Benfica are one and a half toes away in the Champions League group stage. The Reds had a nice win towards Rangers (3-2) in the first leg of the 2nd leg of the qualifiers for the millionaire event at Ibrox Park in Glasgow (Scotland) on Tuesday night time.
Although the victory was by a slim margin, the fact is that Filipa Patao’s males have been far superior to their opponents, leaving a hint of sophistication on the Scottish pitch, in what was additional proof that Benfica have all the high quality wanted to be current. The group stage of the most vital competitors in UEFA competitions. Which, if it occurs, would enable for a repeat of final season, when the Eagles appeared in the Champions League for the first time.
For the Reds’ extra dominance in the first minutes – Marta Sintra had the finest probability to attain, put up shoot -, Glasgow answered with all… pragmatism. Hay ee McCoy’s cross from the proper, headed, opened the scoring.
Benfica reacted shortly (and nicely!), which equalized even earlier than the break: at 38 minutes, and after a excellent desk between Chloe Lacasse and Ana Vitoria, the Brazilian worldwide, who was already in the space, shot onerous and together with his left foot , for 1-1.
At half-time, and regardless of the tie, it was clear that the Portuguese aspect had the whole lot to return from Scotland with the benefit of the tie, an strategy that the second half would finally affirm.
The turnaround can be full in the 56th minute and once more Ana Vitoria would shine. Andrea Norton took a cross from the left, took out the quantity 10 in purple, fired a highly effective shot with nice element and left-footed the ball into the prime proper nook of the purpose. of the Rangers. Another second of magic from Anna Vittoria. Aim to look at and… assessment!
But, if Benfica reacted nicely to conceding the first purpose in the first half, Rangers instantly responded to the drawback with out holding again. In a pure British soccer transfer, Docherty, with a lengthy cross, launched McCoy deep and the quantity 10 fired over, disallowed, for his second equalizer of the match.
The closing level in a spectacular match, all the time performed with exceptional depth, got here from Esson’s unlucky second: Andrea Norton’s left nook, Ana Vitoria’s header on the fringe of the space, Martinez’s thigh deflected, and the ball rose. and retreated at the level of the Rangers’ goalkeeper. Esson, when making an attempt to catch the ball, let it slip away and when he tried to pay money for the ball in his second try, he already made it throughout the purpose line. The outcome? 2-3.
In addition to the glorious outcome obtained by Benfica, which permits a big step towards the group stage of the Champions League, the sensible efficiency of the workforce led by Filipa Patao, which in the second stage, scheduled for subsequent Wednesday, the twenty eighth (additionally at 7.30 pm), to find out the qualification for the subsequent stage of the competitors, in Scotland Want to maintain up the good work you probably did tonight.
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Match over! Rangers 2 Benfica 3.
90+2 minutes: Orshman yellow card.
90+2 minutes: Substitution at Benfica, with Andrea Faria leaving for Maria Negro.
90+1 minutes: Another excessive-pace run from the left by Chloe Lacasse, a late cross and Ana Vitoria, on the fringe of the space, shoots together with her left foot, however over the bar of the opposition purpose.
Four minutes minimal further time for this second half.
87 min: Pass from Jessica Silva and Nykol Resla, already inside the space and coming down barely to the left, shoots an arc, the ball comes near the left put up of the purpose saved by Essen.
83 minutes: Substitution at Benfica, with the departure of Marta Sintra for Jessica Silva.
81 minutes: Great probability for Benfica! A mid-vary bomb by Lucia Alves, the ball hit the crossbar in the Esson purpose.
78 minutes: Benfica rating! Andrea Norton’s left nook, Ana Vitoria’s header, Martinez and Esson’s knee deflection, after making an attempt to catch, launched the ball, and when he lastly managed to place the ball in his palms, it was already past the purpose line. So it is an personal purpose by the Rangers goalkeeper. 2-3.
74 minutes: Double substitution at Rangers, McCoy and Hay come off for Howat and Orshman.
71 minutes: Substitution for Rangers, McLean off for Watson.
67 minutes: Another particular person transfer from Chloe Lacasse down the left, the Canadian paces the opponent and, after reaching the end line, takes a low cross with out going through any distraction from a workforce-mate. The reverse purpose. The ball went by way of the whole small space with out touching anybody. But Benfica threatened one other purpose…
62 minutes: Another effort from distance by Pauletta, with a highly effective shot that’s solely stopped by the glorious intervention of Essen, who flies to the ball and offers it a nook.
61 minutes: Substitution at Rangers with Danielson leaving for Arnott.
58 minutes: Rangers rating! Very fast transitions from the Scottish aspect, lengthy passes from Docherty and McCoy, with a left-footed cross, restored parity. 2-2.
56 minutes: Benfica rating! After Andrea Norton and Anna Vitoria crossed from the left, at the far put up, choosing out an opponent with nice element, he shot together with his left foot and positioned the ball into the prime proper nook of Essen’s purpose. The turnaround on the marker is full. 1-2.
