Benfica

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 16th, 2013
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English trio Chelsea, Tottenham and Newcastle all managed to avoid one another as the Europa League quarter-final draw was held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland yerterday. Dethroned Champions League winners Chelsea host Russian club Rubin Kazan in their first leg on April 4 while Tottenham a...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 30th, 2012
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Real Madrid’s €45million (Dh202m) move for Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric has been thrown in doubt amid claims the Spanish champions have turned their attentions to Benfica’s Axel Witsel. Dinamo Zagreb president Zoran Mamic had said on Sunday that he expected Modric’s protracted mo...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 4th, 2012
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Benfica president Luis Felipe Vieira has described his team’s Champions League exit to Chelsea as “an outrage” and vowed to protest to the Portuguese Football Federation. Chelsea, having won the first leg of the teams’ quarter-final 1-0 in Lisbon, booked a semi-final date with...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 4th, 2012
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Chelsea had controversial referee Damir Skomina and goalkeeper Petr Cech to thank tonight as they clung on against 10-man Benfica to set up a Champions League semi-final against Barcelona. Card-crazy Skomina, whose performance in Arsenal’s last-16 exit against AC Milan led to a three-match ban ...
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Apr 4th, 2012
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(Agg: 3-1) 90+2 min GOAL!! Chelsea 2 Benfica 1 (Meireles) 90+1 min Four minutes of added time which will be sponsored by squeaky bums. 89 min Drogba’s on for Torres. 88 min Deary me, Oliveira so close for Benfica! Opts to try and curl a shot at goal with the outside of his boot from […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 3rd, 2012
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Jorge Jesus: “We have the ability to win” Jorge JesusIf Jorge Jesus manages to transmit his pre-match press conference optimism to his players, Benfica will run out onto the Stamford Bridge pitch tomorrow confident of obtaining the result they need to reach the Champions League semi-finals. Despite a...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2012
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This was one of the great nights for Chelsea, a day in the sunshine for their fans followed by an evening basking in the glow of a fine team performance capped by Salomon Kalou’s goal. With Roberto Di Matteo getting his tactics spot on, Chelsea delivered a classic away performance, tactically discipl...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 28th, 2012
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Chelsea took a big step towards the last four after securing a narrow victory over Benfica in Lisbon. Salomon Kalou’s close-range finish gave Chelsea a hard-fought win after Benfica had carved out the better chances but failed to land the knockout blow. The result also represented vindication for int...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 27th, 2012
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FULL TIME 90+5 min Emerson’s penalised for pushing and pulling Lampard in the box as he attempts to win a high ball. Chelsea need to hang onto it for 30 seconds and that’ll be all. 90+4 min So nearly an Ashley Cole own goal! Lovely series of quick Benfica passes and Gaitan finishes it by ...