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Napoli, Benfica through as Arsenal pinch top spot in last 16

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Paris (AFP) Napoli and Benfica clinched places in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday as nine-man Besiktas capitulated at Dynamo Kiev, while Arsenal snatched first place away from Paris Saint-Germain in Group A.

Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens scored second-half goals to earn Napoli a 2-1 victory over Benfica in Lisbon to send the Italians through to the knockout phase as winners of Group B.

Napoli, Benfica through as Arsenal pinch top spot

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Paris (AFP) Napoli and Benfica clinched places in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday as nine-man Besiktas capitulated at Dynamo Kiev, while Arsenal snatched first place away from Paris Saint-Germain in Group A.

Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens scored second-half goals to earn Napoli a 2-1 victory over Benfica in Lisbon to send the Italians through to the knockout phase as winners of Group B.

Napoli, Benfica through as Arsenal pinch top spot

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Paris (AFP) Napoli and Benfica clinched places in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday as nine-man Besiktas capitulated at Dynamo Kiev, while Arsenal snatched first place away from Paris Saint-Germain in Group A.

Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens scored second-half goals to earn Napoli a 2-1 victory over Benfica in Lisbon to send the Italians through to the knockout phase as winners of Group B.

Napoli, Benfica, Besiktas vie for last 16 Champions League slots

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Paris (AFP) As Paris Saint-Germain joust with Arsenal for top spot in their group, Napoli, Benfica and Besiktas will battle it out Tuesday for last 16 Champions League slots.

The Group B trio all have everything to play for in their final pool games as the only one of the eight first phase groups where no side has yet secured a berth.

Hamsik says Napoli can revive Champions League dream

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Milan (AFP) Napoli captain Marek Hamsik has called for his teammates to cap their stuttering Champions League campaign with a win at Benfica and qualify for the last 16 as group winners.

Napoli's hopes of making the knockout phase for the first time since elimination by eventual winners Chelsea in 2012 were left hanging in the balance by a scoreless draw at home to Dinamo Kiev on Wednesday.

Misfiring Napoli frustrated by Dynamo

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Milan (AFP) Napoli's Champions League last-16 hopes will be decided by a final group showdown away to Benfica after the Italians were held to a frustrating scoreless home draw by Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday.

Napoli, who will need a draw in Portugal, were given extra incentive to seek their last-16 ticket when Benfica, despite racing to a 3-0 lead, were held to a 3-3 draw by Besiktas in Istanbul.

Misfiring Napoli frustrated by Dynamo

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Milan (AFP) Napoli's Champions League last-16 hopes will be decided by a final group showdown away to Benfica after the Italians were held to a frustrating scoreless home draw by Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday.

Napoli, who will need a draw in Portugal, were given extra incentive to seek their last-16 ticket when Benfica, despite racing to a 3-0 lead, were held to a 3-3 draw by Besiktas in Istanbul.

Benfica must wait after stirring Besiktas fightback in Champions League

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Istanbul (AFP) Portugal's Benfica must wait on a place in the last 16 of the Champions League after they squandered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Turkey's Besiktas on Wednesday.

The Portuguese cruised into a 3-0 lead inside barely half an hour but were pegged back as the Turks maintained their unbeaten record with two goals in the final seven minutes, including a penalty by former Sporting Lisbon and Porto man Ricardo Quaresma.

Benfica must wait after stirring Besiktas fightback in Champions League

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Istanbul (AFP) Portugal's Benfica must wait on a place in the last 16 of the Champions League after they squandered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Turkey's Besiktas on Wednesday.

The Portuguese cruised into a 3-0 lead inside barely half an hour but were pegged back as the Turks maintained their unbeaten record with two goals in the final seven minutes, including a penalty by former Sporting Lisbon and Porto man Ricardo Quaresma.

Benfica launch wedding dress collection

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Lisbon (AFP) Heavily indebted Portuguese giants Benfica unveiled Tuesday a collection of wedding dresses which it will sell alongside other club items such as nappies and dog beds.

The club put on display 24 wedding dresses, including several in red the team's colour at a fashion show at their Stadium of Light that included an appearance by the club's mascot, an eagle.

Benfica launch wedding dress collection

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Lisbon (AFP) Heavily indebted Portuguese giants Benfica unveiled Tuesday a collection of wedding dresses which it will sell alongside other club items such as nappies and dog beds.

The club put on display 24 wedding dresses, including several in red the team's colour at a fashion show at their Stadium of Light that included an appearance by the club's mascot, an eagle.

Milik, Mertens star as Napoli outclass Benfica

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Milan (AFP) Arkadiusz Milik struck his third Champions League goal and Dries Mertens hit a brace as Napoli staked an early claim for a place in the last 16 with a 4-2 win against Benfica on Wednesday.

Milik, signed as a replacement for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, headed a brace in a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Dinamo Kiev a fortnight ago to hand coach Maurizio Sarri his maiden win in the competition.

