Manchester United started life without Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 2-0 win away against Villareal to book their spot in the last-16, while Chelsea thumped Juventus 4-0 at Stamford Bridge to seal their progression.
Cristiano Ronaldo rode to Manchester United’s rescue late on for the third time in four Champions League matches to salvage a 2-2 draw at Atalanta on Tuesday.
Benfica have reached an agreement with Manchester City for the sale of Portugal defender Ruben Dias and signing of Nicolas Otamendi.
David Luiz is ‘preparing to renew’ his contract with Arsenal, according to Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira, who says his club cannot afford to re-sign the Brazilian ace at the moment.
Barcelona have been warned that they would be making a ‘mistake’ in parting with Nelson Semedo, with mounting transfer talk coming as a surprise to former Benfica coach Helder Cristovao.
David Luiz insists that he is keen to return for another spell at Benfica, the club that gave him his big break in European football.
Tottenham Hotspur have made their first move in the January transfer window by signing Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes.
Percy Tau’s Club Brugge have been drawn in the Champions League ‘Group of Death’ alongside Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester United are reportedly pressing forward in their efforts to bring Joao Felix and Bruno Fernandes to Old Trafford this summer.
Arsenal will face a tough test against Napoli in the Europa League quarter-final, while Chelsea have been drawn against Slavia Prague.