S4 E4 - Benfica's UEFA Youth League-winning academy alumni, FC Vaduz's inconceivable fairytale, and Union Saint-Gilloise's Belgian renaissance
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Alasdair and Barlow are joined by Richard David Pike (Breaking the Lines) to discuss and analyse the latest European football news. The boys look at Seville's evolving footballing landscape, Heart of Midlothian's rude Europa Conference League awakening, the heir apparent to Darwin Núñez's Benfica throne, Union Saint-Gilloise's defiance of post-Felice Mazzù expectations, Pascal Janssen’s managerial credentials and more. 1:47 - Following Benfica's intriguing summer transfer window, how well-equipped are Roger Schmidt's side to end their recent domestic silverware drought? / 13:34 - What can we expect in the short and long term from Union Saint-Gilloise following their successful return to Belgian football's top flight? / 22:43 - Taking into account Real Betis' supposed lack of squad depth, should Manuel Pellegrini prioritise Europa League glory or a top four finish in LaLiga? / 32:27 - What was the wider significance of Hearts' sobering 4-0 loss at home to Istanbul Basaksehir? / 43:58 - How far can Pascal Janssen’s AZ Alkmaar side progress in the Europa Conference League?