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% successful report in 13 video games performed thus far. At the highest of the Championship and 6 factors clear of probably the most factors doable within the Champions League, the Eagles now have a ‘cut up’ to stop due to a break in choice commitments. However, Roger Schmidt, who refuses to see such a stoppage as one thing unfavourable, 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 observe with PSG, the primary at dwelling 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 may also be a basic… on the Dragon in October. On 21 October, Benfica visited rivals FC Porto, before internet hosting Juventus in Luz, in a duel that might show decisive within the ultimate accounts of their passage to the final 16 of the Champions League.

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

In complete, Benfica will face seven matches in 29 days. Some of them might be of a really excessive diploma of problem and will have a direct influence on the remaining 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, might be within the competitors. In this sense, Benfica will meet a rival and a duel between the visits of PSG and FC Porto could happen.

‘Absent’ for the subsequent few days

Roger Schmidt won’t be able to depend with the gamers referred to as up to symbolize the respective groups within the coming days. They are João Mário (nationwide workforce); 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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