Benfica not Barcelona!

pandager1

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If we had a full Ibrox, I'd be confident about a home win.

As it stands, be happy if we can avoid defeat in both games. Would leave us requiring a win to progress in all likelihood.
 

wd1872

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2 points or more in 2 games against Benfica will leave us in a fantastic position.

Any win puts us basically through.
 

TPB90

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Standard gave us a difficult game, Benfica were pissing all over them last night while looking for the opener. Thats the difference in levels.

We were pretty comfortable against Standard. I don't think there is any big "difference in levels".

It will be a tough game next week but we've beaten better than Benfica already in Europe so lets see what happens.
 

Gameboy

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What a bubble you must live in op.

Do you watch any other football bar Rangers or possibly the English premier league??

Benfica are an outstanding team, their manager is one of the most top rated, their individual players are better than ours. We need to do what we have did with Porto last year to get anything and that is be a team greater than any individual.
 

prower

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Hmmm no idea how those games will go. Our record against the Portuguese is brilliant of late. I’d probably take a point over the two games and that leaves us two games against teams we’ve already beaten to qualify
I think this is our first ever competitive game against Benfica? Seems odd considering how much we've played the other two.
 

Cheech

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We were pretty comfortable against Standard. I don't think there is any big "difference in levels".

It will be a tough game next week but we've beaten better than Benfica already in Europe so lets see what happens.
Comfortable yes but you could see there is decent quality in the Standard squad. We deserved our win with a great performance. But we wont piss all over Standard like Benfica did.
 

TPB90

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Comfortable yes but you could see there is decent quality in the Standard squad. We deserved our win with a great performance. But we wont piss all over Standard like Benfica did.

Didn't watch the Benfica game last night so can't comment too much but I fancy us to beat Standard even more comfortably at Ibrox than we did over there.
 

Jase

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They might no be Barcelona but they are Benfica. Anybody thinking these games will be less than a challenge are deluding themselves.

Poznan, the supposed whipping boys, turned out to be a tidy outfit so there are no easy games in this.

We’ll be underdogs against Benfica which will suit us and there is no doubt we’re good enough to give them a game. It will be two very difficult ties.
 

rfc_chris_rfc

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I think we will go over there and get a draw at least. There’s no pressure on us to get points and it’s the type of game that suits our style to a tee.
 

Monty_greenock34

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Or more people not learning from past seasons.

It's not the fans fault we failed past season.

We are allowed to dream. The fans getting excited about future games will have absolute no bearing on the outcome of sundays result.

But if you mean protecting the support from disappointment then fair enough but that's about it.
 

coops11

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It's not the fans fault we failed past season.

We are allowed to dream. The fans getting excited about future games will have absolute no bearing on the outcome of sundays result.

But if you mean protecting the support from disappointment then fair enough but that's about it.
Or not giving the yahoos ammunition mate. we look silly if we start that nonsense, and it bites you on the arse.
 

Monty_greenock34

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Or not giving the yahoos ammunition mate. we look silly if we start that nonsense, and it bites you on the arse.

Ammunition. You mean like some patter on social media?

I'm not sure what bearing thatll have on our game. I understand why folk say it but I also dont understand why fans ain't allowed to look forward and make some predictions whether it turns out or not as if itll make a difference to our score on sunday.

For me a couldnt give a monkey's what some tarrier writes on social media if a result doesnt pan out.
 

Kingging

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I think we'd all bite their hand off for a draw next week. Indeed, a draw at home would not be unacceptable. Win our home game to Liege and one other draw now and we are through
 

Graemeh89

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fact we won 2-0 away to standard benfica only beat them 3-0 at home our defence guarantees us at least 2 points over the 2 games al take 4 points for the famous over both games...some fans on here are talking them up as world beaters don’t make me laugh!
Did you just start watching football this season ? What a ridiculous point. How are we are in anyway guaranteed 4 points?
 

douzpwa

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fact we won 2-0 away to standard benfica only beat them 3-0 at home our defence guarantees us at least 2 points over the 2 games al take 4 points for the famous over both games...some fans on here are talking them up as world beaters don’t make me laugh!
Each game creates its own story, one that is hard to predict but can be exciting as it unfolds! You just cannot give yourself points before even earning them!
 

Mynameismud

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Last season we drew and won against the eventual league winners of Portugal. It'll be a tough game no doubt but we're a different animal this year and although there's a chance we will lose, I reckon Benfica will be weary of us. We've got as much chance of winning the game as they do.
 

Yosser

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fact we won 2-0 away to standard benfica only beat them 3-0 at home our defence guarantees us at least 2 points over the 2 games al take 4 points for the famous over both games...some fans on here are talking them up as world beaters don’t make me laugh!
Seems easy. Would you mind doing my fixed odds for me?
 
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