or Benfica’s victory away to Juventus, in a recreation that counts for the group stage of the Champions League, elevated the 12 wins the eagles have had since the begin of the season, but additionally revealed a aspect that Roger Schmidt’s crew does not know but. .
In the duels towards Paços de Ferreira, Vizela and the latter towards Juventus, the Lisbon crew was at a drawback 3 times, however all the time managed to come back again so as to add three factors in the finish. And all these conditions occurred in the final 5 video games performed.
If at the starting of this victorious journey, the Reds conceded some targets, the reality is that in the final 5 video games Benfica conceded 4 targets and confronted conditions the place they misplaced towards the opponent, some of them very early in the recreation as in the fourth leg. to Turin.
Milik’s early aim at the Juventus Stadium appeared to level the eagles to the finish of this unstoppable sequence of victories, however the reality is that, with small tactical modifications, Roger Schmidt saved the crew and the gamers improved a lot in the direction of the remount towards the Vecchia Signora and a historic victory on Italian soil the likes of which has not been seen for a very long time.
⌚️Final whistle: JUV 1-2 SLB
This is 🦅Benfica’s third comeback in 2022/23, all in the final 5 video games performed:
[C] Paços Ferreira, 🇵🇹Liga
[C] FC Vizela, 🇵🇹Liga
[F] 🇮🇹Juventus, ⭐️Champions League pic.twitter.com/ZfrTEO7ykF
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Two wins in a row that looks as if a very long time in the past
The victory in Turin marked not solely a step in the direction of Sven-Goran Eriksson’s report, which we’ll talk about, but additionally a truth about the current historical past of the Eagles in the group stage of the Champions League, a efficiency which is not all the time working. .good for the individuals of Lisbon.
This is solely the second time that Benfica have gained the first two rounds of the group stage of the Champions League. The final time occurred in 2015/16, at the moment underneath the command of Rui Vitória, a technician from Ribatejo who was concerned in one other knowledge of eagles in the millionaire competitors.
Since the 2016/17 season, the eagles haven’t gained two consecutive Champions League video games. At that point, the crew led by Rui Vitória, and with names like Pizzi, Salvio or Ederson, beat Dinamo Kyiv twice, one thing that Roger Schmidt repeated this season with victories in the first spherical towards Maccabi Haifa and now Juventus.
Eriksson’s report is three wins
There are simply three victories left for Roger Schmidt to jot down one other golden web page in his time in technical command of Benfica. In the first season in which he arrived in Portugal, the German got here near surpassing Sven-Goran Eriksson in the listing of coaches with the most consecutive victories in the service of membership da Luz.
It was the 1982/83 season when the Swedish coach, now 74, led the Eagles to an unbelievable 15-game successful streak, between August and November 1982, a streak interrupted by a draw in Swiss house in Zurich, in a recreation in the now defunct UEFA Cup.
Now, Roger Schmidt solely must win at Marítimo, in the journey to Vitória SC and in the assembly towards Paris Saint-Germain, on October 5, to equal Eriksson’s report. A brand new victory to obtain the Rio Ave, three days later, isolate the German coach at the high of the technicians with many successive victories for the individuals of Lisbon.
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