Highlights: Vitória de Setúbal 2 - 2 Benfica

Highlights: Benfica 2 - 2 Portimonense

Squad List: Benfica x Portimonense

Rui Vitória has named a 20-man squad for Benfica's League Cup clash with Algarve side Portimonense.

Douglas has been dropped, and Raúl Jiménez has been ruled out with a twisted ankle. Eliseu and João Carvalho return. There is still no place for Rafa Silva or Gabriel Barbosa.

Wednesday night's match at the Estádio da Luz begins at 19:15 local time.

Goalkeepers: Svilar and Bruno Varela

Defenders: Lisandro, Grimaldo, Eliseu, Jardel, André Almeida and Rúben Dias

Midfielders: Fejsa, Samaris, Živković, Salvio, Krovinović, Pizzi, Cervi, Keaton Parks, Diogo Gonçalves and João Carvalho

Forwards: Jonas and Seferović

Highlights: Benfica 1 - 1 Braga

League Cup 2017/18 - Round 3 - Group A Matchday 1

Squad List: Benfica x Braga

Rui Vitória has made two changes to his Benfica squad ahead of the visit of Braga in the League Cup. Jardel (right thigh) and Ljubomir Fejsa (right leg) have recovered from their injuries, and replace Lisandro López and Eduardo Salvio. Lisandro has been laid low with a fever, while Salvio was forced off by injury at Boavista on Saturday.

Wednesday night's match at the Estádio da Luz kicks off at 21:15 local time.

Goalkeepers: Júlio César and Bruno Varela

Defenders: André Almeida, Luisão, Jardel, Rúben Dias, Grimaldo and Eliseu

Midfielders: Fejsa, Samaris, Filipe Augusto, Krovinović, Pizzi, Cervi, Rafa Silva and Živković

Forwards: Jonas, Seferović, Raúl and Gabriel Barbosa

Highlights: Estoril 1 - 2 Benfica

Vitória laments poor finishing and lack of focus

Rui Vitória

The second semi-final match of the 2016/17 Portuguese League Cup finished with a surprising 3-1 victory for Moreirense at the Estádio Algarve, with the Northern minnows beating Benfica for the first time in their history to reach the final of the competition. The Encarnados reached half-time with a 1-0 lead but had a disastrous second half, conceding three goals and hitting the post on a couple of occasions in the pouring rain.

Highlights: Moreirense 3 - 1 Benfica

Vitória rejects favourites tag ahead of League Cup clash

Rui Vitória

Benfica have travelled to the Algarve to compete in the 'Final Four' of the Taça CTT. In the competition's new format, both semi-finals will be played at the neutral Estádio Algarve this week, with the final set to follow at the same stadium on Sunday evening. If Benfica can overcome Moreirense on Thursday night, they will face either Braga or Vitória de Setúbal in the tournament's decider.

Squad List: Moreirense x Benfica

Rui Vitória has taken 22 players to the Algarve for the semi-final of the League Cup.

Kostas Mitroglou (fatigue) misses out, along with Álex Grimaldo (abdomen), André Horta (ribs) and Ljubomir Fejsa (thigh). Marcelo Hermes has been called up for the first time, while Eliseu and Raúl both return. Luka Jović has been promoted from Benfica B to provide backup to Raúl and Jonas.

The action at the Estádio Algarve begins at 20:45 on Thursday night.

Goalkeepers: Ederson, Júlio César and Paulo Lopes

Defenders: Lisandro, Luisão, Lindelof, Eliseu, Jardel, André Almeida, Hermes and Nélson Semedo

Midfielders: Samaris, Carrillo, Živković, Salvio, Pizzi, Cervi, Rafa Silva and Celis

Forwards: Raúl, Jonas and Jović