Date: 17th October 2017 at 5:30pm
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Ahead of the game in Lisbon, at the Stadium of Light, we`ve had a look into the record and form books to come up with a few facts and figures to interest you.

– In 20 appearances in the Champions League group stages, Manchester United have qualified for the knockout stages on 16 occasions.

– In beating Basel and CSKA Moscow, in their opening two group games, it is the first time since the 2012 / 2013 season Manchester United have managed that feat.

– Every time Manchester United have played against Benfica, they`ve scored.

– This will be the 10th time that Manchester United and Benfica have crossed swords in European Football, Manchester United have won 6, drawn 2 and lost just 1.

– The defeat, mentioned above, came in the group stages of the Champions League in the 2005 / 2006 season, when Benfica won 2-1 at home.

– Manchester United have scored 3 headed goals in the Champions League this season, more than any other team.

– Unfortunately, Manchester United`s recent away form in the Champions League isn`t that good, the last 6 away games have yielded 4 defeats, 1 draw and 1 victory, that coming in the most recent away game, against CSKA Moscow.