Soccer -  Chelsea v Benfica - Champions League - Second Leg - Quarter Finals - Stamford Bridge
Benfica's manager Jorge Jesus reacts near Chelsea's manager Di Matteo during their Champions League quarter-final second leg match at Stamford Bridge stadium in London.Reuters

Tottenham take on Benfica in the second leg of the round of 16 clash of the Europa League at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz) with the north London club faced with an uphill task of overturning a 3-1 deficit.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 6pm GMT. Live coverage will be available on ITV 4 and ITV 4 HD.


Benfica are overwhelming favourites going into the tie, having one of the best records at home in Europe, where they have lost only once in their last 10 games.

Their last loss came against Barcelona in 2012 where they were humbled 2-0 but have been a rock at home ever since.

Their form in recent months has been impeccable, not losing to anyone since their 1-0 loss to Olympiakos in the Champions League.

They have been beaten only once in the Primeira Liga this season and are among the favourites to go all the way in the Europa League, having fallen to Chelsea last season.

Tottenham are faced with the task of handing Benfica their first home defeat in the Europa League, coming on the back of a 1-0 defeat at the hands of arch rivals Arsenal in the league.

Tomas Rosicky's screamer in the second minute was enough to take three points, as Tim Sherwood's men put in cross after cross to no effect. The loss came right after their 3-1 defeat at White Hart Lane which was sandwiched between a 4-0 loss to Chelsea at the Bridge.

A win here will give them some much needed confidence to put in a concerted effort for a place in the top four, which looks dimmer by the day after losing to the Gunners and Liverpool making stride after stride in the league.

The manager is under pressure to perform and a strong end to the season will allow him to keep his job and prepare for the season ahead.


What the Managers Say

Jorge Jesus: "There are coaches in England like Ferguson and Mancini and Pellegrini who have already been involved in that kind of confusion on the bench. I didn't make any gesture toTim Sherwood when I showed my three fingers. I only said that I was winning 3-1. But the most important thing for me was the quality of our play."

Tim Sherwood: "I know exactly where he was coming from and I know what I saw. I have got no respect for the man. I've got respect for the football club and I've got respect for his players. The club is a huge club and we've had a lot of emails from Benfica fans apologising for their manager's behaviour. At the end of the day, I will shake his hand, because they are a giant of a club."

Form Guide


  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): W W W W W
  • Last Result: CD Nacional 2 - 4 Benfica


  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): L L L W W
  • Last Result: Tottenham 0 - 1 Arsenal

Team News


  • Injured: N/A
  • Suspended: Silvio
  • Doubtful: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Oblak; Luisao, Garay, Pereira, Guilherme Siqueira, Fejsa, Perez, Lima, Rodrigo, Markovic, Cardozo


  • Injured: Etienne Capoue (ankle), Vla Chiriches (back), Michael Dawson (hamstring), Erik Lamela (thigh)
  • Suspended: Jan Vertonghen
  • Doubtful: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Lloris; Walker, Kaboul, Fryers, Rose; Lennon, Paulinho, Eriksen, Townsend; Adebayor, Soldado