On this week's episode.....As the season nears its' return we bring you up to speed on all the latest on the return of the Liga Nos including actual days and times for the next 10 fixtures. Yes, you read correctly, days and times. We also review all the stadiums that have already been approved to hold games on the return. Turning our attention to Benfica, we discuss a variety of topics: midfield shuffle, forward situation, depth of squad to accommodate injuries, among other topics.
On this week's podcast....We welcome Romanian born Sergiu Anton, who had a brief stint with Benfica juniors, training and playing along side players like, Ferro, Ruben DIas, Joao Carvalho, Diogo Goncalves, Alfa Semesdo among others. Sergiu talks about his experience at the Seixal, Braga, and Nacional da Medeira. Sergiu, who is the founder and currently runs Roca Technical Soccer in Canada, also offers some advice to young players who want to make football their life.
On this week's episode.. We discuss the new information from the Portuguese government to restart the Liga Nos. Testing, monitoring, rules, regulations all have been established to provide safe conditions for the return. We also discuss the possibility of the league being played in only 6 stadiums upon the return. Few transfer rumors also. Stay Safe.
After a short absence we are back doing what we love. On this episode, we discuss the league's eminent return, as the Portuguese government has authorized the return to training for Liga Nos teams. We discuss the current situation in Portugal, the return of Benfica to training, the plan to restart the league, among other things. We hope you are all staying safe.
On this week's episode... We welcome Keaton Parks to talk about his young career. From the days in Frisco, to the Big Apple, we discuss his arrival in Portugal, signing with Benfica, making his first team debut, and his return to the United States to play in the MLS. We still had some time to play the player name word association game.
On this week's episode.... We welcome Alex Seixeiro from Canada's The Fan and Sports Net to talk through what has been the impact, and the direction of sports talk, in a time where all sports are on pause. Alex also happens to be a big Benfica fan, we discuss last season's success with Bruno Lage, how he's seen this season so far, how he thinks should be the future of this season, and we play a player-word association game with Alex.
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On this week's podcast.... We look at Benfica's players that are on loan, what they have done this season, and our opinion on whether they will return or not. We will also discuss how this stoppage affects both the progression of young players on loan, and the one's that are on the shop window, that Benfica hope sell.
On this week's podcast....No way to get around the global pandemic that is COVID-19, this week we welcomed back friend of the pod Patrick Kendrick to get a first person account of what has taken place in Italy, and how it as effected both society and calcio. We then turn our attention to Portugal and discuss what will happen to the 19/20 season, how Benfica has approached this pandemic, and the possibly damaging financial consequences.
On this week's podcast.... It's hard to find the positives, after all Benfica was on the verge of going 10 points clear, but fast forward 4 weeks and we see ourselves out of Europa League, and trailing by 1 point in the championship race. We recap Shakhtar and Moreirense, while offering our opinion on the team's moment. We also look ahead to the Setubal game, Cristiano awards his Chicken Fingers award, and we share what we learned on this week's episode.
On this week's episode.... We recap the Shakhtar and the Gil Vicente games, introduce a new feature called "Cristiano's Chicken Fingers Award". We then discuss what we can take away from a decisive month of February, look ahead to the second leg against Shakhtar. Lastly we preview the Moreirense game, and look ahead to the month of March.
On this week's episode.... We start this week's podcast by addressing the sad situation that took place this past weekend. There was no way to dribble around this topic, we offer our opinion and suggestions, on a behavior that has no place in present or future society, racism. We then recap Benfica's loss to Braga, preview the Shakhtar , and Gil Vicente game that will take place this Thursday, and Monday respectively.
On this week's episode...we take a deep and lenghty look at the Classico, from the coin toss to lubed up walls, we got you covered. We also recap the Famalicao game, and look ahead to another important game at Estadio da Luz against SC Braga.
On this week's episode.. We recap both the Belenenses SAD and the Famalicao, two games with the same scorelines in which Benfica struggled to put the games away and showed some defensive frailties. Lastly we preview the big Classico at the dragao where Benfica can decide how close the championship race will be until the end of the season.
On this week's podcast... We recap Benfica's win at the Mata Real, look ahead to Belenenses Sad at Estadio da Luz this friday, and the first leg of the Portuguese semifinal against Famalicao.On this week's podcast... We recap Benfica's win at the Mata Real, look ahead to Belenenses Sad at Estadio da Luz this friday, and the first leg of the Portuguese semifinal against Famalicao.
On this week's episode... We record our 350th episode, and what an episode, as we got to recap Benfica's win at the Alvalade, which allowed us to go up 7 points on porto in the table. On the second half of the podcast we look ahead to Benfica's next Liga Nos match away at P. Ferreira.
On this week's podcast... We recap both the Aves, and Rio Ave games, and look ahead to the Lisbon Derby against Sporting.
P.S. Our audio crapped out at the end of the podcast and we had to cut it short.
On this week's podcast.... We catch you up with a brief recap of the League Cup and Portuguese Cup games that took place before the end of the year. We then look back at the difficult game in Guimaraes against Vitoria, where Benfica was able to come away with the 3 points, despite not being the best team on the field. Nonetheless the first half goal by Cervi and a solid defensive effort in the second half was enough to prolong our 16 game winning streal away from Estadio da Luz. In the second half of the podcast we discuss Julien Weigl's signing and transfer rumors that included RDT's possible permanent exit to Spain. Lastly we look ahead to the month of January and Benfica's next Liga Nos game against Aves.
