Benfica wins first Champions League game and Portugal overtakes Russia

Rafa scored Benfica's first goal and got out injured

Rafa scored Benfica's first goal and got out injured

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2-1 triumph against Lyon in Champions League Group G.

Benfica reached their first victory in the Champions League this Wednesday. Bruno Lage's team beat Lyon 2-1 and are relaunched in the fight for the qualification, although they are still in last place.

The eagles could not have started better: Rafa scored 1-0 on minute four and was replaced on minute 20 by Pizzi due to injury. Lyon responded in the second half and tied at minute 70 with a goal by Depay. At minute 86, a monumental mistake by Anthony Lopes in putting the ball back into play allowed Pizzi to make the final 2-1.

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