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




Squad List: Benfica x Belenenses

Rui Vitória has made three changes to the squad he selected for Monday night's win over Chaves. Rúben Dias has been dropped, but Aurélio Buta has been recalled. Ljubomir Fejsa has been ruled out with a right leg injury and Andreas Samaris is serving the final game of his four-match suspension, so Filipe Augusto or André Almeida should start in midfield.

Also in the treatment room are Júlio César (left leg), Álex Grimaldo (right leg), Andrija Zivković (right thigh) and Kostas Mitroglou (left thigh). Filip Krovinović is still recovering from hernia surgery. André Carrillo and André Horta are both absent, and are expected to depart the club on loan in the coming days.

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

Goalkeepers: Paulo Lopes and Bruno Varela

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

Midfielders: Filipe Augusto, Salvio, Pizzi, Cervi, Willock, Chrien, Diogo Gonçalves, João Carvalho and Rafa Silva

Forwards: Raúl, Jonas and Seferović




Opinion: The lowdown on GD Chaves

Eduardo Salvio

Benfica face GD Chaves at the Estádio Municipal de Chaves on Monday night, to round off Matchweek 2 of the Liga NOS. How are the northern outfit shaping up ahead of the match? To find out, we chatted with Brandon, curator of the English-language newsfeed @GDChavesWorld.




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