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FC Porto x SL Benfica Squad List - 10 May 2014

With the title wrapped up against Olhanense and with an eye for the Europa League final this week the manager decided to call up 7 youngsters from the Benfica B side.

Varela, João Cancelo, Lindelof, Rúben Pinto, Bernardo Silva, Rui Fonte and Hélder Costa were chosen to make the trip up north with 11 other players from the senior squad.

Enzo, Markovic and Salvio are expected to start as they are all suspended for the final against Sevilla.

No matter the result tonight, Benfica will finish top with their rivals in 3rd place.

The 18 players called up are:

Goalkeepers: Paulo Lopes and Bruno Varela
Defenders: João Cancelo, Steven Vitória, Jardel, André Almeida and Lindelof
Midfielders: Enzo Perez, Djuricic, Rúben Pinto, Bernardo Silva, Salvio, Ivan Cavaleiro and André Gomes
Forwards: Markovic, Funes Mori, Rui Fonte and Hélder Costa




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Benfica crowned Liga champions - 20 April 2014

Benfica were crowned Liga Zon Sagres champions of season 2013/14 after beating Olhanense 2-0 in Estádio da Luz, leaving city rivals Sporting 7 points behind with two games left.

This was the club's 33rd Portuguese League and the first with a foreign goalkeeper, both Artur (Brazil) and Jan Oblak (Slovenia) played their part.

Jorge Jesus clinched his second title with Benfica in the 4 years he has been with the club.

Match highlights, photos and celebration videos here.




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Fejsa and Gaitán doubtful for Académica encounter - 22 March 2014

Both Fesja and Gaitán are in doubt for tomorrow's league encounter against Académica.

The midfielders missed the Europa League game at the Luz against Tottenham and will be put under test this evening according to the manager:

"Fejsa and Gaitán have physical problems and were not in the field against Tottenham. Both worked under limitations this week and we will only today if they can play tomorrow or not."




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Jesus assumes favourite tag against Académica - 22 March 2014

Jorge Jesus expects Benfica to being strongly to wrap up all 3 points as early as possible.

Académica, managed by ex-footballer Sérgio Conceição, was praised by Benfica's coach who expected a much harder test than the 3-nil win at Coimbra earlier this season.

"We are the strongest team for the individual and collective qualities we possess. especially in our defensive strategies."

"Tomorrow we will play against a team with a young manager, who is destined to be a great coach. I expect a lot of difficulties but we will be ready for them."

"Each game has its own story and we will see a stronger Académica than the first round. Although I hope we can win them easily."

Benfica host Académica tomorrow at the Estádio da Luz at 18:00 GMT.




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Report: SL Benfica 2 - 0 Leixões SC - 15 January 2014


League Cup - Round 3 Matchday 2 Group D | Kick-off 20:45 GMT

SL BENFICA

LEIXÕES SC

SL Benfica Logo

2 - 0

Leixões SC Logo
28' Djuricic
87' Ivan Cavaleiro


Statistics
Possession Shots (on target) Corners Offsides Fouls Yellows (reds)
68% | 32% 12(6) | 6(1) 8 | 1 2 | 2 15 | 12 1(0) | 1(0)


Planet Benfica's Key Players: Ruben Amorim, Ivan Cavaleiro

Date: Wednesday 15th January 2014, 20:45 GMT PT/UK (21:45 CET)
Venue: Estádio da Luz, Lisboa
Competition: League Cup, Round 3, Group D, Matchday 2/3
Referee: Manuel Oliveira
Assistant Referees:
Fourth Referee:
Attendance: -
Weather: Cloudy 13°C - Humidity: 85% Wind: W 14mp/h @ 21:00 GMT
TV: TVI (PT)

BENFICA - Artur; André Almeida, Steven Vitória, Jardel and Sílvio; Amorim, Fejsa and Djuricic (Lima 67'); Ivan Cavaleiro and Ola John (Markovic 63'); Funes Mori (Rodrigo 66')
Subs: Paulo Lopes, Lima, Rodrigo, Mitrovic, André Gomes, Markovic and João Cancelo
Coach: Jorge Jesus

LEIXÕES - Chastre; João Viana, Zé Pedro, Huguinho and Rui Coentrão (Moreira 68'); Tiago Lenho, Anderson, Materazzi, Rúben Saldanha (Cadinha 62'); Mailo and Talles
Subs: Jorge Baptista, Nuno Silva, Novais, Moreira, Cadinha, Pedras and Pedro Pinto
Coach: Pedro Correia

Disciplinary action: Yellow card to Rodrigo (73') and Tiago Lenho (83')

Highlights: -
Photos: -




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Report: SL Benfica 2 - 0 FC Porto - 12 January 2014


Liga Zon Sagres Matchweek 15 | Kick-off 16:00 GMT

SL BENFICA

FC PORTO

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FC Porto Logo

SL Benfica x FC Porto - LIVE BENFICA TV STREAMS LINKS
TheSportTV: 1 2 | TV Gente | TV Free4Me | LiveTV | iLive
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Betting websites Betfair Live Video | Bet365 Live Streaming | WilliamHill TV

Date: Sunday 12th January 2014, 16:00 GMT PT/UK (17:00 CET)
Venue: Estádio da Luz, Lisboa
Competition: Liga Zon Sagres, Jornada 15
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (A.F. Porto)
Assistant Referees: Rui Licínio and João Silva
Fourth Referee:
Attendance: -
Weather: Rain 13°C
TV: Benfica TV

BENFICA -
Subs:
Coach: Jorge Jesus

PORTO -
Subs:
Coach: Paulo Fonseca

Disciplinary action: -

Highlights: -
Photos: -




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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')

Highlights: -
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)

Highlights: -
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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