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UEFA Europa League

  • March 10, 2011
  • • 20:05
  • • Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz), Lisboa
  • Referee: P. Kralovec
  • • Attendance: 33928
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Europa League Preview: Benfica - Paris St Germain

Europa League Preview: Benfica - Paris St Germain

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Les Parisiens travel to Lisbon in what should be a testing encounter at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in the last 16.



PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Benfica: Roberto Jimenez, Luisao, Maxi Pereira, Coentrao, Sidnei, Aimar, Carlos Martins,Gaitan, Salvio, Cardozo, Saviola


PSG: Edel, Jallet, Tiene, Armand, Sakho, Makelele, Bodmer, Nene, Chantome, Luyindula, Giuly


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Benfica have never lost at home to Ligue 1 opponents.
  • They also have won nine of their last 11 European home games. They posess a record of W6 D4 L0 against
  • Jorge Jesus' men have seen an 18 game winning streak end with defeat to fellow Europa League challengers Braga in the league last weekend
  • PSG have a record of W1 D1 L2 in Portugal.
  • Les Parisiens have also recorded five draws in their last six European encounters.
  • They have yet to taste defeat in an away game since the beginning of the group stage.


    LAST MEETING
15 March 2007 UEFA Cup, Benfica 3-1 PSG (4-3 aggregate)
 
The last time these two clubs met was in the UEFA Cup Round of 16 in 2007. Benfica, who were trailing from the first leg, after PSG recorded a 2-1 success in Paris, rallied back with first-half strikes from Simao and Petit, before Pauleta levelled the tie for the visitors in the 32nd minute. The match seemed to head into extra time, but drama ensued in the last minute as Benfica were awarded a penalty which Simao duly converted to send the home side to the quarter-finals.

Editor's Prediction

Paris St Germain will find it tough against a team who, just recently has been on a fantastic run of form. Without regular strikers Erdinc and Hoarau, Antoine Kombouare's men will struggle against a Benfica side with considerable strength at home.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Benfica

PSG

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

SL Benfica SLB
SL Benfica Benfica
Draw
Paris Saint-Germain FC PSG
Paris Saint-Germain FC PSG
80%

Top 3 Predictions

SL Benfica SLB
2 - 0
Paris Saint-Germain FC PSG
SL Benfica SLB
2 - 1
Paris Saint-Germain FC PSG
SL Benfica SLB
1 - 0
Paris Saint-Germain FC PSG

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