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Benfica Defeats FC Porto and Levels National Roller Hockey Championship Final
Roller Hockey, Sports News

Benfica Defeats FC Porto and Levels National Roller Hockey Championship Final

By Score More Benfica, the defending champions, equalized the play-off final series of the national roller hockey championship today by defeating FC Porto 5-2 at home in the second encounter. Following their 5-3 defeat in Porto, which included extra time, Carlos Nicolía was instrumental with goals in the 10th, 16th, and 33rd minutes, the latter two from penalty shots. Gonçalo Pinto added another goal in the 40th minute, and Zé Miranda sealed the victory with a goal in the 44th minute for the 'reds'. Carlo Di Benedetto scored early for FC Porto in the 4th minute, and Telmo Pinto added another goal in the 38th minute. The final match, featuring two teams vying for their 25th national title, continues on Sunday at 15:00 at the Dragão Arena, the venue for the decisive third game. The se...
Benfica Stuns Sporting with Last-Minute Comeback in Thrilling 2-1 Derby Victory
Football, Portugal, Sport Lisboa Benfica, Sporting Clube Portugal

Benfica Stuns Sporting with Last-Minute Comeback in Thrilling 2-1 Derby Victory

Benfica defeated Sporting 2-1, scoring two goals in stoppage time, in the 11th round of the I Liga football. With this victory, the Reds equalize with the Lions at the top of the standings. The game started with a slight advantage for Benfica, and Rafa, twice, came close to opening the scoring. In the 9th minute, in the heart of the Sporting area, the red forward shot, but the ball went just past the left post of Adán's goal. In the 12th minute, again Rafa with an excellent arched shot hit the crossbar of Sporting's goal with a bang. João Mário came close to scoring in the 24th minute. The chip went slightly wide of Adán's goal. Sporting only responded close to half an hour into the game. Following a corner kicked by Pote, Diomande headed the ball into the heart of the area, and Trub...
Champions League: Inter Milan 1 – 0 Benfica
Champions League

Champions League: Inter Milan 1 – 0 Benfica

By Score More In a crucial Champions League clash at the Meazza, Inter got their campaign back on track with a resounding 1-0 victory over Benfica, thanks to a second-half strike by Thuram, set up brilliantly by Dumfries. The match, which began as a relatively balanced affair, saw Inter emerge as the dominant force after the halftime break. Inter's manager, Inzaghi, stuck with a familiar starting lineup, with Pavard, Acerbi, and Bastoni forming the defensive trio, and a midfield featuring the formidable trio of Barella, Calhanoglu, and Mkhitaryan. The wingbacks and strikers were the usual suspects. On the opposing side, Schmidt opted for a more attack-minded approach, with Neres leading the line and Di Maria and Silva providing width from the wings. Interestingly, former Inter playe...
Di María’s Lone Goal Propels Benfica to Victory Over FC Porto in Classic Clash
Sport Lisboa Benfica, FC Porto

Di María’s Lone Goal Propels Benfica to Victory Over FC Porto in Classic Clash

By Score More A solitary strike from Ángel Di María proved decisive as Benfica clinched a 1-0 victory over FC Porto, temporarily claiming the summit of the league table. Benfica entered the pitch for the second half with renewed intensity, exerting increased pressure in FC Porto's defensive third. It was at the 68th-minute mark that Di María exhibited precision in executing a finely orchestrated move, validating the Encarnados' triumph in this classic encounter. The lone goal of the match materialized in the 68th minute, courtesy of Ángel Di María, granting Benfica the triumph in the eagerly awaited Classic held at the Luz stadium. FC Porto's challenge became more daunting due to the early expulsion of Fábio Cardoso in the 19th minute. The Dragons valiantly held their ground until ...
Surprise Defeat: Benfica Falls 2-3 to Boavista in Thrilling Championship Opener
Boavista FC, Sport Lisboa Benfica

Surprise Defeat: Benfica Falls 2-3 to Boavista in Thrilling Championship Opener

By Score More What a Thrilling Match and an Unexpected Turn of Events to Conclude the Opening Round of the Championship! The reigning champions, Benfica, kicked off their title defense on a disappointing note, succumbing to a 2-3 defeat against Boavista at the Bessa Stadium. The Eagles were taken by surprise by an inspired Boavista side, who were trailing at halftime but managed to level the score twice and complete a dramatic comeback in injury time. Bozenik emerged as the hero of the night for the 'axadrezados' (chess players) with two crucial goals, the opener and the decisive winner. Bruno Lourenço also contributed by converting a penalty. On the Benfica side, who opened the scoring with Di María's goal, Rafa showcased his prowess with a goal, an assist, and even hitting the post...
Benfica win Portuguese Super Cup Team beat rivals Porto 2-0 in final
Football, Portugal, Sport Lisboa Benfica

