SL Benfica vs CF Belenenses Squad List

Jorge Jesus has named his 18 player squad list ahead of this afternoon's home game against Belenenses for the Primeira Liga.

Goalkeepers: Artur and Júlio César
Defenders: Luisão, Maxi Pereira, Jardel, César, André Almeida and Benito
Midfielders: Pizzi, Enzo Perez, Nico Gaitán, Salvio, Samaris, Talisca and Ola John
Forwards: Derley, Lima and Jonas

Kick-off is at 17:00 GMT and live on Benfica TV.

Benfica prepare to host Belenenses

The Lisbon derby between Benfica and Belenenses will kick-off this Saturday at 17:00 GMT.

Jorge Jesus' side will be training tomorrow from 10:00 at the Caixa Futebol Campus behind closed doors to prepare for the 12th matchweek of the Primeira Liga.

Belenenses have had a very positive start to this season and currently sit in 5th place with 21 points from 11 games.

European loss no excuse for Jesus

Benfica face Académica in the Portuguese Liga tomorrow and Jorge Jesus aims to defend the top spot which has currently been handed to Vitoria de Guimaraes.

The manager refused to let the disqualification from Europe affect their preparation.

"Independent of Wednesday's game our responsibility is to win and work in a way that the team goes to Coimbra prepared to play well, like we have been doing so far in the league, which is why we are at the top. Our objective is to win and defend the first spot."

Belenenses match moved to Saturday 6th December

Benfica's home game against Belenenses, which was initially confirmed for Friday 5th December at 19:45 GMT, has now moved to Saturday 6th December at 17:00 GMT.

Benfica's disqualification from European football after the narrow loss in Russia against Zenit was the motivating factor.

It is likely the final Group C match against Leverkusen on 9th December will now feature non-first-team players.

Tickets can still be purchased for both games at the Estádio da Luz, Casas do Benfica or online at