Match Report: Benfica 2 - 0 Paços de Ferreira

Jonas

Benfica got back to winning ways by defeating Paços de Ferreira 2-0 at the Estádio da Luz on Saturday night, to move up to third place in the Liga NOS. Franco Cervi put the Águias ahead in the first-half before Jonas' second-half strike sealed all three points for Rui Vitória's men, bringing to an end a barren spell of three consecutive matches without a victory.




Highlights: Benfica 2 - 0 Paços de Ferreira




Squad List: Benfica x Paços de Ferreira

Diogo Gonçalves has been named in Benfica's preliminary squad for Saturday's league clash with Paços de Ferreira. Eduardo Salvio remains unavailable with a sprained right ankle.

Eliseu, Lisandro López and Douglas have not been selected by Rui Vitória, despite not appearing on the official injury list. Ljubomir Fejsa and Pizzi are expected to resume their partnership in central midfield.

Saturday's match at the Estádio da Luz begins at 20:30 local time.

Goalkeepers: Júlio César and Bruno Varela

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

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

Forwards: Gabriel Barbosa, Raúl, Seferović and Jonas




Highlights: Boavista 2 - 1 Benfica




Squad List: Boavista x Benfica

Benfica will take 20 players to Porto for their clash with Boavista on Saturday evening. Filip Krovinović was ineligible to play in the Champions League this week, but has returned to the squad for domestic duty. Jardel (right thigh) and Ljubomir Fejsa (right leg) are still absent through injury.

João Carvalho has been dropped, and there is still no place for Brazilian right-back Douglas.

Saturday's match at the Estádio do Bessa begins at 18:15 local time.

Goalkeepers: Júlio César and Bruno Varela

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

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

Forwards: Raúl, Jonas, Gabriel Barbosa and Seferović




Highlights: Benfica 2 - 1 Portimonense




Highlights: Rio Ave 1 - 1 Benfica




Squad List: Rio Ave x Benfica

Rui Vitória has rung the changes for Saturday's visit to in-form Rio Ave. Júlio César, Andrija Zivković and Filip Krovinović return from injury, while Andreas Samaris is back after serving his four-match suspension.

Martin Chrien and Aurélio Buta have both been dropped, with the latter linked with a loan move away from the club. André Almeida has shaken off a knock picked up against former club Belenenses, but Eduardo Salvio has been ruled out with a right knee injury. He joins Álex Grimaldo (right leg), Ljubomir Fejsa (right leg) and Kostas Mitroglou (left thigh) on the sidelines.

Saturday's top-of-the-table clash at the Estádio dos Arcos begins at 20:30 local time.

Goalkeepers: Júlio César, Paulo Lopes and Bruno Varela

Defenders: Lisandro, Luisão, Eliseu, Jardel and André Almeida

Midfielders: Filipe Augusto, Samaris, Krovinović, Pizzi, Willock, Cervi, João Carvalho, Diogo Gonçalves, Živković and Rafa Silva

Forwards: Raúl, Jonas and Seferović




Highlights: Benfica 5 - 0 Belenenses




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