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UCL: Man United go past Benfica

Daley Blind scored his first Manchester United goal since Boxing Day 2016 (Image credit: Reuters)

Manchester United are on the verge of reaching the Champions League knockout stage for the first time in four years after beating Benfica. The Red Devils, who qualified by winning last season’s Europa League, have won all four of their Group A matches and need just a point from their remaining two games to progress. “We have not qualified yet? ...

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Manchester United sign Victor Lindelof for £31m

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Manchester United have completed the signing of defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica for £31m. The Sweden international, 22, travelled to Manchester on Wednesday to discuss terms and have a medical. Lindelof, who has won 12 caps for Sweden, becomes United’s most expensive defender, overtaking the £29.1m paid for Rio Ferdinand in 2002. “I’m thrilled,” said Lindelof, who joins on a ...

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Ederson Moraes: Benfica say Man City have agreed £35m deal for goalkeeper

Ederson helped Benfica to their 26th Portuguese Cup win on Sunday (Image credit: Getty Images)

Manchester City have agreed a deal with Benfica for the £35m signing of goalkeeper Ederson Moraes, according to the Portuguese champions. The 23-year-old broke into the Benfica team last March and has made 37 appearances for the club. “Benfica has reached agreement with Manchester City for the amount of 40m euros,” the club told the Portuguese stock exchange. They also ...

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Gideon Mensah wins UEFA Youth League final with Red Bull Salzburg

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Former WAFA defender Gideon Mensah played 90 minutes for Red Bull Salzburg as they beat Benfica 2-1 on Monday to win the 2017 UEFA Youth League in Nyon, Switzerland. The UEFA Youth League is the version of the UEFA Champions League for the youth sides of European clubs and for Mensah and Red Bull Salzburg, they faced the likes of ...

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UCL: Clinical Benfica punish profligate Dortmund


Kostas Mitroglou scored from Benfica’s only shot on target as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a penalty saved amid a host of missed chances by dominant Dortmund. Borussia Dortmund were left to rue a host of missed opportunities – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty chief among them – as Kostas Mitroglou’s predatory effort earned Benfica a narrow first-leg lead to take to Germany in three weeks. Mitroglou ...

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UCL: Benfica v Dortmund line-ups, where to watch, form guide

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Benfica and Dortmund have suffered recent setbacks but remain wedded to their attacking styles, a prospect that could mean no shortage of excitement in Lisbon. Thomas Tuchel confident BVB can bounce back after shock weekend loss Jonas missed Benfica training on Monday due to back problem Benfica picked up fewer points than any other team through to last 16 Eagles ...

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Bayern edge past Benfica and into UCL semi-finals

Thomas Müller celebrates after putting Bayern 2-1 up
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Bayern München are through to the last four of the UEFA Champions League for the fifth season running after coming through a tough examination in Lisbon. Raúl Jiménez’s goal before the half-hour mark briefly brought this quarter-final level but once Arturo Vidal had driven in a killer away goal there was only one likely winner. Thomas Müller made it 2-1 ...

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Vidal gives Bayern the edge against Benfica

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An early goal from Arturo Vidal proved enough for Bayern München to record a slender win at home to Benfica in this UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg, although their failure to add to that lead leaves the tie in the balance. Bayern had needed to come from two goals down at home to Juventus in their round of 16 ...

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Barcelona face Atletico Madrid in Champions League quarters


Defending UEFA Champions League holders Barcelona will face fellow La Liga side Atletico Madrid in the quarter finals of the competition. The defending champions and Atletico reprise their meeting from the 2013/2014 semi-finals which Atletico won via a 2-1 aggregate score. 10-time Euroean Cup winners Real Madrid will play against Wolfsburg of Germany. It will be the first meeting of ...

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