Sporting have accepted an invitation to play in a pre-season tournament in New York, between 22 and 25 July. The other clubs involved will be Manchester City, Tottenham and
New York Red Bull.
The Benfica All Stars and the Friends of Zidane drew 3-3 on Monday in front of 51,312 at Benfica's Luz Stadium, the proceeds of the game going to help victims of the
Haitian earthquake. Kaká put the Friends in front on 14 minutes, Nuno Gomes equalised on 16, the same player put Benfica ahead on 22, Roberto Pires equalised for the Friends on 53, Éder Luís gave Benfica the
lead again on 60, and Bhutia fixed the final score on 84. Pierluigi Collina and Pedro Proença were the referees.
Benfica All Stars: Quim, Miguel, Humberto Coelho, Luisão, Dimas, Katsouranis, Paneira, Karagounis, Rui Costa, Nuno Gomes, Miccoli. Plus:
Neno, Moreira, Abel Xavier, Mozer, Hélder, Miguel Vítor, Chalana, Ramires, Schwarz, Saviola, Éder Luiz, Manuel Fernandes, Abel Silva, Pietra, Valido, Paulo Madeira, Rui Águas, Valdo, Nené, Magnusson
Toni and Jorge Jesus
Friends of Zidane: Barthez, Dani Alves, Marquez, Fernando Couto, Jean Sony, Figo, Davids, Zidane, Henry, Kaká, Pauleta. Plus:
Luciano, Hierro, Olic, Cocu, Hagi, Kluivert, Popescu, Bhutia, Lehmann, Kluivert, Hagi, Le Saux, Radebe, Pires, Laudrup, Dugarry, Nedved, Akwá, Amer, Alfredo Esteves, Obikwelu, Tymoshchuk, Digão, Ricardo Pereira, Martin Solveig
Coaches: Van Gaal and José Peseiro
Brazilian forward Michel Simplício got the only goal as Naval beat the Chinese Olympics team 1-0 in Rio Maior.
Paços de Ferreira and and Gil Vicente drew 2-2, with a punch-up between Paços' Ricardo and Gil's Césinha marking the game. Diarra put Paços in front, William Owusu equalised for Gil,
Diarra gave his team the lead again and Owusu equalised again.
Results of friendlies in the wind-down to the Christmas break:
Naval 0-0 Angola
Académica Seniors 2-0 Académica Juniors
Paços de Ferreria 2-2 Trofense
Sporting Braga lost 1-3 to Paris St Germain at the Parque de Princes on Saturday. Chantôme put PSG in front on 25 minutes, with Rodriguez
equalising three minutes later. And that's the way the score stayed until the dying minutes, when Chantôme got a second and fed Boli for the third.
Kieszek, João Pereira, Moisés, Rodriguez, Evaldo, Vandinho, Hugo Viana, Mossoró, Alan, Matheus, Paulo César. (Also): Adriano, Andrés Madrid, Paulão, Diogo Valente, Leone (at half-time), Pena, Osvaldo (on 64 minutes).
Benfica won the first edition of the Pauleta Trophy on Friday, beating Santa Clara 5-3 on penalties in the Azores. Keirrison
put the visitors in front on 36 minutes, shooting past Matt Jones after a pass from Schaffer. Santa Clara equalised six minutes into the second half through Leandro Tatu. Benfica were cooler with the
penalties, scoring five to Santa Clara's three.
Santa Clara: Matt Jones, João Dias, Danilo Rocha, Leandro Tatu (Neto 61), Stopira, Valter, Vitor Alves (Danilo Silva 52), Ricón (Renan 61), Nuno Santos (Tó Miguel 73), Fofana (Feliciano 52),
Oliveira (Lico 73).
Benfica: Moreira, Shaffer, Keirrison (Jean 85), Roderik, Urreta (Tiago Ribeiro 73), Weldon, Nuno Gomes (Balboa 56), Luís Filipe, Filipe Menezes, Danilo (Jorge Ribeiro 45), Sidnei.
FC Porto beat Padroense 5-2
behind closed doors at the Dragão. Porto's goals were scored by 17-year-old Coulibaly Yero (2), Hulk, Tomás Costa and Mariano. Arsénio and Mariano replied for Padroense.
União de Leiria beat Alcochetense 2-0 in the third divisions side's presentation to their fans. Cássio on four minutes and Miguel Paixão on 56 got the goals.
Naval beat Tourizense of the second division (third tier) 3-1. Tourizense went in front through Tomané, but Tandia turned the game around with two before half time, and Bolívia added another in
the secnd half
Rio Ave thrashed Infesta 5-0. Tarantini got the first two, with Chidi, João Tomás and Wesllem adding the others
Benfica will play Celtic in Toronto on 2 September for the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) Cup.
