Squad List: Benfica x Boavista

Benfica are without five players ahead of Boavista's visit to the Estádio da Luz on Saturday afternoon. Álex Grimaldo is set to undergo surgery on his abdominal injury and should be sidelined for the next few months.

Rui Vitória is also unable to call upon Eliseu (thigh), Guillermo Celis (knee), Ljubomir Fejsa (thigh) and Raúl Jiménez (groin). Yuri Ribeiro has returned to the Benfica B squad.

Saturday's match gets underway at 16:00 in Lisbon.

Goalkeepers: Ederson and Júlio César

Defenders: Lisandro, Luisão, Lindelöf, Jardel, André Almeida and Nélson Semedo

Midfielders: Samaris, André Horta, Carrillo, Živković, Salvio, Pizzi, Cervi, Rafa Silva and Danilo

Forwards: Jonas, Mitroglou and Gonçalo Guedes




Vitória: "We played a faultless group phase"

Benfica defeated Vitória de Guimarães for the second time in a week when the two sides met in the Taça CTT at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques on Tuesday evening. Rui Vitória made eight changes to his starting eleven, but history repeated itself as the Eagles ran out 2-0 winners, clinching a place in the semi-finals, where they will face Moreirense.




Highlights: V. Guimarães 0 - 2 Benfica (League Cup)




Vitória unconcerned by fixture congestion

Rui Vitória

Same opponents, same stadium, different competition. On Tuesday night, Benfica return to the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques to face Vitória de Guimarães for the second time in the space of four days. This time, the prize at stake is a place in the semi-finals of the Taça CTT. The northerners need a win to progress, while a draw would suffice for Benfica.




Squad List: Vitória de Guimarães x Benfica

Rui Vitória has made just one change to his squad ahead of Benfica's League Cup clash with Vitória de Guimarães. Ljubomir Fejsa limped out of Saturday's game with the same opponents, and is replaced by left-back Yuri Ribeiro, who featured in Benfica B's 3-2 triumph over Vitória de Guimarães B on Sunday afternoon.

The Eagles are still without Eliseu (thigh), Álex Grimaldo (abdomen), Guillermo Celis (knee) and Raúl Jiménez (groin).

Tuesday's match at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques commences at 21:15 local time.

Goalkeepers: Ederson and Júlio César

Defenders: Lisandro, Luisão, Lindelöf, Jardel, André Almeida, Yuri Ribeiro and Nélson Semedo

Midfielders: Samaris, André Horta, Carrillo, Zivkovic, Salvio, Pizzi, Cervi, Rafa Silva and Danilo

Forwards: Jonas, Mitroglou and Gonçalo Guedes




Vitória and Pizzi laud deadly strike duo

Benfica continued their excellent form in the Primeira Liga with a professional 2-0 win over Vitória de Guimarães at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on Saturday evening. Both teams had their chances in what was an even and entertaining encounter, but the Eagles were more ruthless in front of goal, as Rui Vitória acknowledged in his post-match press conference.




Highlights: Vitória de Guimarães 0 - 2 Benfica




Vitória hits back in refereeing debate

Rui Vitória

Benfica face a tough test on Saturday evening when they face Vitória de Guimarães at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques. After a tenth-placed finish last season, the northern outfit are currently fifth in the Liga NOS, with only goal difference separating them from Sporting. A win would take them level on points with third-placed Braga, so Rui Vitória is not underestimating the scale of the task ahead.




Squad List: Vitória de Guimarães x Benfica

Rui Vitória has named a 21-man preliminary squad for Matchweek 16 of the Liga NOS. Júlio César and Eduardo Salvio are both included after recovering from their respective shoulder injuries. 

Ljubomir Fejsa, Luisão, Victor Lindelöf and Franco Cervi all return after being rested against Vizela, but Raúl Jiménez is still absent with a groin strain. Álex Grimaldo (abdomen) and Eliseu (thigh) remain in the treatment room, where they have been joined by Guillermo Celis (knee).

Saturday's game at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques kicks off at 18:15 local time.

Goalkeepers: Ederson and Júlio César

Defenders: Lisandro, Luisão, Lindelöf, Jardel, André Almeida and Nélson Semedo

Midfielders: Fejsa, Samaris, André Horta, Carrillo, Zivkovic, Salvio, Pizzi, Cervi, Rafa Silva and Danilo

Forwards: Jonas, Mitroglou and Gonçalo Guedes




Benfica capture Brazilian full-back Marcelo Hermes

Benfica have completed the signing of Brazilian left-back Marcelo Hermes. The 22-year old joins on a free transfer after the expiry of his contract with Grêmio. The full-back has agreed a contract until 2021 and will wear the number 38 jersey. You can read more about the player's credentials here.




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