Podcast 128 10/7/14
Oct07

Podcast 128 10/7/14

In this Week’s installment…. We get things going by looking back at Benfica’s game against Leverkusen for the Champions League. We look at JJ’s starting 11, and discuss where his priorities are this year. We also look back at his choices and wonder if this was the right game to make that many changes. Lastly we talk about Benfica’s reputation in Europe, and if these types of choices are in line with that...

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Podcast 127 9/30/14
Sep30

Podcast 127 9/30/14

In this week’s pod….. We start off by looking back at Benfica’s game against Estoril. 2 early goals gave us confidence, but our lackadaisical attitude almost cost us the 3 point as we allowed Estoril to get back into the game. We talk about Talisca, Jardel, and Samaris. On the next segment we look at Benfica’s fixture against Bayern Leverkusen for the Champions League. Steve breaks down Leverkusen, and we...

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Podcast 126 9/23/14
Sep23

Podcast 126 9/23/14

In this week’s episode…. Benfica hosted Moreirense and came back from a 0-1 deficit to get the 3 points with a 3-1 final result.We look back at Benfica’s first half, Eliseu’s important goal, and JJ’s decision to make a very tactical substitution on the 35th minute. Steve breaks down the change and explains how it affected 3 different areas. On the final segment, we look ahead to our away game versus...

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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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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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