Benfica have confirmed their UEFA Europa League first-round qualifying rounds by beating midfielder Midtjylland on penalties (6-5) after a 1-1 draw at the end of regular time.
Diogo Gonçalves put the Benfica team in front of the scoreboard, in the 42nd minute, an advantage that remained until the minute 84 when Torp scored a free-kick, which resulted in the expulsion of Florentino.
Even reduced to ten players, Benfica held the equalizer until the penalties, where Diogo Gonçalves returned to be decisive when scoring the decisive goal.
Buta, José Gomes, Diogo Mendes, Gedson Fernandes and Rúben Dias also did not fail, Pedro Álvaro was the only one to miss the eleven meter line.
Also notable for goalkeeper Fábio Duarte, who defended two penalties.
Benfica joins FC Porto, who secured direct access to the 'eighth' alongside the other winners of the group stage: Paris Saint-Germain, Dinamo Kiev, Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven, CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid and Sevilla.
Draw will take place Feb 10th
Quarter-finals, semi-finals, final
• The draw does not have any conditioning from the quarter-finals.
• The semi-finals and the final, which will also be drawn for administrative purposes, will take place at the Colovray Stadium in Nyon.
Road to Nyon
Eighth-finals: 21/22 February
Quarter-finals: 7/8 March
Semi-finals: April 21, Nyon
End: April 24th, Nyon