Benfica drew 1-1 on Saturday with an AC Milan
side missing Abbiati, Seedorf, Ambrosini, Flamini, Inzaghi and Gattuso. In front of 62,342 spectators at the Luz, Benfica's 'first' team showed some excellent football early on, with Milan rarely managing to leave their own half. But it wasn't until the hour mark that they got the breakthrough, Schaffer crossing from the left for
to rise and head home his eighth goal in nine games. The home side's play suffered with the inevitable substitutions, especially of the solid Javi Garcia for Yebda, and Milan began make headway. On 87 minutes, Patric naïvely committed himself, Pato rounded him and crossed low from the left for the otherwise dependable
Sidnei to put through his own net. And so the game went to penalties: Quim stopped four and Benfica won 5-4 to take the second edition of the Eusébio Cup.
The teams lined up:
Quim, Ruben Amorim, Luisão, Sidnei, David Luiz (Shaffer 51), Javi Garcia (Yebda 72), Ramires (Carlos Martins 46), Aimar (Patric 63), Di María (Fábio Coentrão 72), Cardozo (Weldon 63), Saviola (Keirrison 63).
AC Milan: Storari, Zambrotta, Thiago Silva, Nesta (Onyewu 78), Favalli (Antonini 73), Abate, Di Gennaro (Ronaldinho 55), Pirlo, Jankulovski, Pato, Borrielo.
After five straight wins, Naval could only draw 2-2 against União da Serra
of the third tier. Naval hit the woodwork three times in the first half hour and saw their visitors take the lead through Pedro Mendes on 33 minutes. Two minutes later, Simplício equalised but Pedro Mendes got his second five miniutes from half time. Naval left it until a quarter of an hour from time to draw level definitively through Godemèche.
Leixões-Déportivo la Corunha, 0-0
Serzedelo-Vitória de Guimarães, 1-3
Second half goals from Douglas and Moreno, a penalty, gave Vitória de Guimarães a 2-0 win over Déportivo la Coruña.
União de Leiria drew 2-2 with Angolan side Rec. Libolo, who went in front on just three minutes through Rasca. Ten minutes into the second half, Furtado equalised for União, and Diego
Gaúcho put them in front on 76. But the visitors would draw level six minutes from time, and that is the way it stayed.
Naval beat Nacional in the presentation of their squad to their fans (300 of them) on Thursday, Diego Ângelo scoring from a free kick on five minutes.
The teams lined up:
Bruno, Tiago, Lupede, Diego, Camora, Lazaroni, Godemeche, Davide, Marinho, Marcelinho, Tandia. Plus: Jorge Batista, Daniel Cruz, Bolívia, Ouattara, Gomis, Nkake, Alex, Peiser, Carlitos, Bellagra, Kovacevic, Simplício, José Mário, César, André Sousa.
Douglas, Patacas, Wellington, Halliche, Clebão, Luís Alberto, Filipe Costa, Leandro Salino, Pecnik, Amuneke, Mateus. Plus: Bracali, Felipe Lopes, Cleber, Anselmo, Rodrigo, João Aurélio, Nuno Pinto, Abdou, Thiago Sousa
Marítimo beat Machico 5-0 with goals from Ytalo, Cardozo, Djalma, Baba and Kanu.
Leixões were one-nil down to a Toninho penalty at Lordelo but came back to win with goals from Bruno China and Tucker.
Miguel Fidalgo put Académica in front against third division side Tocha, who equalised through George. But Diogo Gomes gave Os Estudantes a 2-1 win.
Rio Ave went behind to a first-half Vítor penalty at Penafiel but equalised on the hour through Bruno Gama.
Olhanense beat Quarteirense 3-1 with two goals from Rabiola (on loan from FC Porto) and another from Messi. Marquinho replied for Quarteirense.
Nacional beat Beira-Mar 1-0, the goal coming from striker Anselmo, at Estrela da Amadora last season.
União de Leiria lost 0-2 at home to Vitória de Setúbal in the presentation of the squad to their fans. Keita and Joãozinho got the second-half goals
Barge gave Belenenses a 1-0 win at Odivelas.
Two very similar, well-worked goals gave Benfica a 2-0 win over Vitória de Guimarães
on Sunday, with the Lisbon giants winning the City of Guimarães Tournament. On 39 minutes, Nuno Gomes put Urreta through on the right and his low cross was turned in by Weldon
for his second goal in two games. On 65 minutes, Aimar combined with Argentinian compatriot Saviola on the left, and his low cross was knocked home by Ruben Amorim. Benfica once again showed that they are
building up an impressive head of steam before the season starts in earnest in two weeks' time. Vitória also looked very competent in patches, new coach Nelo Ningada producing early improvements in the quality of
their football after a disappointing season under Manuel Cajuda.
Vitória de Guimarães: Nilson, Alex, Sereno, Moreno, Milhazes, Flávio Meireles (João Alves 70), Custódio (Targino 46), Desmarets (Jorge Gonçalves 58), Nuno Assis, Douglas, Rui Miguel (Roberto 58)
Moreira, Patric (Ruben Amorim 46), Luisão (Sidnei 71), David Luiz, Shaffer, Yebda (Javi Garcia 68), Urreta (Aimar 46), Coentrão (Di Maria 46), Carlos Martins (Miguel Vitor 63), Nuno Gomes (Cardozo 46), Weldon (Saviola 46)
Striker Diarra of Burkina Fasso, on trial with Paços de Ferreira, scored after four minutes to give his side a 1-0 win over Celta de Vigo in the Melgaço Municipal Tournament.
