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After using a 'grinding stone' to blend out a point at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, Manchester United will face Portuguese side Benfica in a champions league clash on Wednesday night.
A United win would all but secure a round of 16 spot.
Here's all you need to know about this clash.

                        MATCH INFO 
Date:  Wednesday 18th October

Kick-off: 7.45pm

Venue: Estádio Da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal

Competition:UEFA Champions league

Previous clashes :Total =9;f Man United Wins = 6; Benfica Wins= 1; Draws=2

Center Referee: German referee Felix Zwayer... This will be his 2nd time of officiating a United Match. The 1st was the 1-1 draw against Rostov.
(Please sir, keep your "draw soup" anointing at home).

Last time out at Rostov- Getty Images. 

                        DID YOU KNOW ?

1. The only Champions league final featuring a Portuguese and an English team, was that between Manchester United and Benfica in 1968....United won 4-1.

A scene from 1968 European Cup final -Getty Images

2. José "Uchenna" Mourinho Benfica's Manager in 2000/2001 season, Matic played for Benfica from 2011-2014, and Lindelof was signed from Benfica in the summer after playing there for 5 years........ A homecoming visit indeed.

3. It was in September 2000, while as a manager of Benfica that Mourinho played his 1st European game. It ended in a 2-2 draw..... Not a very good launching, but he has been superb in the competition since then.

Do you see a draw or a win for United in this clash?


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