RNG Vs BEN Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Winner of today’s clash ends up sealing top spot in the group.
These two were widely touted to be involved in the fracas for top spot in Group D of the Europa League and Rangers and Benfica have ensured that both sides reposed the faith earmarked in them. Living upto the monikers accorded to them, both the sides occupy the top two spots in the group ahead of today’s showdown against each.
And if the first clash these two played out a couple of weeks back is anything to go by, we are going to be engaged in a humdinger come today. Both the clubs played out a six goal thriller the last time around, a ripper of a contest which saw wither side spare no expense in a bid to come out on top.
At the end of the intriguing affair, the two points sharing the spoils was only the right result with both giving everything they possess into the tie. The result left both the clubs with seven points from 3 matches with neither side defeated as things stand in the group.
RNG Vs BEN Fantasy Probable Winner
A superior goal difference places Benfica in top spot at the moment but we see spots switching hands today at the end of the 90 minutes. The injuries to attacking names will hurt the visiting team with Rangers managing to just about stutter their way to the three points.
Probable Playing 11
- Rangers will be devoid of the services of the injured Katic and the duo of Jones and George which has tested positive for COVID.
- Todibo, Andre, Pedrinho and Nuno are all out injured, Julian and Darwin have suffered a bout of Coronavirus while Nicolas is suspended for the encounter.
McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Balogun, Barisic, Arfield, Jack, Kamara, Hagi, Morelos, Kent
Vlachodimos, Goncalves, Jardel, Vertonghen, Grimaldo, Rafa, Pires, Taarabt, Everton; Pizzi, Seferovic
Europa League 2020-21
Match: Rangers Vs Benfica Group B
Date And Time: 27th November, Friday- 1:30pm IST
Venue: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Telecast: Sony Ten 2/HD, SonyLIV
- Morelos: 2 Goals, 1 Assist
- Nunez: 4 Goals
As Rangers threatened their goal and persistently knocked on the door, Benfica needed a worldclass effort from someone to keep out the Scottish side. And luckily for the club, goal-keeper Odysseas Vlachodimos was more than ready to withstand the onslaught as he staved away a string of shots.
Rangers’ leftback James Tavernier showed that he’s more than just a player who can be relied upon defensively. His ability to maraud his way down the park and offer wide attacking support to the side’s attacking plays not only saw him open up the park for his side but also register two assists against Benfica.
Borna Barisic has the one assist to show for his attacking skill set as well to see him and James form the one-two of picks from the side. Benfica meanwhile will see Jan Vertonghen be our pick from the side with him helping the side quash Rangers’ late surge.
With Nunez set to miss out on today’s contest for his side, the entire attacking brunt will lie squarely on Benfica’s Pizzi. He’s scored thrice for the club, the club’s second top scorer behind Nunez in the tournament.
Rafa Silva who both scored and assisted the last time these two took on sees him partner up with Pizzi. Rangers on the other hand see us make Ryan Jack the first pick from the side with his ability to traverse past tight spaces making him an instrumental component of the side’s attacking plays.
The one-two of Scott Arfield and Glen Kamara joins up with him, two players who have the capability of fortifying the side’s defence with their ability to win challenges and pull off ball recoveries.
Rangers’ top scorer with the two goals in his kitty, striker Alfredo Morelos pulled off one of those two goals against Benfica the last time around. Everton Soares meanwhile is our pick from Benfica with the player’s ability to work the ball and layup up the ball for his counterparts making him a crucial component of the side’s attacking plays.
Captain And Vice-Captain
The two goals and one assist for Alfredo see him captain our team while Pizzi is the vice-captain.
Odysseas, Tavernier, Barisic, Jan, Kamara, Silva, Jack, Arfield, Pizzi, Morelos, Soares
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.