PSG Roar Back against Benfica

Published on 22-Jul-2015 by srijan213

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PSG Roar Back against Benfica

Football's pre-season world PR tour continues and has actually produced a couple of entertaining exhibitions.

One of them occurred in Toronto, as Paris-St Germain came from behind to prevail in an intense 3-2 against Benfica in the International Cup Champions Cup.

And, as this is nothing more than an exhibition, PSG did it without the lethal Zlatan Ibrahimović and Edinson Cavani.

The French giants broke out on top, compliments of Jean-Kévin Augustin:

Now, that's the kind of skill everyone likes to see, except the opposition.

But Benfica’s equalizer was right from the top shelf, too:

The goalie certainly wasn't ready for Anderson Talisca to bank one off the lawn.

The absence of PSG's dynamic Brazilian duo of David Luiz and Thiago Silva was clearly felt as Benfica ran rings around the Parisians' defense:

This is a literal interpretation of stroll-in-the-park in football from Benfica's own Brazilian: Jonas.

Then came the usual method for underperforming teams to equalize. A penalty:

Of course he was going to score.

The PSG winner came on Augustin's dash and dish to Lucas Digne:

The only way to score from there is with such power. That wasn't a save attempt; it was more like a preservation of life.