Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Benfica squad for Famalicao Taca game

Benfica are set to take on Famalicao in the first leg of the Taca de Portugal semi-final at the Estadio da Luz as they look to advance to the Final of the tournament for the first time since 2017. Benfica will play Famalicao today at 7:15pm WEST and they will dress 18 players from the list below.

Keepers- Vlachodimos, Ivan Zlobin

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

Midfielders- Chiquinho, Pizzi, Taarabt, Franco Cervi, Rafa Silva, Gabriel, Florentino

Forwards- Carlos Vinicius, Seferovic, Jota

Monday, February 3, 2020

Winter Transfer market moves by Benfica

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The winter transfer market is officially closed and Benfica have seen players come in and players go out during the transfer period as the club forges ahead into the final half of the season. Benfica currently lead the race for the Portuguese title and are also in the semi-finals of the Taca de Portugal and the Round of 32 of the Europa League and hope that their changes lead to success in all competitions. Here is a round up of what Benfica did during the winter transfer market with their main squad.


Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) Purchase €20M
Dyego Sousa (Shenzhen FC) Loan
Yony Gonzalvez (Free Transfer) 


Raul de Tomas (Espanyol) Sold €20M 
Lisandro Lopez (Boca Juniors) Sold €3M
Gedson Fernandes (Tottenham) Loan Fee €4.5M
Caio Lucas (Sharjah FC) Loan Fee €1.5M
Ljubomir Fejsa (Alaves) Loan
German Conti (Atlas) Loan

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Benfica agree deal for Corinthians winger in summer

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Benfica and Corinthians have agreed to a summer move for winger Pedrinho according to reports coming out of Portugal. Benfica who have been looking for a winger to play the role of summer departure Eduardo Salvio are said to have come to an agreement for the 21 year old right winger to join in the club in the summer in exchange for €20M plus the loan of recently acquired central defender Yony Gonzalvez. Benfica chose to not have Pedrinho join the club during the winter transfer window instead leaving the youngster in Brazil as he trains with the U23 national side in preparation for this summers Olympic games. Details of the acquisition by Benfica are still not fully complete as Corinthians only hold 70% of Pedrinho's playing rights and it has not been reported if Benfica would be acquiring the full 100% value of Pedrinho in the deal. Pedrinho who appeared in 36 games across all competitions for Corinthians last season, scored seven goals while setting up another four helpers. Benfica manager Bruno Lage has been waiting for a right winger for some time and the club looks set to provide Lage with a coveted piece to his player puzzle.