Lima, December 30, 2021Updated on 12/30/2021 05:35 pm
The Portuguese League is still in dispute at the end of the year and Benfica seeks to close the gap with the leaders of the championship. On matchday 16, they had to visit no less than Porto and although they started down on the scoreboard, they reacted well at the start of the second half.
Referee Hugo Miguel gave the go-ahead for the resumption of actions at the Estádio do Dragão, which was reverberating from local pressure. However, the ‘Glorious’ came out with everything and Julian Weigl was in charge of initiating a great collective play, with a precise low pass to exploit the speed of Rafa Silva.
After controlling, the skilled footballer faced and got ready to enter the area, although he did not think about ending the attack, but rather analyzed which of his teammates he could look for. Finally, through the penalty spot, Roman Yaremchuk made his way and came completely free, far from his markers.
Rafa Silva took a cross flush with the grass and the Ukrainian only had to push the ball to overcome the resistance of goalkeeper Diogo Costa. No Porto player could believe what had happened, since exactly one minute had passed since the second half had started.
The outlook was favorable for Benfica to aspire to seek a tie, but defender André Almeida made a mistake and was sent off, after accumulating his second yellow card (49 ′). Due to this, Roman Yaremchuk was sacrificed and Valentino Lazaro entered (51 ′), to modify the team’s scheme in the remaining time.