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 #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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The Lisbon Derby August 31, 2014
Aug26

The Lisbon Derby August 31, 2014

Match Day 3 will feature The Lisbon Derby from The Liga Zon Sagres which will take place this Sunday August 31, 2014 at Benfica’s Estádio Da Luz. Benfica are going into this match with a two point advantage over their Lisbon rival’s. The argument can be made that SCP has had stiffer competition then SLB as they nearly lost match day 1 drawing away 1-1 (Carillo) to Academica De Coimbra and in match day 2 defeated Arouca 1-0...

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