LISBOA. Benfica demolishes Marítimo 5-0 with goals of Rafa Silva (28′), G. Ramos (47′), G. Ramos (64′), D. Neres (82′) and J. Draxler (88′). Benfica was definitely superior in terms of ball possession (75%) 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 Sunday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was António Emanuel Carvalho Nobre with the assistance of Pedro Ribeiro and José Manuel Graça Mira. The 4th official was Hugo Serafim Coelho Magalhães Silva. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot at 25.2 degrees Celsius or 77.29 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 69%.
Benfica had a strong ball possession 75% while Marítimo was struggling with a 25% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Benfica was more aggressive with 85 dangerous attacks and 25 shots of which 12 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Benfica won the match.
Benfica shot 25 times, 12 on target, 13 off target. On the other side, Marítimo shot 4 times, 1 on target, 3 off target.
Benfica received 1 yellow card (A. Grimaldo). On the opposite side, Marítimo received 3 yellow cards (L. Andrade, D. Mendes and Miguel Silva).
After playing this contest, Benfica will have 21 points to remain in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Marítimo will stay with 0 points to remain in the 18th place.
In the next match in the Liga Portugal, Benfica will host Rio Ave on the 8th of October with a 26-1 head to head statistic in favor of Benfica (5 draws).
Marítimo will play away agasint Boavista on the 9th of October with a 11-5 head to head statistic in favor of Marítimo (6 draws).
Benfica – Formation
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: Odysseas Vlachodimos, Alexander Bah , António Silva , Nicolás Otamendi , Alejandro Grimaldo , Fredrik Aursnes , Enzo Fernández , David Neres , Rafa Silva , João Mário and Gonçalo Ramos .
The home team had on the bench: Chiquinho, Julian Draxler, Florentino Luís , Mihailo Ristić , Gilberto , Petar Musa, Diogo Gonçalves, Helton Leite and John Brooks.
Benfica made 5 changes: Rafa Silva for Florentino (67′), E. Fernandez for J. Draxler (67′), A. Grimaldo for M. Ristic (81′), A. Bah for Gilberto (81′) and A. Silva for J. Brooks (88′).
Best player: Rafa Silva
The most impressive player for Benfica was Rafa Silva.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 35 passes (82% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.
Marítimo – Formation
Marítimo started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
João Alexandre Oliveira Nunes Henriques played with: Miguel Silva, Cláudio Winck , Moises Mosquera , Léo , Vitor Costa , Antonio Zarzana , Diogo Mendes , João Afonso , André Vidigal , Joel Tagueu and Bruno Xadas .
They had on the bench: Jesús Ramírez, Joel Soñora, Fábio China , Lucho Vega , Clésio Baúque, Stefano Beltrame , Edgar Costa and Vitor Eudes.
Marítimo made 5 changes: A. Zarzana for Fabio China (46′), D. Mendes for L. Vega (46′), V. Costa for S. Beltrame (61′), W. Claudio for E. Costa (61′) and Xadas for J. Ramirez (75′).
Best player: Miguel Silva
The most impressive player for Marítimo was the goalkeeper: Miguel Silva. His rating is 7.10. He performed 7 saves.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Liga Portugal.