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Benfica have faith in Old Trafford chance

Published: Monday 21 November 2011, 15.45CET
Victory at Manchester United FC would take SL Benfica through as Group C winners and Jorge Jesus, along with strikers Rodrigo and Óscar Cardozo, tells UEFA.com they can do it.
by Hugo Pietra
from Lisbon

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Tournament statistics

Man. UnitedBenfica

Goals scored11
 
13
Attempts on target38
 
59
Attempts off target32
 
71
Corners28
 
56
Offsides21
 
14
Fouls committed63
 
145
Yellow cards8
 
27
Red cards1
 
2
 
Published: Monday 21 November 2011, 15.45CET

Benfica have faith in Old Trafford chance

Victory at Manchester United FC would take SL Benfica through as Group C winners and Jorge Jesus, along with strikers Rodrigo and Óscar Cardozo, tells UEFA.com they can do it.

SL Benfica missed the chance to qualify for the UEFA Champions League round of 16 with two games to spare when they were held at home by FC Basel 1893 last time out. On Tuesday, however, they have the occasion to book progress as Group C winners – provided they can end Manchester United FC's two-year and ten-match unbeaten competition record at Old Trafford.

That is no simple task, of course, but coach Jorge Jesus and strikers Rodrigo and Óscar Cardozo – who scored in the 1-1 home draw with United on matchday one – believe Benfica have a real chance of completing a perfect third away win in the group. Watch our video to see the interviews.

Last updated: 27/11/12 14.37CET

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