In the first stage of the Champions League, Benfica will receive the visit of Anderlecht on Tuesday, at 21:45, the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon. Besides two teams from group C also includes PSG and Olympiakos.
This weekend, Benfica managed a win at Pacos Ferreira against those 3-1. Thus, the team coached by Jorge Jesus has accumulated just seven points after four rounds. Last season, Lusitania had a very tough opponent in the first match at home in the Champions League, FC Barcelona, against whom he lost by a score of 0-2. But then they won 6 points in the other two matches, against those from Spartak Moscow and Celtic.
On the other side, Anderlecht, who already played 7 rounds in the championship of Belgium, won the weekend with 5-0 in front of Mechelen, two goals were scored by the recent acquisition of purple and white, Mitruarez. With this victory conclusive Brussels team climbed to No. 4 with 15 points. No fewer than 20 goals scored in the band’s van den Brom last 5 games, which certainly gives the creeps Benfica in anticipation of Tuesday’s match. Last season, Anderlecht did not pass the group stage in the Champions League, winning two of three shifts points in matches with Milan and Malaga, losing against those of Zenit. Even now the Belgians is not among the favorites for this competition qualification round.
Anderlecht and Benfica have met in the 2004-2005 season, the playoffs, each winning at home. The two teams have played a friendly match in 2011, the match ended in a draw 2-2.
The German referee Manuel Grafe meeting is the one who has led the center this season in Europa League match between Sevilla and Slask Wroclaw, signed 7 yellow cards and one red. The latest game to Benfica that I had to center on Grafe has spent two seasons ago against Otelul Galati. Lusitania when they won 1-0, the German showing three yellow cards. 2010-2011 was the most recent season in which Anderlecht had him as the central referee in the defeat at home in the Europa League against Zenit score 1-3. All three yellow cards awarded Grafe and in that match.