Podcast #125 9/17/14
Sep17

Podcast #125 9/17/14

In this week’s episode… After a one week absence, we are back and get right into things by looking back at Benfica’s win against Vitoria Setubal. A Hat-trick from new signing – Anderson Talisca, and a fairly easy game. Among other topics, We get into Talisca, is he the real deal? Does his hat-trick prove he is a game changer, or is this merely a step in his evolution? Next up, we look back at Benfica’s...

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Benfica vs Zenit (1st leg) Preview
Sep15

Benfica vs Zenit (1st leg) Preview

This weekend saw the perfect result for Benfica before the first game of the Champions League against Zenit on Tuesday 16th. We needed a win, and we did it in style: 0-5, an undisputable display of control over the game and offensive play against a disorientated Setubal side. The first goal was a joy to watch with Salvio netting a beautiful left footed shot from outside the box, scoring his second goal of the season. The hat trick...

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VIT. SETUBAL vs BENFICA PREVIEW, SQUAD CHANGES AND THE SELECAO DEBACLE
Sep10

VIT. SETUBAL vs BENFICA PREVIEW, SQUAD CHANGES AND THE SELECAO DEBACLE

Friday 12/09 will mark the opening of the Liga’s fourth game, with Vitoria de Setubal receiving Benfica at the Bonfim at 8.30pm GMT, under the control of Joao Capela. Setubal, led by Domingos, is one of those teams capable of creating a surprise and I sure hope that JJ will go for a more logical side than he has lately. After the disappointing draw at the Luz against Sporting, we need to make sure we cash in the 3 points. The one week...

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Off The Pitch – The Benfiquista Family Trip
Sep06

Off The Pitch – The Benfiquista Family Trip

[Editor’s Note – It’s not too uncommon to hear that Benfica is like a religion, after all we idolize the club, we identify with the club, and have our weekend, (sometimes midweek) rituals in anticipation of watching our team play. Those rituals become even more involved when living outside of Portugal, and not having the luxury to make the trip to Estadio da Luz to watch our team live. The story you are about to read...

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Benfica 2014/15 UEFA Champions League
Sep05

Benfica 2014/15 UEFA Champions League

 On Thursday, August 28, 2014 the UEFA Champions League groups were announced. Like previous years Benfica have their work cut out for them. In Group C  Benfica drew AS Monaco (France) Bayer Leverkussen (Germany) and Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia). After looking at all of these teams, this may very be the “Group of Death” as all teams are of similar quality and show great talent and promise to advance out of the group...

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