Benfica put in what coach Jorge Jesus called their "best pre-season performance" to beat a weak Portsmouth side 4-0 in the City of Guimarães Tournament on Saturday. Cardozo
got the first on 16 minutes with a superb free kick into the top right-hand corner of the goal, and the second on 34, prodding in at the back post after an excellent move and cross from the left by Di Maria.
Weldon headed in on 70 minutes for his first goal for the club, and Wilkinson
put through his own goal five minutes from time from a cross by Man of the Match Di Maria. The game also marked the debut of striker Keirrison, who had 15 minutes at the end.
The teams lined up:
Benfica: Quim, Maxi Pereira (Coentrão 80), Luisão, Sidnei, David Luiz, Ruben Amorim, Javi Garcia, Di Maria, Pablo Aimar (Carlos Martins 62), Saviola (Keirrison 76), Cardozo (Weldon 46).
Portsmouth: Begovic, Yassin (Finnan 46), Kaboul, Distin (Wilkinson 46), Beladj, Basinas, Hayden Mullins, Pancrate, Kranjkar, Euger Bopp (Mokoena 46), John Utaka (Kanu 46m).
Nacional beat Académica 2-1
in the latter's presentation of the squad to the fans. Mateus in the first half and Amenuke in the second got Nacional's goals, with Amoreirinha getting a consolation at the death.
Yontcha and Diakité spoiled Vitória de Setúbal's presentation against Belenenses, while Helder Barbosa pulled one back to leave the score 1-2.
Rio Ave's presentation against Marítimo ended in a drab 0-0 draw.
The teams lined up:
Rio Ave: Carlos (Pedro Trigueira 32, Mora 61), José Gomes (Magno 45), Gaspar (Bruno Mendes 45), Fábio Faria (Jeferson 45), Sílvio, André Vilas Boas (Ricardo Chaves 45, André Serrão 76), Vítor Gomes
(Wires 45), Adriano (Tarantini 45), Bruno Gama (Wesllem 45), João Tomás (Chidi 45), Sidnei (Evandro 45, Tiago Terroso 76).
Marítimo: Marcelo, Briguel, Robson, João Guilherme, Taka, Kanú (Manú 71), Roberto Sousa, Olberdan, Miguelito (Djalma 61), Marcinho (Cláudio Pitbull 61), Baba (João Luís 71)
Hugo Viana made his debut for Sporting Braga in their 4-1 win over Vieira Sport Clube, Diogo Valente, Mossoró, Possebon and Kalaba getting the goals.
Kieszek, Filipe Oliveira, Andrés Madrid, Lucas, Ney, Possebon, Mossoró, Peña, Kalaba, Diogo Valente, Yazalde.
Fábio and Rui Baião got first half goals to give Olhanense a 2-0 win over Farense in the AF Algarve Tournament.
Naval thrashed the Players' Union side (unemployed players) 8-1 with goals from Marcelinho (2), Ouattará, Tandia, NKake, Bolívia, Simplício and Oliveira.
FC Porto are out of the Peace Cup at the semi-final stage after losing their first pre-season game, 1-2 to Aston Villa, with 'keeper Guzan shining. A slow first half for Porto,
with Hulk on the bench, was the Portuguese champions' downfall. Heskey
at the near post was first to a low cross by Albrighton on 14 minutes, with Fernando timing his sliding tackle a split-second too late. On 36 minutes, a corner was deflected to the heart of the goal by Fucile, the ball hit Bruno Alves and
was on hand to crash the ball into the net. Porto's second half, with Hulk on, was much better, and they were up against just ten men from 68 minute when Heskey was sent off. They left it until added time to pull one back, though, a penalty from
Hulk after he had been brought down. But it was too late to do any more.
The teams lined up:
FC Porto: Nuno, Fucile, Bruno Alves, Maicon, Alvaro Pereira, Fernando, Raul Meireles (Tomás Costa 46), Guarin (Belluschi 46), Mariano González (Rodriguez 65), Falcão (Farías 65), Varela (Hulk 46).
Aston Villa: Guzan, Shorey (Bannan 8), Cuellar, Davies (Clark 22), Lichaj, Albrighton (Herd 74), Sidwell, Reo-Coker, Young (Weimann 74), Heskey, Carew (Lowry 63).
Aston Villa meet Juventus in the Final after the Italian team had beaten Real Madrid in the other semi-final.
Vitória de Guimarães beat Portsmouth 2-0 in the first game of the Guimarães Tournament. Rui Miguel
got the first, following up a Moreno penalty that hit the post, and the second was scored by Custódio following a corner. Next up in the tournament is Benfica versus Portsmouth, on Saturday.
The teams lined up:
Vitória de Guimarães:
Nilson, Alex, Sereno, Tiago, Milhazes, Flávio Meireles, João Alves, Nuno Assis, Jorge Gonçalves, Marquinho, Douglas. PLUS: Carlitos, Targino, Roberto, Rui Miguel, Moreno, Desmarets, Custódio, Andrezinho, Mendieta, Santana.
