Benfica hope to defend their narrow advantage when they face Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday March 8th (March 9th in IST) in the second leg tie of the UEFA Champions League.
Borussia Dortmund Vs Benfica UEFA Champions League 8th March 2017 Details
Benfica won their only previous meeting with Borussia Dortmund 1–0 in the first leg of this tie. Borussia Dortmund have scored in 94% of their home matches this season but have conceded in 59% of them. Benfica have scored in 96% of their trips away this season.
Dates, Fixtures, Schedule
|United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time)||8.03.2017 14:45 EST|
|England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom)||8.03.2017 19:45 GMT+0|
|India (IST Indian Time)||9.03.2017 1:15 IST|
Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
TV Channels, Telecast Online
|USA TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||Fox Soccer 2GO USA, Fox Sports GO, SiriusXM FC, FOX Deportes, Fox Sports 2 USA, fuboTV|
|UK TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||BT Sport 3, BT Sport Live Streaming|
|Indian TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||TEN 1, TEN Sports LIVE|
Borussia Dortmund Vs Benfica Live Online Commentary
BVB are still very much in this tie, they are one goal down on aggregate having lost 1–0 at Portugal in the first leg. They need to turn around the one goal deficit to progress to the next level. Borussia Dortmund were outstanding in the group stage, they finished first in the group F even ahead of Real Madrid scoring massive 21 goals. They vying for their 3rd quarter-final in this decade. As regards team news: midfield players Marco Reus, Sven Bender, Sebastian Rode, and Mario Gotze are all injured for the hosts ahead of this match.
On the flip side, the Portuguese side still have a lot of work to do as they need to avoid losing this match to ensure they progress into the next stage. Benfica entered this round of the tournament after they finished runners-up in group B behind Italian side Napoli. Benfica are aiming for their 3rd quarter finals in the last six seasons, they defeated Zenith in this stage on 3–2 aggregate in this stage last season. Touching Benfica’s team news: midfielder Ljubomir Fejsa and centre back Lisandro Lopez are likely to miss out this clash. While Alejandro Grimaldo and Marcelo Hermes are ineligible for the UEFA Champions League.