Bruno Lage and Benfica will play Eintracht Frankfurt Thursday night (20:00) holding a 4-2 first leg advantage in the Europa Quarterfinals.
Frankfurt, which received a goal from Portuguese Gonçalo Paciência in the first leg last Thursday in Luz, scored two away goals that evening, which could prove pivotal for the Bundesliga side.
Benfica Nation is still beaming from João Félix’s hat-trick and hope he will continue his excellent run of form to help the team to get into the semifinal against the winner of Chelsea or Slavia Prague.
Lage called 20 players to the match day roster, led by the inclusion of Salvio, who returns after a two month absence.
The notable absences in Frankfurt are Taarabt, Zivkovic and Jota.
Per injuries, Corchia, Gabriel, and Conti are also unavailable.
GK: Svilar, Vlachodimos, Zlobin
D: Rúben Dias, André Almeida, Jardel, Grimaldo, Ferro, Yuri
M: Fejsa, Pizzi, Rafa, Samaris, Salvio, Cervi, Florentino, Gedson
F: Seferovic, Jonas, João Félix