Benfica dominates Porto and flies away

Paul Roget, Media 365: Posted on Saturday 22 October 2022 at 09:19

With a 1-0 victory on Friday at the stadium of their great rival Porto, Benfica advanced six points at the top of the Portuguese championship standings.

Unbeaten, in all competitions, from the start of the season until May and its home defeat to Porto (0-1), Benfica achieved a resounding revenge on Friday evening by winning the same result over its rival, to ascend to the top of the Spanish league standings. Now six points behind his evening opponent after a ten-day dispute. And it was Rafa Silva who scored the only goal of the match twenty minutes from the end, to give Lisbon the victory after one goal to two with David Neres on the counterattack (0-1, 72). In their confrontation, the Dragon who outnumbered them since the 27th minute and sent off Canadian midfielder Stephen Ostakio for a second yellow card. An always tense match between the two most successful clubs in Portuguese football, after which the boiling Sergio Conceicao was sent off.

His Benfica counterpart, German Roger Schmidt, was much calmer, even when he received a shell in his back, which looked like a ball of paper. It is not enough to annoy the person who acted simply by raising their thumb … before they express their feelings about this success which is necessarily more important than others. “It was a completely different game from the others. Victory alone is important. And there were a lot of feelings. With all the yellow cards I had to substitute three players in the first half, otherwise not all of them would finish the match. But it was a good test. Now we have to focus on Juventus.” He put Paris Saint-Germain on probation twice, in Lisbon and then in Paris, with the same result (1-1)The Eagles could qualify for the Champions League knockout stages in the event of a draw against Turinese on Tuesday. It will guarantee their qualification if they succeed, whatever the outcome of the match between the Parisians and Maccabi Haifa at the same time at the Parc des Princes.

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