Monday, August 29, 2022

Benfica sell Yaremchuk to Club Brugge

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Benfica and Belgian side Club Brugge have come to terms on the sale of striker Roman Yaremchuk which will see the 26 year old Ukrainian International return back to Belgium after just one season with the Lisbon club. Benfica will receive €16M from Brugge with an additional €3M in potential incentives and will be entitled to 10% of any future sale.

Benfica obtained Yaremchuk last summer from Gent for €17M but this only gave the club only 75% of Yaremchuk's pass, Benfica acquired the remaining 25% from Gent earlier for €3M before the sale to Brugge. Yaremchuk appeared in 48 games across all competitions last season for Benfica, mostly as a substitute off the bench and scored nine goals while setting up eight. 

Yaremchuk's departure helps unlock a log jam at the striker position at the club and means that Benfica will hang onto striker Goncalo Ramos, who has become a regular fixture in Roger Schmidt's starting XI this season.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Benfica looking at Frankfurt midfielder

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Benfica still have a few moves to play before the transfer window closes for most of the major markets later this week and the latest player that the club is linked to is Eintracht Frankfurt attacking midfielder Daichi Kamada according to reports coming from Portugal and Germany. The 26 year old Japanese international can play a host of positions and would fit nicely in Roger Schmidt's system of choice.

Frankfurt are said to want between €10M to €15M for Kamada who's contract will expire at the end of the current campaign. Kamada joined Frankfury in the summer of 2017 and has appeared in 136 games across all competitions for the German side, scoring 28 goals while setting up an additional 27. Kamada was a key piece in Frankfurt's Europa League Championship run last season.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Benfica Champions League opponents and schedule

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Benfica have learned their opponents for this seasons Champions League group stage and the schedule which is much more compact this season then usual thanks to World Cup 2022 kicking off in November. Benfica are joined in Group H by French Champions PSG, Italian side Juventus and Israeli club Maccabi Haifa, in what some are calling this seasons Group of Death.

UEFA have yet to release the full schedule only providing the days of when the fixtures will take place but Benfica will find out their opponent for the week in due course.


Matchday 1: September 6 vs Maccabi Haifa

Matchday 2: September 14 at Juventus

Matchday 3: October 5 vs PSG

Matchday 4: October 11 at PSG

Matchday 5: October 25 vs Juventus

Matchday 6: November 2 at Maccabi Haifa

Round of 16 draw will take place on November 7, 2022