07.07.2020 18:41 h

Benfica extend Verissimo's spell as coach

Nelson Verissimo will continue as Benfica coach for the final four league games of the Portuguese Primeira Liga season after replacing Bruno Lage at the weekend.

The defending champions were a point behind leaders Porto before the coronavirus lockdown, but after two defeats and two draws in five games following the resumption they dropped six points adrift and Lage resigned a week ago.

The 43-year-old Verissimo, who had been an assistant coach, took over and oversaw a 3-1 home win over Boavista on Saturday.