The definition for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League starts this Tuesday, with one of the games being Benfica x Club Brugge. This duel is scheduled for 5 pm and those interested in watching the match will find out in this Fans guide what to do to follow the duel between the Portuguese and Belgians.
Benfica x Club Brugge will be one of the attractions of the day on Space and HBO Max. Coverage of the round of 16 and the entire final stretch of the Champions League will be on Warner’s channels and platforms, in yet another season of showing matches.
Benfica took the lead in the match, winning the first leg 2-0. With the advantage of losing by up to a goal difference, the Portuguese team has been rocked by the undisputed leadership of the Portuguese Championship and seeking greater tranquility on the field after investigations into alleged bribery of referees and other controversies.
Roger Schmidt has only two absences for this Tuesday, these being Draxler and Ristic, but both are not athletes who have been gaining great chances in the Eagles. On the other hand, Chiquinho and Gonçalo Guedes have recovered from muscle injuries and can take the field against Club Brugge. Bah is another with chances to play, also released.
In order to qualify for the quarterfinals, Club Brugge will have to win by three goals difference, as the game will advance to extra time if the match ends with a victory for the Belgians by two goals. Champions became a kind of ‘lifeline’ for the team, which is in fourth place in the Belgian Championship, far from leader Racing Genk.
Some problems for Scott Parker to solve in this match, one of them being the question of whether Hendry, who was poorly in the first leg, will be able to play due to a quadriceps injury. Surgery to remove the appendix removes Skov Olsen from the game. The coach can count on Onyedika and Yaremchuk for this match, both available.
Check out the probable lineups of Benfica x Club Brugge
Vlachodimos; Bah, António Silva, Otamendi and Grimaldo; Florentino and Aursnes; Rafa Silva, David Neres and João Mário; Gonçalo Ramos
Coach: Roger Schmidt
Mignolet; Clinton Mata, Mechele, Sylla and Meijer; Onyedika, Odoi, Vanaken, Buchanan and Lang; Jutgla
Coach: Scott Parker