Benfica — ABC 4:1: match review and game result 12/21/2023

On Thursday, December 21, Benfica hosted ABC in the group stage of the Portuguese League Cup.

The Lisbon team confidently dealt with the representative of the second division, winning with a score of 4:1, and will continue to play in the playoffs of the tournament.

The Eagles, whose goal was defended by Ukrainian Anatoly Trubin in this match, were the first to concede. In the 21st minute, the Ukrainian goalkeeper was unable to parry a spectacular long-range strike from outside the penalty area.

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However, even before the break, Angel Di Maria and Joao Mario put Benfica ahead. In the second half of the meeting, Thiago Gouveia scored the third goal for the Lisbon side, and Anthony Correia's own goal completed the rout.

Thus, Benfica won the three-team group with two wins out of two possible, and reached the semi-finals of the League Cup, where they will meet Estoril.

Statistics of the match Benfica — ABC Portuguese League Cup

Benfica — ABC 4:1

Goals : Di Maria, 31, Joao Mario, 44, Gouveia, 65, Correia, 68 (ag) — Mercado, 21

Ball possession : 48% — 52%
Beats : 13 — 9
Shots on target : 5 — 5
Corners : 8 — 6
Fouls : 11 — 12
Attacks : 86 — 82

Video source: MEGOGO

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