Yes we did lose tonight, but for 60 minutes we played with 10 men after Ryan Babel got sent off.
We started the game very strong and Daniel Agger scored just after 9 minutes.
Even after Babel was sent off we were still creating chances however a Torres goal was ruled out as offside.
It was tough to hold on with 10 men, and Benfica capitalised on the numeric superiority in the 2nd half. Insua brought down Cardozo, who scored from the penalty spot.
A few minutes later Benfica made it 2-1 after Carra brought down Di Maria and Cardozo converted the second penalty.
Insua will also miss the return leg at Anfield having received a yellow.
Overall I was not very happy with the referees (all 6 of them) tonight but that away goal is precious.
We will destroy them at Anfield.