Benfica through to League Cup final!

Benfica beat Vitória de Setúbal convincingly tonight to reach their 6th League Cup final in the history of the competition which began in 2007/08.

The manager kept consistent in his first XI by fielding players with the least amount of playing time with the likes of Lisandro Lopez at centre back and youngster Gonçalo Guedes in the right wing starting.

Ruben Amorim returns to the squad list

Jorge Jesus has listed midfielder Rúben Amorim for tonight's game against Vitória de Setúbal.

Although giving no guarantees that Amorim will be on the bench, it's a step forward for the Portuguese after a 5 month absence on the sidelines after a leg injury at the start of the season at Boavista.

Captain Luisão has not been selected; alongside Maxi Pereira, André Almeida and Gaitán.

Gonçalo Guedes, Benfica's promising youngster, continues to win the manager's vote and could also feature tonight.

The match kicks-off tonight at 19:45 local time.

Benfica to face Vitória de Setúbal in League Cup semi

Benfica's League Cup semi-final is now confirmed and will play Liga opponents V. Setúbal.

The Setúbal side won Boavista 3-0 to pip Sporting to the semis.

The match will be played on 11th February at 19:45 GMT, while the other semi-final between Marítimo and FC Porto will bizarrely be played on 2nd April... another Portuguese Football League touch.

Benfica host Arouca for League Cup

Jorge Jesus will hold a press conference tomorrow at 16:00 local time on Benfica TV to preview the second League Cup group round against Arouca FC.

SL Benfica x CD Nacional Squad List

Jorge Jesus has named his squad list for tonight's League Cup game against CD Nacional, Matchday 1 of Group A.

Numerous changes were made by the manager in the 19 player selection, namely the call ups of Benfica B players Bruno Varela and Lindelöf.

Enzo Pérez (Valencia) and Nélson Oliveira (on loan to Swansea) have both left the club ahead of the January transfer window.

Sulejmani is picked for the second time after an injury in the Europa League final kept him sidelined for months.

Goalkeepers: – Bruno Varela and Júlio César

Benfica drawn with Nacional, Arouca and Moreirense in League Cup

Benfica have been drawn in Group A of Round 3 League Cup (Taça da Liga) and will be looking to retain the Cup after having won their fifth last season in eight editions.

The top ten placed teams in the Primeira Liga 2013/14 joined eight teams who qualified from Round 2.

Group winners will qualify to the Semi-Final.

Benfica enter Portuguese League Cup 2014/15

The draw for Round 3 of the Portuguese League Cup [Taça da Liga] will take place this Wednesday 10 December at 12:30 GMT in Porto at the Liga Portugal headquarters, where 5-time winners Benfica enter the frame.

The competition, which is now in its 8th edition, will feature eight winners from Round 2 and ten top-placed teams from last season's Primeira Liga. There will be four groups, two groups with four teams and two with five teams.