Portsmouth: David James, Ward, Craine, Wilson, Hurst, Conan Hall, Hughes, Mbami, Ritchie, Mahoto, Nugent. PLUS: Eugen Bopp, Begovic, Kanu, Yassin.
beat Vizela 4-1 with goals from Ytalo (2), Luís Olim and debutant Cláudio Pitbull. Fernando Cardozo put though his own goal to give Vizela a consolation.
FC Porto are into the semi-finals of the Peace Cup after drawing 0-0 with Besiktas
in Seville. Porto were in charge for most of the game and might have one if either of the shouts for penalty on Hulk had been given. Porto meet Aston Villa in the semi-final.
The teams lined up:
FC Porto: Beto, Miguel Lopes (Fucile 78), Rolando, Bruno Alves, Alvaro Pereira, Fernando, Raul Meireles (Varela 67), Belluschi (Valeri 90), Guarín (Nuno André Coelho 90), Hulk, Farías (Falcao 67).
Besiktas: Rustu, Erhan, Ferrari, Sivok, Ismail, Fink, Ugur Inceman, Ernst, Serdar Özkan, Holosko, Bobo. PLUS: Arikan, Mert Nobre, Tello, Erkan Zengin, Nihat
Tuesday's friendly between Feirense and Marítimo lasted just 20 minutes, at which point the Feirense team left the pitch and didn't come back. They were upset at referee Paulo Paraty,
who allegedly commented several times that Feirense's Pinheiro was too old to be playing football, and then sent him off. Marítimo had taken a 1-0 lead through Babá.
FC Porto got off ot a flying start in the Peace Cup on Monday, beating Lyon 2-0 in Huelva. Hulk
made space for himself 25 metres out before letting loose a missile that thudded into the net on nine minutes, and on 74, Falcão flicked a through pass into Hulk's path for the Brazilian striker to stride on
and clip the ball past the helpless Vercoutre. Porto play Besiktas in the same competition on Wednesday and need only a draw to qualify for the semi-finals.
The teams lined up:
Lyon: Vercoutre, Reveillére, Cris, Mensah, Cissokho, Toulalan (Kallstrom 55), Makoun; Michel Bastos (Grenier 85), Pjanic (Tafer 74), Mounier (Gouvou 55), Piquionne (Ederson 46).
F.C. Porto: Helton, Fucile (Nuno A. Coelho 90), Rolando, Bruno Alves, Alvaro Pereira, Belluschi (Guarín 62), Fernando, Raul Meireles, Mariano (Valeri 85), Hulk (Farías 85), Silvestre Varela (Falcão 60).
Benfica won the Amsterdam Tournament on Sunday, beating hosts Ajax 3-2. Aissati lobbed his own 'keeper on eight minutes to give Benfica an early lead, added to by di Maria on the half hour, with Donald
reducing just before the break. David Luiz restored the two goal advantage ten minutes into the second half, while Rommedahl gave Ajax a hope 12 minutes from time. Benfica's Luisão was made Player of the Tournament;
coach Jorge Jesus has appealed to president Luís Filipe Vieiria to keep the Brazilian giant at the club this season.
The teams lined up:
Ajax: Vermeer, Silva (Van der Wiel 67), Oleguer, Anita (Van der Heijden 84), Vertonghen, Rommedahl, Donald (De Jong 88), Aissati, Emanuelson (Zeegelaar 60), Sulejmani (Cvitanoch 60), Suárez.
Moreira, Maxi Pereira, Luisão, David Luiz, Schaffer, Javi García, Ramires (Ruben Amorim 50), Carlos Martins (Aimar 64), Di Maria (Weldon 84), Saviola (Fábio Coentrão 64), Nuno Gomes (Cardozo 46).
In the other game in the Tournament, Sunderland beat Atlético Madrid 2-0.
Sporting Braga drew 0-0 with Gil Vicente on Saturday (winning 4-3 on penalties), the final test before their upcoming Europa Cup game with Elfsborg.
Braga lined up:
(1st half): Kieszek, Filipe Oliveira, Paulão, Ney, Edimar, Madrid, Possebon, Matheus, Kalaba, Paulo César , Yazalde. (2nd half): Eduardo, Frechaut, Rodriguez, Paulão (Leone 77), Evaldo, Fernando, Vandinho, Mossoró, Alan, Meyong (Linz 77), Diogo Valente.
Braga's neighbours Vitória de Guimarães beat Trofense, relegated from the top flight last season, 3-2. Custódio put Vitória in front on five minutes, Hélder Sousa from the spot on the
half hour and Reguila on 51 minutes gave Trofense the advantage, then sub Douglas with two goals in the last 15 minutes gave Vitória the result.
Vitória lined up:
Serginho, Mendieta, Moreno, Sereno, Alex, Custódio, Desmarets, Nuno Assis, Rui Miguel, Jorge Gonçalves, Roberto. PLUS: Carlitos, Targino, Santana, Flávio Meireles, Marquinho, Milhazes, João Alves, Tiago, Douglas.
Leixões inflicted a first defeat on Madeiran side Marítimo, winning 3-0
in front of 1,500 at the Estádio do Mar. Bruno Gallo on 14 minutes, Faioli on 51 and Tiago Cintra on 90 did the damage.
