Benfica is one and a half ft away from the group stage of the Champions League. The Reds had a superb win over Rangers (3-2) in the first leg of the second qualifying spherical for the millionaire competitors on Tuesday evening at Ibrox Park, in Glasgow (Scotland).
Although the victory was solely by the slimmest of margins, the reality is that Filipa Patão’s males had been far superior to their opponents, leaving a path of sophistication on the Scottish pitch, in what was yet one more take a look at that Benfica has all the high quality wanted to be current in the group stage of the most vital competitors in UEFA competitions. Which, if it occurs, permits a repeat of final season, when the Eagles had been current for the first time in the Champions League.
To the better dominance of the reds in the first minutes – Marta Cintra had the finest probability to attain, ending off the submit -, Glasgow responded with all… pragmatism. Hay ee McCoy’s cross from the proper, headed in, opened the scoring.
Benfica reacted shortly (and effectively!), which achieved the tie even earlier than the break: in the thirty eighth minute, and after a excellent desk between Cloe Lacasse and Ana Vitória, the Brazilian worldwide, already in the ‘space, he shot exhausting and positioned together with his left. , for 1-1.
At half-time, and regardless of the tie, it was clear that the Portuguese aspect had every thing to return from Scotland with a bonus in the tie, a prospect that may lastly be confirmed in the second half.
The flip can be consummated in the 56th minute, and once more with Ana Vitória shining. After a cross from the left by Andrea Norton, the quantity 10 in crimson, after taking an opponent out of the method, with nice element, shot exhausting and positioned, together with his left foot, bringing in the ball by means of the higher proper nook of the purpose. of the Rangers. Another second of magic from Ana Vitória. A purpose to see and… evaluate!
But if Benfica, in the first half, had reacted effectively to the first purpose conceded, Rangers didn’t lag behind and instantly responded with a drawback. In a pure British soccer transfer, Docherty, with a lengthy go, threw McCoy deep, and the quantity 10, with out asking for permission, fired over for one more game-tying purpose.
The ultimate level of a spectacular match, all the time performed with an depth worthy of be aware, got here by means of a regrettable second from Esson: Andrea Norton’s left nook, Ana Vitória’s header on the fringe of the space, deflection from Martínez together with his thigh, and the ball went up. and retreated to the level of heading towards the Rangers goalkeeper. Esson, attempting to catch the ball, let it escape, and when he tried to place the ball again in his fingers, in a second try, he already did it past the purpose line. Result? 2-3
In addition to the glorious consequence achieved by Benfica, which permits it to take a giant step towards the group stage of the Champions League, the sensible show of the workforce led by Filipa Patão who, in the match of return, scheduled for subsequent Wednesday, On the twenty eighth (additionally at 7.30pm), it would be best to proceed what you probably did (so) effectively tonight, in Scotland, to verify qualification for the subsequent stage of the competitors.
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End of match! Rangers 2 Benfica 3.
Minute 90+2: Yellow card to Orschmann.
Minutes 90+2: Substitution at Benfica, with the departure of Andreia Faria for the entry of Maria Negrão.
Minute 90+1: Another high-speed run by Cloé Lacasse down the left aspect, late cross and Ana Vitória, on the fringe of the space, completed along with her left, however over the crossbar of the reverse purpose.
Minimum further time of 4 minutes for this second half.
Minute 87: Pass by Jéssica Silva and Nycole Raysla, already inside the space and barely down the left aspect, shoots in an arc, with the ball popping out very near the left submit of the purpose defended by Esson.
Minute 83: Substitution for Benfica, with the departure of Marta Cintra and the entry of Jessica Silva.
Minute 81: Great alternative for Benfica! Lúcia Alves’ half-point bomb, with the ball hitting the crossbar of the Esson purpose.
Minute 78: Benfica scores! Andrea Norton’s left nook, Ana Vitória’s header, Martínez and Esson’s knee deflection, after attempting to catch, ended up releasing the ball and when he lastly managed to maintain the ball in his fingers, it has already been past the purpose. It is subsequently an personal purpose by the Rangers goalkeeper. 2-3
Minute 74: Double substitution for Rangers, with McCoy and Hay leaving for Howat and Orschmann.
Minute 71: Substitution for Rangers, with MacLean out for Watson.
Minute 67: Another particular person transfer from Cloé Lacasse down the left, with the Canadian, at pace, taking an opponent out of the method and, after reaching the finish line, taking a low cross that ended with out struggling a deflection from a associate to the reverse goal. The ball went throughout the small space with out anybody touching it. But Benfica threaten with one other purpose…
Minute 62: Another try from distance by Pauleta, with a highly effective shot that was solely stopped by a superb intervention by Esson, who flew to the ball and gave it a nook.
Minute 61: Substitution for Rangers, with Danielsson approaching for Arnott.
Minute 58: Rangers rating! Very fast transition from the Scottish workforce, lengthy go from Docherty and McCoy, with a cross with the left, regaining equality. 2-2
Minute 56: Benfica rating! Cross from the left by Andrea Norton and Ana Vitória, far submit, after taking an opponent out of the method, with a very stylish element, he completed together with his left, inserting the ball in the prime nook proper of the Esson purpose. The spin on the marker is full. 1-2.
