Benfica Wrapped Up Campaign Of Champions League With A Victory Over AEK

On Wednesday, Benfica’s hard work proved to be fruitful as it finished its campaign of Champions League with a win over the team of AEK Athens with a score of 2-0. Neither of the 2 teams was in contention for the knockout stage, and the club of Benfica was already at the 3rd position and had already secured a spot in the upcoming round of thirty-two of the Europa League.

The match was poised well between both the team until the 88th minute when Alex Grimaldo of Benfica scored the first and only goal of the match with a properly-struck free kick on the wall. Despite getting many opportunities to hit the goal both teams were unable to make the most out of it. However, Grimaldo proved to be an exception to it. In the post-match show, Alex Grimaldo said: “We had a great match, and definitely deserved this win.” He added, “We tried until the last minute and I am delighted that we managed to do it.”

The club, Bayern Munich won the “E” Group with a total of 14 points, their total was 2 more than the Ajax. Benfica finished the Champions league with 7 points. On the other hand, AEK Athens emerged as an underdog and lost all of the games securing 0 points from the matches. With nothing to lose at the Lisbon, both the teams took the bet of risk in what emerged to be an entertaining match at the Light’s Stadium. Marinos Ouzounidis, Coach of AEK Athens said, “We know that we were the underdog of our league group and unfortunately we were regularly reminded of our position in each and every match.”

Benfica had also won a match by a score of 3-2, which was held in Greece.