Otamendi, at 27, Rafa, at 40, and David Neres, at 42, scored the goals for Benfica which ensured moving to the group stages of the competition.

Benfica joins FC Porto and Sporting, who have both already qualified for the group phase, whose draw is scheduled for Thursday, at 5:00pm (Lisbon time), in Istanbul, Turkey, where the final will be played on June 10, 2023.