Happy New Year from Long Ball Futebol!

In our first episode of the year we discuss Jorge Jesus’ departure from Benfica, and asses his last 18 months in charge. We also talk the second Clássico in seven days, as Porto once again put Benfica to the sword.

There’s also analysis of Braga’s emphatic 6-0 win over Arouca, utilising their growing wealth of great young players, and how Petit has been turning around the fortunes of Boavista. 

 

 

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You can contact the show on twitter @LongBallFutebol.

 

Related: Porto too strong for Benfica again - FC Porto 3-1 Benfica report and highlights 

Related: PortuGOAL Figure of the Week - Perfect Paulinho pummels Portimonense

Related: Jorge Jesus leaves Benfica

 

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“I hadn’t wanted to play Nani, as he hasn’t trained for a month, but he’s a champion and showed his quality with just a couple of moves. I trust that he can become an example for our younger players.”

Paolo Zanetti
(Venezia coach delighted with Nani after the Portuguese forward provides the assist for an equaliser as a late substitute on his debut) 

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