Lisbon - Brazilian striker Talisca has scored 10 minutes from the
end as Benfica beat Monaco 1-0 Tuesday, recording its first win of the
Champions League season and and splitting Group C wide open.
With two games to play, all four clubs in the group remain in contention for two berths in the knockout stage.
Benfica went into the game with one point and one goal,
needing victory to keep its tournament hopes alive. Talisca delivered
with a tap-in at the back post from a corner.
Monaco, struggling in front of goal this season
following the departures of James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao, was
unbeaten before its trip to Lisbon.
Bayer Leverkusen leads the group with nine points and Monaco has five, one clear of Zenit St. Petersburg and Benfica.