Julio Cesar out to banish ‘bad memories’ at Napoli

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar said he will be looking to put bad memories of previous visits to the San Paolo behind him when Benfica face Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old spent "seven beautiful and successful" years with Serie A giants Inter Milan, helping them to Champions League glory with a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the 2010 final.

Julio Cesar out to banish ‘bad memories’ at Napoli

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar said he will be looking to put bad memories of previous visits to the San Paolo behind him when Benfica face Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old spent "seven beautiful and successful" years with Serie A giants Inter Milan, helping them to Champions League glory with a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the 2010 final.

Hamsik hits century as Napoli outclass Chievo

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Milan (AFP) Marek Hamsik celebrated hitting his 100th goal for Napoli in a 2-0 win over Chievo that will instill confidence ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash at home to Benfica.

Yet Slovakian international Hamsik, who is now only 15 short of equalling the all-time scorers' record at the club, held by former icon Diego Maradona, said the focus is now on Europe.

Jittery Juve focus on Zagreb as Napoli await Benfica

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Milan (AFP) Massimiliano Allegri insists focus is fully on claiming the first points of their Champions League campaign after a cagey 1-0 win at Palermo on Saturday maintained the early-season doubts hanging over Juventus.

The Italian champions travel to Dinamno Zagreb on Tuesday looking for the win that would get their Group H campaign up and running two weeks after a scoreless draw in Turin against Sevilla.

Jittery Juve focus on Zagreb as Napoli await Benfica

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Milan (AFP) Massimiliano Allegri insists focus is fully on claiming the first points of their Champions League campaign after a cagey 1-0 win at Palermo on Saturday maintained the early-season doubts hanging over Juventus.

The Italian champions travel to Dinamno Zagreb on Tuesday looking for the win that would get their Group H campaign up and running two weeks after a scoreless draw in Turin against Sevilla.

Transfer News & Rumours

Man Utd Roundup: Attacker close to January move; Woodward approves Mourinho transfer request

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Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford recently.

The Dutch winger has struggled to hold down a regular first team place under Jose Mourinho and could leave in January if a suitable offer comes in.

Man Utd star impressed with this transfer target, says player 'is good enough' for big clubs

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Benfica defender Victor Lindelof was linked with a move to Manchester United during the summer transfer window, but Mourinho ended up signing Eric Bailly instead.

Manchester Evening News are reporting that Ibrahimovic has been impressed by the Manchester United defensive target.

Chelsea agree to pay Man Utd target's release clause; Mourinho's offer rejected

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking to sign a centre back this month and the Blues have been linked with the Benfica defender Victor Lindelof.

The Swedish international is highly rated around Europe and Antonio Conte wants him to strengthen Chelsea’s defensive options.

The 22 year old defender was a target for Manchester United as well, but Mourinho signing Eric Bailly earlier this summer has allowed Chelsea a clear run at the player now.

Liverpool agree deal to sign top quality South American attacker; Jose Mourinho admires him

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Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca is closing in on a move to the Premier League outfit Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp is looking to add another attacking midfielder to his side and the Brazilian has been identified as an ideal candidate.

According to latest reports from the Portuguese media (via Sportwitness), Benfica have agreed a 20 million pounds deal with Liverpool and Wolves for the technically gifted South American.

Chelsea Transfer Round Up: Blues set to bid £25m for defender, Conte wants €25m winger, latest on Lukaku

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Chelsea are expected to remain busy in the transfer market as Antonio Conte has reportedly requested Roman Abramovich, the Blues owner, to sanction him at least five new signing before the start of the new 2016/17 campaign. Without further ado, let’s check the major transfer stories:

Blues ready to pay Victor Lindelof’s release clause

Chelsea have reportedly told Benfica they’re ready to pay Lindelof’s release clause which is thought to be around £25m.

Liverpool favourite to sign €45m forward, Mendes negotiating deal, club president gives green signal for transfer

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Brazilian forward Anderson Talisca is edging closer to joining Liverpool this summer, according to reports from Portugal newspaper O Jogo.

The 22-year-old forward has a reported €45m release clause but Benfica are happy to sell him for a cut-price deal of €25m only. Wolves are also showing an interest in him but it seems he is heading towards Liverpool instead.

Chelsea's transfer plans for €30m defender, Abrahimovic could be tempted to sign the player, club trying to offer better deal

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Having bolstered the midfield and forward department this summer, Chelsea shift their attention towards adding depth in the central defence. The likes of Kostas Manolas and Leonardo Bonucci being linked with the club while recently Chelsea have shown an interest in Benfica’s highly rated defender Victor Lindelof.

Liverpool €45m target's future 'about to be resolved', Mendes behind the whole process

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Portugal based newspaper O Jogo has a small update on Anderson Talisca in today’s edition. The Brazilian forward has been linked with a move to Liverpool and there were reports of initial talks being held.

