Highlights: Rio Ave 3 - 2 Benfica




Squad List: Rio Ave x Benfica

Rui Vitória has selected a largely unchanged squad for Wednesday's Portuguese Cup clash in Vila do Conde. Andrija Živković returns after serving a one-match domestic suspension, and there is also a recall for Filipe Augusto. Keaton Parks and Rafa Silva drop out.

Rúben Dias is still recovering from appendix surgery. Eliseu remains out of favour, along with Brazilian pair Douglas and Gabriel Barbosa.

Wednesday night's match at the Estádio dos Arcos kicks off at 21:00 local time.

Goalkeepers: Svilar and Bruno Varela

Defenders: Lisandro, Grimaldo, Luisão, Jardel and André Almeida

Midfielders: Fejsa, Filipe Augusto, Samaris, Živković, Salvio, Krovinović, Pizzi, Cervi, Diogo Gonçalves and João Carvalho

Forwards: Raúl, Jonas and Seferović




Highlights: Benfica 2 - 0 Vitória de Setúbal




Squad List: Benfica x Vitória de Setúbal

20-year-old midfielder Keaton Parks has earned his first call-up to Benfica's senior squad. The American has been in excellent form for Benfica B, and clearly impressed Rui Vitória whilst training with the first team during the international break.

Rúben Dias has been suffering from acute appendicitis and was forced to undergo surgery this morning. Mile Svilar has a virus and Júlio César is still battling with his chronic back condition. Andrija Živković has been left out completely, as rumours continue to swirl about a contractual dispute relating to bonus payments.

Eliseu, Filipe Augusto and Ljubomir Fejsa are all rested, while Lisandro López, Rafa Silva and Gabriel Barbosa return.

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

Goalkeepers: Bruno Varela and Paulo Lopes

Defenders: Lisandro, Grimaldo, Luisão, Douglas, André Almeida and Jardel

Midfielders: Samaris, Salvio, Krovinović, Pizzi, Cervi, Keaton Parks, Rafa Silva and Diogo Gonçalves

Forwards: Raúl, Jonas, Gabriel Barbosa and Seferović




Highlights: Olhanense 0 - 1 Benfica




Squad List: Olhanense x Benfica

Rui Vitória has named a much-changed squad for Benfica's Portuguese Cup clash with third tier Olhanense. The Eagles are without Júlio César (back pain), Eliseu (right thigh strain), Jardel (fatigue), Jonas (back pain) and Andreas Samaris (suspension).

Eduardo Salvio is also absent; the Portuguese press report that he picked up a knock whilst on international duty, although he does not appear on Benfica's official injury list. Andrija Živković is rested, while Lisandro López remains out of favour.

Mile Svilar and Douglas are both expected to make their debuts. Branimir Kalaica, Diogo Gonçalves, Martin Chrien and João Carvalho have all been drafted in to bolster the squad. 

Saturday's game at the neutral Estádio Algarve commences at 19:00 local time.

Goalkeepers: Svilar and Bruno Varela

Defenders: Grimaldo, Luisão, Douglas, Kalaica, André Almeida and Rúben Dias

Midfielders: Fejsa, Filipe Augusto, Krovinović, Pizzi, Cervi, Chrien, João Carvalho, Rafa Silva and Diogo Gonçalves

Forwards: Raúl, Gabriel Barbosa and Seferović




Highlights: Benfica 2 - 1 Vitória de Guimarães




LIVE COMMENTARY: Taça de Portugal final

Tune in from 17:00 BST for live commentary of the Portuguese cup final. Behind the microphone is football journalist, translator and commentator Patrick Kendrick, formerly of BTV. Please note that this is an audio feed of a TV commentary for OZ.com. To stream the match live in HD, click here.




Squad List: Benfica x Vitória de Guimarães

With the exception of Jardel, who is still recovering from a left knee sprain, Benfica have a clean bill of health ahead of the Portuguese cup final. Andreas Samaris is available after his four-match suspension was appealed by the club, delaying its onset until next season.

Sunday's game at the Estádio do Jamor gets underway at 17:15 local time, and will be officiated by Hugo Miguel.

You can stream the game live via OZ.com, or listen to audio commentary here on Planet Benfica.

Goalkeepers: Júlio César and Ederson

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

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

Forwards: Jonas, Mitroglou and Raúl




Cup Final Preview: Benfica x Vitória de Guimarães

Benfica Taça 2014

A win for Benfica on Sunday would secure their eleventh domestic double, and would represent their third piece of silverware this season after the Supertaça and Primeira Liga. The Eagles are gunning for their 26th Taça de Portugal crown (in its modern format). Benfica last reached the Portuguese cup final in 2013/14, when they overcame Rio Ave thanks to a solitary goal from Nico Gaitán.




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