KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, November 21, 2017
It was a special weekend for midfielder Keaton Parks as he made his first team debut for Benfica in their win over Vitoria Setubal in the Taca de Portugal.
Benfica advanced to the fifth round of the Taca de Portugal following a 2-0 win over Vitoria Setubal on Saturday at the Stadium of Light in Lisbon.
Parks, who made the move to the capital team during the offseason from second division team Varzim, got his first minutes for the team as he came off the bench in the 69th minute.
Franco Cervi broke the scoreless deadlock for the Eagles in the 25th minute when a corner kick from Rafa Silva ran through a crowd of players before rolling into the path of the Argentine, whose long-range effort sailed past Vitoria goalkeeper Cristiano.
The second half saw chances from both teams, but Benfica found their insurance goal in the 80th minute through Filip Krovinovic. Parks passed the ball over to Cervi whose initial cross was blocked by a Vitoria defender. However, he got the ball back to make another cross to the Croatian midfielder to one-time his shot into the back of the net.
Benfica will find out their fifth round opponent at a later date.
Goals late in the second half secured the three points for Levante in their 2-0 win over Las Palmas at Estadio de Gran Canaria.
Shaquell Moore started the game at right back for the team in the win.
The first half ended scoreless with both teams failing to do well to put away their chances at goal. However, the second half would be a different story.
Cheick Doukoure broke the deadlock in the 71st minute when headed the ball into the goal following a cross from teammate Tono.
Jason doubled the visitors lead eight minutes later collected a pass from Enes Unal, ran into the area, and curled his shot around Las Palmas goalkeeper Raul Lizoain.
The win puts Levante in 12th place in the La Liga standings with 15 points.
Matt Miazga and Vitesse's slump continued in the Eredivisie as they fell to Groningen in a 4-2 loss at the Noordlease Stadion.
Elsewhere in the Eredivisie, Ashton Gotz started for Roda JC in their 1-0 loss to AZ Alkmaar.
In the Eerste Divisie, Andrija Novakovich started for Telstar in their 4-1 loss to RKC Waalwijk.
Perry Kitchen started in midfield for Randers and they have lifted themselves off the bottom of the standings with a 3-1 win over Lyngby.
Emmanuel Sabbi started for Hobro in their 1-0 win over FC Helsingor.
Forward Jonathan Amon came off the bench for FC Nordsaelland in their 4-2 loss to Brondby.
Joshua Perez came off the bench for Livorno in their 2-1 win over Olbia. Livorno sits comfortably atop of the Serie C standings with 36 points.
Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu started for Reims in their 1-1 tie with Paris FC.
Quentin Westberg watched from the bench in Auxerre's 1-0 loss to Clermont.
Shawn Barry watched from the bench as Korona Kielce shared the points with Zaglebie Lubin following a 0-0 tie.
Rubio Rubin came off the bench for Stabaek in their 1-1 tie with Sogndal.
Stefan Antonijevic watched from the bench in Lillestrom's 1-0 loss to Molde.