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Leverkusen v Benfica background
Bayer 04 Leverkusen have a point to prove against SL Benfica when the sides come face to face on matchday two. • Benfica won both legs of the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League round of 32 encounter, 1-0 in the Rhineland through Óscar Cardozo's brilliant ...

Benfica rallies to go top
Lisbon, Portugal (SportsNetwork.com) - Benfica took over the top spot in the Portuguese Liga with a 3-1 comeback win over Moreirense as the defending champions scored three goals in the final 21 minutes. Joao Pedro's goal after 16 minutes put Moreirense ...


Power Ranking the Top 25 European Clubs Following Week of Sept 16-22
Porto remain ensconced in 17th following an unpredictable week; a 6-0 win over BATE Borisov in the Champions League was enjoyable but hardly unexpected, while a 0-0 draw with Boavista in the Portuguese league saw them lose further ground on Benfica in the ...

Benfica v Zenit background
SL Benfica welcome FC Zenit at the start of Group C with the visitors boasting a Portuguese coach in André Villas-Boas and three players who used to turn out for the Lisbon club.

Soccer-Late flurry keeps Benfica top in Portugal
LISBON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Titleholders Benfica scored three times in the last half hour as they came from behind to beat Moreirense 3-1 and stay top of the Primeira Liga in Portugal on Sunday. Joao Pedro stunned the Estadio da Luz when he got in front of a sleepy defence to head past Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar, making his Benfica debut, in the 16th minute to put Moreirense ahead. Benfica's ...

Hulk, Witsel help Zenit win at Benfica
LISBON (Reuters) - Goals from Hulk and Axel Witsel helped Zenit St Petersburg get their Champions League campaign off to the perfect start as they beat 10-man Benfica 2-0 away on Tuesday. Hulk put the visitors 1-0 up after five minutes and things quickly went from bad to worse for Benfica, whose keeper Artur was sent off, before Witsel doubled the lead with a header midway through the first half ...

Fernando Santos appointed Portugal manager - FPF
The former Porto and Benfica manager replaces Paulo Bento, who left after Portugal made a calamitous start to their Euro 2016 campaign, losing to Albania. Portugal are next in action on Oct. 11 when they meet France in a friendly in Paris before travelling ...

Late flurry keeps Benfica top in Portugal
LISBON (Reuters) - Titleholders Benfica scored three times in the last half hour as they came from behind to beat Moreirense 3-1 and stay top of the Primeira Liga in Portugal on Sunday. Joao Pedro stunned the Estadio da Luz when he got in front of a sleepy defence to head past Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar, making his Benfica debut, in the 16th minute to put Moreirense ahead. Benfica’s fightback ...

Zenit wins 2-0 at Benfica in Champions League
Hulk and Axel Witsel scored first-half goals to give Zenit St. Petersburg a 2-0 win against 10-man Benfica in their opening Champions League Group C game Tuesday. Hulk put Zenit ahead in the fifth minute. The Brazilian striker was unmarked on the right when he received a pass from Oleg Shatov before curling the ball past Artur. Hulk almost got another five minutes later with a thundering free ...

Benfica rallies for win to go top in Portugal
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica came from behind to beat 10-man Moreirense 3-1 and take the lead of the Portuguese league while its main rivals stumbled on Sunday. Moreirense took the lead through Joao Pedro's 16th-minute goal but went a man down when ...

Portugal name Fernando Santos as new coach
The Portuguese also has a wealth of club coaching behind him, having managed Estoril, Estrela da Amadora, Porto, Sporting and Benfica in Portugal and AEK Athens (twice), Panathinaikos and PAOK in Greece. His first aim will be to help Portugal qualify for ...

Portugal appoints Fernando Santos
The 59-year-old has coached all three of Portugal's biggest teams, Porto, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon in a distinguished managerial career spanning four decades. Santos has also enjoyed success in Greek football with AEK Athens, Panathinaikos and PAOK ...

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