Goal of the day: Enzo Pérez (Benfica) vs Sporting Lisbon | inside World Soccer

Enzo Pérez scored a brilliant goal as Benfica ran out deserved 2-0 winners against Sporting Lisbon in a surprisingly one-sided Lisbon derby at the Estádio da Luz on Tuesday.

Benfica player Enzo Pérez celebrates after scoring a goal against Sporting Lisbon
Benfica player Enzo Pérez celebrates after scoring a goal against Sporting Lisbon

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The much anticipated derby had originally been due to take place on Sunday but was abandoned due to bad weather and high winds causing damage to the stadium.

After a strong start, Benfica broke the deadlock in the 27th minute when Nicolás Gaitán headed home from Maxi Pereira's right-wing cross.

The game was put to bed thanks to a well-taken Pérez strike 13 minutes from time.

Sporting goalkeeper Rui Patrício raced off his line to prevent what seemed a certain goal from Rodrigo.

However, the visitors had yet to fully clear the danger as the ball fell to Pérez 20 yards from goal.

The Argentine cut across the box, shimmied past Eric Dier before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the far corner beyond a helpless Patrício.


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