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Benfica v Rangers: How to watch, TV Channel, head-to-head stats & team news

The latest news and information for Benfica v Rangers as the two sides lock horns in the first leg of their last 16 Europa League tie.

Benfica v Rangers

Europa League Last 16

How to watch Benfica v Rangers and TV channel

The clash will be shown live on TNT Sports 1 (formerly BT Sport 1) on Thursday 7th March 2024, to customers who subscribe to the service in the UK.

Benfica v Rangers kick-off time and venue

Benfica v Rangers will be played at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, with the game kicking-off at 20:00 GMT.

Benfica v Rangers stats and head-to-head record (H2H)

Benfica and Rangers will meet for only the third time in history on Thursday night, with both of the previous encounters ending all-square.

After being drawn in the same Europa League group during the 2020/21 campaign, the sides played out an enthralling 3-3 draw in Lisbon in November 2020, before a four-goal affair ended level a couple of weeks later in Glasgow.

Rangers come into the third meeting on the back of a disappointing home defeat to Motherwell - a result that ended their 11 match winning run in all competitions.

The Scottish giants secured themselves a last 16 berth by virtue of winning Group C, finishing on 11 points, ahead of Sparta Prague, Real Betis and Aris Limassol.

Benfica meanwhile enter the knockout stages of the Europa League after securing qualification via the playoffs (beating Toulose 2-1 on aggregate) after finishing third in their Champions League group.

The Portuguese side have however endured defeats in their last two outings - a thumping 5-0 loss at Porto and a 2-1 reverse against Sporting Lisbon.

Benfica v Rangers head-to-head record (H2H)

Benfica wins

0

Draws

2

Rangers wins

0

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Benfica v Rangers team news

Benfica team news

Benfica boast a relatively clean bill of health with Juan Bernat their only absentee as he continues to nurse a knee injury.

Rangers team news

Rangers on the other hand will have to make do without a number of key players in Portugal.

Danilo, Todd Cantwell, Abdallah Sima, and Ross McCausland will miss out through injury, whilst Rabbi Matondo and Kieran Dowell will both undertake late fitness tests.

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