Talisca is a highly talented youngster who can play as a forward or as an attacking midfielder.

Portuguese Football

Os Belenenses

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Clube de Futebol Os Belenenses are very much Lisbon's third team after the big two of Benfica and Sporting.



Founded in 1919, Os Belenenses play their home games at the 19,000 capacity Estádio do Restelo in Belem in the west of the Portuguese capital, where crowds average a lowly 1,500 unless one of the big three Portuguese clubs, Benfica, Sporting or Porto, are in town.

The #JF70 Class of 2017 – Top 10 best young players to watch in Portugal Primeira Liga in 2016/17

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Why Benfica’s refusal to pay Swedish club Vasteras is troublesome for more than one reason

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In 2012 Benfica signed Victor Nilsson Lindelof from a small Swedish club, Vasteras, for a nominal fee – understood to be around €60,000 – with numerous add-on clauses.

Now the criteria for one of those add-ons have been, but Benfica has declined to pay an additional €250,000 after Lindelof made ten first-team starts in the Primeira Liga and Champions League.

Why Benfica’s refusal to pay Swedish club Vasteras is troublesome for more than one reason

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In 2012, Benfica signed Victor Nilsson Lindelöf from a small Swedish club, Vasteras, for a nominal fee – understood to be around €60,000 – with numerous add-on clauses.

Now, the criteria for one of those add-ons has been met, but Benfica has declined to pay an additional €250,000 after Lindelöf made ten first-team starts in the Primeira Liga and Champions League.

Why Benfica’s refusal to pay Swedish club Vasteras is troublesome for more than one reason

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In 2012, Benfica signed Victor Nilsson Lindelöf from a small Swedish club, Vasteras, for a nominal fee – understood to be around €60,000 – with numerous add-on clauses.

Now, the criteria for one of those add-ons has been met, but Benfica has declined to pay an additional €250,000 after Lindelöf made ten first-team starts in the Primeira Liga and Champions League.

Leagues: Primeira Liga

Where to find Porto vs. Benfica on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Porto vs. Benfica, you've come to the right place.

Benfica and Porto compete on Sunday in a top of the table clash in Portugal. Benfica is currently five points ahead in the Primeira Liga, with Porto hoping to close the gap to just two points if they can win.

Where to find Porto vs. Benfica on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Porto vs. Benfica, you've come to the right place.

Benfica and Porto compete on Sunday in a top of the table clash in Portugal. Benfica is currently five points ahead in the Primeira Liga, with Porto hoping to close the gap to just two points if they can win.

Champions League

‘Emotional’ Sarri calls for Napoli calm

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Emotional Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri called for calm after a 4-2 demolition of Benfica on Wednesday put the Italian giants within sight of a coveted place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

"Mentally, this is only a confirmation for us and it will give us a spur. But we have to be mindful that that is all it will give us," Sarri told reporters.

‘Emotional’ Sarri calls for Napoli calm

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Emotional Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri called for calm after a 4-2 demolition of Benfica on Wednesday put the Italian giants within sight of a coveted place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

"Mentally, this is only a confirmation for us and it will give us a spur. But we have to be mindful that that is all it will give us," Sarri told reporters.

sevilla

Champions League Roundup: Feast for strikers but Arsenal and Juventus stumble

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The Champions League group stages kicked off across Europe this week and while it was a resumption of regular duties for some teams, harsh reality befell some others.

16 matchday one games saw 50 goals, with Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund accounting for 22 of those 50 goals.

Andre Gomes, Ganso, Gaitan: 10 La Liga summer transfers to get excited about for 2016/17

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5 Young Argentineans To Keep An Eye On This Season

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Argentinean football is in a pretty dire state. Fans up and down the great South American nation lamented yet another disappointing end to a tournament after their team crashed out of the group stages of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The 18-man-squad, devoid of any stellar characters, almost entirely consisted of players from the Argentine Primera Division or the Campeonato Brasileiro, with only five of them playing their trade in Europe.

The Rest

A must win for Besiktas !

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As Besiktas coach Senol Gunes said this is the most important match in Besiktas's history ..

I agree with a win Besiktas will gain respect and earn money for the club ..

That's why this is a must win !

Besiktas, with one win and four draws so far in Group B, are close to qualifying from the group stages for the first time in the Istanbul club's history.

Arsenal scout ‘the new Ronaldo’

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Football Tat: Benfica To Launch Their Own Collection Of Luxury Wedding Dresses (Photo)

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Photo: Lisbon Lux Brands (via @PortuBall/Twitter)

In an altogether different class to the usual football tat we feature here on Pies (FC Dnipro bucket and spade, anyone?), Benfica are on the cusp of launching their very own range of luxury wedding dresses.

The Portuguese giants have collaborated with bridal stylist Michelle Oliveira to create a range of 40 dresses specifically 24 bridal gowns, 12 gala dresses and four children's designs, all decked out in club colours.