Ukrainian goalkeeper Anatoliy Trubin's Benfica lost to Real Sociedad in the match of the 3rd round of the Champions League group stage – 0:1.
The only goal in this match was scored in the second half. In the 63rd minute, Brais Mendez shot into an empty net after a pass from the left edge of the penalty area from Ander Barrenechea, with whom Trubin began to approach, expecting a shot.
For Lisbon, this is the third consecutive defeat in the group stage of the current Champions League. Earlier, Benfica lost to Salzburg (0:2) and Inter (0:1).
In the other match of the third round of Group D, Inter beat Salzburg 2-1 at home.
Thus, according to the results of three rounds, the quartet is headed by Real Sociedad and Inter, who scored 7 points each. In third position is Salzburg (3 points), Benfica is last without a single point.
In the fourth round of the Champions League, on November 8, Real Sociedad will host Benfica, and Salzburg will meet Inter at home.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the Champions League playoffs. The clubs that finish third in the Europa League play-offs will compete for tickets to the 1/8 finals of this tournament with the runners-up in the Europa League quartets.
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