The hosts currently lead the group on goal difference, though Steven Gerrard’s side are level on points with the Portuguese side, with six from two games.
Given third-placed Lech Poznan and bottom Standard Liege are yet to gain a single point in this season’s edition of the competition, the winner of Rangers’ clash with Benfica is all but guaranteed a place in the last 32. Follow live updates below:
34’ – Benfica 1-2 Rangers
Rangers looking the more dangerous side now, though mostly on the counter. Suddenly it’s a tough game for Benfica, a man and a goal down before they could really react to the red.
Karl Matchett5 November 2020 18:32
30’ – Benfica 1-2 Rangers
Great ball in from the left by Barisic and Morelos rises to head at goal – but his effort is just diverted off-target.
Karl Matchett5 November 2020 18:27
GOAL! 25’ – Benfica 1-2 Rangers
What a turnaround! Rangers straight back on the attack, Kamara cuts in off the left channel and drills it low into the near bottom corner for two goals in a minute.
Karl Matchett5 November 2020 18:22
GOAL! 24’ – Benfica 1-1 Rangers
Another own goal! A break down the right sees a low cross flash across goal and Diogo Goncalves loses all composure to lash a wild attempted clearance straight into the roof of his own net. 1-1.
Karl Matchett5 November 2020 18:21
22’ – Benfica 1-0 Rangers
Extra defender on for the home side to make up for the sending-off. Will they now sit back and try to protect the lead?
BEN sub: Jardel on for Pizzi
Karl Matchett5 November 2020 18:18
RED CARD! 20’ – Benfica 1-0 Rangers
Out of nothing, Benfica are down to 10 men! It’s sent long for Kent, he races away past the defence, Otamendi brings him down just outside the box and that’s a straight red card for the former Man City defender.
Karl Matchett5 November 2020 18:16
16’ – Benfica 1-0 Rangers
A cross from the right almost gives Everton a chance to double the lead but he misses his shot. Then Seferovic has the chance to tee up a team-mate but they’re not on the same wavelength and the opportunity is gone.
Karl Matchett5 November 2020 18:15
12’ – Benfica 1-0 Rangers
Everton getting freedom to race down the flank at every opportunity. Rangers struggling to get out of their own half at the moment.
Karl Matchett5 November 2020 18:14
8’ – Benfica 1-0 Rangers
Tavernier makes ground down the right wing for Rangers and wins a corner, but there’s no end product from it. At the other end Pizzi finds space to cut in and shoot, but it’s just across the face of goal and wide.
Karl Matchett5 November 2020 18:07
4’ – Benfica 1-0 Rangers
Rangers just trying to settle things down now after that early concession of the goal. A few set-pieces and throws get them up the pitch, though there’s not much in the way of attacking build-up play yet.
Karl Matchett5 November 2020 18:02