Benfice Shuts Out the Revs in a Friendly
FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) – Filipe Menezes, Sidnei and Cesar Peixoto
scored in the first half and Benfica defeated the New England
Revolution 4-0 in an international friendly at Gillette Stadium on
Menezes opened the scoring in the 15th minute after slicing
through the Revolution and unleashing a low shot from just outside
the box that beat diving goalkeeper Preston Burpo.
Sidnei doubled the advantage two minutes later, heading in a
cross from Cesar Peixoto. Peixoto scored in the 32nd minute.
Brazilian forward Alan Kardec finished up the scoring in the
54th minute with a free kick from about 35 yards out.
New England had trialists Ivan Gcozdenovic from Serbia and
Jean-Baptiste Fritzon of Haiti in its lineup.