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14-4-1, 3rd in Portuguese Liga
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2dESPN staff

Palace sign Benfica's Rakip on loan

Rakip, who joined Benfica from Malmo earlier this month and has been loaned back out, has won 11 caps for the Sweden under-21s.

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8dSelene Scarsi

Lopez joins Inter on loan from Benfica

Inter Milan have signed defender Lisandro Lopez on loan from Benfica, with an option for a permanent transfer in the summer.

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9dNayib Moran

Jimenez breaks his season duck

It took months for Raul Jimenez to score his first goal of the season, but he finally did it, leading this week's edition of Heroes & Villains.

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Benfica 0-2 Basel: Basel seal second in Group A (1:26)
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CSKA Moscow 2-0 Benfica: Schennikov ousts Benfica (1:16)
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63dESPN staff

Benfica avoid United fireworks punishment

UEFA has announced it has closed disciplinary proceedings against Benfica after fans set off fireworks during their clash with Manchester United.

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74dAndy Mitten

Exclusive: Julio Cesar on Brazil, Mourinho

"Neymar is the best player in the world today. Messi? I said the world; Messi is from another planet!" Ex-Brazil keeper Julio Cesar talks to ESPN FC.

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84dESPN staff

Benfica charged over fireworks at Old Trafford

UEFA has charged Benfica after their supporters set off fireworks during their 2-0 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

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84dNick Ames

Man United seize on Benfica's bad luck

Man United weren't great, but thanks to Benfica's bad luck, they completed a 2-0 win and edged one step closer to the Champions League last-16.

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85dMichael Yokhin

Meet Svilar, Benfica's rookie goalkeeper

The 18-year-old made a glaring mistake in his Champions debut against Manchester United, but Benfica have high hopes for their young goalkeeper.

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97dRob Dawson

Matic: Mou ordered Man Utd to target Svilar

Nemanja Matic has revealed Jose Mourinho ordered his players to target Mile Svilar before the teenager's error gifted Man United victory over Benfica.

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98dPA Sport

Vitoria backs Lindelof to shine at United

Victor Lindelof has endured a stuttering start at Manchester United but Benfica manager Rui Vitoria has no doubt he will flourish under Jose Mourinho.

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118dESPN staff

Oberlin stars on birthday as Basel cruise

Basel's Dimitri Oberlin celebrated his 20th birthday in style with two goals and an assist to lead a 5-0 rout of Benfica in the Champions League.

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133dAssociated Press

Zhamaletdinov rallies CSKA past Benfica

CSKA Moscow forward Timur Zhamaletdinov made a memorable Champions League debut on Tuesday by scoring the winner in a 2-1 comeback victory at Benfica.

RankingsPortuguese Liga

Goal Difference342nd
Goals Scored46Tied-1st
Assists15Tied-2nd
Goals Conceded123rd