The dreaded International break looms and one thing we can look forward to is the Benfica players in action, however, as long as they remain injury free and in good match fitness when they return.

A total of 7 first team players have received a call up for their respective international teams, where games will be played in and around the weekend of 28th and 29th March.

Left-back Eliseu will join Fernando Santos' squad, but will remain in Lisbon as Portugal face Serbia in the Euro 2016 qualifier at the Estádio da Luz.

Recent arrival Jonathan Rodríguez will join Uruguay veteran Maxi Pereira, who may feature against Morroco in Agadir. This friendly could be Maxi's 100th appearance for his national side.

Greece will measure themselves against former heavyweights Hungary for the Euro qualifiers and Samaris is likely to be pivot in midfield.

Brazilian youngster Talisca who began the season with Benfica in fine form has earned a call up to the Brazilian Olympic squad. Both Cristante (Italy) and Hany Mukhtar (Germany) will also join the under-20s side.