After Sunday's win, Benfica have nine points, having previously beaten Mexico's Chivas Guadalajara 3-0 and Italy's Fiorentina 2-1.

Manchester United play AC Milan next Sunday. A win would give them nine points but Benfica's goal average is better (6-1 as opposed to United's 3-1).

In Sunday's game, Taarabt saw his 70th-minute shot deflect an opponent and betray goalkeeper Reina to give Benfica the win.