The teams lined up:
Diego (Berger 46), Jean Sony, Nuno Silva, Tucker, Nelson (Laranjeiro 53), Bruno China (Tiago Cintra 63), Trombetta, Hugo Morais (Pouga 34), Braga (Seabra 78), Faioli (Zé Manuel 53), Bruno Gallo (Brandón 70).
Marítimo: Peçanha, Paulo Jorge, Robson, João Guilherme, Taka, Fernando (Miguelito 46) Roberto Sousa, Olberdam, Kanu (Djalma 46), Baba, Marcinho (Camilo 58).
Sandro put through his own goal on the half hour to give Nacional a 1-0 win over Vitória de Setúbal.
Paços de Ferreira won 2-1 at Beira-Mar. Because of European commitments, Paços played their second string but started off famously, Mário Rondon netting in the first minute of play.
Rone Dias added to the lead with a free kick on the half hour. Veteran Fary reduced the lead on 33 minutes.
Goals from Anselmo and Joshua Silva gave Olhanense their second win of the pre-season, 2-0 against Algarve rivals Portimonense.
Belenenses went down 2-3 at home to Estoril. Raphael put estoril ahead from the spot on 16 minutes, Fredy equalised for Belenenses on the half hour but Estoril were back in front at
the break with two goals by Rodrigo. Marcelo made it 2-3 from the spot on 66 minutes.
Benfica won the first game of the Amsterdam Tournament on Friday, beating Sunderland 2-0. Sunderland came close early on, Jones hitting over, but Cardozo got the first goal from the spot on
the half hour after Benfica were given a penalty for a dubious foul on Saviola. Ten minutes into the second half, Richardson passed the ball to Maxi Pereira in a dangerous area of the pitch and the full-back took
the ball on a couple of steps before cracking a shot over the unsighted Fulop. Benfica's starting line-up included ten South Americans and one European (Spanish Javi Garcia), but no Portuguese.
The teams lined up:
Moretto, Maxi Pereira, Luisão (Miguel Vítror 70), David Luiz, Shaffer, Javí García, Ramires (Ruben Amorim 46), Di Maria (Fábio Coentrão 70), Aimar (Carlos Martins 70), Saviola (Weldon 56), Cardozo.
Sunderland: Fulop, Bardsley, Collins, Ferdinand, Nosworthy, Edwards (Reid 27), Leadbitter, Malbranque (Healey 71), Henderson (Anderson 71), Jones (Waghorn 71), Richardson (Tainio 77).
The win and goals give Benfica five points. In the other game in the tournament, Atlético Madrid and Ajax drew 3-3.
União de Leiria lost their first pre-season game, 0-1 to Naval
on Saturday. Senegalese striker Aboubacar Tandia got the only goal on nine minutes and was substituted shortly afterwards through injury.
Naval's starting lineup: Peiser, Tiago, Lupède, Diego Ângelo, Camora, Lazaroni, Godemèche, Marcelinho, Davide, Ouattara, Tandia.
União: Thiago Leal, Hugo Gomes, Mamadou, Diego Gaúcho, Vítor Moreno, Stélvio, André Santos, Ouattara, Pedro Cervantes, Cassio, Tchami.
Académica also lost their first game, after a draw against Sporting Covilhã and wins against Naval and Belenenses. This time they went down 1-2 to Liga de Honra side Santa Clara
. Gabi put the Azores team in front within a minute, with Fofana adding on 65. Sougou pulled one back for Académica on 77.
Académica lined up:
Ricardo, Pedro Costa, Berger, Luiz Nunes, Hélder Cabral, Paulo Sérgio, Jonathan Bru, Diogo Gomes, Amessan, Traquina, Vouho. PLUS: Rui Nereu, Pedrinho, Emídio Rafael, Bruno Amaro, Cris, André Fontes, Lito, Sougou, Licá.
FC Porto won the Albufeira Anima trophy, beating Dynamo Bucharest 1-0
with a goal from Varela on 17 minutes, who saw his initial shot blocked by Dolha before he tucked away the rebound. Porto were impressive in the first half, with new signing Belluschi once again looking a good replacement for Lucho González in Porto's approach play. The game also saw the debuts of other new signings Valeri and Falcão.
The teams lined up:
F.C. Porto: Beto (Helton 46), Fucile (Nuno André Coelho 46), Maicon, Bruno Alves (Rolando 46), Alvaro Pereira (Benitez 46), Belluschi (Raul Meireles 46), Fernando (Tomás Costa 46), Guarín (Valeri
71), Varela, Hulk (Farías 46), Mariano (Falcão 68)
Dynamo Bucharest: Dolha, Homei (Scarlatache 46), Grigore (Niculescu 69), Moti (Goian 46), Pulhac, Torje (Pedrescu 81), Tamas, Laurentiu Rus, Adrian Cristea (Alexe 81), Andrei Cristea (Kome 46),
Marius Niculae (Danciulescu 46)
Traquina scored the only goal, from a pass by Sougou, to give Académica a 1-0 win over Belenenses on Wednesday.
