View Full Version : Challenge 29 - O Rei and Monstro Sagrado

Craig Forrest
04-04-14, 04:20 AM
Challenge 29 - O Rei and Monstro Sagrado

http://www.gongnews.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Euse%CC%81bio.jpg http://desportolandia.com/files/artigos/10-desportistas-portugueses-09.jpg

In honour of the deaths of both Eusebio and Mario Coluna in early 2014, your challenge team (and Duke29) have decided to create a special Benfica challenge.

- Use March 2014 DB
- Take control of Benfica for 2 seasons
- Sign 2 players with African/Portuguese dual nationality (need to get around the foreign players in the team limit and there are only 4 Mozambique/Portugal players so I'm opening it up slightly...) players to be your point scorers. One must be a forward and one must be a midfielder
- Try and win the Champions League 2 years in a row


Benfica played a 3-3-4 formation with 2 FCs and a FR and FL… I won’t force you to use an identical formation but the top of your formation must look like this


As usual you can use arrows but no wib-wob, no cheat tactics, and a minimum of 3 defenders

Can’t buy anyone apart from the 2 players mentioned above
No loans in
Don`t care about players out


Every goal from your 2 bought players = 5 points
Every assist from your 2 bought players = 10 points
Every MoM from your 2 bought players = 25 points
First Champions League win = 1000 points
Second Champions League win = 2000 points
League win = 250 points
Portuguese Cup = 200 points


Anything to prove your points
Transfers In/Loans In screens

Enjoy :ok:

You can choose to create the game yourself, or download a pre-loaded save
Save Game

04-04-14, 09:40 AM
Gonna be a tough one with only 41 Mozambicans in the DB!

Very interesting though. Make sure to use Max DB

04-04-14, 09:56 AM
Quite ridiculous challenge ^^.

Anyone actually tested it and won CL? :D.

04-04-14, 10:36 AM
Wahoooo - another new challenge!

Craig Forrest
04-04-14, 11:56 AM
it's possible to win the CL.... not easy though :P

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04-04-14, 03:13 PM
Gonna do this one first

Bloody hell - they ain't half got some foreign players - only allowed to play 4 in league!

But in CL I think you can play them all!

04-04-14, 03:20 PM
Wow - I can find 4 people on a search and then whatever they have in the Mozambique squad (that are shit!)

Tough challenge :)

Craig Forrest
04-04-14, 03:53 PM
Ya the days of getting Eusebio or Columba from Mozambique are long gone.... but you only need two..... and they don't HAVE to play.... you just get points for them scoring and assisting :P

Craig Forrest
04-04-14, 04:05 PM
Hang on.... I may have been using an altered EXE file when I tested this as I was playing around with Portugal's rules the other day..... have to check something out....

Craig Forrest
04-04-14, 04:19 PM
mother-fucker..... I had turned off the foreign player restriction on the exe I tested this challenge on..... ugh.... am amending the opening post now..... will have to go with a slightly different player restriction :ok:

04-04-14, 06:52 PM
So they HAVE to be African/Portuguese nationality - correct?

Craig Forrest
04-04-14, 06:59 PM
Yes..... plenty of those around :ok:

04-04-14, 08:22 PM
Right - signings made!

1 is out for 3 weeks but fuck it!

Here we go..............

04-04-14, 11:29 PM
My signings are doing TERRIBLE

Doing badly in CL 2nd phase but top of league by few points and still in cup

Formation restriction makes it tough as well :ok:

05-04-14, 01:45 AM
Season 1 complete!

League and Cup won - fell out of CL group at 2nd stage = 450 points

My 2 buys didn't do great!

Goals = 6x5 + 12X5 = 90
Assists = 11x10 + 16X10 = 270
MOM = 0x25 + 2X25 = 50

Total after season 1 = 860 points

http://s17.postimg.org/oaksd29hr/Season_1_Loans.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s17.postimg.org/u010xdfnz/Season_1_Transfers.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s17.postimg.org/n4gse9l73/Tactic.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s17.postimg.org/px9zyaljj/Eliseu_Season_1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s17.postimg.org/5zzhbldan/Sami_Season_1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s17.postimg.org/jyw6o22kv/Season_1_CL_group.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s17.postimg.org/yjd9ivxjj/Season_1_Cup_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s17.postimg.org/49l1nul5b/Season_1_League_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

06-04-14, 02:41 AM
2nd season latest

League - WON
Cup - Out at semi v Porto - think they smashed us!

