More great results, the win over rangers was best.
Keep the unbeaten run up!
Keep the unbeaten run up!
# mr_hughes : Hi Atreidas,
I'll try to win everything domestic, but this FM's Porto is astonishingly powerful. I don't know if my team will be able to keep up with them unless they lose some key players in January. Their coach in FM is much more capable than the real one, haha; as for the CL, we'll see, it's not the priority this year
# mr_hughes : Here are some more matches. Almost up to date with the savegame, now.
Reserve Benfica good enough for Feirense.
Benfica fielded a squad with less used players in this league match but it was more than enough to beat just-promoted Feirense by 3 - 0. Domination from the Eagles was so big that Feirense actually ended the match without a single shot on goal. "Well, I am not complaining, but the level of some teams in the Liga Sagres is very bad", commented Mr. Hughes. "Portuguese league should be more competitive. It should keep the bigger teams on their toes and increase the number of smaller teams that can up their game and challenge for an european place. Sadly, that is not happening."
Liga ZON Sagres - Round 6Feirense 0 - 3 BENFICA
Luciano (og 63)
Benfica squad: Eduardo; Degen, Miguel Vitor, Garay (Jardel, 78), Emerson; Matic, César Peixoto (David Simão, 57), Bruno César; Babangida, Nolito, Rodrigo (Rodrigo Mora, 57).
Tight match ends up in a boring draw.
Benfica visited Belgian champions Genk and faced a defensive wall that proved insurmountable. The Genk defenders had a field day while Benfica tried their best but couldn't hit the back of the net. Mr. Hughes was visibly upset, but remains confident on the qualification. "It was a bit of a let down not to be able to score here, as we were expecting to win this match. Their defense was very tight, I guess it just wasn't our day."
On another topic, Mr. Hughes also revealed that Maxi Pereira renewed his contract until 2014 while Aimar will stay one year longer, until 2013. "Saviola hasn't renewed yet, and we don't know if he will", the manager stated.
Champions League Group A - Round 2Genk 0 - 0 BENFICA
Benfica squad: Artur; Maxi Pereira, Luisão, Garay, Capdevila; Ruben Amorim, Witsel, Aimar (Saviola, 65); Gaitán (Bruno César, 73), Nolito (Enzo Pérez, 60), Cardozo.
Nacional plays well but Benfica takes the win.
3 - 0 doesn't really do justice to the match, as Nacional was a match to Benfica's attacking onslaught. Artur had a rough day in goal as Nacional's men manage to create plenty of scoring opportunities, but couldn't get the ball in. On the other side, Benfica showed some more cold finishing and ended up bagging the 7th consecutive win in the league. Cardozo suffered a knock, but Mr. Hughes reassured the supporters: "It doesn't look serious. He may be out for a week or so, but should be available against Chelsea."
Liga ZON Sagres - Round 7BENFICA 3 - 0 Nacional
Aimar (39, 89)
Benfica squad: Artur; Maxi Pereira, Luisão, Garay, Capdevila; Ruben Amorim, Enzo Pérez, Aimar, Nolito (Bruno César, 60); Cardozo (Babangida, 63), Saviola (Rodrigo, 60).
Liga ZON Sagres September roundup.
September has ended and with 7 rounds in, Benfica and Porto share the lead with 7 wins. Benfica's demolishing 27 goals in 7 matches strike terror in the oposition and many pundits are wondering for how long Benfica's smashing run can continue. Sporting lost at home against Porto and now trails 3 points behind the leading duo.
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