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Benfica 0-2 Barcelona: Sanchez and Fabregas exploit the space between Pereira and Jardel

October 4, 2012
Benfica 0-2 Barcelona: Sanchez and Fabregas exploit the space between Pereira and Jardel

Barcelona constantly attacked into an inside-left position in their comfortable victory over Benfica. Jorge Jesus chose 4-1-4-1ish system with Nemanja Matic sitting deep in midfield and Bruno Rodrigo having most license to get forward. Oscar Cardozo wasn’t fit, so Lima started alone upfront. Tito Vilanova brought back Carles Puyol into defence, while Cesc Fabregas played in...
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Positioning and movement of Aimar, Mata and Gaitan in Chelsea 2-1 Benfica

April 5, 2012
Positioning and movement of Aimar, Mata and Gaitan in Chelsea 2-1 Benfica

Chelsea have progressed into the Champions League semi-finals after a 2-1 victory over Benfica, winning 3-1 on aggregate.
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Benfica 2-3 Porto: pressing, transitions, set-pieces and substitutions

March 2, 2012
Benfica 2-3 Porto: pressing, transitions, set-pieces and substitutions

A stereotypically brilliant match between these two sides ended with a narrow win for Porto, who now have a crucial lead in the title race.
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Nine points on Zenit 3-2 Benfica

February 16, 2012
Nine points on Zenit 3-2 Benfica

An eventful match with lots of attacking and rather too many goalkeeping mistakes.
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Benfica 1-0 Sporting: 10-man Benfica hang on

November 29, 2011
Benfica 1-0 Sporting: 10-man Benfica hang on

A Javi Garcia header from a Pablo Aimar corner gave Benfica the victory.
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