Champ League - in Semi. Playing Bayern - and in 1st leg the fuckers just equalised in last minute to make it 2-2

We now go away to Bayern for 2nd leg - gonna be tough

Need to sleep now! Will play game tomorrow!

07-04-14, 12:14 AM
Wankers beat me 3-2 away (5-4 on agg) :(

07-04-14, 12:28 AM
Season 2 complete!

League won with ease - 250 points
Cup - lost at SF stage :(

CL - lost in semi's v Bayern - fuckers scoring in last mins in 1st and 2nd leg - wankers! :(

My 2 buys did a bit better this year

Goals = 19x5 + 11X5 = 150
Assists = 25x10 + 6X10 = 310
MOM = 5x25 + 3X25 = 200

Total after season 1 = 860 points
Total after season 2 = 910 points

Total for challenge = 1770

Really enjoyed this challenge - short and sweet enough

Benfica have a BIG squad and full of talent - they have a SUPERB squad!

Defenders were a bit light on quality so I went for a 3-5-2 formation (but did adhere to the 4 attackers as seen in previous screenshot tactic)

IMO I got unlucky in CL this time around and rested players in cup which meant I got knocked out and then the plan backfired as I got knocked out of CL!

Think my score will be easily bettered by a lot of people but CL not easy to win

Cheers Challenge Team - onto the next one!

Screenies for season 2 below!

http://s4.postimg.org/4fwua9hi5/Season_2_Loans.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s4.postimg.org/b8x76j8bh/Season_2_Transfers.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s4.postimg.org/sh3qbpwbh/Season_2_CL_Semi.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s4.postimg.org/idf0fkfkt/Season_2_Cup_Semi.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s4.postimg.org/il2nc2qjh/Season_2_League_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s4.postimg.org/ga4l7wfrx/Eliseu_Season_2.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s4.postimg.org/5jgym8259/Sami_Season_2.png (http://postimage.org/)

07-04-14, 01:28 PM
Nice! I was up for a challenge as soon as the update was out and this is just perfect for me! Too bad you didnt allow the use of the EEC hack, as it would emulate the current foreign player restrictions in Portugal :( But it will add up to the challenge!

07-04-14, 02:39 PM
2nd season a load of them seem to get Nationalised anyway so I didn't really have that problem

07-04-14, 05:18 PM
Apart from Eliseu and Sami, other quality signings I am pondering are William Carvalho, Nani, Bebé, Varela, Agostinho Cá (he's at Barcelona B but might load as free), Bocar Djumo, Aladje, Bruma, Carlos Mané, Danilo Pereira, Diogo Salomão, Éder, Héldon, Manucho and Zezinho. Some of them are in rival clubs that wont sell them easily or even at all, and others are in bigger leagues and wont consider downgrading...

I have one doubt: when you say one midfielder and one forward, can it be, for example, Nani and Bebé? They are both simultaneously midfielders/forwards but not purely a striker or a midfielder.

Craig Forrest
07-04-14, 05:26 PM
Yup.... as long as one is an M and one is a F or SC.... I don't care what else they have :ok:

07-04-14, 06:18 PM
Hmmmm, seeing that assists will get you more points than goals, maybe I should have bought two wingers (AM/F....)

Shamefully Nani wont consider coming back to Portugal although ManU agreed to sell him for about 17M. I had to settle for Bebé. Same thing with most of Sporting, Porto and Braga players, they rejected me because of rivalries...

I made a bet in Agostinho Cá (DMC) on a free. Let's hope I wont regret it...

07-04-14, 09:38 PM
Thanks for accepting my ideia, i've done this challenge but a little different, i sold all the non-portuguese players, bought two mozambique players and the rest all portuguese players. First season was awfull, but managed to win two champions at the 3rd and 4th season. Gonna try now with your rules.

10-04-14, 11:36 AM
Well done on completing the challenge Red, and cheers to Duke for coming up with the idea, and CF for posting it.

Best of luck Clay!

