Video: Enzo Perez's brilliant goal gave Benfica the edge over Sporting in the Lisbon derby
There's no better feeling than sitting your opponent down before slamming the ball home
Fans in Lisbon had to wait for a few days to see one of the season's biggest derby games as Benfica took on Sporting last night, which had been moved from the weekend due to bad weather and high winds causing damage to the stadium. The 60,000 fans had already piled in to the ground and were no doubt disappointed to be headed home without having seen a minute of football.
However, although they had to wait until last night, Argentine Enzo Perez scored a pretty brilliant goal which would have been worthy of winning most matches, and proved good enough to give his side an insurmountable lead in this game.
He cut across the box, faked to shoot causing his defender to take a seat on the ground giving him a much better view and then fired one in to the far corner past a helpless goalkeeper.
The win pulls Benfica four points clear at the top with Sporting falling back to third, and although things at the Christmas break were very tight with both teams from Lisbon and Porto all tied for points at the summit, the Eagles are beginning to soar away from the competition after what was a pretty one-sided game.