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Benfica star Taarabt shifts focus to RB Leipzig's next Champions League game

Benfica midfielder Adel Taarabt has urged his teammates to keep working hard after their 2-1 loss to RB Leipzig in their 2019-20 Champions League opening fixture.

The Eagles held their visitors to a goalless draw in the opening 45 minutes of Tuesday's game but their resistance was finally broken when Timo Werner opened the scoring nine minutes after the hour-mark.

In the 78th minute, Werner doubled RB Leipzig's lead with his second goal of the night but Haris Seferovic's 84th-minute effort reduced the deficit for the hosts.

Taarabt was in action for Benfica for the duration of the match but his contribution was not enough to help the Eagles start their campaign on a flying note.