The Portuguese media is obviously happy with the result that Benfica managed to get out of their visit to Rangers last night.
With the Eagles managing to get a draw after a 2-0 lead from Rangers, their recovery is highlighted by the local press with high praise give to the last 20 minutes of the game against Steven Gerrard’s side.
This is the second time Rangers have let a win escape their hands, as they were winning 3-1 in Portugal a couple of weeks ago, and Benfica managed to draw the game on that occasion as well.
Now what did the Portuguese media think of Rangers’ performance this time? We’ve checked the Lisbon newspapers to see their opinion on this new draw.
Newspaper Record writes it is a ‘move of repetition’. Their text goes: “As at Luz, Rangers let the victory escape with two goals conceded in the last minutes. It was a movie already seen. Goalkeeper McGregor conceded a pair of goals, having made just one save in 90 minutes. He was betrayed for the first, by the action of Tavernier, who scored an own goal. Central defenders Goldson and Balogun, they trembled when the eagles accelerated.
Meanwhile, newspaper A Bola comes up with their usual ratings. Tavernier was the worst player for them, with a 4 out of 10, and Roofe the best, with a 7. The outlet made some special criticism towards Steven Gerrard for the lack of substitutions.
“Steven Gerrard followed the rule of many British coaches and made no changes to the starting eleven. Perhaps he should have done so, as in the last half hour, right when Jesus began to make changes, there was some physical breakdown in the men from Glasgow.”