Benfica and the Race for the 34th title
Apr08

Benfica and the Race for the 34th title

As it stands, Benfica leads the Liga NOS 3 points and 3 goals ahead from Porto. The third classified Sporting being too far behind to create a surprise come-back, the title is being disputed by the rivals – a North-Capital battle which has shaped the last 20 years of Portuguese football. The numbers are striking, and should one ignore the history behind Porto’s dominance and Benfica’s trouble to assert themselves as the undisputed...

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BENFICA  X  NACIONAL PREVIEW
Apr04

BENFICA X NACIONAL PREVIEW

The countdown to (hopefully) holding the trophy can start: eight games, or better, eight finals left to play. If we call them finals, it is because we have the obligation to win them all, and win them well. As it stands, we only depend on ourselves to achieve our objective of Bicampeonato. This is something we have been waiting for over 30 years, something I and many of you who are reading this have never witnessed…  It is up to us to...

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Estoril x Benfica, 6a Jornada
Sep27

Estoril x Benfica, 6a Jornada

Today, Benfica will face Estoril Praia in the modest Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota holding a 5500 spectators capacity. Kick-off is at 18:30 GMT. (Here is a link already up to watch it live) After earning their spot in the Primeira Liga by winning the Liga de Honra title in 2011-2012, Estoril surprised all by finishing 5th in 2012-2013 and 4th last year, only 7 points away from 3rd classified Porto. Those are amazing results for a...

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ANALYSIS OF BENFICA 0 – 2 ZENIT, BENFICA x MOREIRENSE PREVIEW
Sep18

ANALYSIS OF BENFICA 0 – 2 ZENIT, BENFICA x MOREIRENSE PREVIEW

Twenty minutes of nightmare… This is all it took for Zenit to crush our winning aspirations for the night. They set off the tone by an impressive offensive football as we tried to live through the offensive charge.  Stunned by an early Hulk goal (5′), through an assist from Shatov, Benfica remained disorientated for most of the first half. To make matters worse, Artur’s foul on Danny outside the box left Moen with no option but...

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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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