Portuguese giants Benfica clashes with Croatian heavyweights Dynamo Zagreb in the UEFA Europa League round of 16-second leg both sides keen to secure the maximum points in an encounter that I expected to be evenly balanced.
Benfica will be counting on their native home support to get the job done and down the visiting Zagreb side who come guns blazing the upcoming European competition and reverse the first leg deficit and reach the last eight of the second tier top European competition.
Benfica head into the match hoping to bounce from their 2-2 disappointing draw to Beleneb=nses in their latest Portuguese Primera encounter and down the visiting Zagreb giants.
Bruno Lage charges head into the match having registered mixed results in their last five matches winning two, registered two draws and lost one of their last five matches.
The home side will be keen to overturn the 1-0 first leg deficit they suffered in Zagreb and turn in style against the visitors who come knocking at their doorstep.
Domestically Benfica has been impressive save for their recent strugglers nu they still top the Portuguese Primera.
Dynamo Zagreb travels to Portugal buoyed by their recent 3-1 win over Rijeka at their backyard in the Croatian HNL and they will be hoping for more of the same against their hosts.
Dynamo head into the match in lethal form having won all their last five matches save for one draw and their manager will be keen to see his charges deliver more of the same.
The visitors will be seeking to complete a double over their visitors and secure a spot in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League competition.
Head to Head
Both sides have won a match a piece in the last two competitive matches between the two sides.