On Wednesday, Benfica’s hard work proved to be fruitful as it finished its campaign of Champions League with a win over the team of AEK Athens with a score of 2-0. Neither of the 2 teams was in contention for the knockout stage, and the club of Benfica was already at the 3rd position and had already secured a spot in the upcoming round of thirty-two of the Europa League.
The match was poised well between both the team until the 88th minute when Alex Grimaldo of Benfica scored the first and only goal of the match with a properly-struck free kick on the wall. Despite getting many opportunities to hit the goal both teams were unable to make the most out of it. However, Grimaldo proved to be an exception to it. In the post-match show, Alex Grimaldo said: “We had a great match, and definitely deserved this win.” He added, “We tried until the last minute and I am delighted that we managed to do it.”
Benfica has reportedly offered Joao Felix a new contract containing a 105 million release clause. £ (120 million) among rumors, he is wanted by Chelsea. According to Mirror Chris, Hatherall, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has watched the progress of Felix in this season. Current contract No. 10 contains a 45 million release clause £ (51.5 million €). Per Hatherall, according to sources in Portugal, Felix is on the verge of signing the new contract with Benfica and could put pen on paper for documentation on Monday.
The 18-year-old has broken the first team of Benfica this season and produced two goals and a help in the 190 minutes play. That game time has come across eight looks, with Felix spending time on both flanks and in an attacked midfield game. His first goal will live long in the memory of Benfica fans, per Portuguese football team expert Jan Hagen: The teenager has also been impressed with the under-21 side of Portugal.
Benfica manager RuiVitória is proud of his team after they win their game against Porto by 1-0. The match leaves Benfica at the top of the table with 17 points. He said that it was important to win this game to show to the rest of the league that they are a serious contender for the title.
RuiVitória said that it was not an easy game as Porto is a very good side. He said that his players had to be at their best in order to win the game and that he is proud of what they have achieved. He said that his players have been magnificent since the start of this season and that they have shown their quality yet again in the match against Porto.
Cavalieri move to the Roy Hodgson is now confirmed. He has reunited with Roy Hodgson after playing for the present Eagles manager while his time at Liverpool. The club has signed Diego Cavalieri the former Brazil goalkeeper until the season’s end and he will be the substitute of Hennessey. Cavalieri is now 35-years-old was a free agent. He was the free agent after 2017 end when he was released from Fluminense. He gave some trails with Palace and after having some successful trials, he has been added to the 25-man Premier League squad of the club.
According to the head coach of the Palace, Cavalieri is a good resource and we are going to use him in the best possible manner.” Cavalieri will be the cover for Wayne Hennessey, who is the first choice keeper of the Palace after back up the backup of the player Julian Speroni has been kept out of the game for several weeks because of the sustained knee injury.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has taken the club to three recent finals but lost them all. When he took over, he led the team to the Capital One Cup final which Manchester City won on penalties.
That same year, Liverpool dreamt of European glory especially after Klopp’s tactics helped them overcome Borussia Dortmund. They were sure to be crowned champs, forgetting that the experienced Sevilla in such tournament was their opponent in the final. They scored first but the La Liga side replied three times to wreck the Reds.
Pop star Madonna is off to Portugal to support her son that joined Benfica youth academy with the hope of playing professional soccer.
The singer reportedly bought a house in the Portuguese capital Lisbon as she hopes to get comfy ahead of her 11-year old son resuming the academy.
Reports were rife in the European city that the singer no longer just visited; she bought a house in preparation for permanent stay. She would end her stay at a Lisbon hotel and move into the house in the resort of Sintra, north-east of Lisbon. She now owns a house in the city as other celebrities like Michael Fassbender, John Malkovich and Monica Bellucci. (more…)
Lucas Leiva the quiet Samba Boywho came all the way from Brazil to England in search of the greener pastures of professional football does pass for a Wily Ol’ English man.
Foreigner players are never really the ones that settle for a decade in one establishment, in one city. Except they are Lucas Leiva.
The 30-year old at the end of the just concluded season announced that he was ready to call it quits at Merseyside. A glance across the longevity list of the Koppiteswill reveal his name among the top 50.
Leiva’s name an obvious exception will stand tall among such row call and that was made possible because of his content nature. Making thelittle passes to keeping theshape of the team together, screening the center backs from danger to the best of his ability while reveling in the act of timely tackles was the Brazilian’s main fort throughout his stay and he kind of rolled along with it for ten years
Yeah, I know it is beginning to sound like some weird adulation of a player that got praises that maybe were just enough for him and whatever he contributed to the beautiful game. (more…)