Salvio penalty hands Benfica victory
BENFICA’S Eduardo Salvio converted a penalty and Dynamo Kiev missed one as the Portuguese side won 1-0 yesterday to go level on points with Napoli at the top of their Champions League group.
Salvio put Benfica ahead in first-half stoppage time when he scored from the spot, as he did in their 2-0 win away to the same opponents two weeks ago, after Luisao had been hauled down by Domagoj Vida when he tried to connect with a freekick.
The goal was just reward for Benfica after they had created several clear chances in the first half.
Goncalo Guedes nearly extended Benfica’s lead early in the second half when he rattled the crossbar, but the Eagles appeared to blow their chance when goalkeeper Ederson rashly upended Derlis Gonzalez in the 67th minute.
Benfica have seven points from four games in Group B alongside Napoli and one ahead of Besiktas while Dynamo have one.