11-04-14, 12:38 AM
Thanks AMC, I'm currently finishing first season: league and cup are almost in the bag, but in the CL I was outgunned in the first group stage by Man City ant Atletico Madrid... Bebe is doing ok, Agostinho Cá not so much... If I dont break Redknapp's record I'm willing to give it another shot, and this time I'll call back all the loans out! (and buy a decent Midfielder, like Nani, who was sold to Porto for only 4 Million pounds in the winter transfer period...

14-04-14, 03:59 PM
End of first season:









14-04-14, 04:08 PM

Every goal from your 2 bought players = 5 points
Every assist from your 2 bought players = 10 points
Every MoM from your 2 bought players = 25 points
First Champions League win = 1000 points
Second Champions League win = 2000 points
League win = 250 points
Portuguese Cup = 200 points

Season 1 scoring:

goals: (17+1) x 5 = 90
assists: (2+12) x 10 = 140
MoM: (3+0) x 25 = 75
League win = 250
Portuguese cup = 200

Total=............... 755

14-04-14, 07:20 PM
Good effort mate - tough CL group :(

14-04-14, 07:53 PM
Well done Clay, tough CL group indeed but you did the business domestically, hope there was no dodgy stuff in that final against the B team! :D

15-04-14, 03:51 AM
Well done Clay, tough CL group indeed but you did the business domestically, hope there was no dodgy stuff in that final against the B team! :D

There was no dodgy stuff in the final, I let the B team use their regular players:) But the good thing of the B team being in the final was that they were in UEFA next season and when I was selecting my 25 CL players I only had to choose the worst 25 because they had chosen the best ones! So I have all my 50 players available in the european comps!!!

BTW in my second attempt at the CL I easily cruised trough the first group stage, which included PSG and Valencia, but I had the group of death in the second phase: Chelsea, Bayern and Barcelona :S

15-04-14, 02:52 PM
Second season over and i failed in every front. Out of shame I wont even post the results here : The player's points were almost the same but being eliminated in the cup semis and finishing second in the league totally blew my scoring... :embarassed:

But fear not! I will immediately start over as i am determined to get a decent socre and overpass redknapp!

15-04-14, 06:39 PM
Unlucky mate!

I don't think my score should be too hard to beat - they have a great squad but defence is shiiiiiiiiiite

15-04-14, 10:31 PM
First season finished.

League Win - 250
Goals - 15*5=75
Assists - 8*10=80
MoM - 5*25=125
Goals - 18*5=90
Assists - 18*10=180
MoM - 4*25=100


Total - 900

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-150414-221954.php (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-150414-221954.php)
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http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-150414-222514.php (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-150414-222514.php)

The Uefa cup might just have cost me the cup. Unwanted distraction! Look at my last game against them!

http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-150414-223239.php (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-150414-223239.php)

22-04-14, 11:49 PM
Second season done. So close to winning the Champions League but lost in the final :cry:

League Win - 250
Goals - 11*5=55
Assists - 11*10=110
MoM - 1*25=25
Goals - 20*5=100
Assists - 18*10=270
MoM - 8*25=200


Total - 1010

Overall score - 1910

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Thank you for creating a fantastic challenge :ok:

23-04-14, 12:18 AM

23-04-14, 12:36 AM


Furious at loosing against Real Madrid, should have parked the bus at 2-1 :doh:

12-05-14, 05:34 PM
Gonna have a go at this - wish me luck!

12-05-14, 06:54 PM
Halfway through season 1
- 2nd in the league (10-4-0), four points behind Braga but with one game in hand
- my striker got 13 goals and 1 assist from 22 games before he got injured for THREE MONTHS #¤%#@!!!
- my midfielder has 6 goals and 6 assists from 22 games
- still in all competitions, although reaching the CL quarter finals seems unlikely

12-05-14, 11:40 PM
keep plugging away mate!

13-05-14, 11:11 PM
After a couple of failed attempts at this challenge, where I tried to make a great player out of Bebé, I decided to buy quality players only.

First option for striker, Éder, came from Braga, but not without accusations of rivalry from the club. But for the right money they changed their mind and let him out of his contract:


He proved to be the real deal once again, scoring an impressive amount of 31 goals in all competitions, adding to that 9 assists and also 9 MOM awards.

For the midfielder position I had my eyes on Eliseu, but Malaga proved to be harder to bargain with than Braga, and after I agreed to pay more than 10M for him, my board simply didnt agree with the valuation, deeming it unrealistic. And this in the last day of the transfer market!

