Benfica

Portuguese Liga

Victory Doughnut: Benfica Defender Eliseu Celebrates Winning League By Skidding Around Dressing Room On Moped (Video)

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Benfica stuck five unanswered goals past Vitoria de Guimaraes to wrap up a fourth straight Portuguese Ligatitlein emphatic style on Saturday evening.

The win was enough to open up an eight-point lead over Porto, who managed to beat Pacos de Ferreira the following day but still wound up in second, four points behind their Lisbon-based rivals with one match left to play.

Mourinho wants to sign top class Man City target; Man Utd have one crucial advantage

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Benfica defender Victor Lindelof was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United during the January transfer window.

According to the latest report from Portuguese newspaper, O Jogo, Manchester United were very close to signing the player in January and the Red Devils will make their move once again at the end of this season.

Roundup: Chelsea want €60m star despite Man Utd agreement; Conte 'dreams' of signing midfielder

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Chelsea are thought to be interested in signing a right back at the end of this season and Benfica‘s Nelson Semedo is apparently a target for them.

The Premier League leaders have had to use Victor Moses as a makeshift full-back this season and it seems that Antonio Conte is looking to bring an upgrade for next season.

Man Utd agree deal in principle for top class 23-yr-old; Red Devils will pay £35m in summer

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for the highly talented Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo in the past.

As per the latest reports from Portugal, Manchester United and Benfica have reportedly reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of Nelson Semedo.

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Superga Torino ‘heroes’ can help us beat Juventus: Mihajlovic

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Olbia (Italy) (AFP) – Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic believes the legacy of the Torino squad that perished in the Superga disaster can help his side beat Serie A leaders Juventus in the city derby on Saturday.

On May 4, 1949 a plane flying the ‘Grande Torino’ squad and staff back from a friendly against Portuguese giants Benfica crashed into the Superga Basilica which overlooks the city, killing 31 people.

Superga Torino ‘heroes’ can help us beat Juventus: Mihajlovic

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Olbia (Italy) (AFP) – Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic believes the legacy of the Torino squad that perished in the Superga disaster can help his side beat Serie A leaders Juventus in the city derby on Saturday.

On May 4, 1949 a plane flying the ‘Grande Torino’ squad and staff back from a friendly against Portuguese giants Benfica crashed into the Superga Basilica which overlooks the city, killing 31 people.

PSG net Portuguese star Guedes

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint Germain confirmed Wednesday they had signed Portuguese forward Goncalo Guedes from Benfica for around 30 million euros ($32 million).

The rangy Guedes, just 20 and blessed with mazy dribbling skills, impressed last season as Benfica motored to the title and PSG have captured him on a four-and-a-half year deal.

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Manchester United’s summer target and Monaco’s French wonderkids… #JF70 young talents of the week, week 18

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From Alex Iwobi to Donnarumma: The JF70 Team of the Year so far

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Leagues: Primeira Liga

Where to find Benfica vs. Porto on US live streaming

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

The O Clássico is the biggest match of the 2016/17 Primeira Liga, which kicks off at 3:30pm ET on Saturday when first place Benfica host second place Porto in a match that could go a long way to deciding who will be champion.

Where to find Benfica vs. Porto on US live streaming

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

The O Clássico is the biggest match of the 2016/17 Primeira Liga, which kicks off at 3:30pm ET on Saturday when first place Benfica host second place Porto in a match that could go a long way to deciding who will be champion.

Where to find Sporting Braga vs. Benfica in the USA

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Sporting Braga vs. Benfica, you’ve come to the right place.

Now that Benfica has been knocked off the top of the Primeira Liga table, the clash between Braga and Benfica takes on even more importance between two of the most historic clubs in Portugal.

Where to find Sporting Braga vs. Benfica in the USA

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Sporting Braga vs. Benfica, you’ve come to the right place.

Now that Benfica has been knocked off the top of the Primeira Liga table, the clash between Braga and Benfica takes on even more importance between two of the most historic clubs in Portugal.

Borussia Dortmund

Player of the week: Christian Pulisic

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With a Champions League goal, Hershey's second most famous export is PSP's player of the week.

Champions League: Aubameyang Bags Hat-Trick As Dortmund Cruise Into Quarter-Finals (Photos & Video)

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While Barcelona were making history at the Nou Camp,Borussia Dortmund were cruising into the quarter-finals courtesy of a 4-0 hammering of Benfica at theWestfalenstadion, withPierre-Emerick Aubameyang netting a hat-trick.

