Squad List: Benfica x Vitória de Guimarães

A win against Vitória de Guimarães on Saturday would see Benfica clinch a fourth consecutive Primeira Liga title. Rui Vitória has named an unchanged squad, with nobody currently in the treatment room. Once again, André Horta and Lisandro López have not been selected.

Pedro Martins' side will be no pushovers as the Eagles look to make history; they are on a seven match win streak, are unbeaten in eleven league games, and have the second best away record in the Liga NOS.

Saturday's game at a sold-out Estádio da Luz kicks off at 18:15 local time.

Goalkeepers: Ederson and Júlio César

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

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

Forwards: Jonas, Raúl and Mitroglou




Raúl proud of Rio Ave heroics

Benfica are just two points away from lifting their fourth consecutive Primeira Liga trophy, following a nervy 1-0 win over Rio Ave on Sunday night. The Eagles were given a tough test by their Europa League-chasing opponents, with the game’s only goal arriving in the 75th minute, courtesy of Raúl Jiménez. The visiting fans were made to sweat until the final whistle, with FC Porto loanee Gonçalo Paciência striking the post for Rio Ave in the dying minutes.

Speaking after the match, head coach Rui Vitória dedicated the victory to his players and the travelling supporters.




Highlights: Rio Ave 0 - 1 Benfica




Squad List: Rio Ave x Benfica

Rui Vitória has a fully-fit squad to pick from for the first time this season. Jardel returns after recovering from his ankle sprain, but Lisandro López and André Horta have been left out by choice.

Benfica need five points from their remaining three fixtures to guarantee a fourth consecutive league title.

Sunday's game at the Estádio dos Arcos gets underway at 20:15 local time.

Goalkeepers: Ederson and Júlio César

Defenders: Grimaldo, Luisão, Lindelöf, Eliseu, Jardel, 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 2 - 1 Estoril




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




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