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Project Portugal

We will be following the journey of manager Harry in his quest to end the 100 years without a European trophy curse put on Benfica by Béla Guttmann 56 years ago as well as trying to win the World Cup for the Portuguese national side.
Started on 24 April 2018 by HazzaMUFC / First Post
Latest Reply on 1 May 2018 by Aaron / Last Post
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Easy Peasy!

Mid season update 2018/19


Results:


Champions League group stage:


Champions League first round knockout draw:
Chelsea FC vs SL Benfiica

Transfers:

None.


Marcelo (West Brom) £5m
Rafa (Real Hispalis) £8.5m
Pedro Rodrigues (Celta Vigo) Loan
Marcelo Hermes (Vit. Guimarães)
Tyronne Ebuehi (Sampdoria) Loan
Meh, I could've done better
@Aaron

Is that why you get sacked 5 months into every save
I have never been sacked on FM18.
HERO

End of Season 2018/19


Premier League recap

Very strong showing from Benfica in the league there, winning the league with a double digit margin whilst scoring 32 goals more than 2nd place Lisbon and having the joint best defensive record.

Gianluca Lapadula finished the season with a staggering 53 goals in 52 appearances, 29 of the coming in the Premier League, 10 more than 2nd place Bas Dost.

Andrija Zivkovic lead the way in terms of assists, racking up an incredible 26 assists in 44 appearances also netting 9 goals in the process.

Joel Campbell was a signing that was questioned at the time but he put any doubt of his ability to bed after having a hand in 43 goals during his first season in Portugal.

Champions League knockout rounds


Last 16:
SL Benfica Vs Chelsea FC
1st Leg (A): 0-1
2nd Leg (H): 1-0 Pedro Silva
(Benfica advance on penalties)

Quarter Finals:
SL Benfica Vs Arsenal FC
1st Leg (H): 2-0 Gianluca Lapadula
2nd Leg (A): 3-1 Pedro Silva, Moise Kean, Gianlua Lapadula


Semi Finals:
SL Benfica Vs Atletico Madrid
1st Leg (A): 5-1 Gianluca Lapadula (Pen)
2nd Leg (H): 6-1 Gianluca Lapadula, Moise Kean, Joel Campbell

Benfica were leading 5-0 up until the 91th minute when Koke equalized for Madrid, extra time started and103 minutes in Lapadula fires in the winning goal with a trademark finish from inside the 18 yard box to complete what is surely one of the greatest comebacks in football history.

Champions League final:
SL Benfica Vs Manchester United

90 minutes couldn't separate these the two sides, the first half of extra time passes with nothing of note happening really, the 2nd half kicked off and again it was a pretty poor game of football. It looked like it was going to penalties... step up, Gianluca Lapadula, the main man bags his 53rd goal of the season in the 120th minute...

SL Benfica are the Champions of Europe, winners of their domestic league and cup respectively, treble winners, what a season and what a club, astonishing.

HERO
Class way to win it, against the team you support. :P

Benfica & Portugal boss retires


I know this challenge hasn't quite been completed as we didn't win the World Cup with Portugal however we did win the European Cup, the main reason behind this save, I did not expect us to complete this in season two, I expected it to take 5/6 at least, it's been incredibly fun and I'll definitely be working on some more stories in the future. I know its quite meh but this is my first story and I'll get better at them in the future, hope you all enjoyed, cheers ;)
<3 Loved it Hazza, looking forward to the next story you write.
Loved it mate, especially the ending. Can't wait to see where you go next, another good one from you I expect :)

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