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James Rodriguez Expertly Trolled Benfica Fans With 'Five' Gesture

James Rodriguez Expertly Trolled Benfica Fans With 'Five' Gesture

James Rodriguez had the perfect response to being booed by Benfica supporters at the Estadio da Luz last night.

The Colombian skipper played 79 minutes, assisting Renato Sanches on his return to Lisbon as Bayern Munich got off to a winning start in this season's Champions League and couldn't help but produce a bit of shithousery as he left the pitch.

He did a 'five finger' gesture to the home supporters as he was replaced by Leon Goretzka and it didn't go down well. It's referencing a dismal defeat Benfica suffered to Porto many years ago.

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Porto are of course big rivals of Benfica' and James turned out there for three years - memorably playing in the 5-0 thrashing they inflicted on them back in 2010. He still remembers it eight years on and made sure Benfica supporters still do with his antics last night.

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"It was 5-0 seven years ago, but I think it's nothing special. I do not like being whistled, but it's a normal thing."

It was a very different reception to the one Sanches received. After a difficult period for him, the 21-year old Benfica youth product found the net and received a standing ovation from fans of the club he used to play for.

Topics: Football News, Football, James Rodriguez

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