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Portugal's Rui Patricio and Ruben Dias celebrate.(REUTERS)

Manchester City agree deal to sign defender Dias from Benfica

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 03:52 PM IST
Benfica confirmed the transfers in a statement on Sunday but said the players would still need to sign their respective contracts.
Head coach Jorge Jesus (C ) looks on as some players exercise after the pre-season friendly football match between SL Benfica and AFC Bournemouth.(Getty Images)
Head coach Jorge Jesus (C ) looks on as some players exercise after the pre-season friendly football match between SL Benfica and AFC Bournemouth.(Getty Images)

Benfica handed tough trip to PAOK in Champions League qualifiers

By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 05:16 PM IST
Twice former European champions Benfica were handed a tough match away to Greek side PAOK in the draw on Monday for the Champions League third qualifying round.
FC Porto's Danilo Pereira celebrates scoring their first goal with Fabio Vieira.(REUTERS)
FC Porto's Danilo Pereira celebrates scoring their first goal with Fabio Vieira.(REUTERS)

Porto clinches Portuguese title with win over Sporting

PORTO, Portugal | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 07:45 AM IST
Danilo and Moussa Marega scored second-half goals to give Porto an insurmountable eight-point lead over second-place Benfica with two rounds to go. Benfica defeated Vitória Guimarães 2-0 on Tuesday to temporarily delay Porto’s celebrations. A draw also would have been enough for Porto.
Benfica's Haris Seferovic celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates.(REUTERS)
Benfica's Haris Seferovic celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates.(REUTERS)

Benfica wins to keep Porto from clinching Portuguese title

LISBON, Portugal | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 07:11 AM IST
Chiquinho scored in the 37th minute and Haris Seferovic added the second in the 87th to move Benfica within five points of Porto ahead of the rival’s home match against third-place Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday.
Benfica's Dyego Sousa, top right, heads for the ball with Tondela's Filipe Sampaio, right, during a Portuguese League soccer match between Benfica and Tondela in Lisbon, Portugal, Thursday, June 4, 2020. The Portuguese League soccer matches resumed Wednesday without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Tiago Petinga/Pool via AP)(AP)
Benfica's Dyego Sousa, top right, heads for the ball with Tondela's Filipe Sampaio, right, during a Portuguese League soccer match between Benfica and Tondela in Lisbon, Portugal, Thursday, June 4, 2020. The Portuguese League soccer matches resumed Wednesday without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Tiago Petinga/Pool via AP)(AP)

Benfica bus stoned after first game back, two players injured

LISBON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 09:08 AM IST
Benfica football club said in a statement. German midfielder Julian Weigl, 24, and Serbian winger Andrija Zivkovic, 23, were hit with shrapnel and taken to the Hospital da Luz in Lisbon to be treated as a precaution, Benfica said.
Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix in action with Getafe's Bruno.(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix in action with Getafe's Bruno.(REUTERS)

La Liga 2019: Joao Felix’s ‘filthy’ nutmeg draws comparisons with legendary Diego Maradona, watch video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 06:46 PM IST
Joao Felix’s sensational run during Atletico Madrid’s La Liga season opener against Getafe saw twitterati comparing the 19-year-old with legendary Diego Maradona.
Spanish soccer player Iker Casillas leaves CUF Porto hospital accompanied by his wife Sara Carbonero in Porto.(REUTERS)
Spanish soccer player Iker Casillas leaves CUF Porto hospital accompanied by his wife Sara Carbonero in Porto.(REUTERS)

Iker Casillas leaves hospital after heart attack, admits future uncertain

Porto | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 12:00 AM IST
The 37-year-old, who has played for Porto since 2015, was admitted to hospital last Wednesday after suffering what the Portuguese club called an “acute myocardial infarction” in training.
Andres Palop draws Arsenal in the Europa League draw.(REUTERS)
Andres Palop draws Arsenal in the Europa League draw.(REUTERS)

Arsenal to face Rennes in Europa League last 16, Chelsea draw Dynamo Kiev

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 06:46 PM IST
Both Premier League clubs will be at home in the first leg on Thursday, March 7, with the return matches scheduled for March 14.
File picture of Thierry Henry(REUTERS)
File picture of Thierry Henry(REUTERS)

Thierry Henry named new Monaco coach: Club

Monaco | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 03:43 PM IST
The former striker will be joined by Joao Carlos Valado Tralhao, under-23 coach at Benfica, and Patrick Kwame Ampadu, coach at the Arsenal Academy.
Brazil's goalkeeper Alisson, who is rumoured to join Premier League side Liverpool FC, leaves his team's hotel in Kazan.(AFP)
Brazil's goalkeeper Alisson, who is rumoured to join Premier League side Liverpool FC, leaves his team's hotel in Kazan.(AFP)

Alisson thanks AS Roma fans ahead of rumoured Liverpool FC switch

Omnisport | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 06:32 PM IST
Alisson is expected to sign for Liverpool on a five-year deal worth 75 million euros, a world record for a goalkeeper, media reports suggested.
Julio Cesar started for Brazil in the last two editions of the FIFA World Cup.(Getty Images)
Julio Cesar started for Brazil in the last two editions of the FIFA World Cup.(Getty Images)

Former Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar retires at Flamengo

Associated Press, Rio de Janeiro | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 04:25 PM IST
Julio Cesar’s accolades include five Italian titles and the 2010 Champions League title with Inter, three Portuguese titles with Benfica and the 2004 Copa America with Brazil
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