Benfica were forced to stop before October’s ‘cycle of hell’

O Benfica are going full steam forward within the new season, with a 100% profitable document in 13 video games performed to date. At the highest of the Championship and 6 factors clear of essentially the most factors doable within the Champions League, the Eagles now have a ‘break up’ to stop due to a break in choice commitments. However, Roger Schmidt, who refuses to see such a stoppage as one thing adverse, might additionally take the chance to relaxation gamers who haven’t been referred to as up to their respective squads, creating an impending ‘cycle of hell’.

It all begins on the primary day of October, with the go to of Benfica’s D. Afonso Henriques to face Vitoria SC. A pair will then comply with with PSG, the primary at house and the second in Paris. In between, the Reds welcome Rio Ave, this season, to the ‘collapse’ of FC Porto at Vila do Conde.

Speaking of blues and whites, there can even be a traditional… on the Dragon in October. On 21 October, Benfica visited rivals FC Porto, before internet hosting Juventus in Luz, in a duel that would show decisive within the remaining accounts of their passage to the final 16 of the Champions League.

To shut the month, Roger Schmidt’s crew hosts Desportivo de Chaves, one other duel during which the opponent might theoretically be seen as extra accessible. However, it’s price remembering that this season, Flavians crew has already starred.

In whole, Benfica will face seven matches in 29 days. Some of them shall be of a really excessive diploma of issue and will have a direct influence on the remainder of the 2022/23 season.

day opponent Competition
1 October 2022 SC Victory (C) I League
5 October 2022 PSG (C) Champions League
8 October 2022 River Ave (C) I League
11 October 2022 PSG (F) Champions League
21 October 2022 FC Porto (F) I League
25 October 2022 Juventus (C) Champions League
29 October 2022 that (C) I League

The Portuguese Cup on the horizon

The draw for the third spherical of the Portuguese Cup will happen on the primary weekend of subsequent month and the Eagles, like all groups within the I-League, shall be within the competitors. In this sense, Benfica will meet the rival and there might be a duel between the visits of PSG and FC Porto.

‘Absent’ for the following few days

Roger Schmidt will be unable to depend with the gamers referred to as up to signify the respective groups within the coming days. They are João Mário (nationwide crew); Antonio Silva, Henrique Araujo, Paulo Bernardo and Samuel (U-21); Diego Moreira (U-19); Otamendi and Enzo Fernandez (Argentina), Odysseus Vlachodimos (Greece); Fredrik Orsnes (Norway); and Alexander Bah (Denmark).

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