Squad List: Estoril x Benfica

Jonas has been named in Benfica's 20-man preliminary squad for Matchweek 14 of the Liga NOS. Ljubomir Fejsa and Rafa Silva both return after being rested in midweek.

The Eagles are still without Álex Grimaldo (abdomen), Eliseu and André Horta (thigh), and Júlio César and Eduardo Salvio (shoulder). Danilo has been dropped.

Saturday's match with Estoril begins at 20:30 at the Estádio António Coimbra da Mota.

Goalkeepers: Ederson and Paulo Lopes

Defenders: Lisandro, Luisão, Lindelöf, Jardel, André Almeida and Nélson Semedo

Midfielders: Fejsa, Samaris, Carrillo, Živković, Pizzi, Cervi, Rafa Silva and Celis

Forwards: Raúl Jiménez, Jonas, Mitroglou and Gonçalo Guedes




Rui, Raúl and Rafa respond to Lisbon derby triumph

Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Sporting Clube de Portugal contested the age-old Lisbon derby this Sunday at a packed Estádio da Luz. More than 63,000 fans were in attendance to witness a thrilling match in which Benfica got the better of their neighbours and arch-rivals. Heading into the match, the Lions sat second in the table – just two points behind Benfica – and were eager to knock the Eagles off their perch at the top of the Liga NOS.




Highlights: Benfica 2 - 1 Sporting




Vitória plays down talk of Jonas comeback

Jonas

Benfica and Sporting go head-to-head at the Estádio da Luz tonight, knowing that the winner will top the Liga NOS at the end of Matchweek 13. With just two points separating the sides, Rui Vitória is expecting a stern test of his team's title credentials.




Match Preview: Benfica x Sporting

Kostas Mitroglou

David Pritchett, Bruno Ribeiro, Megan Robertson and Luís Filipe Amante discuss the big issues ahead of the 299th Derby de Lisboa, as Benfica and Sporting prepare for a titanic tussle at the Estádio da Luz on Sunday evening.




Squad List: Benfica x Sporting

Benfica have been buoyed by the return of Jonas ahead of Sunday's Lisbon derby at the Estádio da Luz. The Brazilian marksman has been included in Rui Vitória's preliminary squad, although it is unclear whether he will start the game or even make the substitutes' bench.

Eliseu (thigh) and Álex Grimaldo (abdomen) remain sidelined, so André Almeida is expected to continue at left-back. André Horta (thigh) is also absent, while Guillermo Celis has been overlooked.

Sunday's match kicks off at 18:00 in Lisbon, and will be refereed by Jorge Sousa.

Goalkeepers: Ederson, Júlio César and Paulo Lopes

Defenders: Lisandro, Luisão, Lindelöf, Jardel, André Almeida and Nélson Semedo

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

Forwards: Raúl Jiménez, Jonas, Mitroglou and Gonçalo Guedes




Vitória: "The team did enough to get the three points"

Benfica met Marítimo on Friday on the beautiful island of Madeira, and fell to their first league defeat of the 2016/17 season, on Matchweek 12 of the competition. It was a day of celebration for the islanders as they inaugurated a new stand at the Estádio dos Barreiros and defeated the Tricampeões against the odds after 90 minutes played in the pouring rain.




Highlights: Marítimo 2 - 1 Benfica




Vitória does not expect repeat of Marítimo thrashing

Marítimo will be Benfica's opponents on Matchweek 12 of the Liga NOS. Before discussing the upcoming game in his pre-match press conference, Rui Vitória offered his support to all of those affected by this week's Colombian air disaster, which claimed the lives of 71 people, including the vast majority of the Chapecoense first team.




Squad List: Marítimo x Benfica

Benfica will travel to Madeira without a natural left-back in their squad. Álex Grimaldo is still struggling with an abdominal problem, while Eliseu picked up a thigh strain in the win over Moreirense. André Almeida is expected to play the role in their absence.

André Horta (thigh) and Jonas (foot) remain sidelined, while Danilo has been overlooked.

The match at the newly-renovated Estádio dos Barreiros gets underway at 20:30 on Friday.

Goalkeepers: Ederson, Júlio César and Paulo Lopes

Defenders: Lisandro, Luisão, Lindelof, Jardel, André Almeida and Nélson Semedo

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

Forwards: Raúl, Mitroglou and Gonçalo Guedes




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