confident victory at the Estadio da Luz.
Jorge Jesus played his usual outfield players, although in goal Artur Moraes was unavailable so back-up Jan Oblak played instead. This was Nemanja Matic’s final game before his return to Chelsea.
Paolo Fonseca played Carlos Eduardo at the head of his midfield trio, with Lucho Gonzalez deeper, and Josue and Steven Defour on the bench. Nicolas Otamendi was at centre-back, rather than Maicon.
Benfica were clearly the better side throughout this contest, more organised without the ball and more purposeful in possession. Read more »