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Interesting game is what awaits us this Thursday for the first leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 when in the Stadion Maksimir the Croatian team of Dinamo Zagreb receives the visit of a candidate to the title of the competition as is the Portuguese cast of Benfica
Dinamo Zagreb :
Those led by Nenad Bjelica have done an incredible job at this stage of the competition, so the Croatian champions quietly overcame the group stage where they lost none of their games, and quickly got their classification to the next phase thanks to his four victories in his first four games.
Already in the round of the round of 32 they had some complications every time they lost the first leg in their visit to the Czech cast Viktoria Plzen, but at home they put things in place and turned the series with a score of 3-0 , and now they want to take advantage of their status as homeowners to get a good result against Benfica.
It must be said that Dinamo Zagreb comes from getting a goal equalizer in their visit to Lokomotiv Zagreb to a goal and with it they remain in the first place of the 1. HNL where they add 58 points, taking a lead of fourteen points over Rijeka , so the team can face the UEFA Europa League with confidence.
Meanwhile, those led by Bruno Lage are with all the motivation at the top after their great victory of 1-2 over FC Oporto, in what was a new version of the Portuguese super classic. And the most important thing of that triumph, is that it allowed the Eagles to overcome the defending champions of the Primeira Liga at the top of the classification, so the confidence is super installed on the squad.
It must be said that with this victory over the Dragons, the Benfica cast has a ten-game unbeaten streak, where nine of them ended in victories, and here we include the two games of the round of 16 against Galatasaray, the same who defined it in Turkey where they won by 1-2, and already at home they settled for a goalless draw.
The only time these teams met was in the 2004/05 UEFA Europa League group stage and on that occasion the win went to Benfica 2-0.
D. Zagreb vs Benfica head to head matches
25.11.04 EL Benfica D. Zagreb 2 : 0