Benfica hosts Manchester United

Benfica hosts Manchester United in another game from Group A of the UEFA Champions League group stages.This is a clash between two historical clubs in European football but in a very different situation in this group. Manchester United are leaders in the group with a perfect record of 6 points, while Benfica is the last place without a single point being won so far.Nobody expected that Benfica would have such difficulties in this group. They were favorites in the group, alongside Manchester United, but their performance so far is really disappointing. Especially their last match in which they have lost with 0-5 against Basel – one of Benfica’s worst European games of all time.Meanwhile Manchester United are comfortably doing their work for progression to the knockout stages of the Champion League. The Red Devils are flawless in the competition so far. If they continue like this against Benfica, they would make a huge step towards their goal – winning the first place in the group.Last season United missed participation in the Champions League but managed to win Europa League. Now they dream of another European success and first in the competition since 2008. Plus, they have a manager who has won the tournament twice with two different teams. Jose Mourinho surely knows how to get the best out of his teams in this competition.Although it’s always difficult to play in Lisboa, we can say that Manchester United are the huge favorite here, based on the current condition of the two teams. Benfica is far away from their best form at the moment and not just in the Champions League, but in the Primeira Liga as well. If they manage to overcome their difficulties against Manchester United, it would be a huge step in the right direction for them.