PAOK Thessaloniki arrives having achieved victory over Larisa (1-0) in their debut in the Greek Super League. A match in which he managed to get ahead on the scoreboard in the first leg of the game and then knew how to maintain and conserve that advantage. However, it is noted that this first duel was located between his previous Champions League tie in which he comfortably eliminated Besiktas (3-1) and this last one against Benfica where his European season is really played.
As for the line-up, PAOK Thessaloniki will have the casualties of Douglas Augusto [torn cruciate ligament], Josip Misic [cyst on the knee] and Rodrigo [muscle injury].
Benfica comes from having chained 3 consecutive wins in their pre-season friendlies, a dynamic in which they have beaten Stade Rennais (2-0), Sporting Braga (2-1) and Bournemouth (2-1). In this case, he will make his debut this weekend in the Primeira Liga against Famalicao but before he must try to overcome this preliminary tie if he intends to be present in the next Group Stage of the Champions League.
As for the line-up, Benfica will have Alejandro Grimaldo removed [indeterminate injury].