Benfica qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time since the 2016/17 campaign. It was a thoroughly professional job from the hosts, who knew they had to win today. However, they did start with an early scare when Tsygankov blazed over with an open goal at his mercy. Benfica regained their composure though and quickly took the lead when Yaremchuk slotted home from close range. And they doubled their advantage shortly after when Gilberto fired past Bushchan. Kiev pushed hard for a way back into the game after the break, but Benfica held on firmly for a crucial win.