Nunez was the top scorer in Portugal's top flight in the 2021-22 season and scored 34 goals in all competitions for Benfica, including goals in both legs of the club's Champions League quarter-final defeat by Liverpool.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said moving the final from Russia to France was "exactly the right message that Moscow should get".
For the second time this season, Liverpool emerged victorious against Chelsea on penalties, having already beaten them 11-10 following another 0-0 draw in the League Cup final in February.
Mohamed Salah scores hat-trick in 5-0 win at Old Trafford registering Liverpool's largest success against United since 1925. Separately, Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 at the first football match since Ramos and Messi's departure.
Liverpool fell behind to a second-minute lob by former striker Danny Ings and had a penalty claim dismissed when Georginio Wijnaldum's shot from inside the box was blocked by the hand of Jack Stephens.
Jurgen Klopp says scheduling of Champions League matches is putting a strain on players and causing injuries.
Their win ended an agonizing title drought without the players even having to take the field after Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
Atletico advanced 4-2 on aggregate in the round of 16, thanks to two goals by Marcos Llorente in extra time and another by fellow substitute Alvaro Morata.
Liverpool emerged from their recent mini-slump to get their Premier League title procession back on track with a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth at Anfield.
Klopp and his entire first team were all absent for the fourth round replay at Anfield as part of the club's winter break. The Liverpool manager was criticised for disrespecting the FA Cup, but his youngsters proved up to the task.
With a 4-0 win over Southampton on Saturday, Liverpool moved a scarcely believable 22 points clear in the Premier League, the biggest advantage any leader has had at the end of a day in English top-flight history.
The league leaders won the FIFA Club World Cup title last Saturday, take on second-placed Leicester City on Thursday and host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, but other teams including Manchester City are not as fortunate.
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