Benfica vs Rangers Round of 16 Match Preview

Benfica vs Rangers Round of 16 Match Preview



March 7th, 2024

The UEFA Europa League round of 16 intensifies with a thrilling match between Portuguese giants Benfica vs Scottish powerhouse Rangers. The scene is prepared at the iconic Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, where Benfica, known as The Eagles, will face off against the "Gers" today.

How Are They Performing

Benfica's journey to the last 16 has been anything but easy. Following a tough group stage, a gritty victory on the road against Red Bull Salzburg ensured their spot in the knockout stage. They extended their European journey by outclassing French team Toulouse, emerging victorious in both matches. On the domestic front, Benfica faced a significant setback with a 0-5 loss to rivals Porto, enabling Sporting CP to move ahead of them in the Primeira Liga championship battle. This development brings an extra element of excitement to the upcoming Benfica vs Rangers match.

Meanwhile, Rangers come into the competition boasting a stronger domestic record. They excelled in their Europa League group, demonstrating their skills against teams such as Sparta Prague and Real Betis. This achievement resulted in them receiving a bye in the initial knockout round. Their winning streak across all competitions was brought to an end by an unexpected 1-2 home loss to Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership, halting their momentum. Despite this recent setback, Rangers are still keeping pace with Celtic in the title race.

What Is Expected In This Benfica vs Rangers Match

Even with Benfica playing at home and their strong European history, the match against Rangers is expected to be closely fought. Both teams come into the match with recent setbacks, determined to showcase their skills on the European stage. Despite being the underdogs according to bookmakers, Rangers' determination and resilience should not be overlooked. The upcoming of between Benfica vs Rangers promises to be an enthralling showdown between two top European teams, keeping fans eagerly anticipating the outcome.

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