LIVESTREAM: Benfica vs PSG (UCL 2022/23)
Both sides are on fantastic runs of form, unbeaten in their last 6 games. Benfica did though drop points in their domestic league at the weekend, drawing 0-0 with Vitoria. This ended a 13-match winning streak in all competitions. PSG got a significant 2-1 win over Nice in Ligue 1, keeping them top of the table. During these runs, both teams won their first two matches in this season’s Champions League. Benfica got an impressive 1-2 away victory over Juventus last time out, while PSG beat Maccabi Haifa 1-3 in Israel.
This will be the seventh meeting between Benfica and PSG, although they have not played each other since the 2013/14 season. The Portuguese team have claimed 3 wins in those previous games, compared to the French side’s 2 victories.
They have also drawn on 1 occasion. Furthermore, Benfica have actually won the last 5 times they have taken on opponents from France. Those stats, and the backing of a passionate home crowd, should give them hope that they can upset one of the favourites to win the whole competition.