Benfica played the entire second half with 10 men and squandered a two-goal lead before claiming a thrilling 3-2 win away to AEK Athens in Champions League Group E action on Tuesday.
Substitute Alfa Semedo snatched the winner in the 74th minute, almost immediately after the Greeks had missed a golden opportunity to go 3-2 ahead themselves.
The win ended Benfica's run of eight successive defeats in the Champions League proper, including all their group games last season.
In a match between two sides...
Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches had a goal and an assist in his return to Benfica in a 2-0 victory on Wednesday.
Sanches, a Benfica youth product who joined Bayern in 2016 but hardly played before being loaned out to Swansea City last season, earned a rare start due to the injury of Thiago Alcantara.
He made the most of his chance as Bayern cruised despite a string of injury absences that also included Corentin Tolisso, Kingsley Coman and Rafinha.
Sanches emerged as a teenaged sensation following...
Benfica says it will fight corruption charges that could lead to the Portuguese football club being banned from competition.
The Lisbon attorney general's office says it is charging Benfica in connection with alleged attempts to gain access to magistrates' investigations involving the club or their league rivals.
Apart from the club, the public prosecutor is also charging two court clerks.
A judge must now decide if the public prosecutor's evidence is enough to take the case to trial.
A verdict could...
Juventus will face Manchester United in the Champions League group stage this season, giving Cristiano Ronaldo a chance to play against his former team.
Ronaldo, who joined Juve from Real Madrid earlier this summer, has only faced United in three games since leaving Old Trafford in 2009 -- a two-legged round-of-16 Champions League tie in 2013, and the 2017 UEFA Super Cup.
Ronaldo scored in each leg of the 2013 clash as Real Madrid advanced 3-2 on aggregate. Last summer, he came on as a late substitute...