16 August 2019, 12h29

After the win in the opening round of the Liga NOS, Benfica is preparing for matchday 2 of the competition, where it will face Belenenses SAD. The match is scheduled for 7:00 pm on August 17 (Saturday), at Estádio Nacional.

In addition to winning the International Champions Cup and the Super Cup, the team coached by Bruno Lage got off to a good start in the league. The Reds thrashed Paços de Ferreira (5-0) o Paços on matchday 1 of the 2019/20 Liga NOS.


Belenenses SAD, who will play its home matches at Estádio Nacional, in Oeiras, for the second season, will be Benfica's second opponent in the Portuguese top flight. Last season, the team finished 9th, with 43 points, the result of 10 wins, 13 draws and 11 losses. In total, it scored 42 goals and conceded 51.

In 2019/20, the team coached by Jorge Fernandes, best known as Silas, finished the preseason with three wins over Mafra (3-1), Amora and Sunderland (both by 1-0), followed by 1-all draw against Farense and a defeat against Alverca (1-0).

In the first official match of the season, against Santa Clara, Belenenses SAD lost 1-0 at home and did not qualify for the group stage of the League Cup.


On matchday 1 of the Liga NOS, the 42-year-old coach played in 4-3-3 with : Koffi; Francisco Varela, Gonçalo Silva (captain), Nuno Coelho, Diogo Calila (Símon Ramírez 74’); André Sousa (Eduardo Kau 57’), André Santos, Jonatan Lucca; Licá, Kikas e Dieguinho (Matija Ljujic 46’), in a match between Belenenses SAD and Portimonense (August 9, in Portimão), that finished with a scoreless draw.


Transfer market: arrivals

Eduardo Kau Avaí FC 
André Moreira Atletico Madrid
Chahreddine Boukholda Losc Lille B
Francisco Varela R. Majadahonda
Charles-Andreas Brym Losc Lille B
Hakim Ouro-Sama Losc Lille B
Símon Ramírez Benfica B
Imad Faraj Losc Lille B
Hervé Koffi Losc Lille B
Chima Akas Kalmar FF
Gonçalo Tavares Belenenses SAD (Under-23)
Tiago Esgaio Belenenses SAD (Under-23)
Robinho Belenenses SAD (Under-23)
Adélcio Varela Belenenses SAD (Under-23)
Guilherme Oliveira  Belenenses SAD (Under-23)
Salo Belenenses SAD (Under-23)
André Sousa  Real Sporting
Dieguinho Cova da Piedade
Benny Benfica B
Nuno Tomás CSKA Sofia


Tranfer market: departures
Reinildo Mandava Losc Lille
Diogo Viana SC Braga
Vincent Sasso Servette FC
Tiago Caeiro Fátima
Muriel Fluminense
Zakarya Bergdich Denizlispor
Cleylton Hatta Club
Filipe Mendes Casa Pia
Ousmane Dramé No club
Tiago Caeiro No club
Pierre Sagna No club
Eduardo Henrique Internacional
Dálcio Benfica B
Henrique Almeida Grêmio

Belenenses SAD and Benfica face at Estádio Nacional this Saturday (August 17), at 7:00 pm, on matchday 2 of the 2019/20 Liga NOS and the tickets are on sale.

Text: Márcia Dores

Pics: Archive / SL Benfica and Belenenses SAD

Last update: Friday, August 16, 2019

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