Académica's starting lineup: Rui Nereu, Pedrinho, Luiz Nunes, Orlando, Hélder Cabral, Paulo Sérgio, Cris, André Fontes, Miguel Pedro, Vouho, Lito.
Belenenses: Júlio César, Cândido Costa, Diego, Diakité, Devic, Mano, Celestino, Ivan, Zé Pedro, Fredy, Yontcha.
União de Leiria beat Sporting Covilhã 2-0 to chalk up their fourth pre-season win from five. Cássio and Tchami got the goals.
Vitória de Setúbal beat Torreense 3-1 away, the goals coming from Adul, Vasco Varão and Regula from the spot. Torreense replied through Cláudio Oeiras.
João Tomás got the only goal on 50 minutes to give Rio Ave a 1-0 win at Desportivo das Aves.
Marítimo drew 1-1 at Liga de Honra side Varzim. Pedro Santos put Varzim in front on 27 minutes, with Kanu getting the equaliser ten minutes later.
Leixões also drew 1-1, at Freamunde. Lexões were in front through Hugo Morais before Baptiste equalised ten minutes from time.
Naval beat Santa Clara 2-0 with goals from Marcelinho and Tandia.
Vitória de Guimarães lost 0-1 to Vizela on Sunday, in the official presentation of the Liga de Honra side to its supporters. Bertinho
got the winner ten minutes from time.
Vitória lined up: Serginho, Alex, Tiago, Sereno, Milhazes, Flávio Meireles, Desmarets, João Alves, Nuno Assis, Rui Miguel, Roberto. Plus:
Mendieta, Dinis, Carlitos, Targino, Wénio, Jorge Gonçalves, Moreno, Cícero, Santana, Andrézinho, Custódio, Marquinho
Benfica won the Guadiana Tournament, beating Olhanense 2-1
on Saturday. They had a good chance to take the lead midway through the first half, but Cardozo uncharacteristically allowed Bruno Veríssimo to stop a penalty. Then on the hour, the promising Ukra
did score from the spot, putting Olhanense ahead after Roderick had handled. It took Benfica just a minute to draw level, Cardozo
making up for his earlier miss with a sublime turn and shot into the bottom left hand corner of the goal from outside the area. The game was trundling towards a draw when Miguel Vítor
was first to a corner from Fábio Coentrão, the central defender's header beating Ventura.
The teams lined up:
Benfica: Moreira (Quim 45), Patric (Maxi Pereira 45), Roderick, Miguel Vitor, Shaffer, Rúben Amorim (Carlos Martins 45), Yebda, Aimar (Urreta 79), Di María (Fábio Coentrão 67), Saviola (Nuno Gomes
Olhanense: Bruno Veríssimo (Ventura45), Miguel Garcia (Tengarrinha 45), Sandro, Anselmo, Carlos Fernandes (Stéphane 63), Castro, Rui Baião, Messi (Guga 45), Ukra (Toy 73), Rabiola (Fábio 72),
Anderlecht (Suarez and De Sutter) drew 2-2 with Atlétic Bilbao (Oscar de Marcos and Gurpegui) but the Belgian side secured third place in the tournament on penalties.
FC Porto were two up at half-time against Mónaco at the Dragão in a repeat of the 2004 Champions League Final; Haruna put through his own goal on the half-hour, with Mariano
adding one ten minutes later. Guarín scored from a free-kick on 67 minutes to settle the result. The game marked the official presentation of the squad to the fans – 38,000 of them.
The teams lined up:
Helton (Nuno 46), Fucile (Tomás Costa 46), Bruno Alves (Maicon 46), Rolando (Nuno André 66), Alvaro Pereira, Fernando, Belluschi, Raul Meireles (Guarin 46), Mariano (Benítez 66), Hulk, Varela.
Ruffier (Thuram 46), Adriano (Modesto 46), Mongongu (Muratori 61), Puygrenier (Leko 61), Jimmy Traoré (Sambou 61), Nkoulo (Mangani 61), Haruna (Diego Perez 46), Mollo (Diaz 61), Pino (Gakpe 46), Nené, Sagbo (Bakar 46).
In the presentation of the 2009/10 squad in front of 31,000 at Alvalade, Sporting went in front against Feyenoord with a rocket of a shot from Hélder Postiga
on 30 minutes, but in a two-minute period early in the second half, Feyenoord won the game through De Guzman and Makaay, exposing weaknesses in the Sporting defence and raising doubts over the team's
chances of getting past another Dutch opponent, Twente Enschede in the Champions League preliminary round.
The teams lined up:
Rui Patrício (Tiago 69), Abel (Pedro Silva 69), Polga, Daniel Carriço (Tonel 46), Marco Caneira (André Marques 60), Miguel Veloso (Rochemback 60), João Moutinho, Matías Fernández (Adrien 69), Vukcevic (Pereirinha 60), Hélder Postiga (Yannick Djaló 60), Liedson.
Feyenoord: Darley, Ignjatovic, André Bahia, Fernández, Van Bronckhorst, Fer, Landzaat (El Ahmadi 46), Wijnaldum (Slory 76), Bruins (De Guzman 46), Sekou Cissé, Makaay (Biseswar 60).
