Before the Emirates Cup, and while is training in England, Benfica faced the Swindon Town (2-1), a friendly match at St. George’s Park.
It was a good opportunity to give some minutes to players like Pizzi, Raúl Jiménez or Grimaldo, players who, for different reasons, have joined the works later.
The line-up was: Bruno Varela, Aurélio Buta, Luisão, Jardel and Eliseu; Fejsa and Filipe Augusto; Zivkovic and Cervi; Jonas and Seferovic. The other players called to the match by Rui Vitória were: Paulo Lopes, Pedro Pereira, Kalaica, Lisandro, Rúben Dias, Grimaldo, Hermes; Martin Chrien, Samaris, Pizzi, André Horta, João Carvalho; Salvio, Willock, Rafa, Mitroglou and Raúl Jimenez.
More than the result, Rui Vitória's target was to prepare the team for the Emirates Cup.