Friday, September 6, 2019

Benfica players called up for International duty

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The worlds national team squads are in action this week and that means that many clubs are practicing without their full squads as players get called up to their national sides, the Under 20 sides and more. These are the current Benfica players away with their national sides.

National Teams

Portugal - Pizzi, Rafa Silva, Ruben Dias, Ferro

Switzerland - Seferovic

Greece - Vlachodimos, Samaris

Morocco - Taarabt

Under 21 Teams

Portugal- Jota, Nuno Tavares, Florentino

Belgium- Mile Svilar

Under 19 Team

Portugal - Tomas Tavares 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Benfica submit player list for Champions League

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Benfica have submitted their player list to UEFA for the upcoming Champions League tournament. Benfica submitted their main A list squad and a secondary B List squad in which players can replace players that are removed from the A list squad. Benfica will start their Champions League campaign after the International break against RB Leipzig at home on September 17, 2019.

Benfica A List Squad

Keepers: Vlachodimos, Zlobin

Defenders: Ruben Dias, Andre Almeida, Ferro, Alex Grimaldo, Conti, Tyronne Ebuehi, Jardel

Midfielders: Pizzi, Florentino, Gabriel, Rafa Silva, Gedson, Fejsa, Samaris, Chiquinho, Taarabt, Franco Cervi

Forwards: Raul de Tomas, Seferovic, Carlos Vinicius, Caio Lucas, Zivkovic

Benfica B List Squad

Keepers: Svilar, Celton Biai, Fabio Duarte

Defenders: Nuno Tavares, Joao Ferreira, Kalaica, Tomas Tavares, Pedro Alvaro

Midfielders: Tiago Dantas, David Tavares, Goncalo Ramos, Rafael Brito

Forwards: Jota, Nuno Santos

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Franco Cervi turns down Boca Juniors, next stop Mexico?

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Benfica midfielder Franco Cervi remains with the Lisbon club after most of the major transfer windows closed Monday and reports coming out of Portugal and Argentina indicate that the 25 year old declined a move to his homeland and the chance to play for Boca Juniors. The reports also state that Cervi is close to moving to Mexico and joining an unnamed club. The Mexican league's transfer window remains open and with Cervi out of manager Bruno Lage's main roster it is a move the midfielder is open to accept. Cervi joined Benfica in the summer of 2016 from Rosario and has yet to appear for the club this season.