On date 4 of Portugal – Portugal Betclic League 2023-2024, Benfica thrashed 4-0 and kept the three points against Vitória G.. Ángel Di María (33′ 1T), Orkun Kökçü (49′ 1T), Fredrik Aursnes (1′ 2T) and Jorge Fernandes (11′ 1T, against) were the authors of the overwhelming victory of the local team.
Fredrik Aursnes had a great performance. The Benfica defender was important by scoring 1 goal.
Orkun Kökçü also performed well. The Benfica midfielder scored 1 goal.
The match had a large number of bookings: Tiago Silva, Alexander Bah, Jota Silva, Nicolás Otamendi, Tomás Händel and Afonso Freitas. João Mendes was sent off for a direct red card in the 18th minute of the first half.
Benfica manager Roger Schmidt presented a 4-5-1 tactical arrangement with Samuel Soares in goal; Alexander Bah, Nicolás Otamendi, António Silva and Fredrik Aursnes on the defensive line; Orkun Kökçü, João Neves, Ángel Di María, Rafa Silva and João Mário in the middle; and Petar Musa in the attack.
For their part, João da Cunha Teixeira’s team came out with a 3-5-2 tactical arrangement with Bruno Varela under the three sticks; Jorge Fernandes, Manuel Silva and Mikel Villanueva in defense; Miguel Maga, Tiago Silva, Dani Silva, João Mendes and Afonso Freitas in midfield; and André Silva and Jota Silva up front.
Nuno Serrano Almeida was in charge of supervising the order of play during the match.
On the next round, Benfica will face Vizela as a visitor, while Vitória G. will play as a visitor against Portimonense.
In this way, the local is leading the championship with 9 points, while the visit, with 9, is in fourth place.
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