PAOK 1-4 Benfica (agg. 2-5): Benfica advance after strong away day showing
Benfica managed to recover from a disappointing 1-1 home draw to advance to the Champions League group stage for the ninth season in a row.
Benfica faced a daunting task to earn a pass to Europe's most elite competition, facing a side that had won all their previous 29 competitive matches at home.
And after a very disappointing start to the game, falling behind in the opening 14 minutes, it looked like Benfica may well exit the competition before it even began.
However, with goals from Jardel, Pizzi and a brace from Salvio, Benfica managed to recover from their poor start, and in the end cruised into the group stage by the time half time came around.
You can read more about the match here: Benfica qualify for the Champions League group stage