I would have to wait a few months for my midfielder, but in the long run the bet on quality would surely compensate.

So, when December came, I gave it another shot, but Malaga wouldnt settle for less than 10M, and again I feared for my board reaction. That's when I decided to give it a go at another big name, just in case. And...

For the same amount of money I brought Nani, who was not that happy sitting at the Old Trafford stands every match. In his half season at Estadio da Luz he was responsible for 14 assists and 8 goals, only 3 times being MoM. I am certain that next season he can make more than the double!.

Unfortunately, he was cup tied for the CL, where he would be a great help. I was on a good run until the last match of the second group phase, where I needed only a tie at home against Zenit. I had beaten them at their own soil. How bad could it go?

Well, I lost by the minimum margin, 1-2. After they scored 2 goals in the first half, Benfica changed their attitude in the second time, scoring in the first minutes, but they held to the result. It was a big disappointment, especially after having to watch my team dominate the entire second half and being unable to get that needed goal...


Meanwhile, in the home front, business as usual:


And here are the other relevant screenshots:


So, here's my score for the first season:

League Win= 250 points
Portugal Cup= 200 points
Goals from Eder and Nani = 5 x ( 31 + 8 ) = 195 points
Assist from Eder and Nani = 10 x ( 9 + 14 ) = 230 points
MoM from Eder and Nani = 25 x ( 9 + 3 ) = 300 points

Total points for the first season = 1175 points

19-05-14, 03:14 AM
Second season over and despite having a good result adding the two of them, I cannot say I am totally satisfied. Both players performed below the expectations I had. Here are the screenshots and the results:

Eder missed more than 10 weeks of competition due to injuries and his goal tally is a far cry from the number he achieved the previous season

Nani lost only seven weeks of the season because of a couple of injuries, but he still featured in much more matches that in the previous half season. I hoped him to double his numbers from that campaign but only his MOM awards have increased that much.

I won the League again, the only title this season:

in the Portuguese cup I was eliminated by Porto after a disappointing penalty kicks decider... and this after a tie at their ground and being ahead in the replay at Estadio da Luz:


In the CL I got to the second phase and I almost got to the quarters after being drawn to the group of death. If only I'd won against Man U at home... Bayern went to win the competition and Barcelona lost to Juve in the semis.


other relevant screenies:

http://i.imgur.com/1wRTENK.jpg http://i.imgur.com/s4t0ZYS.jpg

Results for the second season:

League Win= 250 points
Goals from Eder and Nani = 5 x ( 17 + 11 ) = 140 points
Assist from Eder and Nani = 10 x ( 6 + 15 ) = 210 points
MoM from Eder and Nani = 25 x ( 6 + 7 ) = 325 points

Total points for the second season = 925 points


Total points for the 2 seasons (challenge score) 1175 + 925 = 2100

20-05-14, 01:58 AM
Congrats on completing and getting Nani to sign!

24-05-14, 01:44 PM
Finally got around to finish this.
75 goals from my two signings = 375 p
39 assists = 390 p
28 MoM = 700 p
Won the league twice = 500 p
Won the cup once = 200 p
Never won the CL ... :(

Final score = 2165 p


24-05-14, 03:56 PM
Congrats JLa! Good score! :ok:

25-05-14, 03:07 AM
Nice going JLa!

You beat my result by just 65 points! :cry:

I'll have to try again to dethrone you


27-05-14, 07:22 AM
mmmm. After six months into my first season I get cold feet. Check the thread. There it says:"take control of Benfica for two seasons. Try to win the CL twice".

fine. great, super. Doing just fine, made two superb signings that are doing splendid. There's just one small detail not quite panning out as it should.

My Benfica. .. do not play any European football. At all.


27-05-14, 01:41 PM
mmmm. After six months into my first season I get cold feet. Check the thread. There it says:"take control of Benfica for two seasons. Try to win the CL twice".

fine. great, super. Doing just fine, made two superb signings that are doing splendid. There's just one small detail not quite panning out as it should.

My Benfica. .. do not play any European football. At all.


Are you playing the ODB?

It's supposed to be March 2014 release...

28-05-14, 10:53 PM
nope, march release, mate.

29-05-14, 01:47 AM
Something's wrong then. Check your euro.cfg file and see under Portugal if Benfica is there.

