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Benfica vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen Live Stream and Highlights 2013

Benfica vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen Live Stream and Highlights

Benfica vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen

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Date: February 21, 2013; Time: 8:05 PM UTC;

Venue: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz) — Lisboa

Benfica played from defence and let Bayer Leverkusen to do most of the work in the first leg. Cardozo’s goal came after a quick counter attack following a Leverkusen corner. Bayer Leverkusen still have some chances, but Benfica are unbeaten at home in eleven matches.

Benfica goes 2nd in Primeira Liga table with 49 points from 19 games. Their present form has seen 4 wins and 1 draw from last 5 matches. Their last five home fixtures have finished with the same stats. Benfica are undefeated at home in 11 games. They are in excellent form now. Benfica won at Celtic and Spartak Moscow in the Champions League home games and lost one game against Barcelona. Benfica will try to hold advantage in this game and will be trying to protect their 24 games unbeaten run. Left-back Melgarejo, Matic and Almeida are on one card away from a suspension. Leaders Matic and Cardozo missed the league tie with Academica this weekend due to suspension. Pereira, Perez and Salvio could replace Almeida, Gomes and Urreta respectively.

Leverkusen stands 3rd in Bundesliga with 41 points from 22 games. Their present form has seen 2 draws, 2 defeats and 1 win. Last five games far away from home they finished with the same stats. They have been really poor lately and just hardly got the win against Augsburg this weekend. Leverkusen haven’t won any of their last 4 away games. The visitors will hope on attacking skills of Schurrle, Kießling and Castro. Centre-backs Schwaab and Friedrich are both one card away from suspension. Omer Toprak, Daniel Carvajal and Stefan Reinartz could return to the team after being rested during the first leg match. At left-back Sebastian Boenisch and Michal Kadlec will start from first minutes.



Benfica line-up: Moraes, Melgarejo, Luisão, Garay, Pereira, Gaitán, Matic, Pérez, John, Cardozo, Salvio.


Last three matches:

Benfica 1 – Academica Coimba 0;

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0 – Benfica 1;

CD Nacional 2 – Benfica 2.


Bayer 04 line-up: Leno, Boenisch, Toprak, Wollscheid, Carvajal, Bender, Reinartz, Castro, Schürrle, Kießling, Sam.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Last three matches:

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2 – FC Augsburg 1;

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0 – Benfica 1;

Borussia Mönchengladbach 3 – Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3.

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