Toffees crash to record loss

<strong>BENFICA (5) </strong>vs<strong> EVERTON (0)</strong><br /><br />UPBEAT Everton boss David Moyes refused to condemn his depleted side despite suffering their heaviest ever defeat in European competition.<br /><br />The Toffees, with no fewer than 11 players available, simply had no answer to the Portuguese giants as they relinquished their 100 per cent group stage record with a whimper.<br /><br />Three goals in the space of six second half minutes put a seal on their downfall but Moyes was still full of praise for the efforts of his young troops.<br /><br />&ldquo;That was the best team we had tonight. I have got to say they did the best they could and as good as they could,&rdquo; he said.<br /><br />&ldquo;I have only praise for them. I have said to the players this is a different competition than the league, we&rsquo;ve had two wins and one defeat. It is not too bad.<br /><br />&ldquo;Obviously tonight&rsquo;s defeat was not what we wanted but I would like to play Benfica with my best side. They have a good attitude and showed their attacking qualities in the second half and capitalised on several mistakes we made in that spell and took their opportunities very well.<br /><br />&ldquo;It shows them the youngsters the level they have to play at to get to the top.&rdquo;<br /><br />Argentine striker Javier Saviola proved the scourge of the makeshift Toffees defence throughout, blitzing full-backs Dan Gosling and Seamus Coleman with ease on his way to notching the first and last goals.<br /><br />On the left, Saviola&rsquo;s countryman Angel di Maria also enjoyed an easy night, setting up Saviola for the first and the next two for Oscar Cardozo.<br /><br />Pablo Aimar set up Luisao with a header for the fourth goal before Di Maria combined with Saviola once again for number five.