03 October 2019, 13h12
Nuno Tavares, Gedson, Nuno Santos and Jota are among the 23 players named and in the squad list, there are also players who went through Benfica youth ranks: João Virgínia, Pedro Pereira, Domingos Quina and Filipe Soares.
Diogo Costa (FC Porto), João Virgínia (Reading), Luís Maximiano (Sporting); Diogo Leite (FC Porto), Diogo Queirós (Mouscron), Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Nuno Tavares (Benfica), Pedro Pereira (Britol City), Thierry Correia (Valência), Rúben Vinagre (Wolverhampton), Tiago Djaló (Lille); Daniel Bragança (Estoril), Domingos Quina (Watford), Filipe Soares (Moreirense), Gedson (Benfica), Miguel Luís (Sporting), Nuno Santos (Benfica), Vítor Ferreira (FC Porto); Dany Mota (Juventus), Trincão (SC Braga), Jota (Benfica), Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton) and Rafael Leão (Milan).
Portugal U-21 lock horns with The Netherlands, away from home, on October 11, at 5:30 pm GMT.
Text: Marco Rebelo
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Inside the victory over Boavista
Benfica move onwards and upwards in the Liga Bwin, this time they beat Boavista, on Monday, September 20, at Estádio da Luz. The 3-1 win puts the men under Jorge Jesus as the best attack of the competition, with 16 goals, at the top of the league standings. Take a look behind the scenes of yet another triumph in the Cathedral...
Vertonghen "very happy" for the 50 matches with an eagle on his chest
Jan Vertonghen was a starter in the center of Benfica's defense in the game from matchday 6 of the Liga Bwin against Boavista at Estádio da Luz on September 20 and he reached a milestone in his career with the Sacred Mantle. "I am very happy for the 50 matches with an eagle on my chest!", share the Belgian international in Portuguese.
Diogo Gonçalves makes 50 appearances in the first team
Diogo Gonçalves featured in Benfica's starting eleven against Boavista, in a match held at Estádio da Luz, for matchday 6 of the Liga Bwin. In a game in which he reached 50 matches for the eagles first team, he provided the assist for Darwin's goal, which opened the scoring in the 3-1 triumph. "I am very happy to have completed 50 games for Benfica's first team. May 50 more come, together with all of you! Thanks for the support", shared the defender, addressing the Benfiquistas.