Highlights: Benfica 1 - 1 Porto




Squad List: Benfica x Porto

Rui Vitória has named a 21-man preliminary squad for Saturday's hotly anticipated Clássico. Victor Lindelöf and Eliseu have both shaken off knocks picked up on international duty, but Raúl Jiménez has not been so lucky; the Mexican striker could be out for two to three weeks with a right thigh injury. Luka Jović has taken his place.

Raúl is joined in the treatment room by Jardel, who has sprained his left ankle. The Brazilian's injury presents a rare opportunity to Lisandro López, who returns to the first team squad.

Álex Grimaldo has resumed full training after abdominal surgery, although it is unclear whether he is fit to start this weekend. He replaces Marcelo Hermes. Ljubomir Fejsa and Filipe Augusto have both recovered from their ankle injuries, but André Horta is conspicuous by his absence.

Saturday's game at the Estádio da Luz gets underway at 20:30 local time and will be officiated by Carlos Xistra.

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: Jonas, Mitroglou and Jović




International Roundup: Goals galore but three return injured

The international break brought no fewer than eight goals for Benfica’s international contingent, but it was not all good news; three players returned to Seixal nursing injuries. Read on to discover who found the net, and who joined the Eagles’ walking wounded.




Opinion: What a European Super League would mean for Benfica

Rumours continue to swirl about the formation of a European Super League. But what would this actually involve, and what would it mean for a club like Benfica? Jordan Russell investigates.




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International Preview: Ten first-team regulars on international duty

Ten first-team regulars have joined up with their respective national teams ahead of another round of World Cup qualifiers. Benfica fans will be hoping that all ten avoid injury ahead of the crucial Clássico on April 1st. Read on for a rundown of who is playing when.




Highlights: Paços de Ferreira 0 - 0 Benfica




Squad List: Paços de Ferreira x Benfica

Rui Vitória has named an unchanged 20-man squad for the trip to Paços de Ferreira this weekend.

Ljubomir Fejsa (ankle), Álex Grimaldo (abdomen) and Filipe Augusto (ankle) remain the three players on the injury list. Nélson Semedo has recovered from the last-minute knee injury that prevented him from playing against Belenenses. Lisandro López is still out of the first team picture.

Saturday’s game begins at 20:30 at the Estádio da Mata Real.

Goalkeepers: Ederson and Júlio César

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

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

Forwards: Raúl, Jonas and Mitroglou




Vitória: "We are all together in this fight!"

Rui Vitória

Benfica produced the perfect response to their Champions League exit with a morale-boosting 4-0 victory over Belenenses on Monday evening. André Almeida opened the scoring in the 11th minute, seizing on an error from Benfica youth product Miguel Rosa. Kostas Mitroglou and Eduardo Salvio increased the Eagles' lead in the second half, with both players finding the net from outside the box. Jonas celebrated his return to the starting eleven with a late fourth, although Mitroglou looked to be offside in the build-up.




Highlights: Benfica 4 - 0 Belenenses




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