Benfica

  • Europa League: Juventus to face Benfica , Sevilla to play Valencia 11-04-2014 05:06 PM

    Nyon, Switzerland: Juventus will face Benfica in the Europa League semi-finals with a chance to play for the title in their home stadium. Also, Sevilla will face Valencia in an all-Spanish pairing. Three-time champion Juventus will travel to Portugal for the first match. Sevilla host Valencia first. The first legs...
  • Juventus, Basel, Porto, Benfica eye Europa semis 10-04-2014 09:49 AM

    Madrid: The Iberian peninsula's grip on the Europa League will loosen if Juventus and Basel can make good on first-leg victories and reach the semi-finals of Europe's second-tier tournament. Juventus' 1-0 first-leg win at Lyon provides the cushion of an away goal for the Serie A champions at their home...
  • Juventus, Basel grab wins in Europa League 04-04-2014 08:37 AM

    London: Juventus scored late to beat Lyon 1-0 and take a big stride towards the Europa League semi-finals while Benfica and FC Basel also won to move within sight of a second straight appearance in the last four on Thursday. Leonardo Bonucci poked home Juventus' 85th-minute winner in their quarter-final...
  • Juventus, Benfica, AZ into Europa League quarters 21-03-2014 08:37 AM

    Andrea Pirlo scored on a free kick in the 71st minute, giving Juventus a 1-0 victory at Italian rival Fiorentina on Thursday night and a berth in the Europa League quarter-finals with a 2-1 aggregate win. Pirlo scored after Gonzalo Rodrguez pulled down Fernando Llorente at the edge of the...
  • Chelsea sign Benfica's Nemanja Matic for USD 34 million 15-01-2014 11:16 PM

    Lisbon: Benfica say they have sold midfielder Nemanja Matic back to Chelsea at a healthy profit. The Portuguese club said in a statement to the Lisbon stock exchange Wednesday it sold the Serbian international for 25 million euros ($34 million). Chelsea confirmed the 25-year-old had signed a five-and-a-half-year contract. The...
  • Olympiakos, Leverkusen reach last 16 of Champions League 11-12-2013 09:45 AM

    Madrid: Olympiakos and Bayer Leverkusen reached the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday, with either Juventus or Galatasaray set to join them after their match in Istanbul was abandoned because of a snowstorm. Match officials stopped play after 31 minutes, ruling the field was too dangerous to play...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Tuesday 30-07-2013 08:30 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Tuesday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip involving the leading clubs and top players around the world. Robert Lewandowski commits to Dortmund after failed Bayern move Lewandowski had refused to sign an extension with Borussia Dortmund late last season and had said he...
  • Liverpool agree season loan deal for Benfica's Melgarejo 30-07-2013 02:34 PM

    The Premier League club Liverpool have agreed a deal to bring in Benfica left-back Lorenzo Melgarejo, reported Sunday Times on Tuesday. The 22-year-old left-back will join the Reds on a season long loan deal with an option to sign for a fee of less than 8.5 million pounds. The Paraguan...
  • Brazilian Bruno Cortez joins Benfica on loan 14-07-2013 01:20 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: Benfica have signed Brazilian left-back Bruno Cortez on a season-long loan deal, the Portuguese top-flight club has confirmed. The announcement follows the 26-year-old's successful medical examination in Lisbon, reports Xinhua. Brazilian giants Sao Paulo have offered Benfica the chance to sign Cortez, who has one international cap...
  • David Moyes keen on signing Ezequiel Garay from Benfica 01-07-2013 01:22 PM

    Manchester: With David Moyes officially assuming office at Old Trafford on Monday, the new Manchester United boss has put Benfica's Ezequiel Garay on top of his acquisition list for this transfer season, according to Daily Mirror. According to the newspaper, Moyes has been given a go-ahead for the defender, who...
  • Manchester United close to signing Benfinca's Ezequiel Garay 26-06-2013 12:03 PM

    In a bid to strengthen the back four, Manchester United manager David Moyes is likely to sign former Real Madrid and current Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay for 17 million as per reports. Reports suggest that the EPL champions are in "advanced negotiations" with 26-year-old Argentine and are expected to complete...
  • Cup win helps save season of frustrating losses: Zenden 16-05-2013 04:46 PM

