Sunday, October 17, 2021

Benfica suffer double injury blow in Taca win

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Benfica escaped their Taca de Portugal third round encounter against Trofense with a 2-1 victory in additional extra time after receiving a scare from the second division side. What Benfica was unable to escape the game with was injuries which were suffered in the game by starting left back Gil Dias and followed by his replacement Lazaro just twenty minutes after coming onto the pitch. Both players suffered muscle injuries on their left legs and join Rodrigo Pinho, Gedson Fernandes and Haris Seferovic in the infirmary.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Darwin Nunez named player of the month

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Benfica striker Darwin Nunez was announced today as the Portuguese League player of the month for September after scoring 4 goals in three games of action. The 22 year old was also named the forward of the month joining teammate Joao Mario who was announced as the midfielder of the month. Club manager Jorge Jesus also picked up the manager of the month award handed out by the Portuguese League this week. Nunez has had a hot start to the year scoring 6 goals across all competitions over 8 games.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Benfica getting ready for Taca 3rd round game

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Benfica get set to return to action this weekend in the Taca de Portugal as the club travels to take on second division side Trofense in third round action on Saturday. Look for manager Jorge Jesus to start a host of players who have seen little to no action this season. Benfica are coming off their first loss of the season a disappointing 1-0 result at the Estadio da Luz against Portimonense and will look to rebound at the expense of this weekends opponent.