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Darwin Núñez and Rafa Silva in great form were the workers of the victory of Benfica, Rafa with a goal and three assists, for three goals by Darwin.
The Reds remain four points behind the leaders of the I Liga, with a 4-1 victory in Famalicão, after the defeat against their rivals in the previous round and the European victory against Dynamo Kiev, which earned them a passage to the last 16 of the League Champions, Benfica entered the match with their foot on the accelerator and after six minutes they were already winning.
Darwin Núñez at the edge of the area, shot in an arc to the back of Luiz Junior’s net, after an assist from Rafa Silva, ten minutes again with Rafa Silva-Darwin, the Portuguese international spiked the ball over Luiz Junior and the Uruguayan shot to the back of the nets again.
Famalicão did not lose heart and was arriving at Benfica’s area more and more times and pushed the reds to their defensive line, and at 25 minutes, Bruno Rodrigues, who took advantage of the reds’ lack of attention and scored, and it wasn’t for Vlachodimos, Bruno Rodrigues I would have even tied before the break.
Jorge Jesus brought in Gilberto and Taarabt at half-time, and this time it was Rafa Silva, who scored the third, served by Taarabt, Rafa who shortly afterwards returned to serve Darwin for the fourth and third of his own team.
Jorge Jesus brought in Pizzi and Paulo Bernardo, but it was Famalicão who threatened to score the second, with Pedro Marques heading into Vlachodimos‘ goal.
Benfica maintains the third position, four points away from leaders Sporting and FC Porto, Famalicão is in 14th place with three points.
— SL Benfica (@SLBenfica) December 12, 2021