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PORTUGUESE LIGA

2016/2017 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Benfica 5 1 0 16
2 Sporting 5 0 1 15
3 FC Porto 4 1 1 13
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 By Tom Kundert

Renato Sanches, Andre Gomes the latest stars off Benfica production line

Benfica's state-of-the-art academy opened 10 years ago, south of Lisbon on the other side of the River Tagus.

Its location in the nondescript town of Seixal boasts none of the splendour and little of the charm of the Portuguese capital, but the award-winning complex is now the single most important factor fuelling the renaissance of one of Europe's most historical football clubs.

Not even Benfica's long-serving and ambitious president, Luis Filipe Vieira, could have predicted it would have such...

Benfica outcast Talisca proving to be the new Rivaldo for Besiktas

Benfica scored early, but gave up a goal late in second-half stoppage time from a sublime free-kick by Talisca, an on-loan Benfica player.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley and Gab Marcotti debate the competitive value of the current Champions League format.

Adoring Besiktas fans now call him "Kiralik Katil" (The Hired Assassin.) Talisca's performance at Estadio da Luz last Tuesday, in the "Derby of Eagles" against Benfica in the Champions League, will not be forgotten by either side. The 22-year-old Brazilian is now a hero in the black-and-white part of Istanbul, and apparently cannot put a foot wrong.

On his debut, he provided a headed assist for Omer Sismanoglu in a 3-1 triumph over Karabukspor and last Sunday, just eight minutes into a tricky away...

 By PA Sport

Besiktas boss happy with draw after Talisca scores against parent club

Benfica scored early, but gave up a goal late in second-half stoppage time from a sublime free-kick by Talisca, an on-loan Benfica player.

Besiktas coach Senol Gunes felt a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser from on-loan Benfica midfielder Talisca against his parent club was just rewards for the Turkish team as they secured a 1-1 draw on their return to the Champions League after a six-year absence.

Benfica, who reached the quarterfinals last season, looked on course to start their Group B campaign with all three points following a first-half goal from Franco Cervi.

However, Besiktas produced a late rally and secured what looked an unlikely...

Talisca later leveller for Besiktas burns parent club Benfica in draw

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Benfica scored early, but gave up a goal late in second-half stoppage time from a sublime free-kick by Talisca, an on-loan Benfica player.

On-loan midfielder Anderson Talisca scored a stoppage-time free kick against parent club Benfica to earn Besiktas a 1-1 draw on their return to the Champions League after a six-year absence.

Benfica, who reached the quarterfinals last season where they lost to Bayern Munich, looked on course to start their Group B campaign with all three points following a first-half goal from Franco Cervi.

However, the Turkish side produced a late rally and secured what looked an unlikely draw two minutes into stoppage...