The Champions League match played between Benfica and Olympiacos yesterday at the Luz Stadium has ended in the form of a draw. Both the teams put the ball into the net once in the match and got one point each.
This draw means that Benfica and Olympiacos are still equalized in terms of points. Both have got 4 points in 3 games. But, since the goal differential of Olympiacos is better than Benfica, they are placed ahead in the points table. They are at no. 2, while, Benfica is at no. 3. Both the sides have got 5 points less than the table toppers Paris Saint-Germain.
It was a match hugely affected by rain. It was pouring down out there and the players were having a lot of problems. Still, the game went on somehow.
It was Olympiacos which took the lead in the 29th minute of the game courtesy Alejandro Dominguez and they maintained their lead too for a long period of time, but, just 7 minutes before the end of the game, they conceded the equalizer and had to share points eventually.
Cardozo was the one who scored that equalizer for Benfica. It came off a corner kick.
Kostas Mitroglou who had found the net thrice for Olympiacos in their previous Champions League game looked good in this game too. He made several good moves and came close to scoring a couple of times, but, couldn’t finish properly on either of those two occasions.
Olympiacos has to take on Benfica again on 5th of November and then, towards the end of that month, they will face mighty PSG. It’s important for them to secure some points from those couple of games; otherwise, they might find them struggling to qualify for the next round.