ADU: V. Guimarães x SL Benfica (1/26)

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by dilmo22, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. dilmo22

    dilmo22 New Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Major game for Benfica who is facing the current third place in the table.
    Vitória de Guimarães, who is two points behind, are going to fight for the second place in their own stadium.


    The 18 players called up are:

    Goalkeepers: Quim and Butt;
    Defenders: Nélson, Luís Filipe, Edcarlos, David Luiz and Sepsi;
    Midfielders: Petit, Katsouranis, Maxi Pereira, Rui Costa, Nuno Assis, Cristian Rodriguez, Adu and Di Maria;
    Forwards: Cardozo, Nuno Gomes and Mantorras.


    More info here
    http://www.planetbenfica.co.uk/news.php

    or in fuma242 blog
    http://www.talkingtothedoll.blogspot.com/
     
  2. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    gametime is 4:15PM EST. check myp2p.eu for streams.
     
  3. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any word/rumors from Benfica about whether Freddy will start to see more significant minutes this half of the season?
     
  4. Principal Firebush

    Principal Firebush Smorgy Borgy Borgy

    Jun 20, 2006
    Ohio
    This is on Setanta Broadband 2. I assume that means it's on Setanta Xtra too.
     
  5. giffenbone

    giffenbone Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
    Benfica have signed Makukula, a forward from Sevilla on loan to Portuguese side Maritimo this season for 3mill Euros. He had scored 7 goals in 11 games (I think) for Maritimo. I dunno what this does to Freddy as he plays in the midfield and not as a striker, but could it mean Benfica go with two true forward (Makukula, Cardozo, Nuno Gomes, Mantorras all now true forwards) formations more instead of their 4-3-3ish formation?

    Either way, it doesn't affect this game, Makukula will probably be available for their next fixture.
     
  6. garbaggio

    garbaggio Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Arlington
    Does Binya's absence at African Nations Cup open up the possibility of more playing time for Freddy?

    I'm watching Cameroon v Zambia live right now and the opening lineup graphic showed Binya lined up as a left mid (I thought he was more of a defender). Lineup (R):

    http://www.footiemag.de/matches_23729.html
     
  7. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    or they could go with a 3-5-2.
     
  8. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    looks like Binya is playing right back to me
     
  9. garbaggio

    garbaggio Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Arlington
    Yeah, he's playing right back in the 2nd half. The initial lineup graphic shown on the Nigerian tv feed showed him lined up as a left mid in a diamond midfield formation (but those graphics seem to be wrong as often as not).

    Where does he normally line up when at Benfica (and not on the bench)?
     
  10. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    i think adu will get decent minutes in this match. there are alot of injured/recovering players on that squad. leo, petit, rodriguez, costa, etc.
     
  11. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    He's a defensive-mid.
     
  12. Metzengerstein

    Jul 29, 2007
    Adu is on the bench.

    Soccernet has Di Maria lined up as a second striker with Cardozo. Is that where he normally plays? Have Benfica been playing a 4-4-2
     
  13. Principal Firebush

    Principal Firebush Smorgy Borgy Borgy

    Jun 20, 2006
    Ohio
    It's probably a 4-5-1 with Katsouranis, Petit and Rui Costa in the middle and Pereira on the right and Di Maria on the left.
     
  14. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    anyone with a working stream?
     
  15. Principal Firebush

    Principal Firebush Smorgy Borgy Borgy

    Jun 20, 2006
    Ohio
    Great freekick by Cardozo gives the keeper no chance. Benfica up 0-1 early on. Multiple flares on the field.
     
  16. dilmo22

    dilmo22 New Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Goal, Cardozo!

    from freekick, very well taken.
     
  17. BWMcTell

    BWMcTell New Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    NYC
    Benfica with the first goal on a free kick.

    A flare thrown onto the pitch has burned a hole in the goal netting is has caused a stoppage in play.
     
  18. DeLimmer

    DeLimmer New Member

    Jan 20, 2007
    Dallas USA
    the stream from myp2p works.


    nice Benfica goal from the freekick



    [flares have now been tossed on the pitch]
     
  19. Metzengerstein

    Jul 29, 2007
  20. Quaresma

    Quaresma New Member

    Aug 1, 2003
    Steeltown
    If we manage to get a ********ign right winger a Cardozo-Makukula partership up top would be almost unstoppable.

    Maxi is slower then a tortoise, and takes ages to make a decision.

    Edcarlos and luis filipe in defence..oh man..a calamity is bound to happen at some point.

    hope we dont defend and sit back as usual..but our midfield is hardly quality enouhg to control a game so cont blame them really.
     
  21. Jordan21

    Jordan21 Member

    Dec 23, 2005
    Alabama
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Marcus Hahnemann could have saved it! Evidence, see--- Hargreaves
     
  22. dilmo22

    dilmo22 New Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    0-2 Maxi Pereira, a great play from Di Maria
     
  23. Principal Firebush

    Principal Firebush Smorgy Borgy Borgy

    Jun 20, 2006
    Ohio
    Hopefully they add another couple before the half and Freddy gets to play the entire 2nd half. :cool:
     
  24. giffenbone

    giffenbone Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
    yep...4-5-1 or 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 if you will. Just depends on how you define it.

    ----------------cardozo---------------
    --Di Maria---------------------Maxi--
    ---------------Rui Costa--------------
    ---------Katso----------Pettit--------
    --------------BACK FOUR------------
     
  25. dilmo22

    dilmo22 New Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Vitória is playing horribly, Benfica didn't need to do much to get to a 2 goal lead.

    It isn’t a very well played game but it is an intense one.
     

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