Very interesting match tonight at 21:45 between traditional Anderlecht – Benfica in Group C in the Champions League. The draw is not an option for any of the two teams, keeping only victory chances for qualification in the European spring. Benfica was imposed in the first leg 2-0 with goals scored by Djuricic and Luisao.
Anderlecht last place in the group standings with just one qualification chances after 4 matches in knockout competition being close to 0. coached by John van den Brom comes after a surprising failure in the league, 0-1 against Charleroi. Matias Suarez, Guillaume Gillet and Silvio Proto are injured and Sacha Kljestan is suspended, the good news for John van den Brom is as Ronald Vargas is fit for the game after a long absence.
Benfica took just one point in matches against Olympiakos and occupies only the 3rd place in the group with 4 points, 3 in place of the Greeks. The team coached by Jorge Jesus needs a draw to secure a Europa League place, but the objective is spring Portuguese Champions League. Eduardo Salvio, Ruben Amorim, Oscar Cardozo are injured and can not play in this evening, but Siqueira and Sulejmani returned from injuries and were called in batch moved Jesus to Brussels for this game.