The time has come for the last qualifying match for the next Champions League! Who from PSV Eindhoven or Benfica will get their ticket to the group stage of the Big Ears Cup? Everything remains possible despite the victory of the Portuguese in the first confrontation …
The qualification phase for the next European competitions is drawing to a close! Regarding the one for the Champions League, the final verdict will be delivered on Wednesday evening. Among the teams still in the race for the 67th edition of the Champions League, we find PSV Eindhoven and Benfica Lisbon. The two teams will play a return play-off match at the Philips Stadion. Before the kick-off of this meeting on Dutch soil, it is the Portuguese who are in a better position to secure a place in LoC. Renato Paiva’s troops won 2-1 at home a week ago thanks in part to goals from Rafa Silva and Weigl before half-time. An achievement by Gakpo after returning from the locker room kept the Boeren (Farmers) looking forward to the second leg.
You will understand, all scenarios will be possible tomorrow evening. Since their last opposition, the two teams have both signed a league victory. PSV came away with an easy 4-1 victory at home against Cambuur while SLB went for the 3 points from Gil Vicente with a 0-2 victory. It should be noted that this confrontation will be the 9th between these two clubs and that the 4 meetings which took place on Dutch soil have each time resulted in a score of parity.
PSV Eindhoven: Drommel – Mwene, Ramalho, Obispo, Max – Van Ginkel, Sangaré, Gotze – Madueke, Zahavi, Gakpo.
Benfica: Vlachodimos – Verissimo, Otamendi, Vertonghen – Gonçalves, Mario, Weigl, Grimaldo – Pizzi, Ramos, Rafa Silva.