Benfica win Portuguese Super Cup Team beat rivals Porto 2-0 in final

Benfica won the Portuguese Super Cup by beating Porto 2-0 in the final on Wednesday. Benfica's Angel Di Maria drew first blood in the 61st minute at Municipal de Aveiro Stadium. Petar Musa made it 2-0 in the 68th minute. Porto defender Pepe was sent off with a red card in the 90th minute. Benfica defeated the reigning champions to clinch their ninth title. Porto is the most successful team in the Portuguese Super Cup, which was founded in 1979, with 23 titles.
Paris Saint-Germain Secure Portuguese Striker Gonçalo Ramos from Benfica
Paris Saint-Germain, Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain Secure Portuguese Striker Gonçalo Ramos from Benfica

According to reports from L’Équipe, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has successfully reached agreements on all aspects of the signing of Portuguese striker Gonçalo Ramos from Benfica. The 22-year-old forward had been on the radar of the Ligue 1 champions for some time, and earlier reports last week suggested that personal terms with Ramos had already been agreed upon. Having pursued various center-forward targets during the summer transfer window, including names like Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen, Dušan Vlahović, and Rasmus Højlund, PSG has ultimately secured the services of the Portugal international. Notably, Ramos showcased his goal-scoring prowess with a memorable hat-trick against Switzerland in the World Cup knockout stages last year. The deal will see Gonçalo Ramos join PSG initially on...
Benfica crush Brugge 5-1 to reach Champions League quarter-finals
Champions League, Football

Benfica crush Brugge 5-1 to reach Champions League quarter-finals

LISBON, March 7 (Reuters) - Clinical Benfica thrashed shell-shocked Club Brugge 5-1 to knock them out of the Champions League and reach the quarter finals 7-1 on aggregate at the Estadio da Luz on Tuesday. Benfica took the lead in the 38th minute through Rafa Silva who dribbled past two defenders and fired a left foot strike into the net after a counter-attack started by Goncalo Ramos who sped up the left channel before crossing to the far post. Ramos then scored either side of the break before Joao Mario extended the lead with a penalty in the 71st minute. Substitute David Neres grabbed the fifth six minutes later before Bjorn Meijer got a consolation Brugge in the 87th.
Club Brugge 0-2 Benfica: Joao Mario and David Neres secure comfortable first-leg away win for Portuguese visitors
Champions League, Football

Club Brugge 0-2 Benfica: Joao Mario and David Neres secure comfortable first-leg away win for Portuguese visitors

Match report as Joao Mario and David Neres scored to put Benfica 2-0 up at the half-way point of their Champions League last-16 tie with Club Brugge; Scott Parker suffered defeat in his first game as a boss in the Champions League. Goals from Joao Mario and David Neres saw Benfica win 2-0 away over Club Brugge in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie as Scott Parker started life as a Champions League manager with defeat. Joao Mario's 51st-minute spot-kick came after Benfica had spurned a host of good opportunities as they dominated the away encounter and ensured they have a lead to defend at home in the return in Lisbon on March 7. The penalty was awarded after Brugge's Scotland defender Jack Hendry had brought down Goncalo Ramos in a clumsy challenge. Neres took advant...
Benfica president Rui Costa slams Enzo Fernandez’s conduct during Chelsea transfer saga
Football, Premier League

Benfica president Rui Costa slams Enzo Fernandez’s conduct during Chelsea transfer saga

The west London outfit reignited a move for the World Cup winner with just a few days of the transfer window remaining, with Benfica having been adamant he was not for sale when initial approaches were made at the start of the month. Costa has now confirmed that he relented on that stance on the proviso that Fernandez would remain at the club until the summer, even accepting a smaller fee than the release clause and ensuring that the midfielder would earn the same salary being offered by Chelsea. But the 22-year-old had no intention of seeing out the rest of the season in Lisbon, with some reports even claiming he threatened to return to Argentina and never play for Benfica again. Costa has suggested that was indeed the case and once Fernandez had delivered his ultimatum the Benfica c...