Raul Jimenez Scores In Benfica Loss, They Advance To UCL Knockout Stage Anyway
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Benfica needed either a win against Napoli or a Besiktas loss to Dynamo Kiev Tuesday to advance to the Champions League knockout stage. They lost, 2-1, but Besiktas lost even worse (6-0).
The Portuguese side's lone goal was scored by Mexican international striker Raul Jimenez, who showcased just about the best-case scenario for the high press with his tackle and goal.
Gol Raul Jimenez - Benfica vs Napoli 1-2 - UEFA Champions League 2016 pic.twitter.com/eCPlgAnsCW— Azulcrema13 (@Azulcrema13_) December 6, 2016
That's just a hustle goal, which is how good strikers bust themselves out of slumps.
This marks Jimenez's fourth goal for Benfica this season, and his form is definitely picking up after a slow start to the year.