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Benfica president Luis Felipe Vieira said: "Whether we were there [in Lisbon] or here [in London], we were not allowed to eliminate Chelsea," Vieira told RTP. "Benfica were the better team and deserved to go through, but other factors seriously hindered us. We lacked luck. "We can't understand how a Slovenian referee was in charge…
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Chelsea travel to the Estadio da Luz for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Benfica on Tuesday night, and can expect a hostile reception to be awaiting them. The Portuguese side have matured from a plucky team with a few good players last season to a well-organised and talented side. Chelsea have…
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Chelsea travel to the Estadio da Luz on Tuesday night to face Benfica in the Champions League quarter-finals. This should be a tight game, so in-play betting may well be the way to make gains. Benfica have done well to make it through to the last eight of Europe's top club competition, eliminating Manchester United…
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Champions League: Benfica 2-0 Zenit (4-3 agg) FULL-TIME Benfica 2-0 Zenit St Petersburg (4-3 agg) Graham Chase FT Snapshot: "Zenit paid a heavy price for failing to adapt to falling behind on the night. After Maxi Pereira's opener in first-half stoppage time, the Russians dominated possession but created nothing before substitute Nelson Oliveira added a…
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manutd.comManchester United winger Nani has insisted the squad remain confident of going all the way in the Champions League this season, despite their less than impressive form. United’s 2-2 draw with Benfica on Tuesday means it is unlikely last season’s finalists will top the group whilst they need to secure a point against Basel to…
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Man United - manutd.comWayne Rooney was missing from training ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Benfica on Tuesday evening. The England striker provided another fine performance as United beat Swansea on Saturday and was expected to feature in a game United need to win in order to top Group C. However, Rooney was…
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Manchester United - manutd.comManchester United are set to go head-to-head with AC Milan in January over the signature of Benfica’s £10 million-rated midfielder Javi Garcia. The 24-year-old has been outstanding since he made the move from Real Madrid in 2009, and is now subject to interest from two of Europe’s biggest clubs. Despite Sir Alex…
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Champions League - Group C - Group stage highlights Benfica 1-1 Manchester United highlights Wed 14 Sep 2011 FULL-TIME Benfica 1 Manchester United 1 Benfica v Man Utd line-ups: Benfica: Artur Moraes, Maxi Pereira, Luisao, Garay, Emerson, Amorim, Javi Garcia, Witsel, Aimar, Cardozo, Gaitan. Subs: Eduardo, Bruno Cesar, Nolito, Machado, Matic, Saviola, Jardel. Man Utd:…
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Wednesday 14 September – Champions League Group C Ryan Giggs' first half thunderbolt was enough to earn a point for Manchester United against Benfica on Wednesday evening. Benfica: Artur, Pereira, Luisao, Garay, Emerson, Amorim (Nolito 56 min), Garcia, Witsel, Aimar (Matic 75 min), Cardozo, Gaitan (Cesar 90 min). Manchester United: Lindegaard, Fabio (Jones 78 min), Smalling, Evans, Evra, Valencia…
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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes that the club are getting closer to the standard required in order to secure a fourth Champions League title. The Red Devils travel to Benfica this evening in search of a win to get their campaign up and running for another season. They have twice lost in the…
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After a fascinating opening to the Champions League last night – Wednesday’s fixtures have thrown up yet more decisive matches in Europe. Group A sees Manchester City made their Champions League debut against high-flying Italian side Napoli whilst Bayern Munich make the trip to Spain to face Villarreal in what could be considered one of…
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Manchester United have travelled to Portugal without Rio Ferdinand for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Benfica. The central defender has been left out of the trip with Sunday’s clash with Chelsea in mind as he is still recovering from a hamstring injury suffered one month ago. Ferdinand did play 90 minutes three days ago in…

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Another big match set to occur in English Premier League this weekend, when Liverpool play host to one of their title rivals, Manchester City at Anfield stadium. Having been picking up nothing but positive results in 2014, Brendan Rodgers' men are keen on keeping their title track on course with another three points against City.…
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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has called on his team to raise their game when they meet Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-finals this weekend and to win the cup for their fans. At the turn of the year Arsenal were still in serious contention to win the Premier League and had progressed through the…

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