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Benfica in 'great position' after Galatasaray scalp

Benfica coach Rui Vitória is targeting five wins from six Group C games after his side moved onto nine points by avenging their matchday three loss to Galatasaray.

Highlights: Benfica 2-1 Galatasaray
  • Benfica regain top spot in Group C by defeating Galatasaray 2-1
  • "Happy" Eagles coach Rui Vitória wants "five wins in six matches"
  • Hamza Hamzaoğlu says the qualification situation "looks difficult" for Galatasaray

Rui Vitória, Benfica coach
I am happy for my players because of the consistency and the personality they showed tonight. We made our supporters happy and we have nine points from four games. We are having an excellent campaign and, although we are not through yet, we are in a great position. We know what we have to do, but to have three wins out of four is very positive for us. We are, therefore, confident.

The UEFA Champions League is a different competition and we look at each game as an opportunity to take the name of this club even higher. I said I wanted six wins from six matches. That is no longer possible, so now I want to finish with five wins in six matches.

Jonas celebrates his opener
Jonas celebrates his opener©AFP/Getty Images

Hamza Hamzaoğlu, Galatasaray coach
There's not much to say: we fought but it didn't happen. I watched the chance that Yasin [Öztekin] missed after the game. It was a clear opportunity. If he had got his shot on target it would have been a goal.

We played as we had to. We pushed right to the end but unfortunately we couldn't find the equaliser. Then when we did, they scored soon after.

All we can do is try to win all of our remaining games. It looks difficult for us to qualify but we have to chase it.