Luis Diaz scored one and provided an assist as he helped his side Liverpool take a two-goal lead into the Champions League quarter-final second leg at Anfield after earning an important victory over Benfica in Lisbon. Luis Diaz scored the third goal of the game late in the second half to put Jurgen Klopp’s side in control of the contest after it looked like they had failed to capitalize on a dominant first half.
Luis Diaz Wins Man of the Match in Liverpool’s win over Benfica
Ibrahima Konate rose highest to head the visitors into the lead from a corner in the first 17th minute of the game before Sadio Mane added a clinical second goal from Luis Diaz’s fine pass to dampen the mood at a lively Estadio da Luz.
The home team fans ramped up the noise again shortly after the interval when Konate’s mistake allowed sought-after striker Darwin Nunez to pull one back for the Portuguese outfit.
The English Premier League side will have a healthy advantage when they welcome Benfica in the second leg next Wednesday, however, after Diaz added a late third with a composed finish after rounding the keeper he was thrown something from the home team’s fans.