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Benfica legend Eusébio passes away - 05 January 2014

Eusébio da Silva Ferreira passed away this morning at 3:30am due to a cardiorespiratory problem.

Eusébio, a figure known as one of the greatest players ever to grace the game, was 71 and will leave Portuguese and world football in mourning. He sc

He was born in Mozambique in 1942 but went on to play for the Portuguese national team making 64 appearances and scoring 41 goals.

Eusébio represented Benfica for a large part of his footballing career winning the ultimate European Cup in 1962 and the national league ten times, becoming top scorer for 7 seasons.

Long Live the King



> Also read:
BBC; Eusebio: Portugal football legend dies aged 71
UEFA; Benfica and Portugal great Eusébio dies
FIFA; Portugal legend Eusebio passes away




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Report: SL Benfica 5 - 0 Gil Vicente FC - 04 January 2014


Portuguese Cup 4th Round | Kick-off 19:45 GMT

SL BENFICA

GIL VICENTE

SL Benfica Logo

5 - 0

Gil Vicente FC Logo
3' Rodrigo
16' Markovic
38' Rodrigo
57' Lima (pen.)
90'+2 Lima


Planet Benfica's Key Players: Various

Date: Saturday 4h January 2014, 20:15 GMT PT/UK (21:15 CET)
Venue: Estádio da Luz, Lisboa
Competition: Taça de Portugal, 5th Round (Last 16)
Referee: Nuno Almeida (A.F. Algarve)
Assistant Referees: Nuno Vicente, Luís Ramos
Fourth Referee: Nuno Alvo
Attendance: ~15,000
Weather: Scattered Clouds 11°C - Humidity: 62% Wind: W 9mp/h @ 20:00 GMT
TV: Sport TV

BENFICA - Oblak; Maxi Pereira, Luisão (c), Garay and Siqueira; Matic (Fejsa 73'), Enzo Pérez (Ruben Amorim 61'), Markovic and Gaitán; Lima and Rodrigo (54' Djuricic)
Subs: Paulo Lopes, Jardel, Ruben Amorim, Fejsa, Sulejmani, Djuricic and Funes Mori
Coach: Jorge Jesus

GIL VICENTE - Caleb; Gabriel, Halisson, Danielsson, Vinha; João Vilela, Leandro Pimenta (Luan 69'), César Peixoto (c); Brito (Vítor Gonçalves 77'), Avto and Diogo Viana (Paulinho 57')
Subs: Adriano, Pecks, Vítor Gonçalves, Luan, Paulinho, Nélson Agta and Simy
Coach: João de Deus

Disciplinary action: Yellow card to Leandro Pimenta (5'), Diogo Viana (11'), Gabriel Moura (49'), Caleb (56'), Paulinho (59') and Danielson (85')

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Photos: -




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Report: CD Nacional 0 - 1 SL Benfica - 30 December 2013


League Cup - Round 3 Group D | Kick-off 20:45 GMT

CD NACIONAL

SL BENFICA

CD Nacional Logo

0 - 1

SL Benfica Logo
32' Mexer (o.g.)


Date: Monday 30th December 2013, 20:45 GMT PT/UK (21:45 CET)
Venue: Estádio da Madeira, Funchal, Madeira
Competition: League Cup, Round 3, Group D, Matchday 1/3
Referee: Carlos Xistra (A.F. Castelo Branco)
Assistant Referees: Nuno Pereira, Jorge Cruz
Fourth Referee: Roberto Rebelo
Attendance: -
Weather: Scattered Clouds 11°C - Humidity: 49% Wind: SW 1mp/h @ 20:00 GMT
TV: TVI (PT)

NACIONAL - Gottardi, Zainadine, Miguel Rodrigues (Jota 62'), Mexer, Marçal, Aly, Claudemir (c) (Bruno Moura, 75'), Diego Barcellos, Rondon (João Aurélio 53'), Candeias and Lucas João
Subs: Rui Silva, João Aurélio, Rafa Sousa, Jota. Bruno Moura, Diogo and Sequeira
Coach: Manuel Machado

BENFICA - Oblak; Sílvio (Maxi Pereira 63'), Garay, Jardel and Siqueira; Fejsa, Enzo Pérez, Nico Gaitán (c), Sulejmani (Ruben Amorim 75') and Markovic (Rodrigo 85'); Lima
Subs: Paulo Lopes, Steven Vitória, Maxi Pereira, Ruben Amorim, Djuricic, Rodrigo and Funes Mori
Coach: Jorge Jesus

Disciplinary action: Yellow card to Enzo Pérez (23'), Miguel (27'), Mexer (66'), Candeias (67'), Ghazal (90'+1) and Siqueira (90'+2)

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Photos: -




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January league matches confirmed - 30 December 2013

The Portuguese Football League has confirmed Benfica's January domestic league matches against Porto and Marítimo.