Dortmund were 1-0 down from the first leg but the German giants got themselves level in the tie after just four minutes, withAubameyang heading home at the far post.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Rewind: Arriola, Pulisic, Cameron

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While Christian Pulisic tore Benfica apart in Portugal, another young American netted a game-winning goal back in Mexico.

Paul Arriola scored Tijuana's lone goal in Wednesday's Copa MX action, leading his side to a 1-0 win over Club America. Arriola was joined in the Tijuana lineup by Joe Corona and Michael Orozco, who both logged 90 minute shifts in the win.

Tuchel hail’s Dortmund’s ‘sensational’ Aubameyang

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel hailed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s ‘sensational’ hat-trick after Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 romp at home to Benfica saw the Germans steamroll their way into the Champions League quarter-finals.

Aubameyang has now scored seven times in his last three games and has seven Champions League goals in as many matches this season.

Tuchel hail’s Dortmund’s ‘sensational’ Aubameyang

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel hailed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s ‘sensational’ hat-trick after Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 romp at home to Benfica saw the Germans steamroll their way into the Champions League quarter-finals.

Aubameyang has now scored seven times in his last three games and has seven Champions League goals in as many matches this season.

UCL Rewind: Barcelona makes history against PSG, Dortmund pummels Benfica

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After being dominatedat the Parc Des Princes three weeks ago, Barcelona made history in Wednesday's second leg to eliminate Paris Saint-Germain, 6-5, on aggregate.

Luis Enrique's side chipped away at PSG's lead, and were able to come up with the goods in the final moments at the Camp Nou.

Aubameyang hat-trick sends Dortmund through

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a hat-trick to send Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals 4-1 on aggregate after finally breaking Benfica’s stubborn resistance on Wednesday.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg in Portugal, Benfica were under the cosh from the off and hot-shot Aubameyang needed just four minutes to head the home side in front.

Aubameyang hat-trick sends Dortmund through

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a hat-trick to send Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals 4-1 on aggregate after finally breaking Benfica’s stubborn resistance on Wednesday.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg in Portugal, Benfica were under the cosh from the off and hot-shot Aubameyang needed just four minutes to head the home side in front.

Pulisic replaces Reus for Dortmund against Benfica

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Portugal midfielder Raphael Guerreiro was ruled out for Borussia Dortmund’s crunch last 16, second-leg tie at home to Benfica on Wednesday as Christian Pulisic replaced injured Germany star Marco Reus.

Dortmund are looking to overturn a 1-0 defeat from the first-leg when Kostas Mitroglou scored Benfica’s winner.

Pulisic replaces Reus for Dortmund against Benfica

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Portugal midfielder Raphael Guerreiro was ruled out for Borussia Dortmund’s crunch last 16, second-leg tie at home to Benfica on Wednesday as Christian Pulisic replaced injured Germany star Marco Reus.

Dortmund are looking to overturn a 1-0 defeat from the first-leg when Kostas Mitroglou scored Benfica’s winner.

Dortmund out to add to Benfica’s Germany misery

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Berlin (AFP) – Defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos says Borussia Dortmund must improve ‘300 percent’ in Wednesday’s Champions League showdown in their bid to reach the quarter-finals and add to Benfica’s miserable record in Germany.

Benfica arrive in Dortmund for the last 16, second-leg, clash holding a precious 1-0 lead after Konstantinos Mitroglou’s winning goal in the first-leg win in Lisbon.

United target Lindelof extends Benfica deal

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Lisbon (AFP) – Swedish defender Victor Lindelof, who was strongly linked with a move to Manchester United in January, has signed a new contract with Benfica until 2021, the club revealed on Sunday.

The 22-year-old agreed a one-year extension to his previous deal, while Argentine centre-back Lisandro Lopez penned a three-year extension to his contract that was due to expire at the end of next season.

Injury-cursed Reus to miss Dortmund’s Benfica clash

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany winger Marco Reus will miss Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League, last 16, second-leg clash at home to Benfica on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, coach Thomas Tuchel said Saturday.

Reus limped off on 44 minutes of Dortmund’s 6-2 rout of Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga with a suspected tear in his left hamstring.

Injury-cursed Reus to miss Dortmund’s Benfica clash

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany winger Marco Reus will miss Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League, last 16, second-leg clash at home to Benfica on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, coach Thomas Tuchel said Saturday.

