Easily qualified for the group stage of the Champions League after their new victory over Dynamo Kyiv (3-0), Benfica still felt some panic on Tuesday night, when Goncalo Ramos and Rafa Silva violently punched him in the face. Ultimate shock without consequences.
A moment of awe at Estádio da Luz. While Benfica was already leading 3-0 in its victory over Dynamo Kyiv in the second leg of the Champions League (2-0 in the first leg), the Portuguese had a new opportunity to score goals at the start of the second half (47). . In a bid for one with Gonzalo Ramos, Rafa Silva recklessly advanced into the penalty area and hit him in the face at full speed. Seeing players eliminated and dropped, the opposing defenders immediately make big gestures, requesting the intervention of the medical team.
15 stitches for Ramos ready to play again
Clement Turpin, the match referee, then stops the match and points to the Lisbon bench for an intervention. If Silva’s skull is bleeding, Ramos appears to be the most affected, with his head carefully handled by his wand. After long seconds of hesitation, the two men finally warmed up, and the Benviquist striker left the field, hit in the browbone and cheekbones, and replaced by Petar Musa. The game can then be resumed five minutes after this impressive shock.
Later in the evening, Benfica delivered reassuring news from Goncalo Ramos, who appeared with a bandaged but smiling face. “It is not as serious as it seems, as his coach Roger Schmidt announced in a press conference after the match. There were two cuts on the face, it took about 15 stitches, I asked him how he was and he said he was fine, he is ready to play next Saturday.”
Silva held his place
For his part, Rafa Silva, who was wearing bandages on his head, was able to hold his place until the 70th minute and was replaced by Henrique Araujo. During this time, Benfica was able to quietly reveal and verify their qualification for the group stages of the Champions League, in particular by denying OM to Pot 3 during the draw that will take place on Thursday.