Benfica are coincidently hosting both back-to-back league matches in the coming month, and will open the new year's league calendar with Porto at home - set for Sunday 12th January at 16:00.

The «encarnados» will them receive Marítimo exactly a week later on 19th January, but this time at 17:00 in the afternoon.

Both matches will be live on Benfica TV and the timings will favour the supporters who have been backing for earlier games in the Liga Zon Sagres.

> Also read:
Fixtures and results page




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CD Nacional x SL Benfica squad list - 29 December 2013

Jorge Jesus has taken 19 players to Madeira for tomorrow's League Cup match against Nacional.

The last competitive game of 2013 will be without captain Luisão, Matic, Ola John and Rodrigo who have stayed behind. Cardozo and Salvio continue recovery from their respective injuries.

Nacional x Benfica kicks-off Monday 30th December at 20:45 GMT.

The 19 players called up are:

Goalkeepers: Oblak, Paulo Lopes and Miguel Santos
Defenders: Maxi Pereira, André Almeida, Steven Vitória, Garay, Jardel, Sílvio and Siqueira
Midfielders: Fejsa, Ruben Amorim, Enzo Pérez, Gaitán, Djuricic, Sulejmani and Markovic
Forwards: Funes Mori and Lima




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Cosme Damião surpasses 25k visitors - 23 December 2013

Benfica's newly built Cosme Damião Museum clocked its 25,000 visitor today.

The museum, named after one of Benfica's founding fathers, opened to members and the public on 29th July this year.

The building occupies 4,000m2 and shows off a wide range of history of the club and boasts 900 pieces of trophies; from the European Cups, to trophies in Hockey and Basketball and all other sports the club has been involved and successful in.

The museum was also voted the 'surprise of the year' in Lisbon's Time Out magazine, an award that bodes will due to displays of the city's history too.




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Report: V. Setúbal 0 - 2 SL Benfica - 20 December 2013


Liga Zon Sagres Matchweek 14 | Kick-off 21:00 GMT

V. SETÚBAL

SL BENFICA

Vitória de Setúbal Logo

0 - 2

SL Benfica Logo
54' Rodrigo
69' Lima (pen.)


Statistics
Possession Shots (on target) Corners Offsides Fouls Yellows (reds)
42% | 58% 9(2) | 5(4) 4 | 5 2 | 3 24 | 17 4(0) | 1(0)


Date: Sunday 15th December 2013, 21:00 GMT PT/UK (22:00 CET)
Venue: Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal
Competition: Liga Zon Sagres, Jornada 14
Referee: Paulo Baptista, (A.F. Portalegre)
Assistant Referees: José Braga and Paulo Ramos
Fourth Referee:
Attendance: -
Weather: Clear 11°C - Humidity: 64% Wind: SW 3mp/h @ 20:30 GMT
TV: Sport TV

V. SETÚBAL - Kieszek; Pedro Queirós, Rúben Vezo, Cohene and Nélson Pedroso; Dani and Pedro Tiba (Tiago Terroso 83'); Ricardo Horta (Bruno Sabino 62'), Miguel Pedro (Diogo Rosado 71') and Rafael Martins; Rámon Cardozo
Subs: Servín, Ney, Tiago Terroso, Diogo Rosado, Coronas, Frederico Venâncio and Bruno Sabino
Coach: José Couceiro

BENFICA - Oblak; Sílvio, Luisão, Garay and Maxi Pereira; Fejsa (Sulejmani 46'), Matic, Enzo Pérez and Gaitán (Markovic 87'); Rodrigo (Ruben Amorim 76') and Lima
Subs: Paulo Lopes, Ruben Amorim, Jardel, Sulejmani, Ivan Cavaleiro, Djuricic and Markovic
Coach: Jorge Jesus

Disciplinary action: Yellow card to Pedro Tiba (34'), Fejsa (43'), Dani (68'), Rámon Cardozo (86') and Nélson Pedroso (90')

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Photos: -




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V. Setúbal x SL Benfica Squad List - 20 December 2013

Slovenian keeper Jan Oblak likely to start his first league game for Benfica as goalkeeper Artur misses out due to injury.

