Posted on February 7, 2015 by Anonymous (not verified)
As we warm up for tomorrow's crunch match away against our eternal reptilian foes, we've been reliving some epic derbies of the past. Let us know your best moments in the comments!
Pablo Aimar 2010
As Benfica thundered on in their title winning 2009/10 season, the home fixture to eternal rivals Sporting stuck out as a potential hazard. Sporting hadn't had a season to write home about, but then they rarely do. Nonetheless, a derby is always a derby. And no one would have loved to have taken it away from us more than Sporting. After a tense and goalless first half, finally Óscar "Tacuara" Cardozo diverted a driving cross from Fábio Coentrão into the Sporting goal on 68 minutes, to everyone's joy and relief. But the match was topped off by this sensational goal from Pablito himself.
Posted on January 5, 2015 by Anonymous (not verified)
Jorge Jesus has called his players to the Caixa Futebol Campus training ground tomorrow at 17:00 GMT to begin preparations for the upcoming Liga game.
The champions will face Guimarães on Saturday 10th January at 17:00 GMT where the match will also be used to honour Eusébio, who had the stadium's street address named after this morning to remember his legacy.
The change was approved and supported by the Lisbon municipality, who also marked their presence in today's proceedings.
Posted on December 6, 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
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
Posted on November 30, 2014 by Anonymous (not verified)
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."