Highlights: Rio Ave 0 - 1 Benfica




Squad List: Rio Ave x Benfica

Rui Vitória has a fully-fit squad to pick from for the first time this season. Jardel returns after recovering from his ankle sprain, but Lisandro López and André Horta have been left out by choice.

Benfica need five points from their remaining three fixtures to guarantee a fourth consecutive league title.

Sunday's game at the Estádio dos Arcos gets underway at 20:15 local time.

Goalkeepers: Ederson and Júlio César

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

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

Forwards: Raúl, Jonas and Mitroglou




Scout Report: Felipe Vizeu

The latest player to be linked with a summer move to the Estádio da Luz is Flamengo striker Felipe Vizeu. Jordan Russell, Editor of The Fantasista, reveals all about the Brazilian youth international.




Highlights: Benfica 2 - 1 Estoril




Squad List: Benfica x Estoril

Rui Vitória has made just one change to his squad for the visit of Estoril. Lisandro López has been dropped, leaving Victor Lindelöf and Luisão as the only available central defenders in the continued absence of Jardel (sprained ankle). André Horta is still out of the first team picture.

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

Goalkeepers: Ederson and Júlio César

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

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

Forwards: Jonas, Raúl and Mitroglou




Benfica confirmed in Emirates Cup 2017

London club Arsenal have invited Benfica to the pre-season tournament at the Emirates Stadium in late July 2017.

Together with the Portuguese Champions, La Liga side Sevilla (ESP) and Bundesliga surprise package RB Leipzig (GER) are the remaining teams in the ninth edition of the Emirates Cup.

Four games will be played across the weekend of 29th July and 30th July, with kick-off times scheduled for 14:00 BST and 16:20 BST each day. 




Vitória: "We were the better team during the ninety minutes"

Benfica took another huge step towards a fourth consecutive league title by picking up a point against arch-rivals Sporting at the Estádio José Alvalade on Saturday evening. The Eagles made the worst possible start, with Ederson gifting Sporting an early penalty that was confidently dispatched by Adrien Silva. Nonetheless, the visitors were unfortunate to be behind at half-time, after referee Artur Soares Dias rejected no less than three penalty appeals.




Highlights: Sporting 1 - 1 Benfica




Squad List: Sporting x Benfica

Rui Vitória has a virtually full-strength squad to pick from for this weekend's Lisbon derby. Raúl Jiménez has recovered from his thigh complaint, and Lisandro López is back in favour. Jardel is still sidelined with an ankle injury, while André Horta has been overlooked. Jonas is rated as doubtful with a left calf strain.

Saturday's showdown at the Estádio José Alvalade kicks off at 20:30 local time, and will be officiated by Artur Soares Dias.

Goalkeepers: Ederson and Júlio César

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

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

Forwards: Raúl, Jonas and Mitroglou




Benfiquistas around the globe: Bryan Cabral




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