Salvio penalty hands Ben­fica vic­tory

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

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.

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