Benfica vs Club Brugge Champions League round of 16 second leg preview, where to watch, probable XI and prediction

Benfica will host Club Brugge in their Champions League round of 16 second leg clash in Portugal on Tuesday.

Best of Bets takes a look at the preview of this game.

Benfica vs Club Brugge match details:

When: Tuesday 7 March – 21:00 BST kick-off

Where: Estadio do SL Benfica, Lisbon

First leg score: 2-0 win to Benfica

Where to watch Benfica vs Club Brugge in the UK?

Fans in the UK can watch the game on BT Sport.

What happened in the first leg between Benfica and Club Brugge?

David Neres came up with a late goal for Benfica against Club Brugge in the first leg which ended 2-0. The Portuguese giants have now won three consecutive games in the Champions League, their longest winning run in the competition since the 2005/06 season.

Benfica vs Club Brugge Team News

Reece James is expected to return after a minor issue led him to miss the clash against Leeds. Mount is suspended and also suffering an abdominal issue. Thiago Silva, Mendy and Azpilicueta are also missing. Kante and Pulisic could return to the bench whereas Aubameyang, Badiashile, Madueke and David Datro Fofana are all out of the Champions League squad registered by the club and so, are ineligible

Karim Adeyemi, who scored the only goal in the first leg will miss this one due to injury. Goalkeeper Gregor Kobel is also facing a late fitness test on his ongoing thigh injury, meaning Meyer could start in goal. Youssoufa Moukoko, Mateu Morey, Abdoulaye Kamara, Donyell Malen and Julien Duranville are also out injured, whereas Ryerson is suspended for this one.

Probable lineups for Benfica vs Club Brugge

Benfica: Vlachodimos; Bah, Antonio Silva, Otamendi, Grimaldo; Aursnes, Florentino; Joao Mario, Neres, Rafa Silva; Goncalo Ramos

Who will miss the quarter-final first leg if yellow carded: Florentino, Goncalo Ramos, Joao Mario, Otamendi

Club Brugge: Mignolet; Mata, Mechele, Sylla, Meijer; Sowah, Nielsen, Vanaken, Buchanan; Jutgla, Lang

Who will miss the quarter-final first leg if yellow carded:Buchanan, Mignolet, Nielsen, Odoi, Sowah


Benfica has already proved they have better overall quality in their team as compared to Club Brugge.

The Portuguese side are on a four game unbeaten run across all competitions and at home, they will dominate proceedings.

Benfica 3-0 Club Brugge


You can head to Best of Bets’ football section for our in-depth coverage of all Champions League games.

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