20 July 2021 – 14:27
Champions League third qualifying round first leg match
Benfica visit Spartak Moscow on August 4, in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the Champions League, at 6 pm (Lisbon time), UEFA said on Tuesday.
The body that regulates European football has released the calendar of games already known in the first leg, after knowing on Monday, at the draw in Nyon (Switzerland), that Benfica will face the Russian team, coached by Portuguese Rui Vitória.
The first leg of the Reds will be played on Wednesday, August 4th, and the second is scheduled for the 10th, with the team coached by Jorge Jesus making their debut, in the middle, in the I Liga 2021/22, when they visit , on August 7, Moreirense (18h).
If they make it to the third qualifying round, Benfica, European champions in 1961 and 1962, will still have to compete in the play-offs for access to the 2021/22 Champions League group stage, for which they are directly qualified Sporting, Portuguese champion, and FC Porto.
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