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Spurs 1-3 Benfica - match gallery

Posted on 13 March 2014  - 23:25

Action from Thursday night's Europa League round of 16 first leg against Benfica at White Hart Lane.

The lads line up before kick-offPaulinho focussed on the ballChristian puts pressure on Jan OblakKyle Naughton skips over a challengePaulinho in full flightChristian scores from a free-kickChristian wheels away in celebrationRoberto holds off LuisaoJan gets away from Rodrigo

Goals from Rodrigo and Luisao saw the Portuguese giants take a 2-0 lead, before Christian Eriksen pulled one back with a free-kick.

However, Luisao’s thumping strike seven minutes from the end secured a 3-1 win for the visitors and left us with plenty of work to do in the second leg next week.

Spurs: Lloris, Walker (Rose 76), Kaboul, Vertonghen, Naughton, Lennon, Paulinho, Sandro (Bentaleb 82), Eriksen, Kane (Soldado 75), Adebayor. Substitutes (not used): Friedel, Fryers, Townsend, Chadli.

Benfica: Oblak, Silvio, Luisao, Garay, Siquiera, Ruben Amorim, Fejsa, Sulejmani (Perez 65), Markovic, Oscar Cardozo (Gaitan 65), Rodrigo (Lima 87). Substitutes (not used): Artur, Andre Almeida, Jardel,  Djuricic.

Goals: Spurs – Eriksen 64; Benfica – Rodrigo 29, Luisao 57, 83.

Yellows: Spurs – Sandro, Vertonghen; Benfica – Silvio, Rodrigo.

Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden).

Attendance: 34,283.