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Benfica Champions League Betting

Benfica Champions League Betting

Benfica first won the Champions League (then the European Cup)in 1961, becoming, in the process the first team to break the early monopoly of Real Madrid in the competition. In 1961 they defeated Barcelona in the final and retained the Trophy a year later, this time beating Real themselves, by five goals to three, with their greatest ever player, Eusebio, scoring twice.

Sadly for them, they have not managed to win the Trophy since then, but have been Runners Up five times, the last time being in 1990 and lost to Chelsea in last year's Europa League final.

Stadium:Estadio da Luz
Manager:Jorge Jesus
Honours:2W, 5RU
Last Season:Group stages
Qualified:2nd Portugal
Pre-tournament Odds:100/1
Current Odds:N/A

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Latest Benfica Odds

Benfica failed to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages this season and will have to make do with a place in the Europa League.

Get the latest odds on Benfica to win the Champions League.

Champions League Group Betting

Check the draw for the Champions League Group stages.

Benfica Fixtures

DateHome TeamAway Team
17th Sep 13Benfica2 - 0Anderlecht
2nd Oct 13Paris Saint Germain3 - 0Benfica
23rd Oct 13Benfica1 - 1Olympiakos
5th Nov 13Olympiakos1 - 0Benfica
27th Nov 13Anderlecht2 - 3Benfica
10th Dec 13Benfica2 - 1Paris Saint Germain

2013/14 Champions League Fixtures.

Current Form and Key Players

Since Jorge Jesus took over the coaching reins at the club, Benfica has gone from strength to strength, winning the Portuguese League in 2009/10 for the first time since 2005. They had to settle for a runner-up spot behind bitter rivals Porto last year though as Porto dominated the domestic league again.

They have a number of players who are performing really well for the club currently, not least of whom is striker, Oscar Cardoza, who topped scored for the team again last. Other players to keep an eye are as follows:

  • Oscar Cardoza
  • Luisao
  • Rodrigo
  • Miralem Sulejmani

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