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

Wednesday night.

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.