Benfica ran into points loss four days before the Champions League game against Ajax. The top club from Portugal, which is third in the league, prevented defeat at home against Vizela, the number fourteen.
It promised to be a tough evening for Benfica, especially as Adel Taarabt had to leave with a direct red card after seven minutes. The referee first gave yellow, but after interference with the VAR, it was converted to red.
End of the game for Adel Taarabt! 🤯 After 7 minutes (!) playing football is already allowed to leave with a red card.. 👋 #ZiggoSport #LigaPortugalbwin #SLBFCV pic.twitter.com/8vdKsrN3OE
— Ziggo Sport Football (@ZS_Voetbal) March 11, 2022
After more than an hour of play, Cassiano Moreira secured the lead for Vizela, which left Benfica in serious trouble. Defeat was averted fifteen minutes before through Henrique Araujo. There was no longer a win for Benfica.
Next Tuesday, Benfica will take on Ajax in Amsterdam. The meeting in Lisbon resulted in a 2-2 draw.