Benfica head to Spurs in excellent form, watch highlights of their 2-0 win over Estoril

Its fair to say, Tottenham are facing one of the best teams in Europe on Thursday night.

You can understand why Tim Sherwood blasted his players so publicly after losing 4-0 at Chelsea.

Spurs need a response. And it has to be immediate because their next three fixtures are season defining.

Successive Thursday matches against Benfica in the Europa League are the last chances of silverware for Tottenham this season.

And, Arsenal head to White Hart Lane on Sunday.

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Beat Benfica and things could well turn around for Sherwood, who will at least have Younes Kaboul available with centre backs looking thin on the ground at the moment.

Benfica beat Estoril 2-0 on Sunday. The game was wrapped up by a quality second from Rodrigo on 20 minutes.

Coach Jorge Jesus could even afford to rest arguably their star player in Lazar Markovic with 25 minutes to go.

As well as boasting the tightest defence in the Portuguese top flight (13 conceded in 22 matches) Benfica have a wealth of attacking talent including Markovic, Rodrigo, Nico Gaitan, Lima and Eduardo Salvio.

Last night, Benfica’s victory over Estoril sent them seven points clear in the Primeira Liga.

Tottenham seriously have their work cut out…

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