Portugal Coefficient 2015/2016 thread [R]

Discussion in 'Portugal: Clubs' started by CDPontaDelgada, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. um_chili

    um_chili Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    Losanjealous
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Big game today for Braga. First leg was tight, but 1-0 for Fenerbahce is a tough result for Braga. They have to win by more than one goal if they want to advance in regular time due to their lack of away goals. The key will be keeping Fenerbahce off the scoreboard early. If they let in just one goal, then Braga will have to win 3-1 to advance. Not impossible, but not easy either.
     
  2. um_chili

    um_chili Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    Losanjealous
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. CDPontaDelgada

    CDPontaDelgada Member+

    CD Santa Clara
    Aug 15, 2012
    Ponta Delgada PT
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    if Braga win tonight looks like Portugal will pass France for 5th

    Vamos Braga Allez
     
  4. Area 51

    Area 51 Member+

    Sep 5, 2009
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    4-1 over Fener

    God Damn

    :D
     
  5. JoseEmidio

    JoseEmidio Member+

    Dec 6, 2009
    London
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    #105 JoseEmidio, Mar 17, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2016
    Really glad for Braga but Fenerbahçe were robbed.

    First goal for Braga from Hassan was offside.
    Second goal was a penalty that at best was very fortunate and which got the player who ' handballed' a second yellow and thus red.
    Which made it 2-1 to Braga but Fenerbahçe were still going through on away goals. Braga then scored two more goals and Fenerbahçe had two more players sent off. If I was a Fenerbahçe fan I would of been absolutely incensed!

    And Vitor Pereira the Fenerbahçe coach was sent off in the first half!
     
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  6. um_chili

    um_chili Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    Losanjealous
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can't speak to @JoseEmidio's point about bad reffing helping Braga out, but the result is what it is--4-1 to the good guys and Braga are past Fenerbahce and into the Europa League quarters. The win bumps us up to 10.333 points overall, highest total in three years. But we still lag behind France and Russia, and will be tough to catch them.

    Possible QF opponents are Villarreal, Valencia, Sparta Prague, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sevilla, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund. The latter is the one I'd like Braga to avoid the most, since Portuguese teams seem to suck hardest against German opponents. I suppose Sparta or Shakhtar represent easier-seeming draws, but that's just on rep alone. Anyone have a sense of who we might match up with best?
     
  7. um_chili

    um_chili Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    Losanjealous
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. JoseEmidio

    JoseEmidio Member+

    Dec 6, 2009
    London
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Athletic Bilbao went through on away goals (2-2) instead of Valencia.
     
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  9. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Braga - Dortmund final anyone?
     
  10. um_chili

    um_chili Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    Losanjealous
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. JoseEmidio

    JoseEmidio Member+

    Dec 6, 2009
    London
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Dortmund vs someone else at the moment.
     
  12. Area 51

    Area 51 Member+

    Sep 5, 2009
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Avoid Liverpool/Dortmund/Sevilla and I believe Braga can go through
     
  13. Sumol

    Sumol Member+

    Oct 12, 2011
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Besiktas sent Liverpool packing just last year in Europa. No teams choke as much as BPL teams.
     
  14. ---Z---

    ---Z--- Member+

    Cagalhao
    Nov 2, 2005
    CAMPEAO
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Sevilla will win EL like usual.

    Braga will Cagou sooner or latter.
     
  15. um_chili

    um_chili Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    Losanjealous
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Champions League: Benfica v. Bayern Munich

    Ouch. Portuguese teams do not have a good history against German sides in the UCL in recent years. Porto got humiliated last time around, 6-1, in the second leg of the UCL quarters at Bayern Munich. Two German sides wiped the floor with Porto and Sporting, respectively, in the Europa League earlier this year. Then again, Benfica beat Bayern in the UCL final way back in 1987 when it was the European Cup, so it could happen. But it'll be a longshot.

    Europa League: Braga v. Shakhtar Donetsk

    Shakhtar is a perennially strong Ukrainian team and won this competition in 2009, but I'd be lying if I tried to express any more expertise than that. They made quick work of Belgian contender Anderlecht last round, winning both at home and away for a 4-1 aggregate margin of victory. No joke, these Ukrainians, and Braga will have to play very well to win. But I am still glad we avoided Borussia Dortmund, who drew Liverpool.
     
  16. verde-rubro

    verde-rubro Member+

    Portugal
    Jan 15, 2005
    LONDON
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    there fixed it for you
     
  17. um_chili

    um_chili Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    Losanjealous
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ha! Right, sorry Porto fans
     
  18. verde-rubro

    verde-rubro Member+

    Portugal
    Jan 15, 2005
    LONDON
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    came across this must be the good run we had the other year into the group stage

    [​IMG]
     
  19. CDPontaDelgada

    CDPontaDelgada Member+

    CD Santa Clara
    Aug 15, 2012
    Ponta Delgada PT
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Just wait till Santa Clara get back in the NOS
     
  20. um_chili

    um_chili Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    Losanjealous
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not a great week:

    Bayern 1-0 Benfica

    Braga 1-2 Shakhtar Donetsk

    No UEFA points, which means we probably can't catch France (though PSG is not looking great against City) and that Ukraine is gaining (though with one team in it, they likely can't catch us on the year).

    Neither deficit is insurmountable, though the odds aren't great. Benfica could win at home, but the lack of away goals gives Bayern the edge; and turning things around in Ukraine isn't impossible but man with Braga's record against Shakhtar (two losses also in the UCL in 2010-11) I'm not banking on it.

    Still worth watching though, maybe one or both can pull off the second-leg upset.
     
  21. ---Z---

    ---Z--- Member+

    Cagalhao
    Nov 2, 2005
    CAMPEAO
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    "we"

    who are you? never post here except for this thread.
     

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