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“El Principito” played last semester with Bayer Leverkusen on loan from Valencia, and has enjoyed few minutes with Los Naranjeros this preseason.
With the transfer window still open, Andres Guardado returned to Valencia hoping his future will be sorted out soon. The player, with three World Cups under his belt, wouldn’t mind if he had to move to Portugal to enjoy more playing time.
“I’ll play wherever they need med. I’m open to anything that springs out. Last semester, my move to Leverkusen was completed on the... Read the rest of the article »
SC Braga scraped into the UEFA Europa League Final with a hard fought 1-0 win over SL Benfica.
A first half header from Custodio gave Braga the win and sealed their progress on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw over two legs. Braga will now face FC Porto in Europe’s first ever all-Portuguese final.
Braga threatened first and it took good defensive work from Benfica captain Luisao to prevent Mossoro from scoring. Brazilian striker Lima then had a good chance for Braga but sent... Read the rest of the article »
SL Benfica will be defending a slender 2-1 aggregate lead when they travel to face SC Braga in the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg.
Braga captain Vandinho cancelled out Jardel’s opener during the first leg, before Oscar Cardozo struck to give Benfica a 2-1 win.
Braga know if they keep a clean sheet one goal will be enough to see them advance. This task will be made difficult by the fact that Benfica have found the net in every away game they have played in this seasons Europa League. Braga midfielder Hugo Viana is unnerved... Read the rest of the article »
SL Benfica gained a slim advantage with a 2-1 win over SC Braga in the UEFA Europa League semi-final first leg.
All the goals were scored in a nine minute spell early in the second half. Braga captain Vandinho cancelled out Jardel’s opener, before Oscar Cardozo gave Benfica a 2-1 aggregate lead ahead of the second leg.
Both sides had an early scoring chance, first Benfica striker Javier Saviola had his shot cleared, before Silvio fired wide at the other end.
After 20 minutes Saviola forced a... Read the rest of the article »
Portugal Giants Benfica travel to Greece to play greek side AEK Athens in the UEFA Europa League Match day 2, October 1, 2009
Benfica have been in stellar form lately in their domestic campaign and playing great attacking football with the new discovered form of Argentina´s Pablo Aimar as well as the goals coming from Di Maria and Cardozo. Benfica have been walking over all their competition with large victories. They currently are 5-1-0 in the Portugal Liga Sagres league with 21 goals and only 3 against. That´s... Read the rest of the article »