In a short message on Twitter that featured a photograph of the midfielder – real name Luís Miguel Afonso Fernandes – with the club’s president, Luís Filipe Vieira, Benfica said only that "Pizzi has renewed until 2023".

Pizzi, 29, has been at Benfica since the 2014/15 season, having previously played for Paços de Ferreira and Sporting de Braga in Portugal and for Atletico Madrid, Deportivo and Espanyol in Spain. At Benfica he has won four championships, a Portuguese Cup, two Portuguese League Cups and two Super Cups

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