Following Benfica’s 1-0 win over Paredes in the Portuguese Cup at the weekend, the local media now switch their focus to the Eagles’ new challenge.
The Lisbon side now prepare to fly to Scotland, as they face Rangers in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Portuguese sports newspapers all have stories today speaking of Rangers’ recent form, especially after their 4-0 win over Aberdeen on Sunday.
Outlet O Jogo is the one with the biggest story, as they bring a headline which says ‘Breakers when playing at home’, and highlights the fact that Steven Gerrard’s side scored 31 goals and conceded only one at the Ibrox this season so far.
Newspaper A Bola writes that Rangers’ big result works as a ‘warm-up’, as Aberdeen were an ‘appetiser’ before Benfica, and Gerrard’s side continue to ‘stroll’ in the Scottish Premiership.
Meanwhile, Record writes about the ‘Unstoppable Scottish’. They show how Steven Gerrard’s side played and feature quotes from the English coach in which he says Benfica have world class footballers.
Benfica and Rangers currently share the top of Europa League Group D with seven points each. Following the 3-3 draw in Lisbon, we can probably expect another great game on Thursday night.