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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