Benfica liquidates Arouca 4-0 with a superb performance. HIGHLIGHTS

LISBOA. Benfica destroys Arouca 4-0 with goals of

Benfica liquidates Arouca 4-0 with a superb performance. HIGHLIGHTS

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LISBOA. Benfica crushes Arouca 4-0 with goals of Gilberto (8′), Rafa Silva (42′), E. Fernandez (45′) and Rafa Silva (86′). Benfica was truly superior in terms of ball possession (73%) and that was among the factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica stadium in Lisboa on Friday and it started at 8:15 pm local time. The referee was Manuel Mota with the assistance of Nuno Eiras and Jorge António Alves Fernandes. The 4th official was Hélder Carvalho. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 19.3 degrees Celsius or 66.65 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 88%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 73 Ball Possession 27
Shots
  • 20 Total 2
  • 7 On Target 2
  • 13 Off Target 0
  • 4 Shots blocked 0
  • 169 Attack 70
  • 74 Dangerous attack 13
  • 83 Ball safe​ 90
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 6 Corners 1
  • 2 Off Sides 2
Fouls
  • 7 Total 7
  • 3 Yellow Cards 1
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 1
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 8

Ball possession

Benfica had a superior ball possession 73% while Arouca was struggling with a 27% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Benfica was putting more pressure with 74 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 7 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Benfica won the match​.

Benfica shot 20 times, 7 on target, 13 off target. Regarding the opposition, Arouca shot 2 times, 2 on target, 0 off target.

Cards

Benfica received 3 yellow cards (Florentino, J. Weigl and Rafa Silva). Regarding the opposition, Arouca received 1 yellow card (J. Opoku).

Also, Arouca didn’t finish the match with 11 players after Quaresma (Arouca) was sent off after receiving a straight red card in the (45′).

Match Timeline

1'
J. Opoku- Yellow
Gilberto(goal)A. Grimaldo
8'
Chiquinho- sub ->Joao Mario
34'
Rafa Silva(goal)
42'
45'
Quaresma- Red
E. Fernandez(goal)G. Ramos
45'
46'
B. Milovanov- sub ->A. Ruiz
46'
A. Bukia- sub ->Arsenio
46'
R. Fernandes- sub ->R. Mujica
Florentino- Yellow
55'
J. Weigl- sub ->Florentino
63'
A. Bah- sub ->Gilberto
63'
69'
I. Soro- sub ->O. Busquets
Henrique Araujo- sub ->G. Ramos
72'
R. Yaremchuk- sub ->D. Neres
72'
79'
Bruno Marques- sub ->A. Alves Santos
J. Weigl- Yellow
82'
Rafa Silva- Yellow
83'
Rafa Silva(goal)A. Bah
86'

Standings

After this match, Benfica has 3 points to occupy the 1st place in the standings. On the opposite side, Arouca stays with 0 points (18th).

Next matches

In the next match in the Primeira Liga, Benfica will play away with Casa Pia on the 13th of August with a 0-0 head to head stats.

Arouca will host Gil Vicente on the 15th of August with a 4-0 head to head record in favor of Arouca (2 draws).

Benfica – Formation

Benfica
G
O. Vlachodimos 99.Greece
7.3
D
N. Otamendi 30.Argentina
6.9
D
G. Moraes Junior 2.Brazil
7.7
63' Goals8'
D
7.5
D
F. Rodrigues 91.Brazil
7.2
M
J. Naval da 20.Portugal
6.7
34'
M
R. Fernandes Ferreira 27.Portugal
8.1
83' Goals42', 86'
M
F. Morris Luís 61.Portugal
6.7
63' 55'
M
E. Fernández 13.Argentina
7.2
Goals45'
M
D. Neres Campos 7.Brazil
6.8
72'
F
G. Ramos 88.Portugal
7.0
72'
Substitutes
G
H. Aleixo 77.Brazil
D
A. Hartmann 6.Denmark
7.5
63'
D
A. Tavares 66.Portugal
D
J. Vertonghen 5.Belgium
M
J. Weigl 28.Germany
7.3
63' 82'
M
F. Lima 22.Portugal
6.8
34'
F
P. Musa 33.Croatia
F
H. Pereira 39.Portugal
6.2
72'
F
R. Yaremchuk 9.Ukraine
6.7
72'

Benfica started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Roger Schmidt decided to play with the following team: .

Benfica could not rely on the presence of Chiquinho (injured).

Substitutions

Benfica made 5 changes: Joao Mario for Chiquinho (34′), Florentino for J. Weigl (63′), Gilberto for A. Bah (63′), G. Ramos for Henrique Araujo (72′) and D. Neres for R. Yaremchuk (72′).

Arouca – Formation

Arouca
G
I. De Arruabarrena 12.Uruguay
5.8
D
5.2
45'
D
J. Othavio Basso 13.Brazil
6.5
D
J. Opoku 3.England
6.4
1'
D
T. Sousa Esgaio 28.Portugal
6.5
D
A. Martins Lafuerte 8.Portugal
6.3
46'
M
A. Ruiz 10.Argentina
6.3
46'
M
O. Busquets Mas 14.Spain
6.6
69'
M
M. Yaw 17.Ghana
6.5
M
A. Alves Santos 11.Brazil
6.6
79'
F
6.3
46'
Substitutes
G
E. Zubas 1.Lithuania
D
R. Gomes 64.Portugal
7.1
46'
D
M. Kizza 32.Uganda
D
B. Milovanov 21.Ukraine
6.5
46'
M
I. Soro 23.Côte d'Ivoire
6.5
69'
M
M. Sylla 2.Guinea
M
V. Moura 43.Brazil
F
A. Watshini 7.Congo DR
6.4
46'
F
B. Marques 9.Brazil
6.4
79'

Arouca started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).

Armando Evangelista Macedo Freitas played with: .

Substitutions

Arouca made 5 changes: A. Ruiz for B. Milovanov (46′), Arsenio for A. Bukia (46′), R. Mujica for R. Fernandes (46′), O. Busquets for I. Soro (69′) and A. Alves Santos for Bruno Marques (79′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Primeira Liga.​