[HIGHLIGHTS] Manchester United vs Benfica 2-0 (UCL 2017)
FULL-TIME – MANCHESTER UNITED 2-0 BENFICA – It was not Manchester United’s best performance, but they got the job done with two goals either side of half time. They won a penalty early on in the contest through Anthony Martial, who stepped up to take it, but the Frenchman saw his effort saved by Mile Svilar in Benfica’s goal.
The goalkeepers luck ran out towards the end of the opening 45 minutes, however, as a long-range strike from Nemanja Matic hit the post and rebounded off his back to gift the home side the lead. Benfica had a brilliant opportunity to equalise after a poor pass from Eric Bailly in the second half, but Raul Jimenez saw his effort cannon off the post. Shortly afterwards, Marcus Rashford was brought on and instantly won another penalty for his side which Daley Blind stepped up to take.
The Dutch international calmly slotted his strike into the back of the net, to secure all three points for Jose Mourinho’s side.