Craig Forrest
29-05-14, 04:39 AM
Ya... Benfica should be in Europe in the March 2014 update

This is what it should be for Portugal in the euro.cfg file:

Futebol Clube do Porto
Sport Lisboa e Benfica
Futebol Clube Paços de Ferreira
Vitória Sport Club
Sporting Clube de Braga
Grupo Desportivo Estoril Praia

29-07-14, 05:01 PM
I'm starting my first challenge - will post the result if it's not very embarrasing :lol:

29-07-14, 08:18 PM
post it anyway mate - its not the score you get but that you participated!

30-07-14, 11:46 PM
There goes my first season:












So, if i'm not mistaken, my points for this season are:

Goals: (18+9)x5= 135
Assists: (25+3)x10= 280
MoM: (9+2)x25= 275
CL: Out at first group stage= 0
League: Win= 250
Cup: Out at Quarter Final= 0
Total for first season: 940

Very funny (and stressing) season. At first tried to sign Nani, who refused to come althought ManU accepted the offer, and Éder, who refused to come because of club rivalries. Signed Eliseu on the summer window (very happy with him) and unfortunately couldn't sign Sami (not so happy) until december, as the negative from Éder came on last window day. Got out of CL in the first group stage (win and draw against Lyon, but Juve draw and lost to them and beat me twice) and then in UEFA got to semi-final, where Real Madrid knocked me out. League was a rollercoaster: I was 10 points above 2n with 10 games to go, but somehow managed to get to the last game with only 2 points advantage :doh:

Now looking to second season. I'm starting to have crows over some of my bests players, so I hope I could retain them.

31-07-14, 12:22 AM
Nice work Cliff

Good luck for 2nd season! :ok:

04-08-14, 10:23 PM
Second season is over!






(combined with the tactics of season 1, depending on the match)





I hate Barça.



Most important change that I made was the tactic: I wasn't happy with the amount of goals conceded, so I changed it to 2 DMC and 1 MC. It was great with defense, but there was lacking of goals, so I decided to combine both, depending on the rival. Sami has performed similar to first season, and Eliseu worst, giving less assists (that's related with the lack of goals at the beggining of the season), but I'm still happy with him. About the competitions, league was totally dominated by us - on top from almost the start to the end - but I had problems with cup (losing against Porto again). In champions league made it through the first group stage with some problems, but did a great second group stage, defeating at home all ManC, Atlético de Madrid and Milan (spectacular match, 6-1), and then Barça blew me out :mad:

My scoring for season two is:

Goals: (19+9)x5=140
Assists: (13+6)x10=190
MoM: (10+2)x25=300
CL: Out on Quarter Final=0
League: win=250
Cup: Out on Fifth round=0
Total for season two= 880

Season One: 940
Season Two: 880
Total for Challenge 29: 1820

I think I'll keep the savegame and will try to win CL (without transfer limitation :lol:)
It's been a great challenge and I have enjoyed it a lot, so I'm looking forward to a new one :happy:

05-08-14, 03:22 AM
Congrats on completing cliff!

Sami didn't really work out for you :(

Plenty more challenges there so give 'em a go!

05-08-14, 10:12 AM
Congrats on completing cliff!

Sami didn't really work out for you :(

Plenty more challenges there so give 'em a go!

Sami's performances had been a headache - tried him as a winger, as a striker... and never worked, so in the end I played him "just in case" :lol:

06-08-14, 04:13 AM
Eder and Nani are the best options always. Bebé does his part as well and is easy to buy from Man Utd.

11-08-14, 04:43 PM
Benfica played a 3-3-4 formation with 2 FCs and a FR and FL… I won’t force you to use an identical formation but the top of your formation must look like this

Can’t buy anyone apart from the 2 players mentioned above

Considering trying this challenge :-)

I am assuming the following (correct if I am wrong)
Free transfers are also not ok. I.e. no other players in, bought, loaned, stolen, whatever.
How about youth players promoted? (assuming not ok to play with)
Hiring staff is ok. As long as they are pure non-players.
Arrows are ok on all players, including the top four. And arrows can go anywhere (including the top of the formation).
African/Portugal nationality: does not matter which one is 2nd nationality
Midfielder is any type, a D/DMC would be ok
No restriction where to play the bought players (does not have to be on top -- but scoring is easier if they do)

14-08-14, 07:43 PM
Finished first season with 2150 points.