Reus limped off on 44 minutes of Dortmund’s 6-2 rout of Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga with a suspected tear in his left hamstring.

Aubameyang admits losing fitness at Africa Cup

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits his Champions League shocker for Borussia Dortmund against Benfica was down to a loss of fitness due to the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 27-year-old Gabon striker was hauled off on Tuesday moments after missing a penalty in the 1-0 last 16 first-leg defeat in Lisbon.

Aubameyang admits losing fitness at Africa Cup

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits his Champions League shocker for Borussia Dortmund against Benfica was down to a loss of fitness due to the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 27-year-old Gabon striker was hauled off on Tuesday moments after missing a penalty in the 1-0 last 16 first-leg defeat in Lisbon.

UCL Tuesday Rewind: PSG hammers Barcelona, Benfica holds off Dortmund

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Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian forward Angel Di Maria celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona on February 14, 2017 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, Europe's biggest domestic club competition, theUEFA Champions League returned with the start of the Round of 16.

Benfica sneak win as Aubameyang fluffs Dortmund’s lines

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Lisbon (AFP) – Benfica pulled off a classic smash and grab job as they beat Borussia Dortmund 1-0 in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Tuesday.

Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou scored the only goal of the game, prodding home from close range at the second attempt just after half time after Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki stopped his initial effort.

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

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

On paper, many would expect Borussia Dortmund to have the edge in this game, but Benfica - currently in first place in the Primeira Liga in Portugal - could surprise many world soccer aficionados.

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

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

On paper, many would expect Borussia Dortmund to have the edge in this game, but Benfica - currently in first place in the Primeira Liga in Portugal - could surprise many world soccer aficionados.

Goetze left out of Dortmund squad for Benfica

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Goetze has been left out of Borussia Dortmund’s squad for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg, clash against Benfica.

The 24-year-old has fallen out of favour with coach Thomas Tuchel after a string of below-par performances and is struggling with a leg injury, which kept him out of Saturday’s shock 2-1 defeat at Bundesliga bottom side Darmstadt.

Goetze left out of Dortmund squad for Benfica

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Goetze has been left out of Borussia Dortmund’s squad for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg, clash against Benfica.

The 24-year-old has fallen out of favour with coach Thomas Tuchel after a string of below-par performances and is struggling with a leg injury, which kept him out of Saturday’s shock 2-1 defeat at Bundesliga bottom side Darmstadt.

Wounded Dortmund strive for Benfica remedy

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Lisbon (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel hopes the return of the Champions League will provide the jolt his inconsistent side need ahead of Tuesday’s visit to Benfica in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

The Germans tormented opposing defences and finished above European champions Real Madrid in Group F after setting a new group-stage goals record, but they have failed to reproduce their best form domestically.

Wounded Dortmund strive for Benfica remedy

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Lisbon (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel hopes the return of the Champions League will provide the jolt his inconsistent side need ahead of Tuesday’s visit to Benfica in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

The Germans tormented opposing defences and finished above European champions Real Madrid in Group F after setting a new group-stage goals record, but they have failed to reproduce their best form domestically.

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Benfica: Scooter Driven Around By Eliseu During Title Celebrations Inducted Into Club Museum (Photo)

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AfterBenfica had secured their 36th Portuguese Primeira Liga title over the weekend, full-back Eliseu celebrated in time-honoured fashion by zooming all around the Estadio da Luz on his Vespa.

He then steered his moped into the dressing room, where he proceeded to perform a succession of victory doughnutsin front of his teammates.

Il Psg asfalta il Barcellona, 4 a 0 al Parco dei Principi. Benfica di misura sul Dortmund

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Clamoroso ma meritato 4 a 0 del Psg al Barcellona, nell'andata degli ottavi di Champions League. Cavani e compagni disputano la gara perfetta e travolgono il team di Luis Enrique, ipotecando la qualificazione ai quarti di finale. Nell'altra sfida vittoria di misura del Benfica (firmata Mitroglou) su un Dortmund sciupone (tante le chance fallite, soprattutto [.

Barcelona chase €40m Manchester United target, player has allegedly agreed to a deal with the PL giants

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Over the years, La Liga clubs have plundered top talents from the Portuguese league. Apart from tax related relaxations, the Portuguese or the Latin American players find it easy to settle down in Spain because of language similarities. Therefore, it comes as no surprise when Barcelona scouts make frequent visits to Portugal to keep an eye on the emerging talents from their league.