Squad List: Benfica x Estoril

Rui Vitória has made just one change to his squad for the visit of Estoril. Lisandro López has been dropped, leaving Victor Lindelöf and Luisão as the only available central defenders in the continued absence of Jardel (sprained ankle). André Horta is still out of the first team picture.

Saturday's game at the Estádio da Luz begins at 18:15 local time.

Goalkeepers: Ederson and Júlio César

Defenders: Luisão, André Almeida, Nélson Semedo, Lindelöf, Grimaldo and Eliseu

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

Forwards: Jonas, Raúl and Mitroglou




Vitória: "We were the better team during the ninety minutes"

Benfica took another huge step towards a fourth consecutive league title by picking up a point against arch-rivals Sporting at the Estádio José Alvalade on Saturday evening. The Eagles made the worst possible start, with Ederson gifting Sporting an early penalty that was confidently dispatched by Adrien Silva. Nonetheless, the visitors were unfortunate to be behind at half-time, after referee Artur Soares Dias rejected no less than three penalty appeals.




Highlights: Sporting 1 - 1 Benfica




Squad List: Sporting x Benfica

Rui Vitória has a virtually full-strength squad to pick from for this weekend's Lisbon derby. Raúl Jiménez has recovered from his thigh complaint, and Lisandro López is back in favour. Jardel is still sidelined with an ankle injury, while André Horta has been overlooked. Jonas is rated as doubtful with a left calf strain.

Saturday's showdown at the Estádio José Alvalade kicks off at 20:30 local time, and will be officiated by Artur Soares Dias.

Goalkeepers: Ederson and Júlio César

Defenders: Lisandro, Grimaldo, Luisão, Lindelöf, Eliseu, André Almeida and Nélson Semedo

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

Forwards: Raúl, Jonas and Mitroglou




Highlights: Benfica 3 - 0 Marítimo




Vitória lends his support to Rafa and Samaris

Benfica welcome Marítimo to the Estádio da Luz on Friday night, and should expect no favours from a side that occupy sixth place in the Liga NOS. Besides Vitória de Setúbal, the Madeiran outfit are the only team to have defeated the Eagles in a league fixture this season, and their defensive record is bettered only by Porto and Benfica.




Squad List: Benfica x Marítimo

Rui Vitória has made just one change to the squad that scraped a 1-0 victory over Moreirense on Matchweek 28. Lisandro López is not injured, but has apparently been dropped. Jardel (ankle) and Raúl Jiménez (thigh) are both still unavailable.

Friday's match at the Estádio da Luz begins at 18:15 local time.

Goalkeepers: Ederson and Júlio César

Defenders: Grimaldo, Luisão, Lindelöf, Eliseu, André Almeida and Nélson Semedo

Midfielders: Fejsa, Filipe Augusto, Samaris, André Horta, Carrillo, Živković, Salvio, Pizzi, Cervi and Rafa Silva

Forwards: Jonas and Mitroglou




Highlights: Moreirense 0 - 1 Benfica




Squad List: Moreirense x Benfica

Benfica have taken 21 players to northern Portugal for their league clash with Moreirense on Sunday. Ederson, Eliseu and Kostas Mitroglou all return after being rested against Estoril in midweek, with Paulo Lopes and Luka Jović making way.

Jardel (ankle) and Raúl Jiménez (thigh) remain in the treatment room. Jonas is struggling to shake off a knock he picked up against FC Porto, so it is unclear whether the Brazilian will start.

Sunday’s game at the Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas gets underway at 20:15 local time.

Goalkeepers: Ederson and Júlio César

Defenders: Lisandro, Grimaldo, Luisão, Lindelöf, Eliseu, André Almeida and Nélson Semedo

Midfielders: Fejsa, Filipe Augusto, Samaris, André Horta, Carrillo, Živković, Salvio, Pizzi, Cervi and Rafa Silva

Forwards: Jonas and Mitroglou




Vitória: "My team deserved the victory for their exhibition"

Benfica were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Porto in Saturday night’s Clássico at the Estádio da Luz. For the first time in Rui Vitória’s tenure, the Eagles dominated a match against their northern rivals, but after Jonas’ seventh minute penalty, they were unable to convert their superiority into more goals. Maxi Pereira scored the visitors' second half equaliser against his former club, before Iker Casillas took centre-stage with a string of stunning saves.




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