Nacional won the triangular tournament in Split ahead of local Hajduk and Blackburn Rovers. The Madeiran side beat Hajduk 1-0 with a goal from Ruben Micael on 20 minutes, while they drew 0-0 with
Académica beat Naval 3-1 in the City of Covilhã Tournament. Vouho (37 minutes) and Pedro Ribeiro (63 and 82) got the goals for Académica, with Godemèche
(65) replying for Naval.
Académica: Ricardo, Pedrinho, Luiz Nunes, Orlando, Emídio Rafael; Paulo Sérgio, Cris, André Fontes; Miguel Pedro, Vouho, Sougou.
Naval: Jorge Batista, Carlitos, João Real, Diego, Daniel, Lazaroni, Godemèche, Bolívia, Davide, Marcelinho, Marinho.
(Naval lost 0-1 to Sporting Covilhã on Sunday with a goal from Milton on 30 minutes)
Rio Ave beat Freamunde 3-1 with goal from Adriano, Chidi and Evandro.
Rio Ave lined up:
(First half): Mora, Gaspar, André Vilas Boas, Zé Gomes, Sílvio, Wires, Ricardo Chaves, Adriano, Bruno Gama, Sidnei, João Tomás
(Second half): Carlos, Bruno Mendes, André Serrão, Magno, Tiago Terroso, Vitor Gomes, Tarantini, Ricardo Martins, Wesllem, Evandro, Chidi
Vitória de Setúbal lost 1-2 to second tier club Fátima. Nuno Sousa gave Fátima a first-half lead, with Vitória levelling ten minutes into the second half through Douglas.
Five minutes from time, David Simão scored from the spot to give the Liga de Honra side the win.
Leixões beat Feirense of the Liga de Honra 2-0 with goals from Bruno Gallo and Braga.
Leixões lined up: Berger (Fonseca 50), Jean Sony, Bruno China, Trombetta, Nélson, Ruben, Brandón (Seabra 46), Hugo Morais (Pouga 71), Zé Manuel (Faioli 56), Gallo, Braga (Tiago Cintra 62).
Benfica put in another decent performance to beat UEFA Cup holders Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 in Geneva on Monday. Saviola made the line on the left to cross for Cardozo
to head in at the back post on eight minutes (his second in two games) and Carlos Martins stroked in a free-kick from 25 metres on 25.
The teams lined up:
Quim (Moretto 46), Patric, Roderick, Miguel Vítor, Shaffer (Mantorras 82), Yebda (Fellipe Bastos 66), Carlos Martins (Jorge Ribeiro 66), Di María (Fábio Coentrão 48), Aimar (Urreta 51), Cardozo, Saviola (Nuno Gomes 54)
Jan Lastuvka, Darijo Srna, Chygrynskiy, Hübschman, Igor Duljaj, Ilsinho, Chyzhov, Willian, Rakitsnyy, Luiz Adriano, Nery Castillo. PLUS: Pyatov, Shevchuk, Gladkiy, Kravchenko, Polyansky, Jadson, Kucher
Benfica drew their first game of the season, 2-2 against Sion in Switzerland. New coach Jorge Jésus
was pleased with the team's showing in the first hour, but their performance dipped after that and Sion got back into the game.
Cardozo clipped in the first goal on 25 minutes after Di Maria had dispossessed Paíto on the left and cut the ball back from the line. Saviola
got the second from the spot ten minutes later when Aimar was brought down in the box. Serey on 64 and Dabo on 76 got Sion's goals.
The teams lined up:
Sion: Vanins, Vanczak, Mitresko (Dominguez 71), Alíouì, Paíto (Bühler 90), Serey, Reset (Sarny 57), Chihad (Dabo 57), Crettenand, Obradovic, Afonso (Adeshina 67).
Moreira (Quim 46), Maxi Pereira, Roderick, Miguel Vítor, Sepsi, Yebda (Mantorras 80), Carlos Martins (Urreta 38), Di María (Fábio Coentrão 60), Aimar (Felipe Bastos 56), Cardozo (Nuno Gomes 57), Saviola (Nelson Oliveira 57).
Other recent results:
Paços Ferreira-SC Mêda, 1-0
Sp. Braga-Freamunde, 3-1
FC Porto 3-1 Tourizense
Sporting 0-1 Nottingham Forest
Paços de Ferreira 3-1 Desportivo das Aves
Portimonense 0-1 Olhanense
Beira Mar 2-1 Naval
Sporting Braga 3-2 Bristol City
FC Porto beat Tourizense of the Segunda Divisão (third tier) 3-1 in a practice game behind closed doors on Saturday. Hulk scored two of the goals, with Mariano
getting the other. Coach Jesualdo Ferreira had a limited number of players at his disposal:
Helton, Benítez, Bellushi, Cissokho, Fernando, Maicon, Mariano, Nuno, Nuno André Coelho, Silvestre Varela, Stepanov, Tomás Costa, Hulk, Álvaro Pereira.
