Sticky route for Toffees as classy Benfica cruise

<strong>EVERTON (0)</strong> vs <strong>BENFICA (2)</strong><br /><br />EVERTON&rsquo;S hopes of progressing to the next phase of the Europa League suffered a setback as they were blitzed by Benfica for a second time in as many weeks.<br /><br />David Moyes&rsquo; men were looking to avenge a 5-0 thrashing by the Portuguese side a fortnight ago, but were undone again as second half goals from Javier Saviola and Oscar Cardozo completed a comfortable win.<br /><br />Benfica dominated from the off and almost took the lead towards the end of the first half when Ramieres&rsquo; header came off a post before keeper Tim Howard made a brilliant save to deny Saviola from the rebound.<br /><br />But Saviola wasn&rsquo;t to be denied and on 63 minutes he gave the visitors the lead, slotting home from 15 yards.<br /><br />Cardozo then wrapped up the points for Benfica when adding a second 13 minutes later, leaving Everton clinging onto second in Group I.