Champions League In Focus – Manchester United vs Benfica Preview

When? Tuesday 31st October, 19:45 (UK)

Where? Old Trafford

What channel is it on? BT Sport 3

Are tickets still available?

Manchester United - https://www.livefootballtickets.com/fixtures/manchester-united-v-benfica-tickets-champions-league.html

Benfica – https://www.ticketbis.net/manchester-united-v-benfica-tickets/ev392100

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STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Man Utd W3, Benfica D2
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Man Utd W7, Benfica W1, D2

Benfica have lost their last four Champions League matches, scoring just a solitary goal in the process.

Benfica have conceded eight goals in their first three Champions League outings this season - an average of 2.66 goals against per game.

Benfica have the second worst disciplinary record in the competition at present with five bookings and two red cards from their first three matches.

Andre Almeida has the unwanted record of being the player with the worst disciplinary record in the competition with a booking and a red card to his name after the first three matchdays.

Benfica’s only win against Manchester United came 12 years ago in this very competition, when they picked up a 2-1 win over Sir Alex Ferguson’s men at the Estadio da Luz.

Manchester United have won their last three Champions League matches, scoring eight goals - an average of 2.66 goals per game.

There have seen over 2.5 goals in Manchester United's last three home matches against Benfica in all competitions.

Manchester United have scored at least two goals in their last three home matches against Benfica in all competitions.

Manchester United are undefeated in their last five matches against Benfica in all competitions.

Romelu Lukaku is Manchester United’s top goalscorer in the competition this season with three goals.

Manchester United have the fourth highest average possession in the competition at present at 59.2%.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The 1968 European Cup final pitted these two teams together at Wembley as Sir Matt Busby’s side lifted the trophy for the very first time thanks to a 4-1 win over Benfica after extra time.

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