Sporting lost their second game of the season, 1-0 against Nottingham Forest in the Algarve. Sporting had most of the possession, but could not really find a way through the Forest
defence, and when they did, the forwards were looking less than sharp. Moutinho did hit the bar in the second half with a shot from 25 metres, but it was Forest who grabbed the only goal, McCleary crossing square on
80 minutes for Anderson to beat Patrício from the edge of the box.
The teams lined up:
Tiago, Abel, Carriço, Polga, Caneira, Miguel Veloso, Pereirinha, Moutinho, Matias Fernandez, Yannick, Liedson. PLUS: Rui Patrício, Pedro Silva, Tonel, André Marques, Adrien, Rochemback, Vukcevic, Postiga.
Nottingham Forest: Camp, Wilson, Chambers, Morgan, Cohen, Moussi, McGugan, Anderson, Arron Davies, McGoldrick, Adebola. PLUS: Smith, McCleary, Tyson, Thornhill, Diagne.
Paços de Ferreira beat Desportivo das Aves 3-1 in the official presentation of the squad to the sócios. Diego Mourão put the visitors ahead on 65 minutes. while Celso pulled one back
on 73 minutos, last season's top scorer William put Paços ahead on 77 and Diogo Brandão fixed the result in added time.
Olhanense drew 1-1 with Algarve neighbours Portimonenese, who went in front with an own goal by Stéphane, while Toy got the equaliser for Jorge Costa's side.
Naval lost 1-2 to Liga de Honra (second tier) side Beira-Mar. Fangueiro put Beira-Mar in front in the first half, Real equalised early in the second half but Ibraima got the
winner midway through the half.
Sporting beat local side Cacém 3-0 in a training match on Saturday at the club's Academy in Alcochete, near Lisbon. Hélder Postiga in the first half and Fernandez
and Magalhães (own goal) in the second got the goals.
Sporting lined up:
(1st half): Ricardo Batista Pedro Silva, Polga, Tonel, André Marques, Rochemback, Pereirinha, Vukcevic, Moutinho, Postiga, Liedson
(2nd half): Tiago, Abel, Carriço, Caneira, André Marques (Tonel 68m), Miguel Veloso, Adrien, Moutinho (Pereirinha 68), Matías Fernandez, Yannick, Postiga (Vukcevic 68)
All the pre-season games (source: Maisfutebol):
Sporting 3-0 Atlético Cacém
Paços Ferreira-SC Mêda 17.00, Celorico Beira
Belenenses-Players' Union, Restelo
Sporting Braga-Freamunde 10.00, Braga
FC Porto-Tourizense, Olival
Sporting-Nottingham Forest 21.00, Albufeira
Paços Ferreira-Desportivo das Aves 10.00, Celorico Beira
União de Leiria-Tourizense, Olival
FC Porto-Leixões, Estádio Aveiro
Feirense- União de Leiria
Sporting Covilhã-Belenenses 20.00, Covilhã
Benfica-Atlético Bilbao, Torneio Guadiana
Torreense-Vitória de Guimarães 19.00, Torres Vedras
Sporting Covilhã-Académica 20.00 Torneio da Covilhã
Belenenses-União de Leiria, Gouveia
Olhanense-Anderlecht, Vila Real Santo António
FC Porto-Mónaco, presentation of squad, Dragão
Académica-Naval, Torneio da Covilhã
Anderlecht/Olhanense-Benfica, Torneio Guadiana
Sporting -Feyenoord, Alvalade
Rio Ave-Freamunde 10.00, Ofir
Chaves-Paços Ferreira 18.00, Chaves
Vizela-Vitória Guimarães 18.00, Chaves
Benfica-Atlético Madrid, presentation of squad, Luz
Vitória de Guimarães-Sporting, Guimarães
Académica- União de Leiria
Desportivo das Aves-Rio Ave
Naval-Santa Clara, Quiaios
FC Porto-Dynamo Bucharest, Albufeira
Benfica-Sunderland, Torneio Amsterdam, Holland
Santa Clara-Académica 10.30, Quiaios
União de Leiria-Naval, Leiria
Nacional-Vitória de Setúbal, Rio Maior
Trofense-Vitória de Guimarães, Trofa
Beira Mar- Paços Ferreira 18.00, Aveiro
Benfica-Ajax, Torneio Amsterdam, Holland
União de Leiria-Nacional
Rio Ave-Feirense 10.00, Ofir
Vitória de Setúbal-Trofense 18.30, Setúbal
FC Porto-Lyon, 22.30 Peace Cup, Huelva
FC Porto-Besiktas, 22.30 Peace Cup, Huelva
Nacional-União de Leiria
Semi-finals, Peace Cup, 20.30
Académica-Nacional, Estádio Cidade Coimbra
Benfica-Portsmouth, Torneio Guimarães
União de Leiria-Marinhense
Final, Peace Cup, 22.00
Guimarães-Benfica, Torneio Guimarães
Paços Ferreira-Celta Vigo, Melgaço
União de Leiria-Real
FC Porto- Paços Ferreira, Supertaça Cândido Oliveira
Benfica-AC Milan, Eusébio Cup, Estádio da Luz
Benfica will begin their participation at the Amsterdam Tournament against Sunderland on 24 July. On Sunday 26 July, they meet Ajax. The other team in the tournament is Atlético