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Saturday, 24 May 2014 22:51

Real Madrid conquer the Champions League in Lisbon (4-1 AET)

Cristiano Ronaldo wins his second winner's medal ahead of World Cup

RM_ATL_Line_ups.pngLisbon has just become synonym with unprecedented glory for Real Madrid as Spaniards clinched their much-craved for La Décima at the Estádio da Luz.

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Tuesday, 05 November 2013 12:47

Last-chance saloon for Benfica and FC Porto in Champions League

Portugal’s representatives fight for survival in CL and EL

11834_ori_jorge_jesus_1_.jpgpaulo-fonseca-20131105.jpgBenfica and FC Porto play in Greece (tonight) and Russia (tomorrow) respectively needing positive results to keep their Champions League aspirations alive. It’s a similar story in the Europa League, with Portugal’s three representatives’ hopes of progressing from the groups hanging by a thread.
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Thursday, 29 August 2013 18:07

Champions League draw: Tough task for FC Porto, Benfica to battle with PSG

Hulk to return to the Dragão

champions-league-trophy.jpgFC Porto will welcome back their star player of recent years, Hulk, in the Champions League. The Dragons were paired with Zenit St. Petersburg, Atletico Madrid and Austria Vienna in what appears a three-way fight for two qualification places to the knockout phase.

Benfica, whose Estádio da Luz stadium hosts the 2013/14 final, were drawn in Group C alongside three reigning champions of their respective leagues: Paris Saint-Germain, Olympiakos and Anderlecht.
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Monday, 03 December 2012 22:09

Champions League Preview

Benfica face decisive trip to Catalonia

The final round of Champions League group stage fixtures sees Porto and Benfica travel abroad for encounters of varying importance, whilst already-eliminated Braga remain at home for a dead rubber. Ben Shave previews all three games. 
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Monday, 19 November 2012 19:39

Benfica and Braga battle for UCL survival

Porto hope to extend unbeaten record

This week’s Champions League schedule includes decisive encounters for Benfica and Braga, both of whom need victories (against Celtic and Cluj respectively) to extend their stay in Europe’s elite competition. On Wednesday, Porto host Dinamo Zagreb at the Dragão. Ben Shave previews the three matches. 
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