Minute 52: lengthy shot by Pauleta, robust, giving Rangers the glorious intervention of Esson, in the nook.
Minute 46: Benfica change, with Daniela Silva leaving for Nycole Raysla.
Start of the second half!
It’s all tied at the midway mark of the first leg of the second spherical of the Champions League qualifying part. With a giant crowd in the stands at Ibrox, a legendary Scottish venue, Benfica entered higher, with extra time in possession of the ball and enjoying principally in the midfield of the opposition, and the first huge probability ended up being in favor of the Portuguese workforce. : Marta Cintra, in the nineteenth minute, and after a go from Cloé Lacasse, completed off the proper submit of the Esson purpose.
However, and as typically occurs in soccer, he did not rating for Benfica… he scored for Rangers. In the twenty fifth minute, and after a cross from the proper by Hay, McCoy, with a header, opened the scoring for the Scottish workforce.
The Eagles weren’t let down by this setback, they reacted, and ended up rewarding themselves in the thirty eighth minute. Excellent understanding between Cloé Lacasse and Ana Vitória, with the Canadian’s final go leaving the Brazilian in a good place to purpose for. reverse purpose. Act continued, and with out making a request, the quantity 10 incarnated shot exhausting, together with his left foot, and gave no probability of protection to the opposing goalkeeper.
A draw is an appropriate consequence at half-time, even in the face of Benfica’s territorial dominance, however what stands out from the first 45 minutes is the depth with which they performed. Few stops, few interruptions and a super effort from the gamers of each groups.
All in all, it signifies that the complementary stage of this Rangers – Benfica guarantees…
To break! Rangers 1 Benfica 1.
Minute 38: Benfica rating! Perfect rating between Cloé Lacasse and Ana Vitória, with quantity 10 in crimson, already inside the space, barely all the way down to the left, with a robust left foot, for the tie. 1-1
Minute 32: Long shot by Lúcia Alves, near the left submit of the Esson purpose.
Minute 31: Bad go by Daniela Silva and Danielsson, on the fringe of the space, shoots exhausting, however Rute Costa, in two steps, manages to carry the ball.
25 minutes: Rangers rating! Hay and McCoy’s cross from the proper, header, opens the scoring. 1-0.
Minute 19: Great alternative for Benfica! Excellent transfer from Cloé Lacasse down the left, centering into the middle of the space, the place Marta Cintra, with every thing to attain, completed off the proper submit of the Scottish purpose.
Minute 4: Frontal shot by Andreia Faria, nonetheless from outdoors the space, on the determine of Esson, who was defending safely.
Start of the match!
Rangers: Esson, McLauchlan, Martinez, Docherty ÇHay, Cornet, Middag, MacLean, Kerr, Danielsson and McCoy
Substitutes: Fife, Inman, Orschmann, Howat, Cavanagh, Arnott, Austin, Mcleary, Elliston, Watson and Gray
Coach: Malcolm Thomson
Benfica: Ruth Costa; Ana Seiça, Carole Costa, Daniela Silva, Lúcia Alves, Pauleta ÇAndreia Faria, Andreia Norton, Marta Cintra, Ana Vitória and Cloé Lacasse
Substitutes: Katelin Talbert, Carolina Villain, Valéria Cantuário, Maria Negrão, Carolina Correia, Nycole Raysla, Beatriz Nogueira, Lara Pintassilgo and Jéssica Silva
Coach: Filipa Patão
Referee: Ivana Martincic (Croatia)
Helpers: Stasa Spur (Slovenia) and Paulina Baranowska (Poland)
4th referee: Jelena Kumer (Croatia)
There are already groups!
At the different finish will even be a workforce on the rise as Rangers, who gained the Scottish title final season, ending Glasgow FC’s 13-year run, even have gained all seven official video games performed in 2022 /2023. highlighting the 47 objectives scored (just one conceded).
The begin of the season has been very constructive for Benfica who, along with having left the two rivals they confronted on this Champions League, additionally managed to win all the different official matches they performed: SC Braga (3- 0) and Sporting (4-1, after further time), each for the Super Cup, which earned the Eagles the trophy; and Marítimo (6-0) and Clube Albergaria (4-0), in the first two days of the Portuguese championship.
The Reds come into this match having already crushed KF Hajvalia (Kosovo) 9-0 and Twente (Netherlands) 2-1. Now, Filipa Patão’s workforce will attempt to construct a consequence that can enable them to take benefit of the second leg, and the reception at Rangers is scheduled for subsequent Wednesday, the twenty eighth, at 7.30 p.m.
Rangers and Benfica play this afternoon (7:30 p.m.), in a match associated to the first leg of the second qualifying part for the group stage of the Champions League. The duel takes place at the legendary Ibrox stadium, in Glasgow (Scotland), and A BOLA on-line will let you know the whole journey of the eagles in UEFA’s most vital membership competitors. Come with us, pricey reader. He is summoned and… he’ll play from the starting!