Benfica was the favourite in the first leg against Dinamo Zagreb, but couldn’t achieve anything in Croatia. The Eagles had the possession, but the dangerous attacks, shots and corners were in front of their net. The clean sheet for Dinamo gives them a considerable advantage to qualify for the next stage.
Benfica played against Belenenses (2-2) in the last round of Primeira Liga on Monday, which means that they will have one day less to rest compared to their opponent on Thursday. However, the home ground and fans will inspire the Eagles, which don’t have a room for a new mistake on the European scene.
Over the weekend Dinamo didn’t have problems in the derby of Croatia and won against Rijeka with 3-1. The Blues have played seven of their last ten fixtures at home. This pleasure to play so often on their pitch helped Dinamo to achieve some great results, but they lost their away fixture versus Viktoria Plzeň, while this against Lokomotiva ended as a draw.
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Benfica vs Dinamo Zagreb Head to Head
In the history of this rivalry, both sides exchanged one home victory without a conceded goal.
|07.03.2019||Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica||1-0|
|25.11.2004||Benfica vs Dinamo Zagreb||2-0|
Benfica vs Dinamo Zagreb Stats
- Benfica qualified for the next stage of the European competitions in three of the last four occasions when they lost the first game as a guest.
- The Eagles don’t have a loss at home in Europa League – 26 wins and three draws.
- Dinamo Zagreb have lost eight of the previous 11 away fixtures in the competition, without even scoring in six of these games.
- The Blues had a clean sheet in four of the last six away fixtures in the competition.
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Benfica vs Dinamo Zagreb Team News
Injured for Benfica are Germán Conti, Jardel, Ljubomir Fejsa, Eduardo Salvio and Haris Seferović.
Arijan Ademi is injured for Dinamo. Marin Leovac and Ivan Šunjić will miss the game because of accumulated yellow cards.