Benfica

  • Manchester United sell misfit Bebe to Benfica 4 days ago

    Lisbon: Benfica have signed Bebe from Manchester United in a deal worth up to three million euros ($4.03 million), the Premier League club said on Friday as the forward ended a difficult four-year spell in England. Bebe was bought for 7.4 million pounds from Vitoria de Guimaraes in August 2010 by...
  • Atletico Madrid sign goalkeeper Oblak from Benfica July 16, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish champion Atletico Madrid has bought Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak from Benfica with Thibaut Courtois' future likely at Chelsea. Atletico announced the transfer, depending on the standard medical, on Wednesday with the 21-year-old Oblak agreeing to a six-year deal. The 1.86-meter (6-foot-1) Oblak has similar features to Courtois, who helped Atletico...
  • Enzo Perez doesn't want to leave Benfica July 7, 2014

    Lisbon: Argentina midfielder Enzo Perez said that he is happy at his current club Benfica and does not want to leave. "Some say I want to leave Benfica but this is not the truth. I don't want to leave," Perez said, reports Efe. The player reportedly was on the radar of Juventus...
  • Unai Emery proud of Sevilla's 'capacity to suffer' May 15, 2014

    Few teams can have taken more tortuous routes to European success than Sevilla this season and coach Unai Emery hailed his team's "capacity to suffer" after they beat Benfica on penalties to win the Europa League on Wednesday. Sevilla played 19 matches on their way to winning the competition for a...
  • Sevilla beat Benfica on penalties to win the Europa League title May 15, 2014

    Turin: Sevilla beat Benfica 4-2 in a penalty shootout to win the Europa League after a 0-0 draw in the final on Wednesday, claiming another international title for Spanish football. Sevilla goalkeeper Beto saved two penalty kicks from Benfica forwards Oscar Cardozo and Rodrigo who failed to deceive with stutter-step approaches...
  • Benfica to take on Sevilla in Europa League final May 14, 2014

    Turin, Italy: Looking for their first European club title in 52 years, Benfica will play Sevilla on Wednesday in the Europa League final. The Portuguese club, which won back-to-back European Cup titles in 1961-62, has lost seven straight finals, including last year's Europa Cup. Sevilla will be aiming to win UEFA's...
  • Benfica hold Juventus to reach Europa League final May 2, 2014

    Benfica kept alive their dream of a first European trophy in 52 years after a goalless draw with Juventus in Turin on Thursday helped the newly-crowned Portuguese champions win their Europa League semi-final 2-1 on aggregate. Jorge Jesus's side will return to Turin on May 14 to take on Sevilla in...
  • Benfica and Sevilla secure Europa League wins0 April 25, 2014

    London: A stunning late goal from Benfica's Lima left Juventus's hopes of reaching a home Europa League final hanging in the balance after a 2-1 first-leg defeat, while Sevilla won 2-0 against Valencia in Thursday's all-Spanish last-four clash. Benfica scored early through Ezequiel Garay and were resolute in defence for 73...
  • Europa League: Juventus to face Benfica , Sevilla to play Valencia April 11, 2014

    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 are to...
  • Juventus, Basel, Porto, Benfica eye Europa semis April 10, 2014

    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 stadium,...
  • Juventus, Basel grab wins in Europa League April 4, 2014

    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 first...
  • Juventus, Benfica, AZ into Europa League quarters March 21, 2014

    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 Rodríguez pulled down Fernando Llorente at the edge of the penalty...
  • Chelsea sign Benfica's Nemanja Matic for USD 34 million January 15, 2014

    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 25-year-old left...
  • Olympiakos, Leverkusen reach last 16 of Champions League December 11, 2013

    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 on....
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Tuesday July 30, 2013

    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 hoped to...
  • Liverpool agree season loan deal for Benfica's Melgarejo July 30, 2013

    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 international...
  • Brazilian Bruno Cortez joins Benfica on loan July 14, 2013

    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 to his...
  • David Moyes keen on signing Ezequiel Garay from Benfica July 1, 2013

    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 he...
  • Manchester United close to signing Benfinca's Ezequiel Garay June 26, 2013

    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 May 16, 2013

    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 haul...
  • Heartbroken coach Jorge Jesus hints he could quit Benfica May 16, 2013

    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 May 16, 2013

    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 Saturday...
  • Ivanovic's late strike wins Europa League for Chelsea May 16, 2013

    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 May 14, 2013

    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 May 3, 2013

    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 May 1, 2013

    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 April 26, 2013

    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 April 24, 2013

    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 April 12, 2013

    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 reigning...
  • Chelsea, Tottenham, Newcastle through to Europa League quarters March 15, 2013

    London: Chelsea led a trio of English clubs into the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday after Tottenham Hotspur survived a thrilling Inter Milan fightback to advance on away goals and Newcastle United got a late winner. Goals from Juan Mata, John Terry and Fernando Torres, who also missed a penalty, put...