This is a match up between the two clubs in the middle of the UEFA Champions League Group C table. The winner will inch closer towards the top of the table and find themselves in second, a full three points ahead of third place if they win. If Anderlecht knocks off Paris Saint-Germain the winner could really make up some ground in the table.
“We are going to give everything we can to beat Olympiacos,” Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic said, via ESPN FC. ”This game is very important and we cannot fail. It’s going to be a difficult match because Olympiacos are a good side, but we will be ready for them.”
The Greek side see the opportunity they have with a win as well.
“We need to get at least two more wins in order to progress to the next round,” Michel said. ”In order for that to happen, we need to work very hard and remain humble.”
Olympiacos forward Javier Saviola used to play for Benfica and will be taking on his former team.
“He is a great man and a fantastic player,” Matic said. “We will have to keep a close eye on him. We are friends, but we will have to leave our friendship to one side as I plan to give my best to win on Wednesday.”
Date: October 23
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Stadium: Estadio da Luz
TV Info: Not televised
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go