Back to the Future for Benfica?
Oct27

Back to the Future for Benfica?

Benfiquistas, cast your minds back for a moment. It’s the 29th August, 2004. There’s a new head at the Benfica table, in the form of Italian tactician Giovanni Trapattoni. After a flying start at the Municipal de Aveiro with a brace from the not-so-prolific Norwegian Azar Karadas and defensive midfielder Petit, Benfica make heavy weather of their victory over Beira Mar, eventually finishing 3-2 winners. It turns out to be an...

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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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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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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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