• Benfica have won the European Cup/Champions League on two occasions, in 1961 and 1962. Only Bayern Munich and Juventus have lost as many finals as the Lisbon side (5).
  • However, Benfica have never made it any further than the quarter-finals of the Champions League since 1992/93.
  • Only Porto (18) have played more Champions League campaigns than Benfica (9) among Portuguese sides.
  • Benfica and Anderlecht’s only previous meeting in the Champions League was back in the group stages of the 1994/95 season. The Lisbon side won 3-1 at home before a draw in Brussels (1-1).
  • Benfica have never scored more than two goals in their last 18 Champions League games.
  • Anderlecht are making their 10th appearance in the Champions League, more than any other Belgian side.
  • No Belgian side has ever made it past the group stages of the Champions League.
  • Anderlecht have won only two of their last 25 Champions League games (6 draws, 17 defeats).
  • Anderlecht have lost on their two previous trips to Portugal in the Champions League (1 goal for, 5 against).