Soccer News – Manchester United-Benfica

Manchester United hosts Benfica in a match from Group A of the UEFA Champions League group stages. The game is going to be played at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester.

Just as everyone expected, Manchester United are dominating this group. The Red Devils have a perfect record of three wins and 9 points after the first three rounds. They were perfect in the matches against Basel, CSKA Moscow and Benfica. If they manage to win once again versus the Portuguese team, they will make a huge stop towards their goal – winning the first place in the group.

Benfica on the other hand are performing terribly this season in the Champions League. They have not won a single point from the first three matches, losing against CSKA Moscow, Basel and Manchester United. They still have a chance to win at least the third place in the group, but they must improve their performance to do so. But can they start at a hostile ground like the Old Trafford?

The game in Lisboa between these two sides ended with a 1-0 win for Manchester United. Marcus Rashford scored the only goal after a set piece and a terrible mistake from Benfica’s young goalkeeper Mile Svilar.

Manchester United are the huge favourite in this clash. The Red Devils know that another win will mean that most surely they will win the first place in the group. And for Benfica it’s going to be very difficult to take something from this visit, based on their performances in the competition so far.

In the Premier League Manchester United are 2nd in the standings, being on 5 points behind the leader Manchester City. In their last game they beat Tottenham after a late winner from Anthony Martial.

Benfica on the other hand are 3rd in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. In their last game they managed to win against Feirense at home.