Won CL: 1000 pts
Won League: 250 pts
Won the cup: 200 pts
My players got 700 pts together.


Let's see if I play the 2nd season ^^

It was fun trying to boost a few players like this.
Not sure if my purchases were the best possible, and it happened I did not play them (since I needed to win CL games more than I needed to boost those guys). Also Salomao ended up being injured a lot.

14-08-14, 10:03 PM
Blimey - brilliant season! :ok:

07-09-14, 07:18 PM
Best score only in one season!!! I might need two full seasons to marginally beat Tapani, but here I go again!

09-09-14, 11:41 AM
Season One:

League won - 250 pts
Cup won - 200 pts
Champions League - exit in the first group stage

Bought Eder and Salomao

Eder - 22 goals 3 assists 3 MoM - 215 pts
Salomao - 10 goals 7 assists 2 MoM - 170 pts

Total after first season - 835 pts

I tried to play a sweeper tactic but without much success in the first games...

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/challengetactic_zps486b1ed8.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/challengetactic_zps486b1ed8.png.html)

so i changed it to a 3-3-4 (3-5-2) formation...

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/challengetactic1_zps0dcee9cc.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/challengetactic1_zps0dcee9cc.png.html)

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/challengetransfer_zps928d67c4.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/challengetransfer_zps928d67c4.png.html)

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/challengeeder_zps3c9684b8.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/challengeeder_zps3c9684b8.png.html)

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/challengesalomao_zps60dabe14.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/challengesalomao_zps60dabe14.png.html)

quite a close race for the championship!

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/challengeleague_zps3b092987.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/challengeleague_zps3b092987.png.html)

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/challengechampleague_zpsf982dabc.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/challengechampleague_zpsf982dabc.png.html)

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/challengecup_zpsac124489.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/challengecup_zpsac124489.png.html)

09-09-14, 11:57 PM
Good effort - all the best for season 2!

10-09-14, 10:11 AM
Here we go...

Season Two:

League total domination! - 250 pts
Cup terrible penalty loss against porto - 0 pts
Champions League exit in the first group stage - 0 pts

Transfers: somehow i brought 5 players on Bosman in...i didn't do it so it must be the Database. I released all of them on a free transfer (see screens)

Eder - 31 goals 16 assists 8 MoM - 515 pts
Salomao - 13 goals 11 assists 4 MoM - 275 pts

Second season - 1040 pts

Total both Seasons - 1875 pts

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/challengeleague2_zps6406dbcf.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/challengeleague2_zps6406dbcf.png.html)

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/challengecup2_zps821dc2a2.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/challengecup2_zps821dc2a2.png.html)

if Barcelona had won their last game against City....

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/challengechamp2_zpsc1c4c222.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/challengechamp2_zpsc1c4c222.png.html)

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/challengeeder2_zpsd6961c00.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/challengeeder2_zpsd6961c00.png.html)

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/challengesalomao2_zpsfff547c2.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/challengesalomao2_zpsfff547c2.png.html)

here are those Bosman transfers...

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/challengetransIn2_zps788fbe10.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/challengetransIn2_zps788fbe10.png.html)

and here they are released on free transfer

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/challengetransOut2_zpse04ddf6f.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/challengetransOut2_zpse04ddf6f.png.html)

10-09-14, 06:17 PM



DAMN CAPS :frusty:

Craig Forrest
10-09-14, 08:05 PM

11-09-14, 07:52 PM
Best score only in one season!!! I might need two full seasons to marginally beat Tapani, but here I go again!

It's all about champions league. And that is all about having your best players rested and set pieces instructions in your tactic. Good luck!

30-09-15, 07:46 AM
Just finished first season, wanted to know if we can use the players that were loaned out and return to the club. Some players will join from Bosman rule, acording to database, but was not planning to use them anyway, only doubt is about the loaned out players.


30-09-15, 10:40 PM
I always use the loaned out players, some of them (the good ones) I even make them come back as soon as I start the game!

The bosman transfers you can cancel them as soon as you start the game.

Craig Forrest
01-10-15, 02:58 PM
Yes you can use players that are returning from loans. You just can't get any players from another team on loan :ok:

03-10-15, 02:02 PM
Ok thanks for the answers, gonna start second season :nerd:

31-03-16, 10:03 PM
Giving this one a try as we speak!

