Benfica edged closer to successfully retaining their Portuguese league title on Sunday after a cagey goalless draw in the top of the table clash with arch rivals Porto ended in an angry exchange between the coaches.
Sevilla put their Europa League crown on the line on Thursday with a treacherous trip to Zenit St Petersburg, while two of the other quarter-finals remain on a knife-edge but Napoli are all but qualified after routing Wolfsburg last week.
Crowd trouble forced Benfica`s Primeira Liga match at Academica Coimbra to be interrupted for five minutes late in the second half on Sunday, prompting the Lisbon club to protest at heavy-handed policing.
Brazil coach Dunga on Monday drafted Benfica attacking midfielder Anderson Talisca in place of Paris Saint Germain`s Lucas Moura for Wednesday`s friendly date with Turkey, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said.
A goal by impressive young Brazilian Anderson Talisca revived Portuguese champions Benfica`s hopes of reaching the Champions League knock-out stages for the first time in three seasons as it secured a 1-0 win over Monaco.