Benfica 4-3 Juventus: Brilliant Benfica win seven-goal thriller against Juve

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Benfica defeated Juventus 4-3 on Tuesday at Estadio Do Sport Lisboa E Benfica. Benfica were looking for a victory after a 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain whilst Juve had lost their previous match against Maccabi Haifa FC. Benfica are now in 2nd place on the table and have 11 points while Juve sit in 3rd with 3 points after 5 matches.

Benfica started strongly in the first half, when Antonio Silva gave them the lead, at 17 minutes. However, their lead was short-lived, as an equalizer from Moise Kean, 21 minutes in, brought The Old Lady level. However, each side looked hungry to win and Benfica then found the back of the net in the 28th minute thanks to Joao Mario, taking the score to 2-1. However they weren’t finished yet and Rafa Silva made it 3-1 on the 35 minute mark, which saw the first half end 3-1.

Benfica started the second half with renewed vigour, with an early second effort from Rafa Silva in the 50th minute. However, Juve refused to lie down and managed to pull back a goal from Arkadiusz Milik, 77 minutes in. Juve then scored once more and pull-back thanks to a goal from Weston McKennie in the 79th minute to make it 4-3.

Substitutions for Benfica included Gilberto, David Neres, Petar Musa and Chiquinho for Alexander Bah, Goncalo Ramos, Rafa Silva and Joao Mario, respectively. Juve brought on Arkadiusz Milik, Alex Sandro, Fabio Miretti, Matias Soule and Samuel Iling-Junior, to replace Moise Kean, Leonardo Bonucci, Juan Cuadrado, Dusan Vlahovic and Filip Kostic.

There were bookings for Enzo Fernandez from Benfica, and Danilo, for Juve.

Benfica will play their next fixture away against Maccabi Haifa FC, while Juve will face Paris Saint-Germain at home.

Technical card:
Benfica:Odysseas Vlachodimos, Alexander Bah (Gilberto, min.81), Nicolas Otamendi, Antonio Silva, Alex Grimaldo, Rafa Silva (Petar Musa, min.87), Enzo Fernandez, Florentino Luis, Fredrik Aursnes, Joao Mario (Chiquinho, min.90) and Goncalo Ramos (David Neres, min.87)
Juventus:Wojciech Szczesny, Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci (Alex Sandro, min.60), Federico Gatti, Juan Cuadrado (Fabio Miretti, min.60), Weston McKennie, Manuel Locatelli, Adrien Rabiot, Filip Kostic (Samuel Iling-Junior, min.70), Moise Kean (Arkadiusz Milik, min.46) and Dusan Vlahovic (Matias Soule, min.70)
Stadium:Estadio Do Sport Lisboa E Benfica
Goals:Antonio Silva (1-0, min. 17), Moise Kean (1-1, min. 21), Joao Mario (2-1, min. 28), Rafa Silva (3-1, min. 35), Rafa Silva (4-1, min. 50), Arkadiusz Milik (4-2, min. 77) and Weston McKennie (4-3, min. 79)