Friday, July 3, 2020

Verissimo reveals first squad list for Boavista match

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Benfica goes into its new era post Bruno Lage as they get set to take on Boavista in Week 30 action looking to not only save what is left of their slim championship hopes but also to save face of a poor run of form that has cost the club in more ways then one. Nelson Verissimo leads the squad in an intern role as they get set to take on Boavista tomorrow at home at 9:15pm WEST. Benfica will dress 20 players from the list below.

Keepers- Vlachodimos, Mile Svilar, Ivan Zlobin

Defenders- Tomas Tavares, Jardel, Ruben Dias, Ferro, Nuno Tavares, Andre Almeida

Midfielders- Chiquinho, Pizzi, Franco Cervi, Rafa Silva, Samaris, Florentino, Julian Weigl, Zivkovic, Gabriel

Forwards- Carlos Vinicius, Jota, Dyego Sousa, Seferovic

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Benfica will take on Porto in Coimbra for Taca Final

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The Portuguese Football Federation has announced that Coimbra's Estadio Cidade de Coimbra will host the Taca de Portugal Final between Benfica and FC Porto on August 1st to wrap up the 2019/20 Portuguese league season. This is the first time the Taca final will be played away from Jamor since the 1982/83 installment was held at Porto's Antas stadium. The FPF has also announced that the season commencing Super Cup which would also pit the same clubs is suspended and will not be played at the start of the 2020/21 season but the federation could consider holding the Final at a later date in the season.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The breakdown of Benfica's contract termination with Lage

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Benfica and Bruno Lage have come to an agreement over the remaining time left on Lage's contract after the club and manager agreed to part ways after a poor run of form by Benfica which looks to have cost the club the league championship this season. When Lage renewed his contract in December he was signed until the summer of 2024 with an annual salary of €2M, which means that the club is on the hook for €8M in wages owed to Lage over the next four years. Benfica will continue to pay Lage his salary until he is hired by another club but the agreement states that depending on Lage's salary earned at set club, the team will pay an difference under the €2M that was agreed in December. The agreement could end up costing Benfica zero dollars if Lage who is represented by Jorge Mendes' Gestifute agency is hired by another club with an annual salary of €2M or more euro and Lage continues to earn the €2M or more over the next 4 years ending his contract with the Lisbon side. Benfica have installed assistant Nelson Verissimo as intern manager of the club as it looks to find Lage's replacement over the coming weeks.