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Benfica Podcast - Talking to the Doll

An English Podcast about Sport Lisboa e Benfica. News, Game recaps, game previews and opinion.

Episode 345 - Mountains and Valleys

On this week's podcast... We look back at the Leipzig, Maritimo, and Covilha games. throughout these 3 games Benfica hit peaks and valleys, the disappointing collapse in Germany after being 2-0 into the 90th minute, the trashing of Maritimo at the new pitch at the Luz, and the poor result against second division Covilha for the League Cup. We look at Lage's choices, and decisions, the affirmation of Vinicius as the #1 choice at forward, and Benfica's lack of competence to dispatch a second division team. In the second half of the podcast we look ahead to Benfica's visit to the Bessa, and UCL matchday 6 where Benfica will hope to get into the Europa League as a consolation prize for the miserable UCL campaign.

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: December 4, 2019, 5:18 am

Episode 344 - Almost Black Saturday

On this week's episode... With Black Friday upon us, we recap the Vizela  suffered win, the trip to Leipzig that will dictate Benfica's future in  Europe. We also catch up with some renewal news, and cap it off by  looking ahead to Benfica's next Liga Nos game in the new pitch at  Estadio da Luz.

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: November 27, 2019, 4:40 am

Episode 343 - Honey, we're Pregnant!

On this week's episode... We look back at Benfica's game in the Azores,  against Santa Clara, discuss the struggles this team has had outside of  Estadio da Luz, ponder what this team's identity is, and how the news of  Mrs Lage's expectancy galvanized the team at half time against Santa  Clara. We also discus the possible incursion by Benfica into the winter  market, talk about the rumors surrounding Yonny Gonzales, and players  who are free that could be a good fit.  We will pause for international  break, and will be back in 2 weeks.

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: November 13, 2019, 4:59 am

Episode 342 - New improvements, and continued struggles.

On this week's episode... We go from positive to negative recapping the  visible improvements in the last two games of the Liga Nos against  Portimonense and Rio Ave, to the the continued frustration with the poor  showing's in Europe. We talk about line up changes, conventional  knowledge head scratchers, squad rotation, and youth versus experience.  We finish up by looking ahead by previewing Benfica's next league game  against Santa Clara.

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: November 7, 2019, 4:52 am

Episode 341 - Keep it Moving

On this week's episode.... We look back at the Lyon and Tondela wins,  discuss the state of the pitch at Estadio da Luz, and look ahead to  Benfica's next games against Portimonense, Rio Ave, and matchday 4  against Lyon in France.

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: October 30, 2019, 4:09 am

Episode 340 - Back Refreshed?

On this week's podcast... After a long international break, we are back  with another episode. This week we look back a Benfica's Portuguese Cup  match against Cova da Piedade, look ahead to UCL matchday 3 against  Lyon, where Benfica must win in order to keep their European hopes  alive, and we cap it off by previewing this weekend's Liga Nos match  away versus Tondela.


Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: October 23, 2019, 3:44 am

Episode 339 - Voice to the People

On this week's episode... We decided to give voice to the fans to discuss anything related to Benfica.

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: October 9, 2019, 9:41 am

Episode 338 - Veni, Vidi, Vinicius

On this week's podcast.... We look back at Benfica's matches against  Guimaraes for the League Cup, and Vitoria de Setubal for the Liga Nos.  We discuss line up changes, the struggles in the final third, and  Benfica's moment of form. On the second half of the podcast we look  ahead to Benfica's match day 2 in Russia against Zenit, and discuss the  choking of a fan by Luis Felipe Vieira in the AG.

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: October 2, 2019, 4:08 am

Episode 337 - Safourovic

On this week's episode... We look back at Benfica's tough game up in  Moreira de Conegos where a small pitch and a lack of imagination made  for a 90 minute nail biter. Employee of the month Seferovic grabbed the  winning goal in added time when Rafa had tied the game after being down  for most of the half. We also discuss some of Luis Felipe Vieira's  interview, and look ahead to Benfica's domestic matches against  Guimaraes(League Cup) and Setubal for the Liga Nos.

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: September 25, 2019, 2:57 am

Episode 336 - Benxit

On this week's episode.... After International break, Benfica was back in action both domestically and in Europe. We recap the match against Gil Vicente, and match day one against Red Bull Leipzig at the Luz, and look ahead to this upcoming Saturday's game against Moreirense. In between we discuss line up choices, European approaches, and the 18/19 balance sheet. 

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: September 19, 2019, 3:59 am

Episode 335 - Almeidinhos Returns

On this week's Benfica podcast.... We start off by recapping Benfica's  win at the Pedreira, discuss the transfer window, turn our attention to  the UCL and Allianz Cup draws and look at Benfica's September schedule

Author: Alfredo Fumacas
Posted: September 4, 2019, 3:47 am