Fernando Santos has been sacked by Benfica just one game into the new Superliga season.

Santos´ men were held to a 1-1 draw at Leixoes in their opener but did beat FC Copenhagen 2-1 last Tuesday in the Champions League third qualifying round.

A club statement read: "Benfica wishes to thank the professionalism, commitment and loyalty demonstrated by Fernando Santos and his assistant Jorge Rosario during the last 13 months."

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