Seven Games that defined #34
May21

Seven Games that defined #34

Vitoria Setubal 0-5 Benfica The first Liga match in September would be remembered for many things – but most of all the emergence of (initial) goal machine Talisca. It wasn’t a vintage 5-0 by any means though.  Setúbal weren’t particularly effective and their defensive transitions offered several counter attack opportunities that Benfica failed to leverage.  This wasn’t a fluid Benfica team by any means.  Lima didn’t seem capable of...

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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 #124 9/2/14
Sep02

Podcast #124 9/2/14

On tonight’s podcast… We look back at the derby, high’s and lows, the good and the bad, and the opinion of Laura who was at the game. Next up, We take a look at the transfer window, and can’t help to be happy with the Enzo staying. If there was a sector on this team Benfica strengthened was the midfield, after signing Samaris, we signed Italian prodigy, Bryan Cristante from AC Milan, and cant help but to be...

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Podcast #123  8/26/14
Aug26

Podcast #123 8/26/14

In this week’s episode… We open up the pod, talking about Benfica’s game against Boavista. A tough win, in a scrappy game, in a terrible artificial pitch. It wasn’t a stellar performance, but we walk away with the all important 3 points ahead of the derby. We talk about about JJ’s starting choices, his insistence in playing Jara, and Talisca, the lack of output from Lima, and Ruben Amorim’s injury;...

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Podcast 121 8/12/14
Aug12

Podcast 121 8/12/14

In this weeks episode…. We open up the pod by talking about Benfica’s dominant performance in the Super Cup against Rio Ave, a performance which falters by not having been one where the chances created didn’t bear half the amount of goals. Winning the game in Pk’s ends up being a just reward, but Benfica showed a lot more. Still on the the Super Cup, we talk about Enzo’s importance to the team and the...

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