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2021/2022

SL Benfica

In


Rodrigo Pinho (att) Marítimo, Gil Dias (def/mid/att) Monaco/Famalicão, João Mário (mid) Inter Milan, ITA, Soaliho Meité (mid) Torino/Milan, ITA; Carlos Vinícius (att) Tottenham, ENG - return from loan; Gedson (mid) Galatasaray, TUR - return from loan; Florentino Luís (mid) Monaco, FRA - return from loan, Ferro (def) Valencia, SPA - return from loan; Tomás Tavares (def) Alavés, SPA - return from loan; Roman Yaremchuk (att) Gent, BEL

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Nuno Tavares (sp)(def) Arsenal, ENG; Franco Cervi (sp)(mid/att) Celta, SPA, Jardel (sp)(def) end of contract, Pedrinho (sp)(mid/att) Shakhtar Donetsk, UKR

Benfica had a very disappointing season in 2020-21. The arrival of Jorge Jesus and several promising names in the beginning of the season raised the expectations as high as they could be, but right from the start the performances and results were disappointing. A few injuries and Covid infections harmed the squad during November and December, but there was always the feeling of underachievement, even when the squad was in full condition. There was some improvement by the end, which brings hopes for a better season, this time. The squad seems stronger for the new season, especially in the number of options. João Mário is the big new signing, for now. Gil Dias, Meité and Rodrigo Pinho are good additions that will bring Jesus more options for when he needs to rotate the squad or change the style of play. There's some expectation on what will the coach do with the several players returning from loan spells. Gedson and Florentino in midfield and Carlos Vinícius in attack can be important pieces if Jorge Jesus decides to keep them. The team may continue to switch from a dynamic 4-4-2 to a 3-5-2 depending on the opponents. Veríssimo should assume a leading role at the back. Weigl will have his last chance to prove he can live up to the expectations put on him when he was a young promise in Germany. The fans will be keeping a close eye on Éverton, whose first season in Portugal was half-disappointing. Properly adapted to European football demands, 'Cebolinha' may have his definitive affirmation wearing the red jersey. The advanced age of some players at the back, the constant injuries on Grimaldo and the lack of a proper reference in attack will be the problems that Jesus may struggle to cope with. The club had some rough weeks back in June/July, with chairman Felipe Vieira arrested for several financial crimes. The leading roles in the club are a bit of an indefinition, at this point. Latest new signing Yaremchuk seems the ideal addition for attack. His deadly finishing ability was something that the Eagles have been missing.

Target


Benfica is a title contender, for sure. Despite last season's fiasco, 'Encarnados' are the one team with more responsibilities to pick titles in Portugal, given the investment made during the last 2 years.

Season Review
2020/2021

№3: SL Benfica

A very frustrating season for the Eagles. Investment was big and expectations were very high, but in the end ‘Encarnados’ could not give more than a 3rd place to the fans. Benfica had such an impact on the transfer market, bringing big names like Éverton, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Waldschmidt or the promising talent Darwin, but, most importantly, signing with coach Jorge Jesus, the fans celebrated as if they were already champions before playing. The higher they climb, the harder they fall. Benfica’s season is considered a big failure (regardless of result in upcoming cup final), because the club dropped too many points for such a strong squad. The months of January and February brought a massive Covid problem affecting many crucial players at the same time. That and a couple of crucial injuries resulted in a big sequence of negative results: Benfica dropped 15 points in just six weeks. From March on, Benfica only had a big upset (home defeat to Gil) and a home draw against Porto: the rest was a strong sequence of wins, which doesn’t serve as consolation for the fans, but may give them hopes for a strong season next year. Midfielder Weigl was perhaps the most consistent unit on the squad in the entire season. Éverton was disappointing for most time, but showed his immense talent in the last few weeks. Veríssimo had great impact after arriving in February.


Player of the Season: Julian Weigl

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