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# benfica - Today’s News


# benfica - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Sevilla’s penalty masterclass delivers Europa League crown

The 52 years of hurt continue for Benfica.

As it happened: Sevilla v Benfica, Europa League final

We went minute-by-minute on a marathon match in Turin…

# benfica - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Tevez strike fails to prevent Juve defeat while Sevilla trump Valencia

Check out the goals from the first legs of the Europa League semi-finals.

Brazilian striker Lima scored with this absolute rocket in the Europa League

The former Braga forward won the game for the Portuguese side in powerful style.

# benfica - Friday 14 March, 2014

Benfica boss ‘lacked class’, fumes Tim Sherwood after Spurs defeat

The managers tangled on the White Hart Lane touchline last night.

# benfica - Monday 24 February, 2014

VIDEO: Benfica wonderkid Lazar Markovic scores a beautifully-timed lob He's A Bit Special This post contains videos

VIDEO: Benfica wonderkid Lazar Markovic scores a beautifully-timed lob

The 19-year-old Serbian popped up with a terrific winner against Vitoria Guimaraes.

# benfica - Monday 10 February, 2014

‘Tragedy avoided’ as crowd evacuated from Lisbon derby Good Call This post contains videos

‘Tragedy avoided’ as crowd evacuated from Lisbon derby

High winds caused objects to fall from the roof of the Stadium of Light before the meeting of Benfica and Sporting Lisbon was postponed.

# benfica - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Chelsea’s €25m deal for Matic confirmed

The Serbian midfielder returns from Benfica for his second spell at the club.

# benfica - Monday 6 January, 2014

Eusebio’s coffin placed on Benfica pitch as thousands turn out to say goodbye

The funeral of the Portuguese footballing great took place this evening.

# benfica - Friday 26 April, 2013

UEFA hit Inter with 45k fine for Adebayor abuse

It’s the third time the Italian giants have been fined this season.

# benfica - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Europa League preview: Spurs face Swiss hurdle while Blues on the brink

The European football action isn’t over yet, fellow couch potatoes.

# benfica - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Europa League preview: Bale set to give Inter headaches

Bale carved Inter to pieces – and then right-back Maicon – with a breathtaking hat-trick when the sides last met in European competition in 2010-11.

# benfica - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Defence case: David Luiz aims to silence critics

The Chelsea defender admits he is not happy with the criticism that’s been levelled at him in recent times.

# benfica - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Lionel Messi in light training after injury scare

The Barcelona star is still one goal behind Gerd Mueller’s longstanding record.

# benfica - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

UEFA Champions League Group G preview: Celtic, Benfica vie for survival

If Benfica simply equal the Scottish side’s performance on Wednesday, they will advance to the next stage.

# benfica - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

As it happened: Benfica v Celtic, Champions League

Could Neil Lennon’s men get the result they needed to seal qualification for the last 16? Relive tonight’s action in our minute-by-minute Champions League report.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon calls for lionhearts in Lisbon tonight

After that famous win over Barcelona at Celtic Park, Lennon knows a win in Portugal will secure the SPL champions’ progression.

Champions League: Celtic aiming for top spot after famous win over Barcelona

The SPL side take on Benfica in Portugal tonight.

# benfica - Monday 19 November, 2012

Cesc Fabregas brings wrong passport to Moscow, detained in airport ahead of Champions League tie

Barcelona chiefs eventually resolved the situation and the midfielder was granted a temporary visa.

# benfica - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

# benfica - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Here’s your Lionel Messi conspiracy theory pic of the day

The Portuguese media have come up with an innovative idea, as Benfica bid to stop the Argentinian superstar.

UEFA Champions League Group G preview: Barca, Benfica set to clash

Celtic travel to Moscow, meanwhile, to face Spartak in the Russian capital.

# benfica - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Lennon wary of Champions League travel

The Bhoys drew 0-0 with Benfica in their group opener in Glasgow last night.

# benfica - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Champions League wrap: United earn narrow win, Messi spares Barca blushes

Meanwhile, Celtic got their campaign off to a draw against Benfica.

Champions League preview: Barca begin drive for five

Celtic, meanwhile, will have their work cut out for them in a group which also contains Spartak Moscow and Benfica.

# benfica - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Zenit sign Hulk, Witsel in incredible €80m double deal

Luciano Spalletti raided the Portuguese league of two of its stars on Monday.

# benfica - Saturday 11 August, 2012

VIDEO: Luisão KOs referee in friendly TOO FAR This post contains videos

VIDEO: Luisão KOs referee in friendly

Straight red, surely.

# benfica - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

31 days to Euro 2012: Poborsky’s stunning lob sinks Portugal Countdown This post contains videos

31 days to Euro 2012: Poborsky’s stunning lob sinks Portugal

It was a piece of individual brilliance that led Manchester United to fork out £3.5m for the Czech midfielder.

# benfica - Monday 30 April, 2012

Porto claim 26th Primeira Liga title

The Portuguese giants benefitted from the poor performance of rivals Benfica, who slumped to a two-all away draw against Rio Ave.

# benfica - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Di Matteo’s the main man, insists Chelsea midfielder Ramires

Italian manager has given the Blues the confidence to progress in the Champions League, according to the Brazilian.

# benfica - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

As it happened: Benfica v Chelsea, Champions League

We went kick by kick as Roberto Di Matteo brought his side to Lisbon for what was an intriguing Champions League quarter-final.

Champions League preview: APOEL attempt to shock Real

The two sides are both hoping to secure a coveted place in the semi-finals of the Europe’s biggest club competition, with Madrid odds-on favourites to progress.

Champions League preview: Blues hoping to keep the show on the road

Chelsea have not won away from home in this season’s Champions League. Can they do it in Lisbon tonight?

# benfica - Friday 16 March, 2012

‘It doesn’t matter who you get’ says Chelsea chief after Euro draw

Ron Gourlay wouldn’t have thought that if the Blues has drawn Barca and not Benfica this morning.

Champions League draw: Chelsea get Benfica, Barca meet Milan in quarters UCL

Champions League draw: Chelsea get Benfica, Barca meet Milan in quarters

The Pensioners have been handed a trip to Portugal while Pep Guardiola’s side take on the Serie A leaders.

# benfica - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

The Morning Score: Tuesday

Who’s ready for a “Super Tuesday” of sport? More importantly, who writes these awful puns? Here’s the morning’s news.

Champions League previews: Benfica v Zenit and Arsenal v AC Milan

We look forward to the two fascinating encounters in store for us this evening.

Hulk kicks the ball harder than you’ve ever seen before*

The Porto forward’s goal effort was clocked at 67 miles per hour. That’s two penalty points.

# benfica - Sunday 12 February, 2012

WATCH: Here’s what Man United’s latest transfer target has to offer Hot Shot This post contains videos

WATCH: Here’s what Man United’s latest transfer target has to offer

Nicolás Gaitán has been attracting the interest of Alex Ferguson’s side, as well as neighbours Man City.

# benfica - Friday 20 January, 2012

The Departures Lounge: your daily transfer gossip round-up

The talk today is that Fulham boss Martin Jol is open to the idea of offloading Damien Duff. Utter madness.

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