Benfica – AEK Athens
In a game without any meaning for both teams involved, Benfica hosts AEK Athens in a match from Group E of the Champions League. Let’s take a look.
How we said, this game can’t change anything for both teams. Benfica are finishing third in the group, while AEK are finishing 4th. This can’t change anymore. For both sides this game is only about prestige and nothing else.
So far Benfica have 4 points in this group, being 7 points behind the 2nd Ajax and 4 points ahead of the 4th AEK. For the Portueguese club this year’s participation in the Champions League was a dissapointment. Of course, they will continue their European campaign in Europa League, but Benfica are always aiming to reach the 1/8-finals of the Champions League. This season they were unable to do it.
In their previous game the Eagles from Lisboa suffered a heavy 1-5 defeat during the visit to Bayern Munich. Gedson Fernandes scored Benfica’s only goal in the game, but Bayern were just a lot better than them.
AEK on the other hand are the clear outsider in this group. So far the Greek team is without a single point won in the competition – 5 games, 5 losses. In their last game AEK suffered a 0-2 loss against Ajax in Athens, which officially killed their chances for finishing 3rd in the group.
When Benfica and AEK faced each other in October, the Portuguese team achieved a 3-2 win in Athens. Haris Seferovic, Alex Grimaldo and Alfa Semedo scored for Benfica, while Viktor Klonaridis scored a brace for the Greek side.
That’s our examination on the Champions League game between Benfica and AEK from Group E of the competition. We wish you a good luck, whatever you have decided about this one!