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Boavista FC x SL Benfica Squad List - 24 August 2014

Benfica return to the Bessa stadium to face Boavista in the league for the first time since 2007/08.

Boavista have returned to Portugal's top division and have been reinstatement after their corruption allegations.

Brazilian international keepel Júlio César still isn't an option for Jorge Jesus and remains in Lisbon after last week's transfer from English side QPR.

Lisandro Lopez and Pizzi both feature after prolonged stays on the sideline due to injuries.

The 20 players called up are:

Goalkeepers: Artur Moraes and Paulo Lopes
Defenders: Maxi Pereira, Luisão, Jardel, Lisandro Lopez and Eliseu
Midfielders: André Almeida, Ruben Amorim, Enzo Perez, Talisca, Salvio, Gaitán, Pizzi, Ola John and Tiago
Forwards: Jara, Derley, Lima and Nélson Oliveira




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Planet Benfica launch BenficaLive.com - 17 August 2014

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Benfica deny Manolas link - 07 June 2014

Benfica have released an official statement on slbenfica.pt to deny any links with Greek defender Kostas Manolas.

Read the translation of the statement below, the original version can be found here.

"The weeks pass and the press continue to link players to Sport Lisboa e Benfica."

"It's essential for us to stress that the squad for the upcoming 2014/15 season is being built under strict planning and in a timely manner. We cannot allow football agents or clubs to create rumours without foundation."

"There has been no offer made for Greek player Kostas Manolas for seven and half million euros or even one euro. No offer is expected to me made. There are limits to speculation and this time it was grossly misconducted."




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Jorge Jesus to continue at helm - 29 May 2014

Jorge Jesus will continue at Benfica's helm after he rebuffed any potential move to another European side.

Jesus joined Benfica in 2009 and is currently one of the longest serving Benfica managers in recent history. The three domestic titles won this season has only strengthened his ties with the club after a disastrous end last year.

The president also confirmed the continuation of the Portuguese manager for at least another year, when his contract terminates.

Currently there has been no suggestion extension talks are in place however the club are likely begin securing the most coveted manager in Portugal.

Jorge Jesus was linked to clubs such as Italian giants AC Milan and Spanish outfit Valencia who will get the backing of a Singaporean tycoon.

"It's true that I had various invites, but that only happened because of the great results Benfica obtained in Europe and the fact that I am managing a great club."

"I am a man of my word with a sense of responsibility, it has never crossed my mind to leave. Milan's projects did not satisfy me because there exists something stronger. I believe Benfica can better the recent results."

"The financial factor does not come in the way of my sporting ambitions."




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Rodrigo hopes to finish in a brilliant fashion - 11 May 2014

Rodrigo, taking part in a Coca Cola campaign, promised to give his all in the final remainder of the games and help Benfica lift the coveted Europa League title after last year's disappointment.

"A final is always a final, anything can happen and it doesn't matter which team plays. We hope to play a great game so we can win this title."

Benfica is still in flight to lift two more cups, the Europa League and the Portuguese Cup, after winning the League Cup and the domestic league.

"I think not many people believed in us at the start of the season, that Benfica could win all the competitions it was participating in."

"We, believed. It wouldn't make sense to come everyday to train if we didn't believe in our own work. We didn't start very well but we turned it around and we are going to finish the season in an brilliant fashion."




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Turin preparations underway - 11 May 2014

Preparations for the Europa League final are already under way with the Aguia's plan now released.

Jorge Jesus and his team will fly on Tuesday to Turin leaving on a chartered plane from Lisbon at 9:30 in the morning.

As 16:15 in the afternoon on the same day two players will join the manager for the usual press conference followed by pitch adaptation at the Juventus stadium.

Benfica qualified in Turin for the final when they beat Juventus 2-1 in aggregate.

The Europa League final will be played between Sevilla and Benfica on Wednesday May 14th at 19:45 BST.




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FC Porto x SL Benfica Squad List - 10 May 2014

With the title wrapped up against Olhanense and with an eye for the Europa League final this week the manager decided to call up 7 youngsters from the Benfica B side.

Varela, João Cancelo, Lindelof, Rúben Pinto, Bernardo Silva, Rui Fonte and Hélder Costa were chosen to make the trip up north with 11 other players from the senior squad.

Enzo, Markovic and Salvio are expected to start as they are all suspended for the final against Sevilla.

No matter the result tonight, Benfica will finish top with their rivals in 3rd place.

The 18 players called up are:

Goalkeepers: Paulo Lopes and Bruno Varela
Defenders: João Cancelo, Steven Vitória, Jardel, André Almeida and Lindelof
Midfielders: Enzo Perez, Djuricic, Rúben Pinto, Bernardo Silva, Salvio, Ivan Cavaleiro and André Gomes
Forwards: Markovic, Funes Mori, Rui Fonte and Hélder Costa




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Benfica crowned Liga champions - 20 April 2014

Benfica were crowned Liga Zon Sagres champions of season 2013/14 after beating Olhanense 2-0 in Estádio da Luz, leaving city rivals Sporting 7 points behind with two games left.

This was the club's 33rd Portuguese League and the first with a foreign goalkeeper, both Artur (Brazil) and Jan Oblak (Slovenia) played their part.

Jorge Jesus clinched his second title with Benfica in the 4 years he has been with the club.

Match highlights, photos and celebration videos here.




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Fejsa and Gaitán doubtful for Académica encounter - 22 March 2014

Both Fesja and Gaitán are in doubt for tomorrow's league encounter against Académica.

The midfielders missed the Europa League game at the Luz against Tottenham and will be put under test this evening according to the manager:

"Fejsa and Gaitán have physical problems and were not in the field against Tottenham. Both worked under limitations this week and we will only today if they can play tomorrow or not."




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Jesus assumes favourite tag against Académica - 22 March 2014

Jorge Jesus expects Benfica to being strongly to wrap up all 3 points as early as possible.

Académica, managed by ex-footballer Sérgio Conceição, was praised by Benfica's coach who expected a much harder test than the 3-nil win at Coimbra earlier this season.

"We are the strongest team for the individual and collective qualities we possess. especially in our defensive strategies."

"Tomorrow we will play against a team with a young manager, who is destined to be a great coach. I expect a lot of difficulties but we will be ready for them."

"Each game has its own story and we will see a stronger Académica than the first round. Although I hope we can win them easily."

Benfica host Académica tomorrow at the Estádio da Luz at 18:00 GMT.




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