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Estadio da Luz 25th July 2008 - Kick off 21:15

Benfica Benfica vs Blackburn Rovers Blackburn

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Benfica beaten by Blackburn

Ince's Rovers claim 3-2 triumph on Friday evening

By James Dall.   Last Updated: 26/07/08 10:47am

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Pedersen: Excellent outing

Pedersen: Excellent outing

Blackburn Rovers claimed an impressive 3-2 pre-season friendly triumph over Benfica on Friday evening.

Morten Gamst Pedersen, Jason Roberts and Brett Emerton were all on target for Paul Ince's side on an entertaining night in Portugal.

The Premier League side went a goal down on seven minutes when Jonathan Urretavizcaya pounced on a rebound.

But Rovers struck twice in the space of two minutes to turn the game around, with Pedersen dispatching an excellent free-kick and Roberts slotting home in the 35th minute.

Emerton extended Blackburn's advantage, connecting with Pedersen's cross, before Benfica netted a consolation via Ariza Makukula's effort.

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