Opinion: What Krovinović will bring to Benfica

Filip Krovinović

Filip Krovinović had an impressive 2016/17 season with Rio Ave, but he is still far from a household name. We spoke to Croatian football expert @CroSports_ to find out more about the player, his background, and how he should fit in at Benfica.




Krovinović recruited from Rio Ave

Filip Krovinović

On Wednesday evening, Benfica unveiled their latest signing, Filip Krovinović, who joins from Rio Ave for a reported fee of €3 million. He has signed a five-year contract with the Eagles, which includes a €45 million release clause.




Benfiquistas around the globe: Jeff Viveiros




Ederson saga ends as Manchester City confirm transfer

After months of speculation, Ederson has finally been unveiled as a Manchester City player. Pep Guardiola’s side have spent €40 million (£34.7 million) to acquire the young shot-stopper, making him the most expensive goalkeeper in history in Pound Sterling, and the second most expensive in Euros. Ederson has penned a six-year contract, and his move will become official on July 1st.




Benfica plan for the future with Pinto capture

Benfica have continued their summer recruitment drive with the addition of Alex Pinto from Vitória de Guimarães. The 18-year old right-back has signed a six-year contract with the Eagles. Born in Guimarães, he is a lifelong Benfica fan.




Benfica snap up Swiss international Seferović

Benfica have wasted no time in making their first summer signing with the arrival of Swiss international striker Haris Seferović. The 25-year old joins on a free transfer after the expiry of his contract with Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt. He has penned a five-year contract.




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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