First-half goals from Filip Djuricic and Luisao saw Benfica begin their UEFA Champions League with a win, as they beat Anderlecht 2-0.
Celtic missed out on a chance to progress to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday with a game to spare after suffering a 2-1 defeat at Benfica.
A host of teams have the opportunity to secure early passage to the UEFA Champions League knockout stage when Europe's premier club competition resumes on Tuesday and Wednesday. FIFA.com previews all the action.
FIFA has informed the Federacao Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF) that the Chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has extended the two-month suspension imposed by the FPF on the player Luis da Silva to have worldwide effect.
Porto look to bounce back from midweek disappointment at Beira-Mar, while Pablo Aimar is out to inspire Benfica to victory away to a Maritimo side spearheaded by the in-form Baba, as the league title battle intensifies.
Separated by only a few kilometres, fierce Portuguese club rivals Sporting and Benfica lend credence to the old adage that familiarity breeds contempt.