Saturday, September 21, 2019

Leicester City foiled in bid to watch Almeida

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Leicester City scouts made the trip to Lisbon this week for the Champions League encounter between Benfica and RB Leipzig with the intentions to have a look at Benfica right back Andre Almeida. Unfortunately for Leicester, Benfica manager decided to give Almeida the night off and youngster Tomas Tavares got the start for Benfica. Leicester City who already have a Portuguese right back in Ricardo Pereira may be looking at Almeida as a potentially replacement for Pereira who will be sold to gather funds for the club in the future. Almeida has been a member of Benfica since the 2011 season.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Benfica announce squad for Moreirense game

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Benfica have released their squad for their Week 6 upcoming game against Moreirense after coming off a midweek Champions League loss at the hands of RB Leipzig, Benfuca will look to get back to their winning ways. The game is September 21 at 8:30pm WEST. They will select 18 players from the list below at game time to dress.

Keepers- Vlachodimos, Ivan Zlobin

Defenders- Ruben Dias, Ferro, Alex Grimaldo, Jardel, Andre Almeida, Tomas Tavares

Midfielders- Pizzi, Rafa Silva, Caio Lucas, Taarabt, Franco Cervi, Fejsa, David Tavares, Gedson Fernandes

Forwards- Seferovic, Raul de Tomas, Jota

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Benfica being linked with Peruvian winger

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Benfica are being linked with Alianza Lima winger Kevin Quevedo according to reports coming out of Peru. The Libero a Peruvian news edition reports that Benfica are preparing an offer to sign the 22 year old on a free transfer when the youngsters contract runs out at the end of this year. Quevedo has appeared in 25 games across all competitions for Alianza this season and scored an impressive 14 goals while adding 3 helpers. The wingers fine form has also caught the attention of the Peru National side which just this month called up Quevedo earning the player his first cap in a friendly against Ecuador on the 6th. Benfica are always in search of young talent and are hoping that their offer will entice Quevedo to join the Lisbon side.