09 August 2022, 20h49

Enzo scored at the Randers Stadium

Champions League
3rd qualifying round
(2nd leg)
Midtjylland 1
Benfica 3
 63' Sisto

23' Enzo 

56' Henrique Araújo

88' Diogo Gonçalves

Midtjylland-Benfica, match of the 2nd leg of the Champions League 3rd qualifying round. After the 4-1 win in the first leg at Estádio da Luz, the eagles won 1-3 in Denmark and confirmed their qualification for the play-off, where, on August 17 and 23, they will face Sturm Graz or Dynamo Kyiv. The first match will be away from home.


90'+4' The match ends at the Randers Stadium. Benfica win 1-3 in Denmark, a result which, added to their 4-1 victory in the first leg of the Champions League 3rd qualifying round, confirms their progression to the play-off.

90'+3' Goal for Midtjylland through Chilufya. The play is assessed by VAR and disallowed for offside.

90' Three minutes of added time.

89' Substitution for Benfica: João Mário comes off, Moreira Jr. comes on.

Diogo Gonçalves

88' 1-3. STUNNER! BENFICA! DIOGO GONÇALVES! The number 17 hits a crackerjack of a strike past the goalkeeper. It ricochets off the top of the right post into the back of the net

87' Substitution for Midtjylland: Paulinho out, Dyhr in.


78' Substitution for Benfica: Chiquinho comes off and is replaced by Diogo Gonçalves.

77' Substitution for Midtjylland: Sisto comes off, Chilufya comes on.

76' Substitution for Benfica: Gilberto comes off, Bah comes on.

70' Substitutions for Midtjylland: Kaba and Dreyer come off, Brumado and Isaksen come on.

69' Yellow card shown to Onyedika for fouling Enzo.

63' 1-2. Midtjylland scores, goal from Sisto. Paulinho crosses from the left and Kaba heads the ball towards the bar. On the rebound, Sisto shoots inside the box, with his right foot, and reduces the difference.

Henrique Araújo

56' 0-2. GOAL! BENFICA! HENRIQUE ARAÚJO! João Mário assists with a cross from the left following a short corner (combined with Chiquinho), and Henrique Araújo applies a thunderous header from the heart of the box to increase Benfica's lead heading into the Champions League play-off. 46' The second half gets underway!

46' The second half gets underway!

46' Substitutions for Benfica: Rafa and Gonçalo Ramos come off and are replaced by Henrique Araújo and Yaremchuk.

46' Substitution for Midtjylland: Evander out, Sorensen in.


45'+1' Ends the first half in Denmark. Benfica are leading 0-1, consolidating the advantage (4-1) built in the first leg at Estádio da Luz.

40' Rafa is yellow carded for a foul on Evander. Free kick for Midtjylland.


23' 0-1. GOAL! BENFICA! ENZO! João Mário passes to Gonçalo Ramos, who, on the left, provides an assist for Enzo's finish in the heart of the penalty box. Three official games in 2022/23, three goals from the Argentinean player!

28'Yellow card shown to Gonçalo Ramos.


18' Goal opportunity for Benfica: Grimaldo crosses perfectly, and Gonçalo Ramos heads the ball wide of the left posts.

11' Chiquinho shoots on the edge of the area, the ball is cushioned by the body of a home team defender.


4' First corner of the match, and it is for Benfica on the right side of the attack.

1' The match is underway!

Onze Benfica

Estádio Randers
Benfica Starting XI
 Odysseas, Gilberto, Otamendi, Morato, Grimaldo, Florentino, Enzo, Chiquinho, Rafa, João Mário and Gonçalo Ramos
 Helton, Bah, Vertonghen, António Silva, André Almeida, Weigl, Paulo Bernardo, Diogo Gonçalves, Moreira Jr., Yaremchuk, Musa and Henrique Araújo
Midtjylland Starting XI
Olafsson, Dalsgaard, Juninho, Thychosen, J. Andersson, Onyedika, Evander, Paulinho, Dreyer, Kaba and Sisto 
 Ugboh, Ousted, Gartenmann, Isaksen, Chilufya, Sorensen, Ortiz Cabezas, Sviatchenko, Charles, Dyhr, Lind and Brumado
At half-time -
Refereeing team
Referee: Srdjan Jovanovic (Serbia); Assistants: Uros Stojkovic and Milan Mihajlovic; 4th official: Momcilo Markovic; VAR: François Letexier (France); AVAR: Willy Delajod



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Text: Editorial Staff
Photos: Isabel Cutileiro / SL Benfica
Last update: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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