Club Brugge-Benfica, the probable formations

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Likely lineups

The second day of the Champions League round of 16 first leg sees Club Brugge and Benfica face off. The Belgians clinched qualification as runners-up by eliminating much higher-ranked rivals Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid. The Portuguese, on the other hand, won their group by eliminating Juventus and finishing ahead of PSG in terms of the most away goals scored.

In Bruges, Skov Olsen should remain out, favored Nielsen and Lang to support the lone forward Jutglà, who is ahead of Yaremchuk.

Schmidt, on the other hand relies on the technique of Joao Mario in the three-quarter with Rafa Silva and Neres completing the trio behind the only forward Goncalo Ramos.

Likely lineups.

BRUGES (3-4-3): Mignolet; Boyata, Mechele, Meijer; Buchanan, Sowah, Vanaken, Sobol; Nielsen, Jutglà, Lang. Coach: Parker.

BENFICA (4-2-3-1): Vlachodimos; Bah, Antonio Silva, Otamendi, Grimaldo; Aursnes, Florentino; Neres, Rafa Silva, Joao Mario; Goncalo Ramos. Coach: Schmidt.

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