Benfica striker Gonzalo Ramos said his side’s 7-1 aggregate victory over Club Brugge as they progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals was not a coincidence. But from the hard work of all parties
The ‘ Lisbon Falcons ‘ won the first leg 2-0 for Belgium, then thrashed 5-1 at the Estadio da Luz with Ramos sudbling .
Which, in the opinion of the striker, believes that the prominence of the Portuguese Liga leader in the 2022-23 season comes from good preparation since pre – season , not just good luck.
“It seems easy. But the truth isn’t like that.” Speaking via ‘Eleven Sports’
“We work beyond the limits, play ufabet our own game, with the quality of our football. When the elements are combined, things become easier.”
“You have to respect Club Brugge as well. From now on, we can focus on the next round.”
“It’s good to score a goal anyway. As a striker I was born to do that. But the most important thing is that we won and played well.
Ramos’ two goals in the round of 16 made him the youngest Portuguese to score a knockout double in the Champions League. (21 years-260 days)
Eventually the hosts took the lead at the Estadio da Luz through Silva after 38 minutes, picked out well in the box by Ramos.
Silva showed good close control to dig out some space and a deft finish to beat former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
Ramos steered home the second just before the break after being teed up by Joao Mario.
He netted a brace on Friday against Famalicao to help the Portuguese league leaders maintain an eight-point advantage and was decisive in the box yet again.