It was just after 20 minutes that Desportivo das Aves, by Mohammadi, went ahead on the scoreboard, but Pizzi on 76 ‘ and André Almeida on 89’ gave Benfica the victory at Estádio da Luz, maintaining the championship lead, now with 45 points.
In a difficult game against Aves, Benfica losing almost from the start of the game, had to suffer until 89 minutes to complete the turnaround in a goal by André Almeida, who even had to be sent off were not the VAR .
A better Benfica in the match, but was faced with a team of “almost” insurmountable Aves, the home team made 15 shots in 45 minutes, but could not score.
With newly arrived Weigl, Benfica started the attacking game against a Nuno Manta Santos Aves in defense but turned out to be the visiting team after 20 minutes to score. Mohammadi on the right side, left Ferro behind and with a great shot, made the first goal.
Benfica then had to give everything and put Aves in their midfield, and the opportunities began to come after each other, by Jota, Seferovic and of course Pizzi, but without practical results. On the other side, Beunardeau, seemed to be unbeatable, and when it wasn’t him, there was the defense, or the posts to save him.
Bruno Lage then retired Jota and launched Carlos Vinícius in the second half, but with no visible change in the home team’s game, and with the Aves goalkeeper maintaining the excellent performance of the first half.
Until 76 minute, Carlos Xistra signaled a penalty kick, penalizing a foul over Vinícius, who Pizzi did not miss, he scored his 12th goal in the I league.
Benfica kept looking for the winning goal, to maintain the advantage over Porto, who was going to play Moreirense’s home, and won 4-2, and tried so hard that they would eventually score in the fall of 89 minutes by André Almeida.
Vinícius’s pass to the Benfica captain, that made the final score, 2-1, with a shot in the penalty area of Aves.