Last night, the Eagles missed their namesakes in Frankfurt for the semi-finals of the Europa League. Due to a 0: 2 and the away goals rule, the 4: 2 from the first leg was not enough. In addition, an unfortunate defeat in which the first goal of the Hesse was clearly offside and coach Bruno Lage was banned due to his vociferous protests after the grandstand. At least in the domestic Primeira Liga Benfica is still on title track. Before the 30th matchday, the Encarnados are in first place, although the worst opponent in the title race is tied and only the goal difference at the moment is the decisive factor for Lisbon. , A good omen since Maritimo Funchal’s located in the same city on Madeira – 0 home win against Nacional Funchal paid a few weeks ago, with whom she leveled its own record from the 1960s: This historical 10 still makes itself.
Benfica is another victory despite the additional burden of the Europa League duty, because Porto has given since the defeat against Benfica in early March, at least in league play no more nakedness and retracted five wins in a row. Due to being eliminated this week in the Champions League against Liverpool, it can now concentrate as well on the championship. Maritimo Funchal ranks again in the middle of the table and was recently very outwardly weak. Read on four bankruptcies from the last five games, where four times did not succeed. In view of the blatant offensive weakness Benfica against Maritimo Funchal is the tip on victory for the hosts plus a clean sheet. A prognosis, which is also supported by the statistics, since the last four guest players of the kicker from the island each ended scoreless.
The 36-time record champion made an astounding recovery in 2019. The start of the new year was a maximum with a 0-2 defeat at Portimonense SC next to it, since no match has been lost. A series that began with the inauguration of Bruno Lage, who inherited after the described bankruptcy at the beginning of the season Rui Vitoria on the coach chair. Given the two own goals against Portimonense one could almost think that the team wanted to force the change … Due to the very good league appearances in recent weeks, the meanwhile already hurried FC Porto has been overhauled again and now there is a head-on for several weeks Head races between the two top clubs in the country. The direct duel of a few weeks ago saw Benfica take the win in a 2-1 away win, taking revenge on their defeat in the Portuguese Cup final defeat, but Porto are reluctant to relieve themselves despite numerous Águías victories.
Lisbon must therefore win in the upcoming match in the domestic Estádio da Luz necessarily. However, the conditions are extremely good, given eleven successes from 14 games in front of their own backdrop. In addition, Benfica has the best home offensive, which if not just as described Nacional Funchal shoots out the two-digit lights, otherwise has a no less impressive cut of 3.4 home matches per home game. The 19-year-old boy prodigy Joao Felix, who comes up with four goals in the last three competitive games, was particularly well-disposed. The offensive home-grown with juvenile braces is at eleven goals and six assists in the Primeira Liga, which he has hit in his first season in the Portuguese upper house equal to full. No wonder that now hardly a scouting department of the European top clubs does not put him at the top of the wishlist and the mobile phone of his advisor hardly stands still.
The Clube Sport Maritimo, the last year’s lover, is currently changing its successes and failures in regularity. While at home on Madeira with three wins in a row is quite appealing, is the team of coach Petit, who became 2005 as a player with the next opponent champion, outwardly harmlessness currently hard to beat. So the recent three guest appearances were all lost and not even scored a hit. The offensive weakness is again no shortcoming for the champion of 1926. Read out that only the bottom of the table CD Feirense was even less likely to start their own goal. Especially in foreign countries Maritimo is very stingy with own hits, as seven clearly show after 15 games.
The fact that the form is not always in the best order despite the aforementioned home win at the moment showed the last matchday. Although a success was achieved as described, but the 2-0 against the bottom of the table from Feirense was playful yet low-fat. The guests shot a penalty and were the last about 20 minutes only with nine field players on the court – that the Verde Rubros shot despite these optimal conditions only twice directly on the opponent’s box, makes her deficits in the game forward once again very clear. The only tender ray of hope in the offensive is the Camerooner Joel, who marked six goals to date and also einnetzte last weekend. Since he also has a template to book, he was involved in one third of all goals by Maritimo. The series of home victories can be further relativized, as well as the previous triumph against the city rivals Nacional Funchal flattered. Thus, the relegation-threatened Nacional was the better team, even though they occupy only the third-to-last place in the table and would have relegated to today’s level.