Here we have everything about Liverpool vs Benfica quarter-final 2nd-leg start time, venue, match preview, prediction, lineup, and how to watch live online.
Liverpool will host Benfica at Anfield in the UCL 2nd-leg quarter-final tie on Wednesday, 13 April 2022. The English giants are ahead by 3-1 goals on aggregate after the first leg, well on the driving seat to reach the semi-finals.
In a dramatic first night of the second-leg battles in the UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid secured a spot in the final four in extra time. The other Spanish side Villarreal scored a late stunner to eliminate Bayern Munich. The second night of the 2nd-leg battles should bring nail-biting excitement in the forms of Liverpool vs Benfica and Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City.
When and Where is Liverpool vs. Benfica 2nd Leg?
- Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2022
- Time: 7:00 pm GMT, 3:00 pm ET
- Venue: Anfield Stadium, the home ground of Liverpool
- TV: CBS
- Live Stream: Paramount Plus
The Portuguese side Benfica have a difficult night ahead at Anfield after their 3-1 goals defeat at home in the first leg. Liverpool secured a comfortable win as Luis Diaz scored a goal and assisted one for Sadio Mane. Darwin Nunez pulled one back for Benfica, which can come in handy tonight in the second leg.
Benfica must secure a win by a margin of 2 goals in the 2nd-leg to push the match into extra time, which will be a mammoth task against the 5 times UCL winners. Nonetheless, the visiting side will give everything to score a goal early against Liverpool to change the dynamics of the game.
Juergen Klopp’s side are amid a busy schedule of top-class competitions. They met the table topper Manchester City, who were only a point ahead of them, in the EPL in a 2-2 draw a few days earlier. They will play against Benfica tonight and face Manchester City once more in the FA Cup semi-finals a few days later. It will be tricky for Juergen Klopp to find fresh players and make this job done.
Liverpool vs. Benfica Head to Head
Liverpool and Benfica have met 11 times in European competitions, including the 1st-leg of this tie. Liverpool have won 7 times and Benfica 4 times.
Liverpool have won the last 2 meetings between them.
Luis Diaz, Sadio Mane, and M Salah should be among the scorers in this match. The Colombian winger has been a good signing for Liverpool, scoring a goal and assisting one for Sadio Mane in the first leg of this tie.
The Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah has scored 8 goals for Liverpool in the UCL this season, the highest for the club and 4th highest in the competition.
Benfica will depend on Darwin Nunez for scoring goals. He scored the only goal for Benfica in the first leg. Nunez has already scored 5 goals in the UEFA Champions League this season. Otamendi and Vertonghen can be good headers for their corners to score goals.
Liverpool vs. Benfica Possible Lineup
Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp is looking forward to resting some of his players for the Man City clash ahead. He admits, “Nobody is injured, but we have to look for freshers against Benfica.”
Liverpool Lineup (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Konate, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Luis Diaz
Rafa Silva will be absent in the second-leg clash against Liverpool. The Benfica boss admits, “We regret his absence in this match.”
Benfica Lineup (4-2-3-1): Vlachodimos; Gilberto, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Grimaldo; Weigl, Taarabat; Joao Maria, Everton, Ramos; Darwin Nunez
Amid a busy schedule for Liverpool, the players may struggle to keep up their stamina. Juergen Klopp will look for fresh players to play in this match. Meanwhile, Benfica will give their best to win this must-win match.
The English side should get a comfortable win in front of the home crowd to join Real Madrid and Villarreal in the final four.
Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Benfica in the second leg.
Where to Watch Liverpool vs. Benfica Match?
UEFA Champions League, the biggest club football competition, has a wide range of broadcasting partners all across the globe. You cannot miss a single minute of football magic wherever you are.
In the United States, CBS will broadcast all the UCL actions live in English, including today’s Liverpool vs Benfica. If you are interested in live streaming, you can watch the stream on Paramount Plus. FuboTV offers a free trial service for new subscribers.