19:00 GMT 07 August 2018
The Benfica vs. Fenerbahce match will be played on Tuesday, August 7, at the Da Luz Stadium, Lisbon. This is the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg. Both times are starting their qualifying cycle from this round.
These teams played two games against each other in the past. It was during Europa League 2012/13 season. Fenerbahce won the match played at home by 1:0, but Benfica celebrated a 3:1 victory in Portugal.
Benfica played on International Champions Cup during the summer, where they were up against some of the strongest European teams and recorded several solid performances. During the summer, they didn't lose many important players, while they bought several players, mostly from South America. Among them, attacker Facundo Ferreira who arrived from Shakthar Donetsk is the man who should make the biggest impact in the team.
Latest matches: Benfica Lisbon
|01.08.2018||Inte||Benfica Lisbon||Olympique Lyon||2:3||L|
|28.07.2018||Inte||Benfica Lisbon||Juventus Turin||3:5||L|
|26.07.2018||Inte||Borussia Dortmund||Benfica Lisbon||5:6||W|
|21.07.2018||Club||Sevilla FC||Benfica Lisbon||0:1||W|
|13.07.2018||Club||Vitoria Setubal||Benfica Lisbon||1:1||D|
Fenerbahce played several friendly matches against weaker opponents, so it is really hard to tell how good they are at the moment. Benfica is probably the toughest opponent they could have in this part of the season and that might cost the place in the next round. During the summer, they had one big arrival - Andre Ayew transferred from Swansea.
Latest matches: Fenerbahce
Benfica is a favorite to win the upcoming game. We expect to see more than 2.5 goals.
07 August 2018 - 19:00 GMT
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