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Video: Brilliant Benfica score stunner against Sporting

Gaitan assisted the goal with a terrific cross. (©GettyImages)
Gaitan assisted the goal with a terrific cross. (©GettyImages).

Benfica scored an unbelievable team goal in their 2-0 victory against Sporting Lisbon in the Lisbon derby last night.

Benfica were 1-0 up with only 15 minutes left in a tense derby before Manchester United target Nicolas Gaitan showed exactly why he is linked with the best clubs in Europe by skilfully twisting past two Sporting players before playing a one-two on the edge of the box only to provide a perfect cross to Rodrigo Lima who struck a fantastic volley into the bottom corner.

The fantastic team goal devastated their opponents and the match showed the gulf in class between the two sides at the Estadio Da Luz stadium. The victory sent them 37 points clear of their fierce rivals, giving them bragging rights in the process.

Benfica, who play Fenerbahce in the Europa League semi-finals, are currently four points clear at the top of the Portuguese Super Liga - and if they continue to play at this quality then the Turkish club have every reason to feel weary about their prospects.

Having already knocked Newcastle United out at the quarter-final stage, Benfica are unbeaten in the six matches they have played since entering at the knockout stages and have every chance of winning the competition.

To play one touch passing at such a high tempo - and to do it in the Lisbon derby gave Benfica better reason to celebrate. Any football fan will appreciate a goal of this quality and it has to be considered one of the goals of the season.

To watch the goal click here: http://youtu.be/nmfWdAoQh1s


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