52 minutes: Pauletta’s lengthy shot, sturdy, offers Rangers a nice save from Esson, for a nook.
46 minutes: Substitution at Benfica, with Daniela Silva leaving for Nycol Resla.
The starting of the second half!
It’s all degree at halftime in the first leg of Round 2 of the Champions League qualifiers. At Ibrox, a legendary Scottish stage with a massive variety of spectators in the stands, Benfica got here out the higher, conserving possession and taking part in primarily in the opposition midfield, and the first big probability resulted in favor of the Portuguese aspect. : Marta Sintra fired a shot at the proper put up of Essen’s purpose in the nineteenth minute after a cross from Chloe Lacasse.
However, and as typically occurs in soccer, he did not rating towards Benfica… he scored towards Rangers. In the twenty fifth minute, and after receiving a cross from the proper by Hay, McCoy scored for the Scottish aspect with a header.
The Eagles weren’t deterred by the setback, they responded and have been rewarded in the thirty eighth minute. Great understanding between Chloe Lacasse and Ana Vitoria, the Canadian’s closing cross leaving the Brazilian in a good place to focus on. The reverse purpose. In fixed motion, and with out prompting, the quantity 10 avatar hit a highly effective left-footed shot and gave the opposition goalkeeper no probability to save lots of.
A draw is the outcome that’s accepted at half-time in the face of Benfica’s territorial dominance, however this primary 45 minutes appears to be like to be the depth with which it was performed. Just a few stops, a few interceptions and some nice deliveries from gamers from each groups.
All collectively, which means that the complementary section of this Rangers – Benfica promise…
Break! Rangers 1 Benfica 1.
38 minutes: Benfica rating! Perfect desk between Cloé Lacasse and Ana Vitória, quantity 10 in purple, already inside the space, barely to the left, with a sturdy left foot, for the equalizer. 1-1.
32 minutes: Long shot by Lucia Alves, close to the left put up of Essen’s purpose.
31 minutes: A poor cross from Daniela Silva and Danielson, on the fringe of the space, shoots onerous, however Rut Costa, on two strokes, manages to dam the ball.
25 minutes: Rangers rating! This and McCoy’s cross from the proper, headed, opens the scoring. 1-0.
19 minutes: Great probability for Benfica! An awesome transfer from Chloe Lacasse down the left, into the heart of the space, the place Marta Sintra, to make all of it rating, fired a shot previous the proper put up of the Scottish purpose.
4 minutes: Andrea Faria shot in entrance, nonetheless from exterior the space, to the determine of Esson, who saves safely.
The begin of the match!
Rangers: Esson, McLauchlan, Martinez, Docherty ÇHay, Cornet, Middag, MacLean, Kerr, Danielsson and McCoy
Options: Fife, Inman, Orshman, Howat, Cavanagh, Arnott, Austin, McCleary, Elliston, Watson and Gray
Instructor: Malcolm Thomson
Benfica: Ruth Costa; Ana Sessa, Carol Costa, Daniela Silva, Lucia Alves, Pauletta ÇAndrea Faria, Andrea Norton, Marta Cintra, Ana Vittoria and Chloé Lacasse
Options: Caitlin Talbert, Carolina Villain, Valeria Cantuario, Maria Negro, Carolina Correa, Nycole Resla, Beatriz Nogueira, Lara Pintasilgo and Jessica Silva
Instructor: Philippa Patto
Umpire: Ivana Martinic (Croatia)
Assistant: Stasa Sper (Slovenia) and Paulina Baranowska (Poland)
Fourth Punch: Jelena Kumer (Croatia)
There are already groups!
A workforce may also emerge at the different finish, as Rangers – who received the Scottish title final season, ending a 13-12 months streak for Glasgow FC – have additionally received all seven official video games performed in 2022/2023, scoring a exceptional 47 objectives (just one conceded ).
The begin of the season has been very optimistic for Benfica, who, along with eliminating the two opponents they confronted on this Champions League, additionally managed to win all different official video games they performed: SC Braga (3-0) and Sporting (4-1, after further time), each for the Supercup. That earned the Eagles a trophy; and Maritimo (6-0) and Club Alberaria (4-0) in the first two rounds of the Portuguese Championship.
The Reds come into this match after defeating KF Hajwalia (Kosovo), 9-0 and Twente (Netherlands), 2-1. Now, Filipa Patão’s workforce will look to construct on a outcome that may enable them to take benefit of the second leg and welcome Rangers subsequent Wednesday, the twenty eighth at 7.30pm.
Rangers and Benfica will play this afternoon (19.30 hours), a match that refers to the first leg of the qualifying spherical 2 for the group stage of the Champions League. The duel takes place at the legendary Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow (Scotland) and A BOLA Online will let you know all about the journey of the Eagles in the most vital UEFA membership competitors. Come with us, pricey readers. He’s referred to as and… he will play from the begin!