Benfica must hold on to Enzo

Enzo Pérez has been subject to rife transfer rumours for this January transfer window.

The Argentine was also on the spotlight during the summer where clubs such as Valencia were heavily linked with the midfielder.

Benfica have set a high release fee clause of EUR 30m for the 28 year-old and so far has been keeping clubs at bay.

Enzo was a pivotal member of Jesus' domestic triple last season and is looking to count with the midfielder after January for similar success.

Benfica drawn with Nacional, Arouca and Moreirense in League Cup

Benfica have been drawn in Group A of Round 3 League Cup (Taça da Liga) and will be looking to retain the Cup after having won their fifth last season in eight editions.

The top ten placed teams in the Primeira Liga 2013/14 joined eight teams who qualified from Round 2.

Group winners will qualify to the Semi-Final.

Flamengo representatives visit Estádio da Luz

Nuno Gomes with Flamengo representatives

Board members from Brazilian heavyweights Flamengo, including president Eduardo Bandeira de Mello, visited Benfica's Luz stadium this Thursday morning.

Ex-Benfica striker Nuno Gomes was in duty to receive Flamengo in their bid to link synergies and to view the general facilities and business model of the Lisbon club.

Jesus calls youngsters for Champions League encounter

With nothing but pride to play for in Matchday 6 of the UEFA Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica manager Jorge Jesus has opted for numerous changes including call-ups of Benfica B players João Teixeira and Gonçalo Guedes.

Portugal international Sílvio makes the first squad list selection of the season after being sidelined since April this year with a fractured leg.

Lisandro López, César, Cristante, Tiago and Nélson Oliveira returned to options.

SL Benfica apply 360S technology


Benfica enter Portuguese League Cup 2014/15

The draw for Round 3 of the Portuguese League Cup [Taça da Liga] will take place this Wednesday 10 December at 12:30 GMT in Porto at the Liga Portugal headquarters, where 5-time winners Benfica enter the frame.

The competition, which is now in its 8th edition, will feature eight winners from Round 2 and ten top-placed teams from last season's Primeira Liga. There will be four groups, two groups with four teams and two with five teams.

Benfica's schedule for the last European match of the season revealed

Benfica published their programme for their last European game of the season against Bayer Leverkusen.

The «águias» have already confirmed the last place in Group C and no matter the result this Tuesday they are sure to finish bottom.

Manager Jorge Jesus will lead the training session tomorrow morning at 10:05 GMT, where the first 15 minutes will be open to the press. He will conduct the usual pre-match interview alongside a player at 19:00 GMT.

The German side will be given the opportunity for a light session at the Estádio da Luz ground in the same evening.

Chelsea one of the scouts in Luz

Representatives from Chelsea Football Club were present in Benfica's Primeira Liga match against Belenenses this weekend, where the home side won 3-0.

According to Portuguese media, the London based club were observing the highly rated Brazilian youngster Talisca, who recently received his first call-up to the national team.

Apart from Chelsea, scouts from Sporting, SC Braga, Penafiel, Marseille, Hamburgo, Eskisehirspor, Granada, Sheriff Tiraspol and Wisla Krakow made the journey to Estádio da Luz.

SL Benfica vs CF Belenenses Squad List

Jorge Jesus has named his 18 player squad list ahead of this afternoon's home game against Belenenses for the Primeira Liga.

Goalkeepers: Artur and Júlio César
Defenders: Luisão, Maxi Pereira, Jardel, César, André Almeida and Benito
Midfielders: Pizzi, Enzo Perez, Nico Gaitán, Salvio, Samaris, Talisca and Ola John
Forwards: Derley, Lima and Jonas

Kick-off is at 17:00 GMT and live on Benfica TV.

Tickets on sale for Porto away

Benfica have begun selling tickets for the important match against rivals Porto this morning.

Tickets will start at €25 in the away sector and up to €65 in the central stands. The ticket sale is currently exclusive to season ticket holders up to 8th December. Members will be able to purchase theirs from 9th December and it will open to all fans from 11th.

Supporters are able to purchase tickets at the Estádio da Luz or designated «Casas do Benfica».

The match will kick-off on 14th December at 20:00 GMT in Porto.