Europa League: The Portuguese community of Toulouse is ready to light up the field for TFC/Benfica Lisbon

Europa League: The Portuguese community of Toulouse is ready to light up the field for TFC/Benfica Lisbon

D-2 before Season meeting for TFC Thursday evening. A return match in the European League. Toulouse welcomes the Portuguese from Benfica Lisbon to the stadium (6:45 p.m.) with a historic place in the round of 16. To advance without going to overtime, the Violets would have to win by two goals after the match ended Defeat (1-2) in the first leg.

About 10,000 Portuguese in the stadium?

This match is also the meeting of the year for The Portuguese community is very present in Toulouseabout 20,000 people in urban areas, and about 100,000 people throughout the region, especially Martinho Carneiro, president of the Franco-Portuguese sports federation Lusitanos who plays in the FSGT tournament.

Thiago works at Toulouse but has always supported Benfica. “I'll be on the field. We'll enjoy it. I hope we win otherwise I'll hide in a hole. I won't go to work. I'll take a vacation.” (He laughs). There will be a lot of Portuguese in the stadium, 10,000 or more. And with Benfica fans there will be a sick atmosphere!

Meet “At Old Porto” at L'Union

Catarina is the manager of the Portuguese restaurant “Au Vieux Porto” in L'Union, rue d'Helios. She expects Refuel Thursday evening. “We expect to have a lot of people. We have already been asked for the menu. We are used to broadcasting matches. It is fun. There is a good atmosphere. Those who want to come and feel the Portuguese atmosphere will be well received.” Thursday.”

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“It's going to be a great party.”

A match that the Portuguese from Toulouse is eagerly awaiting, as Victor Oliveira, advisor to the Portuguese community in the south-west, confirms. “There are a lot of people who did not get tickets to the match and will watch it with friends. There are a lot of people who are married to French women or vice versa. It will be a great match.” “party.”

Before moving on to the story. “I even saw pictures of my friends in Portugal who were wearing a Toulouse shirt and a Benfica shirt on top. Because people here love Toulouse, they live there. But more Benfica. I don't know if they will turn the shirts around.” Because there was Toulouse that was down there.”Victor Oliveira laughs.

TFC – Benfica, Thursday, 6:45 pm. A special evening from 6pm on France Bleu Occitanie with commentary by Rémy Doutre, Alexandre Vau and Julien Cardy.

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