With the new victory, Benfica ensures the leadership of the League, whatever the result of the other opponents, with 3 points advantage.
Returning to the starting lineup, Pizzi assisted Rúben Dias for the first goal and scored the second, decisive. Benfica now has 27 points and is waiting for the result of FC Porto vs Desportivo das Aves and Famalicão vs Braga. you can increase the point advantage in the table.
Rio Ave went to the stadium of Luz without fear, trying to get his men out faster, Nuno Santos and Gabrielzinho. Benfica did not have an easy life to be able to play as they wanted, due to Rio Ave.
But Benfica was growing, and taking over the operations. Ruben Dias following a corner made the first. Pizzi scored the corner and the central, in its 100 games, scored whit the head.
Rio Ave continued to try to attack, and sent a ball to Odysseas’s post, by Nuno Santos already finishing the first half.
In the second half, the game was different, Benfica increased the pressure and Rio Ave had difficulty getting out of their area.
Pizzi then scored the second on 51 minutes. Received from Cervi, passed 2 and shot deep into Kieszek’s goal. Benfica almost reached the third, but despite several opportunities, neither Reuben Dias, Cervi, and Vinicius managed to score.