Galatasaray loses 2-1 against Benfica in Champions League group match

DAILY SABAH WITH AP
LISBON
Published 04.11.2015 01:26
Updated 04.11.2015 01:35
Benfica's Brazilian defender Luisao (C) celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match against Galatasaray at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on November 3, 2015. (AFP Photo)
Benfica's Brazilian defender Luisao (C) celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match against Galatasaray at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on November 3, 2015. (AFP Photo)

Central defender Luisao scored in the 67th minute to give Benfica a 2-1 win over Galatasaray in the Champions League on Tuesday and put the Portuguese club two points clear at the top of Group C with two games to play.

Atletico Madrid is second in the group on seven points after being held to a 0-0 draw at Astana. Galatasaray is third with four points.

Raul Jimenez chipped the ball into the visitors' penalty area for Luisao to poke it into the net from short range. The Brazilian's goal put Benfica back into the lead after Lukas Podolski leveled the score in the 58th, cancelling out Jonas' 52nd-minute opener.

Benfica had the best of the game as the Lions struggled to contain Jonas and Argentine striker Nicolas Gaitan.

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