"The most vivid nightmares of David Moyes were re-enacted at the Stadium of Light last night as the manager’s ravaged, motley team were picked apart, thrashed and ultimately embarrassed by a Benfica side that demonstrated grace and menace in equal, epic proportions."
"At a time when they were least equipped to repel them, it was their misfortune to be confronted by a side who have scored 36 goals in nine domestic games this season and that were inspired by the sorcery of the fabulous Angel di María."
"A Benfica side crammed full of South American talent turned on the style to send Everton tumbling to their heaviest-ever European defeat. "
"Javier Saviola and Oscar Cardozo helped themselves to two goals apiece but it was Argentine pair Angel di Maria and Pablo Aimar who really took the breath away"
"Benfica are one of Europe's most free-scoring teams this season, plundering 36 goals in just nine domestic matches."
And they had Everton on the back foot from the start with Argentine international Di Maria wreaking havoc down the left and tormenting Dan Gosling."
"Despite the weakness of their opponents, it was a stirring performance from Benfica, particularly their eight South Americans, which augurs well for their pursuit of trophies this season."