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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old October 17th, 2005, 00:15 Thread Starter
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CL day 3: Villareal vs SL Benfica

Off we go to another CL clash

The game will take place next tuesday, in El Madrigal, at 19.45 GMT

Koeman called the following players:

Goalies: Quim , Rui Nereu.

Defenders: Nelson, João Pereira, Anderson, Luisão, Ricardo Rocha, Léo.

Midfielders: Geovanni, Carlitos, Petit, Karagounis, Manuel Fernandes, Beto, Karyaka, Simão.

Strikers: Mantorras, Nuno Gomes.

Regarding Miccoli, only tomorrow there will be some concrete info concerning the gravity of his injury, and Moreira is still out with a knee injury..

Let's hope we can grab a win! At least a tie is very important imo...these are our most direct contenders, and should we play like we did in Old Trafford (but with a lil more ambition) and yesterday against Porto...we should make a good result!!

I would like to repeat the same starting line-up as against Porto, with of coz someone replacing Miccoli...which might be geovanni....

I would give karagounis the starting role in spite of his not so good performance last saturday, because during the 1st half we should basically try to hold Villareals attack , and he can do that job well imo.

For the 2nd half and to give the team a more dynamic attacking profile, we could sub in karyaka again

I wouldnt be surprised if koeman choses to play ricardo rocha in leo's place...not that leo isnt good ( hes better than ricardo in that position imo) but he may want to play a more physical defense...

Just leave beto on the bench, ok ronald?

Anyways, here goes my starting line-up for the match:

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                   quim 

 nelson - luisão - anderson - leo

         petit - manuel fernandes

              karagounis

  geovanni - nuno gomes - simão


FORÇA BENFICA!!!

Let's keep up with the good results and the good performances

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I don't like seeing Karagounis there for some reason... Call me crazy but for some reason I want to see Nuno Assis play

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nuno assis?

he was not even called

and quite frankly, for me...its a hard pick, between him and carlitos for that bench spot

ah yes....you're crazy p

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I don't know. I just feel like the guy can play. He did well for us last season and hasn't been given much a chance. I honestly don't believe Karagounis has done much for us to merit a start at that position. Oh well, we're very limited at that spot so we'll do with what we have.

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i agree karagounis hasnt done anything to win a starting spot...the thing is, he can play ahead of the DMs better than Beto, and since we are currently short on forwards , and playing away agaisnt a counter attack team, it might be good idea chosing to hold the midfield, rather than try and attack more, during the 1st half...a bit like we did with porto....thats why i would start karagounis instead of karyaka...also becoz karyaka (together with mantorras of coz) are our only bench attacking options for changing things during the game....

as for nuno assis last season ...appart from his 1st 1 or 2 games, i havent seen anything from him tbh....same goes for the few chances he was given this season...

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I agree with OG here ... I rate Nuno Asssis quite high. At least he did better for us last season then Zahovic. I'd like to see him in as well. But since he isn't called I totally agree with that lineup of yours, Ana. :thmbup:
Quim finally gets the opportunity to show his value on the highest level.
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I don't know. I just feel like the guy can play. He did well for us last season and hasn't been given much a chance. I honestly don't believe Karagounis has done much for us to merit a start at that position. Oh well, we're very limited at that spot so we'll do with what we have.
The guy is a marginal player that can be useful coming in late in a game when our bench might be thin because of injuries or suspensions. Before th Miccoli injury, he did not have a spot on the bench. Miccoli's injury opens a spot, which is his to lose.

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A draw is a good resukt if Lille doesnt win against Manchester.
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I expect a good display tonight, and a draw wouldn't be too bad.
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BENFICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!

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SLB, SLB, SLB!
GLORIOSOOOOOOOO! SLB!
GLORIOSO SLB!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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We Just lost Quim to injury

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49' Quim (Benfica) makes a save.

Damn you UEFA.com!!

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****KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOAL! RIQUELME

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Koeman, bring on Mantorras!

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If they can hold on to this it would be another remarkable result for Benfica.
Any news on Quim's injury anyone? :undecide: Did it look serious?

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good result

we might have won, nuno why did u misss that one on one in the end?????grrrr

but seriously, good result and rui nereu? wow, what a performance

and what can one say about manuel's goal??? that was liiiindo, liiiindo, LINDOOOOOOOOOO

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It was Lindo indeed.

That penalty was 50/50 at best. Rocha puts his body between the ball and the attacker. It wasnt as if Rocha played at the man.

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FT 1-1

With a little more ambition, we could have taken the 3 points. As far as i'm concerned, i think i overrated Villareal.
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Good result,and a great goal by Manuel Fernandes.
Btw,****kkkkkkkkkkkkk ref. :frustrat:

Nereu not bad at all. ,and about Nuno golos,well guess that he is back to his old form. :frownani:
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