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GIF: Benfica v Olympiacos was played on a swimming pool tonight

Conditions weren’t great in Lisbon tonight…

Updated 21.42

TONIGHT’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE match between Benfica and Olympiacos was played on a surface that looks more like a swimming pool than a football pitch.

Heavy rain in Lisbon left the pitch at the Estadio da Luz severely waterlogged in places, including one of the goalmouths.

Exhibit A:

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GIF by SMFC (@ScoreMobileFC)

Despite the terrible conditions, referee Raul Cabanero allowed the game to continue. It finished 1-1.

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