    Amsterdam: Chelsea landed their only silverware of a gruelling campaign by beating Benfica 2-1 in the Europa League final on Wednesday but assistant coach Boudewijn Zenden believes the triumph only partially atoned for a string of failures. The European champions started their season in August dreaming of a possible seven-trophy...
  • Heartbroken coach Jorge Jesus hints he could quit Benfica 16-05-2013 10:20 AM

    Amsterdam: Benfica coach Jorge Jesus hinted he may leave the club following the heartbreak of their 2-1 injury-time defeat by Chelsea in the Europa League final on Wednesday. The 58-year-old, who has been in charge for four years, said the Lisbon team were the better side for most of the...
  • Frank Lampard poised to sign new Chelsea deal 16-05-2013 10:05 AM

    Amsterdam: Frank Lampard suggested he was on the verge of signing a new contract with Chelsea after leading the London club to a 2-1 victory over Benfica in the Europa League final on Wednesday. The 34-year-old midfielder, who broke Chelsea's all-time scoring record when his double against Aston Villa on...
  • Ivanovic's late strike wins Europa League for Chelsea 16-05-2013 02:51 AM

    Amsterdam: A stoppage-time header from Branislav Ivanovic helped Chelsea become the first English club to win all three of UEFA's major trophies as they beat Benfica 2-1 in the Europa League final on Wednesday. The Serbian defender sent the London club's fans wild with delight when he climbed high at...
  • Chelsea face injury worries ahead of Europa League final 14-05-2013 09:27 PM

    Amsterdam: Chelsea could be without captain John Terry and playmaker Eden Hazard for Wednesday's Europa League final against Benfica. After winning the Champions League title last year, Chelsea failed to reach the knockout stage this season and has long been a non-factor in the Premier League title chase. That means...
  • Oscar Cardozo fires Benfica into Europa League final 03-05-2013 08:49 AM

    Paraguay striker Oscar Cardozo's well-taken double fired Benfica into a Europa League final with Chelsea after they beat Fenerbahce 3-1 in Lisbon to win their semi-final 3-2 on aggregate. Top scorer Cardozo, who signed a new deal in January and has a 60 million euros buyout clause in his contract,...
  • Dropouts Chelsea and Benfica target Amsterdam redemption 01-05-2013 10:00 AM

    London: Chelsea's relentless march towards either more European glory or an heroic, battle-weary failure, continues on Thursday when they face FC Basel with the final of the Europa League beckoning. The Londoners, like Benfica who face Fenerbahce in the other semi-final, were eliminated from the Champions League after the group...
  • Korkmaz puts Fenerbahce on verge of Europa final 26-04-2013 08:17 AM

    Istanbul: Egemen Korkmaz's second-half header earned Fenerbahce a 1-0 win in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against Benfica and eased the tears of team mate Cristian on Thursday. The Turkish club hit the woodwork three times including Cristian's penalty which thudded against the post on the stroke...
  • Fernando Torres key as Chelsea take on Basel in Europa League 24-04-2013 11:36 AM

    London: Chelsea are in the last chance saloon as far as a trophy goes and Fernando Torres, complete with his 'Mask of Zorro', must continue his recent improvement in swashbuckling style in Thursday's Europa League semi-finals. Fenerbahce welcome Benfica in their first leg while European champions Chelsea face a tricky...
  • Chelsea-Basel, Fenerbahce-Benfica in Europa League semis 12-04-2013 04:07 PM

    Nyon: European champions Chelsea will play Basel in the Europa League semifinals, with the first-leg match in Switzerland. Fenerbahce will face Benfica, with the opening leg played in Turkey, after UEFA made the pairings on Friday. Chelsea aim to complete an unlikely double by lifting the second-tier trophy as the...
  • Spartak beat Benfica 2-1 in Champions League 23-10-2012 11:40 PM

    Moscow: Spartak Moscow won its first Champions League match this season on Tuesday by beating Benfica 2-1 from a first-half own goal by Jardel. Rafael Carioca gave Spartak a 1-0 lead in the third minute after overlapping down the left and receiving a clever pass from Jurado before poking the...
  • Three Spanish clubs in UEFA semis 13-04-2007 01:18 PM

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