01 July 2022, 10h30
"It is the third contract renewal, this shows the work we have done. It is a great happiness and a moment of responsibility, more time to work to have a medium-term planning and continue to lead a very competent team. I will be able to continue to interact with professionals who are very competent in what is my career in Portugal, my colleagues from the coaching. My permanence also gives stability for them to give the maximum for Benfica", he said.
"We want to keep winning [...]. We have our ambition in the Champions League, to play against the best teams in Europe. We have that desire to grow and face players at a high level"
"I spend many days at Benfica, I have my children's commitments at the Club, I interact with the fans, other athletes, I always try to be cordial, talk to people, it's a direct relationship. t is a recognition. I am already better known by our fans than when I arrived. Today, I already have a history in Benfica, with the whole team", he stressed.
"We want to keep winning, we have an investment compatible with the titles in Portugal. We have our ambition in the Champions League, to play against the best teams in Europe. We have that desire to grow and face players at a high level. All the players want to do that. We want to win the titles and compete abroad", he finished.
Thank you, Little Genius!
One of the most talented, bewildering, and exciting football players in the history of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Fernando Chalana wore the Sacred Mantle for a total of 13 seasons (1974/75-1983/84 and 1987/88-1989/90). The Little Genius, who made his official debut for the first team on March 7, 1976, aged only 17 years and 25 days (at that time, no one so young had ever played in the Portuguese 1st Division), was six times National Champion with an eagle on his chest and also won two Portuguese Cups, two Super Cups, and three Honor Cups. Before his 18th birthday, Chalana, who would become one of the legends of the National Team, made his first international appearance for Portugal on November 17, 1976, at Estádio da Luz.
"It is a very sad day for the Benfiquista Nation"
The images of the Midtjylland-Benfica match
Benfica qualified for the Champions League play-off this Tuesday , August 9, after beating Midtjylland by 1-3 in the 2nd leg of the 3rd qualifying round, at the Randers Stadium. Enzo (23'), Henrique Araújo (56') and Diogo Gonçalves (88') scored the goals of the triumph which, added to the 4-1 result in the first leg at Estádio da Luz, seals the passport!