Cardozo remains sidelined whilst André Gomes, André Almeida and Ola John have been left out.

Enzo Pérez returns after serving a one-match suspension whilst Markovic and Ruben Amorim have recovered from injuries.

The 19 players called up are:

Goalkeepers: Oblak and Paulo Lopes
Defenders: Jardel, Sílvio, Luisão, Garay and Maxi Pereira
Midfielders: Fejsa, Matic, Djuricic, Ruben Amorim, Enzo Pérez, Gaitán, Ivan Cavaleiro and Sulejmani
Forwards: Markovic, Rodrigo, Lima and Funes Mori




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Benfica enter the Europa League draw - 15 December 2013

After finishing in third place in Group C of the Champions League, Benfica have a second chance at a European trophy as they drop down to the Europa League.

The Last 32 and 16 draw is made tomorrow in Nyon, Switzerland, and is set to commence at 12:00 GMT where the Lisbon side is seeded. The ties are set to be played on 20 / 27 February and 13 / 20 March respectively.

The possible opponents Benfica could face in the next round are listed below. Facing FC Porto would only be a possibility in the Last 16 should Benfica make it through.

Swansea City AFC (ENG, Group A)
FC Chornomorets Odesa (UKR, B )
Esbjerg fB (DEN, C)
NK Maribor (SVN, D)
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR, E)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR, F)
FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR, G)
FC Slovan Liberec (CZE, H)
Real Betis Balompié (ESP, I)
SS Lazio (ITA, J)
FC Anji Makhachkala (RUS, K)
PAOK FC (GRE, L)
AFC Ajax (NED)*
Juventus (ITA)*
FC Porto (POR)*
FC Viktoria Plzen (CZE)

*Transferred from the UEFA Champions League

Road to Turin
Quarter-finals: Draw 21 March, matches 3 & 10 April
Semi-finals: Draw 11 April, matches 24 April & 1 May
Final: Wednesday 14 May, Juventus Arena

> Also read:
Draw preview from UEFA.com




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Report: SC Olhanense 2 - 3 SL Benfica - 15 December 2013


Liga Zon Sagres Matchweek 13 | Kick-off 18:15 GMT

SC OLHANENSE

SL BENFICA

SC Olhanense Logo

2 - 3

SL Benfica Logo
7' F. Dionisi 19' Lima
31' Regula 37' Matic
46' Sulejmani


Statistics
Possession Shots (on target) Corners Offsides Fouls Yellows (reds)
49% | 51% 6(3) | 12(5) 1 | 2 1 | 7 23 | 9 2(0) | 0(0)


Date: Sunday 15th December 2013, 18:15 GMT PT/UK (19:15 CET)
Venue: Estádio do Algarve, Loulé
Competition: Liga Zon Sagres, Jornada 13
Referee: Vasco Santos (A.F. Porto)
Assistant Referees: Alexandre Freitas and Ludovico Franco
Fourth Referee:
Attendance: -
Weather: Clear 16°C - Humidity: 63% Wind: W 8mp/h @ 17:30 GMT
TV: Sport TV

OLHANENSE - Vid Belec; Mladen, Diakhité, Kroldrup, Coubrounne, Pelé, Celestino (Bigazzi 60'), Balogun, Regula (Francis Koné 77'), Dionisi and Mehmeti
Subs: Ricardo, R. Ferreira, Vítor Bastos, João Ribeiro, Mirko Bigazzi, M. Mendes, Francis Koné
Coach: Paulo Alves

BENFICA - Artur (Oblak 68'); Maxi Pereira, Luisão (c), Garay and Sílvio; Fejsa, Matic, Ivan Cavaleiro (Sulejmani 46') and Gaitán; Rodrigo (Ola John 58') and Lima
Subs: Jan Oblak, Jardel, André Gomes, Sulejmani, Ola John, Djuricic and Funes Mori
Coach: Jorge Jesus

Disciplinary action: Yellow card to Pelé (22') and Diakhité (80')

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