Benfica 2-1 Juventus: Match Report

Benfica substitute Lima struck late to give the newly-crowned Portuguese champions a 2-1 win over Juventus in the Europa League on Thursday. In the first leg of the semi-final tie in Lisbon, Ezequiel Garay put the hosts ahead in the third minute only for Juventus striker Carlos Tevez to end his

Benfica vs Juventus: Match Preview

Juventus' bid to end their European drought takes them to Lisbon for Thursday's Europa League semi-final first-leg at Benfica. The Italian giants last won continental silverware in the 1999 Intertoto Cup and know this year's final will be held at their home stadium in Turin. That gives Juve extra motivation ahead of this

Liverpool interested in Benfica’s Rodrigo

Benfica admit to being aware of interest in highly-rated forward Rodrigo from Premier League title hopefuls Liverpool. The Reds are not the only ones monitoring the 23-year-old, though, with several English clubs having scouts in attendance at Thursday's Europa League clash with Tottenham Hotspur. Rodrigo started that game on the bench, but

Spurs beaten by Benfica

Tottenham's Europa League hopes are all but over after a 3-1 first-leg home defeat by Benfica in their last-16 tie. Tim Sherwood's side will have to score at least three goals themselves in the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon next Thursday night to have any chance of progressing through to the

Eriksen cleared to face Benfica

Tottenham Hotspur's midfielder Christian Eriksen will return for their Europa League last 16 tie at home to Benfica after recovering from a back injury. Eriksen was instrumental in Tottenham's 3-1 home victory over FC Dnipro Dnipropetrevsk in the previous round but missed the Premier League games against Cardiff City and Chelsea

PSG 3-0 Benfica: Match Report

Zlatan Ibrahimovic bagged a brace as Paris St Germain made it two wins from as many Champions League Group C matches after easing to a 3-0 victory against Benfica. The French giants scored all three goals inside the opening half an hour with Ibrahimovic's double sandwiched in-between young defender Marquinhos' close-range

Benfica 2-0 Anderlecht: Match Report

Benfica's Champions League dream got off to a solid start as Jorge Jesus' men beat Anderlecht2-0 in Group C on Tuesday. First-half goals from Filip Djuricic and Luisao gave the home side an early advantage that they were not prepared to relinquish and they now find themselves comfortably off the mark in

Real Madrid to profit from Garay windfall

Real Madrid are set to receive a Ôé¼10m payment from Manchester United, with the English side reportedly close to his capture. The Argentine, who was sold by Los Blancos to Benfica in 2011, has impressed in Portugal and been increasingly linked with a transfer this summer. Both United and Barcelona have been

Jesus gets shot at Benfica redemption

Benfica manager Jorge Jesus has extended his contract at the Estadio da Luz by an extra two years. Jesus' side ultimately endured an agonising 2012-13 campaign, finishing second in the Primeira Liga behind Porto, as well as suffering last-gasp defeats in the UEFA Europa League and Taca de Portugal finals. The Lisbon

Bayer Leverkusen wants Benfica’s Nicolas Gaitan

The £25m rated Benfica midfielder has been on United's horizon for a while along with his team-mate Ezequiel Garay following his impressive performances this season. With Paul Scholes retiring at the end of the current campaign, United are looking to fill that void with some real quality in the middle of