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Benfica draws 1-1 with Olympiakos in Champs League

Late Cardozo equalizer grabs Benfica 1-1 draw against Olympiakos in Champions League Group C

Benfica draws 1-1 with Olympiakos in Champs League

LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Oscar Cardozo equalized five minutes from full time as Benfica rallied late for a 1-1 home draw against Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The result put the clubs level on four points in Group C, five points behind leader Paris Saint-Germain which routed Anderlecht 5-0.

Alejandro Dominguez received a neat backheeled pass from Kostas Mitroglou on the left of the Benfica penalty area and wrongfooted his marker before coolly slotting the ball past Artur for a 29th-minute opening goal.

A heavy rainstorm made the pitch almost unplayable in the second half, frustrating Benfica's efforts to pull level until Cardozo bundled the ball over the line in a goalmouth scramble.

Benfica and Olympiakos had previously lost to Paris Saint-Germain and beaten Anderlecht.


Updated : 2021-07-25 20:43 GMT+08:00