SL Benfica play host to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday afternoon for the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinals matchup. The two sides have advanced to become one of the final eight teams in the competition, and will square off to reach the semifinals.
How to Live Stream the Game
The game kicks off at 3:00 p.m. ET and will not be broadcast on national television in the US. Live streams for the game can be found via Reddit's soccer streaming subreddit through this direct link.
Benfica Starting XI:
Benfica will play through a 4-4-2 shape, with Odisseas Vlachodimos in at keeper. The back-four features Sebastian Corchia, Rúben Dias, Jardel and Alex Grimaldo.
Just half an hour to go until kick off in the Europa League!— Próxima Jornada (@ProximaJornada1) April 11, 2019
Benfica’s Starting XI for the first leg pic.twitter.com/eEY4TAfORn
In midfield, Benfica will deploy Franco Cervi, Ljubomir Fejsa, Andreas Samaris and Gedson Fernandes. Rafa Silva and Joao Felix are the team's striking options.
Frankfurt Starting XI:
Frankfurt will use a 4-4-2 formation as well. Former PSG man Kevin Trapp is in at goalkeeper, playing behind a defensive unit featuring Evan N'Dicka, Martin Hinteregger, David Abraham and Makoto Hasebe.
Frankfurt Starting XI:— Seleção Portuguesa (@PortugalTalks) April 11, 2019
Trapp; Hasebe, Abraham, Hinteregger, N’Dicka; Da Costa, Rode, Gelson Fernandes, Kostic; Rebic, Jovic.
In midfield, Frankfurt send out Filip Kostic, Gelson Fernandes, Sebastian Rode and Danny da Costa. The attackers for the German side are Luka Jovic and Ante Rebic.