Rio Ave vs Benfica Live Score and Live Stream


Rio Ave played Benfica at the Liga Portugal of Portugal on May 17. The match kicked off 19:45 UTC and ended in a draw 1 - 1.

Orkun Kokcu scored the first goal on the 32nd minute of the game followed by a goal from Costinha who made the final score 1-1.

Rio Ave and Benfica (commonly referred to as SL Benfica) meet again 4 months after the Liga Portugal match which Benfica won 4-1. Rio Ave will be playing the match after a draw against Portimonense on May 11 in Liga Portugal which extended their unbeaten streak to 11 matches. This match can be a great chance for them to turn to winning ways if they sort out the problems in the defense as they have been conceding goals for 5 consecutive matches now.

Benfica are approaching the match in a good mood after claiming a 5-0 win in Liga Portugal against Arouca, however, Benfica have been performing poorly in defense lately as they have been conceding goals for 4 consecutive away matches now.

ScoreBat is covering Rio Ave vs Benfica in real time, providing the live stream and live score of the match, team line-ups, full match stats, live match commentary and official video highlights. We cover all matches of Portugal Liga Portugal in real time and provide live streaming whenever possible.


Live Streaming

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We are updating team formations and line-ups for Rio Ave - Benfica in real time.

Rio Ave kicked off the game with Cezary Miszta, Patrick William, Aderllan Santos, Renato Pantalon, Marios Vroussay who got substituted by Umaro Embalo on the 68th minute, Amine Oudrhiri who got substituted by Vitor Gomes on the 74th minute, Mateo Tanlongo who got substituted by Adrien Silva on the 46th minute, Joao Graca who got substituted by Fabio Ronaldo Costa Conceicao on the 46th minute, Costinha, Emmanuel Boateng and Ukra who got substituted by Joca on the 18th minute as starters, with Umaro Embalo, Vitor Gomes, Jhonatan, Joca, Miguel Nobrega, Fabio Ronaldo Costa Conceicao, Helder Sa, Adrien Silva and Ze Manuel on the bench.

Benfica's starting eleven were Samuel Soares, Alvaro Fernandez Carreras who got substituted by Juan Bernat on the 87th minute, Morato, Nicolas Otamendi, Fredrik Aursnes, Florentino, Joao Pedro Goncalves Neves, Benjamin Rollheiser who got substituted by Tiago Gouveia on the 62nd minute, Orkun Kokcu who got substituted by Gianluca Prestianni on the 85th minute, Joao Mario and Casper Tengstedt who got substituted by Gustavo Varela on the 75th minute, with Juan Bernat, Tiago Gouveia, Leo Kokubo, Gianluca Prestianni, Joao Rego, Antonio Silva, Diogo Spencer, Anatolii Trubin and Gustavo Varela on the bench.

Referee showed the yellow card 6 times throughout the game. Joao Graca, Casper Tengstedt, Patrick William, Amine Oudrhiri, Adrien Silva and Orkun Kokcu were the ones to receive it.


Explore stats from Rio Ave vs Benfica on ScoreBat - we are updating the numbers on this page every second of the game.

  • Ball Possession: 46 - 54
  • Total Attempts: 6 - 14
  • Shots On Target: 3 - 7
  • Fouls: 8 - 8
  • Corners: 2 - 8
  • Saves: 6 - 2
  • Throw-Ins: 14 - 14
  • Free Kicks: 9 - 10


Rio Ave and Benfica have met 5 times since October 2020. Benfica have won 5 times. The most recent match between them took place on January 14, 2024 at the Liga Portugal of Portugal where Benfica won 4-1. Rio Ave have scored 3 goals in these 5 head-to-head matches in total while Benfica have scored 14. So, overall, Benfica have a better head-to-head record against Rio Ave in their recent history.

Rio Ave have won 6 of their 34 matches in Liga Portugal, drawing 19 and having 9 defeats this season. They have scored 38 goals - 1.12 per match, conceding 43 - 1.26 per match. Benfica have won 25 of their 34 matches in Liga Portugal, drawing 5 and having 4 defeats this season. They have scored 77 goals - 2.26 per match, conceding 28 - 0.82 per match.

Recent Form

Rio Ave have played a draw with Portimonense in their previous match while Benfica have won Arouca in their previous match. Overall, Rio Ave have won 4 of their last 20 matches, losing 2 and drawing 14, while Benfica have won 11 of their last 20 matches, losing 5 and drawing 4.

Rio Ave have won twice (2-1 against Guimaraes on 4th of May and 3-0 against Gil Vicente on 6th of April) and drew 4 times (2-2 against Portimonense on 11th of May, 1-1 against Vizela on 27th of April, 1-1 against Arouca on 19th of April and 2-2 against Estrela Amadora on 14th of April) in their most recent 6 matches.

Benfica have won 4 times (5-0 against Arouca on 12th of May, 3-1 against Braga on 27th of April, 1-3 against SC Farense on 22nd of April and 3-0 against Moreirense on 14th of April) and lost twice (2-0 against Famalicao on 5th of May and 1-0 against Marseille on 18th of April) in their most recent 6 matches.

Team Streaks

  • Rio Ave have gone 11 consecutive matches without a defeat.
  • Benfica have gone 8 consecutive matches without a draw.
  • Benfica have conceded a goal in their previous 4 away matches.

Live Standings

As always, Portugal Liga Portugal's live standings are availble and updated in real time. Rio Ave are the 11th in the table with 37 points after 34 matches, while Benfica are the 2nd with 80 points in 34 matches.

Video Highlights

We are adding goal videos and full video highlights of the match between Rio Ave and Benfica in real time. You can watch the goals by Orkun Kokcu and Costinha as the videos of the goals are added usually minutes after the actual event if there are any official videos available. Full video highlights of Rio Ave - Benfica are being added as they become available on the official social media channels of the league or the teams.

Live Commentary

  1. FT
    Full Time
    Match ends. Rio Ave 1, Benfica 1.
  2. 90 + 3'
    1 - 1
    Costinha scores from the penalty spot for Rio Ave making the score 1 - 1.
  3. 87'
    Substitution for Benfica. Juan Bernat replaces Alvaro Fernandez Carreras
  4. 86'
    Orkun Kokcu is shown the yellow card.
  5. 86'
    Adrien Silva is shown the yellow card.
  6. 85'
    Substitution for Benfica. Gianluca Prestianni replaces Orkun Kokcu
  7. 75'
    Substitution for Benfica. Gustavo Varela replaces Casper Tengstedt
  8. 74'
    Substitution for Rio Ave. Vitor Gomes replaces Amine Oudrhiri
  9. 68'
    Substitution for Rio Ave. Umaro Embalo replaces Marios Vroussay
  10. 62'
    Substitution for Benfica. Tiago Gouveia replaces Benjamin Rollheiser
  11. 57'
    Amine Oudrhiri is shown the yellow card.
  12. 2T
    Second half begins
  13. 46'
    Substitution for Rio Ave. Adrien Silva replaces Mateo Tanlongo
  14. 46'
    Substitution for Rio Ave. Fabio Ronaldo Costa Conceicao replaces Joao Graca
  15. HT
    Half Time - 0 : 1
    First half ends.
  16. 45'
    Patrick William is shown the yellow card.
  17. 39'
    Casper Tengstedt is shown the yellow card.
  18. 32'
    0 - 1
    Orkun Kokcu scores for Benfica, assisted by Casper Tengstedt.
  19. 23'
    Joao Graca is shown the yellow card.
  20. 18'
    Substitution for Rio Ave. Joca replaces Ukra
  21. 1T
    First half begins