Rui Vitória Little duels will make a difference for Benfica

first_imgBenfica boss Rui Vitória is aware of the offensive quality tonight’s Champions League opponents Ajax contain and feels that the “little duels” could prove decisiveThe Eagles bounced back from an opening game defeat to Bayern Munich by claiming a 3-2 win over AEK Athens in Greece last time out in Group E.Benfica head into tonight’s game at the Amsterdam Arena in good form following a 1-0 win against rivals FC Porto two weeks ago before following it up with a 3-0 win over Sertanense in the Taça de Portugal last week.Vitória’s side leads the Primeira Liga alongside Braga on 17 points and are unbeaten after seven games.But their coach is remaining cautious over Ajax as Benfica look to extend their winning run to four games in all competitions.“We are aware that Ajax, from an offensive point of view, are a team with many dynamics, but we will have our ambition,” Vitória told reporters on Twitter.“Quality on one side, quality of the other, the little duels will make a difference. So we must concentrate and be thorough in the game. Naturally, we will have to defend and create problems for Ajax.”Dusan tadic, AjaxReport: Ajax are top of the league after 4-1 win George Patchias – September 15, 2019 Ajax is top of the Eredivisie after beating Heerenveen 4-1.Ajax was without standout midfielder Donny van Beek again, for the visit of Heerenveen to…He added: “It’s fundamental to realize the dynamics that Ajax players have.“The plan is to block these dynamics and look to impose our game when we have the ball.”Benfica are third in Group E and a point behind leaders Ajax and Bayern on three points.😐 😜 😆 😅 pic.twitter.com/dPQuXRVbb3— SL Benfica (@slbenfica_en) October 18, 2018last_img

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