Onyedika’s Club Brugge Humbled by Benfica


Raphael Onyedika played the entire minutes, but was helpless as Club Brugge fell 2-0 at home to Benfica in their UEFA Champions League, round of 16 first-leg match.

After finishing top of group H ahead of PSG and Juventus, Benfica took a massive step towards the quarter-finals with the win.

However, the scenario would have been different had Denis Odio goal stood but VAR flagged for an offside and visitors where let the hook.

After a cagey first 45 minutes Benfica burst into life and took the lead from a well taken João Mario penalty, after Jack Hendry was penalized for a foul in the box.

Cheered on by their supporters, Club Brugge pushed strongly for an equaliser, but it was David Neres, who came off the bench to double things for the visitors.

Scott Parker will be under immerse pressure to change the Club’s fortune as they have only one win in their last eleven games.

As expected, Raphael Onyedika was dependable and he put in a solid defensive shift, but, his efforts were in vain as the team capitulated to give Benfica a massive away victory.


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