Benfica Podcast - Talking to the Doll

An English Podcast about Sport Lisboa e Benfica. News, Game recaps, game previews and opinion.

Episode 336 - Benxit

On this week's episode.... After International break, Benfica was back in action both domestically and in Europe. We recap the match against Gil Vicente, and match day one against Red Bull Leipzig at the Luz, and look ahead to this upcoming Saturday's game against Moreirense. In between we discuss line up choices, European approaches, and the 18/19 balance sheet. 

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: September 19, 2019, 3:59 am

Episode 335 - Almeidinhos Returns

On this week's Benfica podcast.... We start off by recapping Benfica's  win at the Pedreira, discuss the transfer window, turn our attention to  the UCL and Allianz Cup draws and look at Benfica's September schedule

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: September 4, 2019, 3:47 am

Episode 334 - Lessons to be Learned

On this week's episode..... We look back at Benfica's loss in the classico against porto. Steve breaks down the game tactically, and explains what when wrong. We also discuss the midfield pairing, and the forward pairing, and think it's time for some changes from Lage's part. Lastly we look ahead to another hard game this weekend, against Braga at the quarry. 

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: August 28, 2019, 3:28 am

Episode 333 - Over / Under

On this week's podcast... We welcome PortugueseSoccer.com  to help preview the Clasico against porto this weekend, but before  that, we recap the Belenenses game, discuss the RDT and Seferovic  partnership, and their lack of goal output. 

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:17 am

Episode 332 - League Opener

On this week's Benfica Podcast..... We look back at another 5 goal  result for Benfica in the opening match of the Liga Nos, look ahead to  Belenenses, and take a quick look at pot 2 where we will be in the UCL 

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: August 14, 2019, 4:28 am

Episode 331 - 5uper 5tart

 On this week's podcast.. We welcome Adrian  from Rabona TV to help us break down the Derby in the Supercup against  Sporting, and to share his project as well as his trip to Santa Clara CA  to watch Benfica live for the first time. The Chalkboard Steve  also joined us to breakdown the game tactically. Lastly we look ahead  to Benfica's league opener against P. Ferreira this upcoming weekend. 

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: August 7, 2019, 4:50 am

Episode 330 - Until Next Time

 On this week's episode... We take a look back at Benfica's last game of  the ICC against AC Milan, where Benfica capped of their participation  winning all 3 games. We welcomed Mike D  to talk about his special experience at Foxboro. We recap the ICC, and  look ahead to the official kickoff of the Portuguese domestic  competition with the match up against SPorting in the Super Cup.  

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: July 31, 2019, 3:36 am

Episode 329 - United States of Benfica

 On this week's podcast... we look back at Benfica's first two games of  the ICC against Chivas and Fiorentina, look ahead to the last game  against Milan, and discuss some news items. 

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: July 26, 2019, 4:27 am

Episode 328 - ICC Bound

On this week's podcast... We look back at Benfica's first two friendlies of the season, and offer our opinion on the new signings. Cristiano caught up with Keaton Parks for an update on how the Benfica loanee is doing in the MLS, and lastly we look at the travel roster for the ICC and discuss some news tidbits.
Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: July 17, 2019, 4:41 am

Episode 327 - The Boys are Back

On our first episode of the new season... We look at who is in and who is out, take a look at who is at camp, look at Benfica's pre-season schedule, and briefly discuss the domestic fixtures for the new season.
Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: July 9, 2019, 3:55 am

Off Season Bonus Episode - 18/19 Best of Part 5

On the last part of the best of the 18/19 season, we pick up back up on the first leg of Benfica against Eintrach, and revel on the Felix hat trick, only to contrast with the disappointment of the second leg. On the final stretch, we talk about the game at the pedreira, the final game of the season and thoughts on the team's performance under Lage.
Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: July 3, 2019, 2:11 am