Sunday, February 7, 2021

Jorge Jesus returns behind bench against Famalicao

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Jorge Jesus will be back on the sidelines when Benfica take on Famalicao in Week 18 action tomorrow night in Lisbon. Jesus has been out while he battled a COVID-19 infection and will look to right the ship at the club going into the second half of the season. Benfica currently sit in fourth place in league standings and are eleven points behind league leaders Sporting. Benfica are also winless in their last four league games, scoring only two goals in that span. Jesus' return has been nothing but a complete failure to date and if the club continues this form it could see the JJ era end very shortly.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Jorge Jesus improving as he battles COVID-19 virus

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Benfica manager Jorge Jesus is coming along well as he deals with a respiratory infection due to being infected with COVID-19 since testing positive on January 28. Jesus is currently resting at home and is constantly being monitored by Benfica's medical team. Jesus will miss his third Benfica game tomorrow as the club takes on Guimaraes in Week 17 action after suffering a devastating loss to Lisbon rivals Sporting in Week 16 action. Benfica currently sit in fourth place in the league and are nine points behind league leaders Sporting as the season gets set to hit the half way mark.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Benfica keeper wanted by Borussia Dortmund

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Benfica keeper Odysseas Vlachodimos is on German club Borussia Dortmund's radar according to reports coming from the publication BILD. Dortmund's management team are said to be looking for a new number one keeper next season, as they have grown tired of current starter Roman Burki's inconsistency. Dortmund have been informed that Benfica's current keeper would not come cheap as he has a contract with the Lisbon side until the summer of 2024. Vlachodimos is famaliar with the Bundesliga having gone through Stuttgart's youth system and arrived at Benfica in the summer of 2018 from Greek club Panathinaikos for €2.4M. The 26 year old German born keeper who chose to play football for Greece internationally due to his family lineage has appeared in 116 games across all competitions for Benfica since joining the club with 44 clean sheets to his name.