Jonas’s goal tied and led the game to extra time. Iron and Grimaldo scored in extra time and stamped the passage of the Eagles to the next stage of the race.
The game against Dinamo Zagreb in Luz was far from easy for Benfica. A lot of desire to score just materialized late for the team of eagles. Jonas scored in the 71st minute and took the game to extra time. The formation incarnated could not avoid the extra time and it was there that solved the match with two goals of Iron and Grimaldo. 3-0 was the final result and stamped the passage of the training led by Bruno Lage to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
The coach of Benfica surprised in the initial eleven presented this Thursday. Yuri Ribeiro, Fejsa, Zivkovic and Jota were released, but the team accused the changes. Without a benchmark on the attack front, it was difficult for Benfica to create opportunities.
The pace was constant, but neither Rafa nor Zivkovic nor Jota managed to create Croatian defensive headaches in the first 45 minutes. Bruno Lage felt the team needed change and was not stubborn. He acknowledged that his initial strategy had not worked and at halftime left Yuri Ribeiro and Zivkovic in the resort. Jonas and Grimaldo entered two players who would be protagonists in this film that was a true ‘feature film’.