On this week's podcast... We start things off by looking back at Benfica's home match against Famalicao, we then turn our attention to the two cup games, Braga for the Portuguese Cup, and Setubal for the League Cup. Before we go we discuss the rumors about Benfica being interested in Julian Weigl from Dortmund, and the chance to bring back Nic
On this week's podcast... We look back at the game against Boavista at the Bessa, where Benfica rode the away support wave to get the three points. We then discussed Benfica's last game of the UCL group stages, where Benfica stamped their entry into the Europa League. We discuss the change in approach by Lage in Europe, and ponder what could have been had this approach been used from the start. Lastly we look ahead to Benfica's home match against this years cinderella team of the Liga Nos, Famalicao.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
On this week's episode..... We look back at Benfica's loss in the classico against porto. Steve breaks down the game tactically, and explains what when wrong. We also discuss the midfield pairing, and the forward pairing, and think it's time for some changes from Lage's part. Lastly we look ahead to another hard game this weekend, against Braga at the quarry.
On this week's podcast... We welcome PortugueseSoccer.com to help preview the Clasico against porto this weekend, but before that, we recap the Belenenses game, discuss the RDT and Seferovic partnership, and their lack of goal output.
On this week's Benfica Podcast..... We look back at another 5 goal result for Benfica in the opening match of the Liga Nos, look ahead to Belenenses, and take a quick look at pot 2 where we will be in the UCL
On this week's podcast.. We welcome Adrian from Rabona TV to help us break down the Derby in the Supercup against Sporting, and to share his project as well as his trip to Santa Clara CA to watch Benfica live for the first time. The Chalkboard Steve also joined us to breakdown the game tactically. Lastly we look ahead to Benfica's league opener against P. Ferreira this upcoming weekend.
On this week's episode... We take a look back at Benfica's last game of the ICC against AC Milan, where Benfica capped of their participation winning all 3 games. We welcomed Mike D to talk about his special experience at Foxboro. We recap the ICC, and look ahead to the official kickoff of the Portuguese domestic competition with the match up against SPorting in the Super Cup.
On this week's podcast... We look back at Benfica's first two friendlies of the season, and offer our opinion on the new signings. Cristiano caught up with Keaton Parks for an update on how the Benfica loanee is doing in the MLS, and lastly we look at the travel roster for the ICC and discuss some news tidbits.
On our first episode of the new season... We look at who is in and who is out, take a look at who is at camp, look at Benfica's pre-season schedule, and briefly discuss the domestic fixtures for the new season.
On the last part of the best of the 18/19 season, we pick up back up on the first leg of Benfica against Eintrach, and revel on the Felix hat trick, only to contrast with the disappointment of the second leg. On the final stretch, we talk about the game at the pedreira, the final game of the season and thoughts on the team's performance under Lage.
On another bonus episode...this time we go back to Lage's era in progress, right after the Benfica's trashing of Sporting at the Alvalade, the balls in Turkey, the 10-0 against Nacional, and the win at the dragao that put us in first place for good.
On this bonus episode....we flash back to the time Rui Vitoria, was saved by a light, then finally sacked, to Lage's appointment. In between you can listen to our despair on Benfica's situation, our momentary happiness for Vitoria's almost sacking, the speculation on new coaches, Cristiano mentioning Taarabt may have a chance with a new coach, the huge let down of Vieira's about face, and the relief of Rui Vitorias sacking. featuring snippets from special guests, Joao Magalhaes, and Toronto's own Alex Seixeiro.
While you're hopefully enjoying the off season and missing Benfica, we decided to put together some highlights of the early part of the season podcasts. From pre-season to Renato's goal at the Luz, enjoy the little snippets, and highlights of our podcast.
On this week's extra long podcast.. We wrap up the season by talking through some defining moments of the season, and our highs and lows. We also give our player awards with special distinction to Cristiano's Chicken Fingers award. Lastly we play the game of keep, sell, loan with the squad and tell you what we think Benfica should do with each of the players.
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On this week's podcast.... We recap the Rio Ave game, discuss Samaris' renewal, and look ahead to the title game at Estadio da Luz this weekend where Benfica can claim their 37th championship title
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We look back at Benfica's second leg of the Europa League quarter finals, where Benfica lost a two goal aggregate advantage and got knocked out by Eintrach Frankfurt. We also recap Benfica's beating of Maritimo for the Liga Nos, and look ahead to the crucial game at the Pedreira against Braga this weekend.
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We are back after international break, we break down the Tondela game, discuss VAR, look ahead to the second leg of the Portuguese Cup against Sporting, and this weekend's match against Feirense.
We had Bruno Barros come in and talk about his Diabinhos project which you can find here
On this week's podcast.... We recap a less than positive week for Benfica with a loss in Croatia, and a home time against Belenenses. We look ahead to the second leg against Zagreb at the Luz, and a tricky match up against this season's sensation team Moreirense, in Moreira de Conegos.
On this week's podcast....We look back at the Classico, and Benfica's win at the dragao. A personalized and confident Benfica team went into the dragao and won convincingly, we enlisted the help of Hugo who was in attendance at the dragao. We also preview the first leg against Dynamo Zagreb for the round of 16 for the Europa League, and Benfica's next domestic game against Belenenses .
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