Highlights: Chaves 0 - 2 Benfica




Vitória: "We are not concerned with records"

Benfica take on newly-promoted Chaves on Saturday night, the only other unbeaten team in the Primeira Liga. The Eagles should be full of confidence having captured top spot in the Liga NOS last weekend, although nothing has changed for head coach Rui Vitória.




Squad List: Chaves x Benfica

Benfica have no new injuries to contend with ahead of their game with Chaves on Saturday evening. The Encarnados are still without Jardel, Danilo, Andreas Samaris, Rafa, Jonas and Raúl Jiménez.

Luka Jović and Eliseu have both been dropped, but Paulo Lopes has been included in Rui Vitória's preliminary 20-man squad.

The match at the Estádio Municipal de Chaves begins at 18:15 local time.

Goalkeepers: Ederson, Júlio César and Paulo Lopes

Defenders: Lisandro, Grimaldo, Luisão, Lindelöf, André Almeida and Nélson Semedo

Midfielders: Fejsa, Celis, André Horta, Carrillo, Salvio, Pizzi, Živković and Cervi

Forwards: Gonçalo Guedes, Mitroglou and José Gomes




Caixa Futebol Campus celebrates ten-year anniversary

Thursday marked the tenth anniversary of the inauguration of the Caixa Futebol Campus, Benfica's state-of-the-art training centre and youth academy. Over the past decade, the facility has produced a host of talented players, including Renato Sanches, Bernardo Silva, André Gomes, Ivan Cavaleiro, João Cancelo, André Horta, José Gomes and Gonçalo Guedes.




Vitória: "We are far from the end of the race"

Benfica climbed to top spot in the Liga NOS with a 3-1 victory over Braga at the Estádio da Luz on Monday night. It was an eventful and entertaining affair, with multiple chances for both sides, but the Eagles prevailed thanks to a goal from Pizzi and a brace from Kostas Mitroglou on his return from injury. The result was entirely deserved, according to head coach Rui Vitória.




Highlights: Benfica 3 - 1 Braga




Vitória refuses to blame medical staff for injury crisis

Benfica and Braga lock horns in Lisbon tonight, knowing that three points will enable the winner to leapfrog Sporting at the top of the Liga NOS. The Eagles won the corresponding fixture 5-1 last season, but Rui Vitória is expecting a much tougher encounter this time around.




Squad List: Benfica x Braga

Benfica host Braga on Monday night, with the winner guaranteed to take top spot in the Liga NOS.

Kostas Mitroglou returns after his thigh strain, but his compatriot Andreas Samaris is out with a sprained ankle. Rafa (right thigh), Raúl (left knee), Jonas (right foot), Jardel (left thigh) and Danilo (right leg) remain on the sidelines.

Andrija Živković and Luka Jović have both received call-ups, but it remains to be seen whether either will make the 18-man matchday squad.

Monday's game begins at 20:00 at the Estádio da Luz.

Goalkeepers: Ederson and Júlio César

Defenders: Lisandro, Grimaldo, Luisão, Lindelöf, Eliseu, André Almeida and Nélson Semedo

Midfielders: Fejsa, Celis, André Horta, Carrillo, Salvio, Pizzi, Živković and Cervi

Forwards: Gonçalo Guedes, Mitroglou, Jović and José Gomes




Benfica reflect on Beşiktaş sucker punch

Benfica and Beşiktaş played out a 1-1 draw at the Estádio da Luz on matchday one of the 2016/17 Champions League. It was a result that felt more like a defeat for the Encarnados, who led for over 80 minutes before Talisca levelled the scores with a stoppage time free-kick. After the match, Rui Vitória and his players did their best to focus on the positives.




Match Report: Benfica 1 - 1 Beşiktaş

Benfica began their 2016/17 UEFA Champions League campaign in front of 46,126 spectators at the Estádio da Luz on Tuesday night, against Turkish champions Besiktas. The Encarnados came into the match short on options in attack, with Rafa, Jonas, Raúl Jiménez and Kostas Mitroglou all on the injury list.




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