Treble winners Benfica pay price of success

Benfica`s reward for winning a domestic treble last season has to been to see the core of their team dismantled and sold off to clubs around Europe and they face a daunting rebuilding process.

Football, not drums, shakes samba school on Cup day

Draped in the flag of Rio de Janeiro`s famous Mangueira samba school, Rodrigo had tears in his eyes after Brazil`s agonizing World Cup win.

Europa League: Sevilla stun Benfica to emerge champions

Spanish side Sevilla sensationally claimed a third Europa League title after a dramatic penalty shoot-out in which Benfica pair Oscar Cardozo and Rodrigo missed from the spot to extend the Portuguese giants` European final hoodoo in Turin on Wednesday.

Benfica clinches Portuguese league title

Benfica beat Olhanense 2-0 at the Luz Stadium here with a double from Lima to clinch the Portuguese top flight football league title.

Benfica edge closer to Portuguese league title

Benfica hammered Rio Ave 4-0 at the Luz Stadium here, edging closer to the Portuguese league title.

Roma breeze past Chievo, Immobile treble for Torino

First-half goals by Gervinho and Mattia Destro helped AS Roma strengthen their grip on second place in Serie A with a 2-0 win at Chievo Verona on Saturday.

Benfica ready for Zenit with 4-1 win over Nacional

Spanish striker Rodrigo scored twice as Portuguese leader Benfica prepared for its upcoming Champions League match with a 4-1 victory over Nacional.