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Chelsea confirm Nemanja Matic deal Video

ESPN staff | January, 15 2014

Chelsea have completed the signing of Serbia international Nemanja Matic from Benfica for 25 million euros. • Lythell: Matic solves problems, exposes others Matic, 26, played for the Blues from 2009 to 2011 before leaving for Benfica as pa...

Matic to exit Benfica, set for Chelsea

ESPN staff | January, 14 2014

Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic has confirmed that he is to re-sign for Chelsea. • Worrall: In Jose we trust • Jose eyes long Blues stay Serbia international Matic, 26, played for the Blues from 2009 to 2011 before leaving for Be...

UCL Review: Man City stun Bayern Munich Video

PA Sport | December, 11 2013

Manchester City produced a stunning comeback to beat defending champions Bayern Munich 3-2 at the Allianz Arena. #INSERT type:image caption:James Milner celebrates the goal that ended Bayern Munich's undefeated streak. END# Manuel Pellegrin...

Matic would be interested in Chelsea return

ESPN staff | October, 18 2013

Nemanja Matic has said he would be interested in returning to Chelsea, with Blues manager Jose Mourinho thought to be keen on bringing the Benfica midfielder back to Stamford Bridge. • Lythell: A test of credentials • Sneijder urged...

Garay: Fergie exit scuppered Man United move

Kevin Palmer | October, 13 2013

Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay has claimed he was set to sign for Manchester United last summer, until David Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson as manager at Old Trafford. Argentine defender Garay was persistently linked with a move to the Prem...

Jesus: Losing title worse than EL final

Mark Rodden | October, 2 2013

Benfica coach Jorge Jesus says that losing the Portuguese league title hurt more than the defeat to Chelsea in last season’s Europa League final. Jesus also told L’Equipe that money was the only difference between his club and Real...

Jorge Jesus: Benfica 'not weak' Video

ESPN staff | September, 17 2013

Benfica coach Jorge Jesus said his side’s motivation in this season’s Champions League was to prove they are “not a weak side”. • ESPN staff: Champions League predictions NEW: Champions League fantasy P...

Arsenal interested in Benfica full-back Melgarejo

ESPN staff | June, 12 2013

Arsenal are keeping tabs on Benfica defender Lorenzo Melgarejo, the player’s agent has revealed. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has a reported £70 million to spend on new signings this summer as he looks to build a team capable of chal...

Greatest Managers, No. 16: Bela Guttmann

Andy Brassell | August, 5 2013

It is hard to recall any man who did more to cement the football public's fascination with the manager in the post-war years than Bela Guttmann. Born to a Jewish family in Budapest in 1899, Guttmann coached 23 teams in 12 countries during an a...

Greatest Managers, No. 12: Giovanni Trapattoni

James Horncastle | August, 6 2013

In the football landscape, Giovanni Trapattoni stands like a grand old oak tree. He’s been around for generations, outlasting many of his peers, not least Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired at the end of last season three years his junior. Still ...

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