S.L. Benfica (Benfica) is one of the Big football clubs in Portugal, Benfica are the current (201/17) Portuguese champions, having won four consecutive league titles. other than winning a record 34 Primeira Liga titles and 25 Taça de Portugal trophies, they have also claimed two consecutive European Cups in 1961 and 1962. Thanks to their reputation of a working-class team, Benfica are by far the most popular Portuguese club, both in the country and worldwide.
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Benfica vs Fenerbahçe
Champions League Qualifying – Third Round 2nd Leg
Date: 14th August 2018, Tuesday.
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Benfica vs Fenerbahce Head-to-head
The teams met once before, in the Europa League qualifiers of 2012/13 season.
Benfica knocked Fener out back then with a 3-1 win at home in the second leg after losing 1-0 at Turkey.
Benfica vs Fenerbahce Predictions
Tuesday will be the first competitive match of the season for both teams. Either sides have had troubles winning matches in the pre-season, at least Benfica’s games were against high profile opponents as they were in the International Champions Cup.
The big miss for Fenerbahce will be André Ayew on loan from relegated English Premier League Swansea City. The Ghana international is nursing a niggle and is fighting against time for match fitness.
However, this is advantage home side since the Turkish giants managed just 3 wins from 14 qualifying games since their last group stage appearance in 2008/09 season.
Full name: Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Short name: Benfica
Founded: 28 February 1904
Ground: Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
Primeira Liga: 36
Taça de Portugal: 26
European Cup: 2
The club was founded in 1904, under the name of Sport Lisboa; the same year, they merged with Grupo Sport Benfica and changed their name to Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
Shortly after the Portuguese league was officially formed in 1934, Benfica emerged as its most dominant team, clinching three consecutive titles from 1936 to 1938. By the end of the 50s, their trophy cabinet was home to 9 Primeira Liga titles and 10 Taça de Portugal trophies.