Mediocre. Terrible display from Benfica tonight. Nuno Gomes always on the floor, Miguel not helping the attack, Simão uninspired, etc etc...
I just can't understand why can't Benfica play good football anymore. Too much pressure? I don't think so. Sure, Belenenses defended practically the whole game, but that's not an excuse. We're are not playing our football, we have no creativity, no imagination, no speed, thus we deserved to suffer.
What ever happened to Miguel? He used to be our best player, but now, he doesn't even attack. If he's not well, he shouldn't play. João Pereira is full of energy and his defensive skills wouldn't be thoroughly tested on this match.
Simão needs rest or probably even a surgery, so we can't blame him.
Nuno Assis was brilliant against Moreirense, but after that, it all came downhill. I don't think he can be classified as a playmaker. Unlike Zahovic he runs a lot, but he doesn't think the game, doesn't carry the team forward, Manuel Fernandes is doing that.
Next week we'll face Penafiel. They are highly motivated since they will stay in the Superliga, and the pressure won't be too hard on them. Let's hope Braga can beat Sporting, or at least, concede a draw.