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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old November 25th, 2015, 14:37 Thread Starter
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Astana vs Benfica

Huge game, we win and we are through. Making it through the group stage could give us the needed funds for January transfer window.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old November 25th, 2015, 14:39 Thread Starter
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Starting line up


12 - Júlio César
28 - Sílvio
2 - Lisandro López
33 - JardelCapitão
19 - Eliseu
21 - Pizzi
7 - Samaris
85 - Renato Sanches
20 - Gonçalo Guedes
17 - Jonas
9 - Raúl Jiménez
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old November 25th, 2015, 14:44 Thread Starter
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Interesting addition to the starting line up. 18 year old Renato Sanches
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old November 25th, 2015, 14:51 Thread Starter
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Nice to see 5 Portuguese players starting for Benfica. Not to mention that two of them are only 18 years old.
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old November 25th, 2015, 15:20 Thread Starter
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Crap, Eliseu unable to cover his man ( again and again) and we are down 1-0.
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old November 25th, 2015, 15:21 Thread Starter
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Unfair result to this point. We have been the better team so far but they finished....
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old November 25th, 2015, 15:32 Thread Starter
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Wow cant believe it 2-0. Looked offside but close. Our defensive marking has been terrible. We are going the same path as Porto yesterday Im afraid
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old November 25th, 2015, 15:49
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Very important goal back by Jimenez.

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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old November 25th, 2015, 15:49 Thread Starter
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Still life, got one back. If Eliseu can try and mark someone in the second half.....
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Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2-2
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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old November 25th, 2015, 16:32 Thread Starter
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Jimenez with his second. What a nice touch on the ball !!!!
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Game has opened up
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Well we managed to come back from a 2-0 deficit. Good effort. We never should have found ourselves down that way to this team but credit for coming back and getting an important point. We are now 6 points ahead of Galatasary
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Nice fight back. You learn a lot about a team in how it handles adversity. Dropped a physical match on the weekend and down a pair of goals in the first half hour, but got a point. :thmbup:

Astana does a good job of pressing and using the field turf to their advantage. SLB eventually adjusted and the match leveled out. Would have been nice to clinch qualification, but I think it will happen later today.

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good comeback,now a draw with at.madrid at home and secure first place.

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good comeback,now a draw with at.madrid at home and secure first place.
And no Gaitan for this one. I was really impressed with Sanches. Kid has a lot of promise. I hope he gets more playing time.
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some very painful moments in that 1st half but the team nevre gave back, those players wanted to make sure they would bring a positive result today...and they did !!! and we are past the group stage..been a long time

when i saw those 2 goals out of nowhere i coudnt believe, but with all its difficulties the players didnt give up, they showed they were there to give their best, and some did put a great effort...guedes once more was massive, renato sanches has still a looot to grow and improve, but once again he shows quality, jimenez very active, jonas never giving up

im very proud of our boys, they werent brilliant in terms of play, but giants in their want to get a result, and coming back from 2-0, away, after the game agaisnt sporting, shows character

lets keep it up...game by game....

we need this money very much, to make sure the 2 or 3 players we need come in january

astana is not a big name team, but they managed to not lose a single game at home, big up to them, never defensive, always looking for their chances, made for a very entertaining game in that sense, very balanced


and its so good to see so much portuguese youth playing there...lets groom them, they have their chance, and they better grab it, sure are proving themselves , keep it up kids

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I like some of their players, like their Congolese striker, Junior Kabananga. Certainly stands out with that hairdo.

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One of my mates posted Jimenez' goals so I'm watching the game now.

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