The Portuguese team will face Zenit, Lyon and RB Leipzig in the group stage.
Luck dictated that Benfica would find in Group G of the Champions League Zenit, Lyon, and Leipzig. Four key teams on the European scene and, in theory, look forward to a game of great balance.
From the Portuguese perspective, that is, from Benfica, that balance is really a watchword since the direct confrontations with the teams in this Group G say so.
Against Zenit, the incarnated ones added up to three victories and registered as many losses, and the last confrontation took place in the 2015/16 season. Against Lyon, history has fewer games but the same balance: in two meetings, a win for Benfica and another for the French team.
Only against Leipzig there is no record. Benfica never met the German team that was founded on 19 May 2009.