31-03-16, 10:56 PM
Good luck :ok:

01-04-16, 01:49 PM
Already out after group stage 1 in the CL :S Group with Arsenal and Real Madrid!

01-04-16, 03:55 PM
tough group :mad: :frusty:

Think I failed in CL in 1st season and had a last min goal against me in Semi's in 2nd season

01-04-16, 04:42 PM
Damn, just realised I bought 2 strikers :P Just finished the first season :P god damn!!!

18-06-18, 11:46 AM
Season #1


https://preview.ibb.co/iBt2Xy/tactic.jpg (https://ibb.co/duWZed)

League was easy like walking in the park. Benfica does have quality squad. +250

https://preview.ibb.co/iM5XXy/league11.jpg (https://ibb.co/hKNqKd)
https://preview.ibb.co/n45AKd/league12.jpg (https://ibb.co/nCo85J)

Champions League: Won over Barca 2-1 in the first Leg of quarter final. However we got defeated 3-1 in the second Leg.

https://preview.ibb.co/cGMHzd/cl1.jpg (https://ibb.co/cP4FkJ)

Domestic Cup +200

https://preview.ibb.co/eWwpCy/cup1.jpg (https://ibb.co/g3WNXy)

My signings + 525 points
Goals = 5(19 + 17) = 180
Assets = 10(10 + 2) = 120
MoMs = 25(6 + 3) = 225

https://preview.ibb.co/kSAued/T1.jpg (https://ibb.co/i8GZed)
https://preview.ibb.co/g07kkJ/T2.jpg (https://ibb.co/eLoEed)

There are future transfers which need to be cancelled (only 2 signings allowed for this challenge). I didn't schedule these future transfers. Luckily i found out before transfer window.

https://preview.ibb.co/hWTmsy/future.jpg (https://ibb.co/d971QJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/k0ceCy/transfer.jpg (https://ibb.co/nvM6sy)

250 + 200 + 525 = 975 points

18-06-18, 02:54 PM
Season #2

League +250 points

https://preview.ibb.co/e4JH0J/league21.jpg (https://ibb.co/jMfmud)

Cup +200 points

https://preview.ibb.co/nfhMSy/cup2.jpg (https://ibb.co/hAeeEd)

Champions league qualification round was a shame

https://preview.ibb.co/inq87y/cl2.jpg (https://ibb.co/fTxo7y)

Players +455 points
Goals = 5(16 + 12) = 140 points
Assists = 10(8 + 6) = 140 points
MoMs = 25(3 + 4) = 175 points

https://preview.ibb.co/d8D0LJ/T3.jpg (https://ibb.co/nPmLLJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/hxJNZd/T4.jpg (https://ibb.co/iET0LJ)

250 + 200 + 455 = 905 points

Total points = 975+905 = 1,880 points

07-12-18, 11:12 PM
Started this, how are people buying Eder? He is not interested at all, refuses to even go to contract.

Will update on season 1 tomorrow. Don't see how Champs League can be won without wibwob...

08-12-18, 02:12 PM
Season 1 complete

Signed these two. I like to make sure I don't look to see who other people have signed in thread before I start. I see 1 or 2 have these guys, so lets so I got on with them in season 1!

Struggled a bit in the Champions League...

Got super keepered in the cup semi :(

But after a close campaign up until 26 games, we pulled away in the league and were crowned champions with 2 games to go.

This is the tactic I settled on after trying a back 3 with moderate success. Just preferred the 4 in the end.

Sami played left striker, and was quite successful

Salomao was on the left wing and again, pretty successful

So, total.
Sami - 22 goals 10 assists 4 MoM = 310 points
Salomao - 12 goals 16 assists 6 MoM = 370 points
League win = 250 points

Total after season 1 = 930 points

10-12-18, 01:22 PM
Season 2 complete of a thoroughly enjoyable challenge. Really liked this one, playing attacking footy and hoping my guys didn't get sent off every game, which they almost did.

Anyway, season 2 was slightly successful, but the bad news was Diogo Salomao missing 4 months with a hip injury, and Sami missing a total of 5 weeks with injuries.

First things first, no transfers

Next up, a very decent run in the Champions League saw me qualify with Dortmund in Phase 1, knocking out Man United.
Then in phase 2 qualifying with PSV, knocking out Napoli and Monchengladbach.
Chelsea were up in the Quarters, but sadly they had too much for me.

