Porto wins El Clásico over Benfica

Porto wins El Clásico over Benfica

Thibaut Simon, Media365, published on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 11:53 p.m.

In this classic of the Portuguese championship, FC Porto largely dominated its historic rival Benfica (5-0) and was six lengths clear of its evening rival.

There was no photo shoot between FC Porto and Benfica Lisbon on Sunday at the Estadio Dragao. Third in the standings, the locals wanted revenge after the first-leg defeat and re-launched a title race that had seen Sporting and Benfica remain just one point away. For Benfica, it was a very good opportunity to return to the top spot to respond to the victory of the other Lisbon club.

Galeno is man of the match

FC Porto's dominance was not long in coming. From the 20th minute, Brazilian winger Galeño opened the scoring for his team before scoring two goals before the end of the first half (44). The author of the liberating goal against Arsenal in the Champions League, the winger returned in the second half with the same intentions. Provides his fifth league assist for Wendell (55th). While Otamendi received the second yellow card just 10 minutes after the first, Porto took advantage of this advantage to score two more goals. Works by Pepe (75) and Danny Namasu (90).

Benfica loses big

After their Portuguese Cup semi-final defeat to Sporting, Angel Di Maria's teammates saw first place slip away from them. In second place, one point behind but with one game more than the leaders, Benfica in particular sees their evening rival closing in and getting back to within six points. We will have to do better next week against Rangers in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals. For its part, Porto achieved great success before traveling to Arsenal (12/03) to try to qualify for the quarter-finals.

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