LAZIO IN TALKS TO SIGN PLAYER

Italian capital club Lazio are reportedly in talks to sign Spanish left-back Alejandro Grimaldo from Benfica in the Portuguese top flight this summer. This is according to the latest reports from the Portuguese media. It was stated that Lazio want to sign the Benfica defender who has previously been linked to the Spanish La Liga duo of Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.

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The specific report from Portuguese newspaper O Jogo says that Grimaldo has been identified as a player that could strengthen the left side of defence at Lazio with the club keen to back new manager Maurizio Sarri in the transfer market on the back of his appointment this summer.
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EX-BENFICA STARLET ON ROMA RADAR

Lille midfielder Renato Sanches is reportedly on the radar of Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma. According to the publication from Italian media portal chiesaditotti, the Portuguese national team player could be the first signing in the Jose Mourinho managerial era at the club.

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Mourinho was recently appointed the new AS Roma manager and he will take charge of the team as from next season. The former Manchester United and FC Porto boss will take over from Paulo Fonseca who led the capital club to the Europa League semi-finals before they were knocked out by Premier League club Manchester United.
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SPURS MAKE CONTACT WITH BENFICA MANAGER

Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur have made contact with ex-BenficamanagerRui Vitoria over the vacant manager’s job atthe club. According to journalist Duncan Castles,Spurs have Rui Vitoria on their list of managerial options to replace the sacked Jose Mourinho.

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Rui Vitoria won several titles during his time at Benficaand he’s seen as a possible replacement for compatriot Mourinho.
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Match Preview: Benfica vs Estoril Praia – Team News And Predictions

Portuguese league outfit Benfica know that they have to secure a win over their rivals if they want to secure a smooth passage to the Taca de Portugal final. Standing in their way to achieving this feat is second-tier side Estoril Praia who they will welcome on Thursday night in their semi-final second leg fixture.

Benfica survived a scare in the first leg of this tie after initially going 1-0 down to Estoril but they bounced back comprehensively and secured a 3-1 comeback win to ensure they have the upper hand going into this fixture. Andre Vidigal was the scorer of the early goal for Estoril in the first leg of the encounter before Benfica turned the game on its head with an eventual impressive 3-1 win.
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             Match Preview And Team News For Moreirense vs. Benfica

Portuguese outfit Benfica will travel to their league rivals Moreirense where they will play at the  Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas Stadium on Sunday looking to continue their winning run. The home side have also won their last two games on the bounce and will be looking to make it a tough tie for the visiting side.


Moreirense secured a win at League struggles Farense in their last away fixture on Monday while Benfica saw off Estoril Praia in a comfortable 3-1 win in the first leg of their Taca de Portugal semi-final clash that was played last Thursday evening. (more…)

RENATO SANCHES: WHAT HAPPENED?

 

When the name “Renato Sanches” made headlines and news stories some years ago, the stories were signs of great things to come for a teenager who was believed to have time by his side to prove just how much of a good player he would become. However, that has not been the case and the football world has witnessed one of the worst young players declines in recent years.


In the world of modern football, there is a higher chance of a player getting haunted just fit misplacing a pass during a game, or worse, making an error that would lead to his team conceding a goal.
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BENFICA HANDED TOUGH EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW

 

Portuguese giants Benfica have a tough Europa League draw to navigate if they want to qualify for the round of 16 of the competition after they were drawn against Arsenal in the round of 32. The draw for the Europa League round of 32 was held on Monday afternoon and it pitted Benfica with the Gunners.


Ahead of the double legged game next year, Benfica and Arsenal are enjoying contrasting fortunes in their respective in their respective leagues. Benfica are second in the Portuguese topflight behind league leaders Sporting Lisbon after nine matches in the Portuguese Primeira Liga this term. Benfica have 21 points from the nine games played and are just two points off leaders Sporting Lisbon who have 23 points from the opening nine matches of the season.
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