Tag Archives: S.L. Benfica

A Benfica Fan’s take on Nicolas “Nico” Gaitan…

By Matthew J. McKay. Nicolas Gaitan arrived in Lisbon, Portugal in the early summer of 2010 from heralded Argentinian club Boca Juniors. Many casual fans and observers think that he was bought as a direct replacement for the outgoing Angel DiMaria, who had been sold by Benfica to Real Madrid in June of 2010. However, […]

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5 Things We Learnt: Manchester United 2-2 Benfica

By Tony Mogan Considerably more entertaining, but equally frustrating would sum up Manchester United’s exasperating 2-2 draw with Benfica last night. Once again, United have left themselves with no other option than to do things the hard way, needing to pick up a positive result in the final group game, a trip to Basel. Back […]

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Match Preview: Manchester United vs. Benfica

By Richard Evans Introduction Manchester United will be looking to cement top spot in Group C, as they welcome Benfica to Old Trafford on Tuesday night. A win against the Portuguese outfit would see United move three clear at the summit, meaning they would only need a point from their trip to Basel in December, […]

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5 Things We Learnt From the Draw at Benfica

By Sam Hill 1. Anders Lindegaard Anders Lindegaard is the ideal backup, not since Raimond van der Gouw have I seen a more capable understudy. He dealt with everything superbly and I was even surprised he managed to get his fingers to Cardozo’s snapshot. Everything that came towards him, he held. This isn’t just a […]

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SL Benfica vs. Manchester United: Match Preview

By Mark Young Introduction It has almost been four months since Manchester United were taken apart, bit by bit by Barcelona in the Champions League final at Wembley. This week the race to Munich starts and United are aiming to go one step further this time around. The destination is Portugal and United kick off […]

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Benfica vs. Manchester United: Remembering 1968 – Part Two

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. By worriedturkey. The Promised Land The journey to WEMBLEY!! WEMBLEY!! Was quite a journey. We squeezed into a train like sardines, though the banter was special, knots in the stomach and goose-pimples were in full stride and the sense of expectation was like nothing I’d felt before. […]

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Benfica vs. Manchester United: Remembering 1968 – Part One

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. By worriedturkey. WEMBLEY!! WEMBLEY!! WE’RE THE GREATEST MAN UNITED AND WE’RE OFF TO WEMBLEY!! It was a tired and hungry (and smelly) lad who arrived home on the 17th May 1968, having just returned (hitching) from the semi-final of the European cup against Real Madrid. As I […]

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