Teams: SL Benfica
what a terrible game tonight, very poor
and santos has a lot to be blamed for ...to start with, for choosing to play katsouranis as CB instead of the new kid...so david doesnt have any previous experience with us...how about katsouranis? has he ever played as CB for us this season? no...instead, our midfield suffered a lot from his absence...
but ok, we could have overcome his loss by playing joao coimbra
but no, santos decides that its enough having petit and karagounis for the midfield, with 4 players upfront...simao (whose position during almost the entire game was very hard to define..), nuno, miccoli and derlei...
at 1st it looked to me like we had a 4-3-3..but we never really did have that...instead it was mostly a 4-2-4...with obvious consequences: we were unable to control the midfield during most of the time
at last nuno (our best player tonight ) scores, and what does santos do? nothing...instead of the long due replacement of derlei for joao coimbra, he lets it go up until the last 10 mins of the game, when he decides to sub in paulo jorge...better than having derlei there but still not as good option as adding strengh to the midfield with joao
we were playing 11 men against 10 and being unable to hold the midfield lol
several players were below whats expected of them tonight, mostly miccoli, but even simao ...and derlei even if trying , he just cant play as a winger lol but santos is much to be blamed by the very poor game we had tonight
lets hope everyone learns from it...we got away with a deserved victory, but could and should have done a lot better and cant afford to play like this again
ah yes....lets not forget a big up to quim, for defending a penalty :thmbup:
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