Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Benfica finish the ICC with a perfect record

Benfica have completed their participation in this seasons International Champions Cup, going a perfect three for three and on the cusp of winning this summers season title. Benfica opened the competition with a convincing 3-0 victory over Mexican side Guadalajara at California's Levi's Stadium.. Raul de Tomas, Rafa Silva and Seferovic scored the markers for the Lisbon side. Benfica next faced Italian side Fiorentina at Red Bull Arena the home of MLS club New York Red Bull, the club needed an injury time goal from newly acquired Caio Lucas to win 2-1, Seferovic opened the scoring early in this game. Benfica then travelled to New England Patriots' Gillette Stadium where they faced another Italian club in AC Milan. Benfica's slow start almost cost the club their perfect bid but a lucky second half goal by Taarabt that took a deflection into the goal off a Milan player earned Benfica the 1-0 victory. Benfica are at least guaranteed second spot and only a Manchester United victory over AC Milan by three or more goals would take the ICC title away from Benfica.

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