S.L. Benfica

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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...
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Apr 13th, 2012
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Manchester United are set to eclipse Manchester City’s £18 million bid for Benfica’s left-sided forward Nicolas Gaitan, according to reports in the Portuguese media this morning. According to O Jogo,a sports newspaper, Benfica have turned down Manchester City’s offer in favour of a higher bid from Un...
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Apr 6th, 2012
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Super Eagles midfielder, Mikel Obi has revealed Chelsea will seek to avenge a Champions League semi-final exit they suffered against Barcelona three seasons ago. Barcelona dumped Chelsea at the same stage of the competition in the 2008/09 season on the away goals’ rule after they drew 1-1 in very con...
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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...
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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...