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2012-2013 PL Week 1 Benfica vs. Braga

Saturday August 18 20:15 local time



Does anyone want to throw-up a possible lineup?
 

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its hard to believe, but the league starts tonight for us , and with a big match too !:D

i wont risk a line up since i didnt come accross a list of the players being called ....

these are the possible candidates though:D

Goalkeepers

1Artur Moraes
13Paulo Lopes

Defenders

4Luisão
5Luisinho
14Maxi Pereira
24Ezequiel Garay
25Melgarejo
27Miguel Vítor
33Jardel

Midfielders

6Javi García
8Bruno César
9Nolito
10Pablo Aimar
15Ola John
17Carlos Martins
20Nicolás Gaitán
21Matic
28Axel Witsel
35Enzo Peréz

Forwards

7Óscar Cardozo
11Rodrigo Mora
12Yannick Djaló
19Rodrigo
30Saviola
31Alan Kardec
40Michel
70Hugo Vieira
 

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and the players called are.....ta daaaaa........

Goalkeepers : Artur Moraes , Paulo Lopes;

Defense: Maxi Pereira, Luisão, Garay, Melgarejo, Luisinho , Miguel Vítor;

Midfield: Javi García, Witsel, Bruno César, Nolito, Carlos Martins, Aimar, Salvio, Gaitán e Enzo Perez;

Forwards: Cardozo , Rodrigo

so glad to see salvio back :D
 

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what a terrible game so far :palm:

sleep mode all 1st HT
 

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The referee sent off the wrong player :howler:
 

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Wasn't a foul by Cardoza on the goalkeeper. He may have jumped in his eyeline but that was all. Should be 3-2 Benfica.

What a rowdy crowd :D
 

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sleep mode part two...what a poor poor game tonight :palm:

both teams playing utter crap, but obviously Benfica cant put up a (no)show like tonights

2-2

salvio scores an easy goal, melgarejo gives the draw to braga with an own goal, mossoro gives braga the lead with a crappy defensive mistake of ours and finally cardozo scores a penalty

truth be said, it was a true penalty and a player should have indeed be sent off....but custodio, not douglão...

then benfica makes the 3rd goal, on a braga own goal, but the ref decides to wrongly disallow it, since cardozo didnt even touch the goalie....

what a waste of time :D
 

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I'm pissed because I couldn't watch the whole game but from what I saw we weren't good yesterday, does anyone have an image of the ball that we put in the back of the net and was called back? The Custodio was the one that cut the ball with his hand, I think the ref wanted to go soft on Douglao but that should have been a straight red either way.
 

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I'm pissed because I couldn't watch the whole game but from what I saw we weren't good yesterday, does anyone have an image of the ball that we put in the back of the net and was called back? The Custodio was the one that cut the ball with his hand, I think the ref wanted to go soft on Douglao but that should have been a straight red either way.
It was actually a pretty good game for a season debut by both teams. It's true that it wasn't that well played but it was exciting and pretty fast. Benfica overall was OK but Melgarejo is even worse than Emerson and without Aimar your midfield is simply not the same thing. Braga was very good defending but they didn't show much upfront and were lucky in both goals.

About the pseudo 3rd goal by Benfica it's understandable why it was disallowed. Cardozo just slightly touched Beto but he barged onto him and inside the goalkeeper's box we all know that refs don't give much chances to flying strikers...unless you are called Luisão and you're playing Sporting.

The final score was fair and what really impressed me most was Jesus comments after the game, praising the quality of the opponent team and congratulating the ref for a good performance. Someone must have put some xanax on his chewing gum.
 

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Cardozo hardly touched Beto if at all with the disallowed third goal.

His intention may have been to barge into him from his action but it didn't materialise :D If there was any contact it was miniscule in the extreme. If there is always talk of goalkeepers being over protected then this was a big highlight of that.

Should have stood.
 

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It was actually a pretty good game for a season debut by both teams. It's true that it wasn't that well played but it was exciting and pretty fast. Benfica overall was OK but Melgarejo is even worse than Emerson and without Aimar your midfield is simply not the same thing. Braga was very good defending but they didn't show much upfront and were lucky in both goals.

About the pseudo 3rd goal by Benfica it's understandable why it was disallowed. Cardozo just slightly touched Beto but he barged onto him and inside the goalkeeper's box we all know that refs don't give much chances to flying strikers...unless you are called Luisão and you're playing Sporting.

The final score was fair and what really impressed me most was Jesus comments after the game, praising the quality of the opponent team and congratulating the ref for a good performance. Someone must have put some xanax on his chewing gum.
Thank you for your input of the game, however Luisao never fouled Ricardo, Peseiro already admited it and so did Ricardo, see min 0:33 if there were ever any questions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMaW6h57VSY
 

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Cardozo hardly touched Beto if at all with the disallowed third goal.

His intention may have been to barge into him from his action but it didn't materialise :D If there was any contact it was miniscule in the extreme. If there is always talk of goalkeepers being over protected then this was a big highlight of that.

Should have stood.
No, it shouldn't because fouls are given not only when there is contact but also when there is a clear intention to have it, which was the case here. When that movement happened I was actually following Cardozo's movements and not the ball and I could see how he simply ignored the ball and only searched the contact with the keeper. He failed hitting him but he tried his best to do it and it was silly of him to do so as, if he didn't, the goal would have probably stood.
 

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Being cautioned and pulled up for a foul that doesn't exist but is seen as intent usually occurs when the play is deemed violent or dangerous. Cardozo's action in the box was neither dangerous or violent. It looked like he was trying to just block off Beto but failed and missed him or hardly brushed him at all.
 

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Being cautioned and pulled up for a foul that doesn't exist but is seen as intent usually occurs when the play is deemed violent or dangerous. Cardozo's action in the box was neither dangerous or violent. It looked like he was trying to just block off Beto but failed and missed him or hardly brushed him at all.
The referee thought it was dangerous and I also think so, that is why he called the foul. In any case nobody from Benfica criticized the ref's decision so it seems there is not much substance in this "case".
 
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