The League was a classic between myself, Porto and Sporting. There was 3 points between us all for a long time, but my form kept going and I outlasted them, eventually putting them away with time to spare.

The Cup run saw me beat Sporting at home, then Braga away in the semi finals before a final against Porto...

So, a successful season, but lets see how those injuries affected Sami and particularly Salomao's stats.



Sami's output was identical to last season. 1 more assist, but 2 less goals. All in all I was very happy with him and how he played in general. A very good signing, 2 good seasons.

Salomao sadly was well down. He started the season on fire, but after the injury struggled to recapture the form. He finished the season with a double assist and MoM in the Cup Final, so a great way to end it with 45 extra bonus points and the cup final points.

Total points for Season 2

Sami - 20 goals, 11 assists, 4 man of the matches = 310 points
Salomao - 8 goals, 8 assists, 4 man of matches = 220 points
League win = 250
Cup Win = 200

Total = 980 points

Season 1 + Season 2 = 930+980 = 1910

Craig Forrest
11-12-18, 05:24 PM
I liked making this challenge. It's my second favourite creation. Glad you enjoyed it :ok:

05-01-19, 11:27 AM
I'm back! Someone won the CL in this Challenge? I think I will focus on Domestic Champ and Cup...
Tactic 3-5-2, I'm not totally happy with this...
My shortlist: Nani, Varela, Eliseu, Carvalho, Bruma, Heldon, Eder, Bébé, Mané, Mendonça, Salomao, Edinho and Manucho...:flypig:

PS: Sidnei arrived on a transfer before I took the team... He will appear on the transfer screenshoot. Is it normal?
Can I use him? If not, I can sell him, or I just let him in Benfica B?

09-01-19, 09:38 AM
First season completed...
Very good results, but totally spoiled with the 6 months injury of Eliseu, my first transfer.
Eder is my second transfer. On my first attempt, I tried to sign Nani, but in january he refused my contract...
I focused on Portuguese League and Cup and I won both. In CL, I could qualify to the 1/4 until the next game of the 2nd stage groups, but 2 days after, i had to play VS Porto away...
My B team didn't do it at Stadio de la Luz vs Shalke 04... and we lost 2-0 at Porto...:yell:
But at the end, good score despite the bad injury of Eliseu (he will return on september...)

Portuguese League victory: +250 pts, https://imgur.com/ziBKqAj
Porutguese Cup victory: +200 pts, https://imgur.com/deL1RFa
Eliseu: https://imgur.com/44SWfkz (10 goals*5)+(8 assists*10)+(3 MoM*25)= +205pts
Eder: https://imgur.com/TeWtrvN (30 goals*5)+(5 assists*10)+(4MoM*25)= +300pts
Total: +955pts for season1

Here the transfers and loans screenshots, https://imgur.com/a/1gxU29A
I sent Sidnei with Benfica B, https://imgur.com/QzilBlt

This is my 3-5-2 tactic, https://imgur.com/BSndB25

2nd season begins!!!

10-01-19, 05:25 PM
Second season,
I won the Portuguese League for the second time, https://imgur.com/yYNSCwe, +250pts
I lost in 1/4 in Portuguese Cup...and in 1/2 in UEFA Cup...
But good score, thanks to my 2 transfers...
Eliseu on fire!!!: https://imgur.com/Y32A7C5, (13 goals*5)+(20 assists*10)+(5 MoM*25)= +390pts
Eder: https://imgur.com/SHfRBvj, (25 goals*5)+(7 assists*10)+(6 MoM*25)= +345pts
Total: +985pts for season 2

Challenge total: 955+985=1940pts

Here are the transfer and loan screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/DW7vUcH

And my tactic with the regular team of this second season, https://imgur.com/Prq45yl
And the Sidnei screenshot!:llama: , https://imgur.com/7Kjw51u


02-04-20, 03:13 PM
Champions League, you're having a laugh! Didn't even get past the first group stage either season...

League Champions (1) - 250 pts
Cup Winner (2) - 400 pts
Bebe (23 gls, 11 assists, 4 MOM) - 325 pts
Eder (53 gls, 19 assists, 12 MOM) - 745 pts
Total - 1,720 pts