In the stage number 7 Benfica will travel to Estoril. The match will be played Sunday at 22:15 on Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota.
Estoril holds fourth position with a total of 11 points, being 5 points behind leaders FC Porto. Last weekend, Estoril won away, against those of Olhanense, 2-1. Midweek but the band coached by Marco Silva lost the Champions League, with the same score, in front of Slovan Liberec at all away. Estoril comes after two draws at home in the league, in front of Coimbra and FC Porto. Marco Silva admits Benfica starts as a favorite in this match. That does not mean that Estoril is easy prey, canaries ,, ” not being defeated at home since January. The ambition seems to be the main weapon the home side in the game on Sunday, at least from the standpoint of Silva.
Benfica is on equal points with his opponent on Sunday. Previous round, vultures ,, ” ended in a draw 1-1 against Belenenses. Like Estoril and Benfica played a match in her mid-week European Cups. The opponent in the Champions League was PSG, who beat the team coached by Jorge Jesus 3-0. In each of the three movements of the Primeira Liga, Benfica scored a goal, gaining 4 points. These days, the president Luis Filipe Vieira has been seen frequently around about the club, creating the sensation that would put pressure on the team. Jorge Jesus denied but these aberrations, saying the purpose of his visit is to motivate players. It looks like the Portuguese, as in other civilized country is not viewed favorably intervention team owner to criticism. In Romania, however, this is on the agenda. Of course, after this period less brilliant in which Jesus began to become a kind of black sheep, journalists are wondering if it will be dismissed. Jesus said, however, that neither can be no question of such a thing, at least for now. Moreover, it is absurd that after two negative results, it is true, consecutive, Benfica coach to be fired.
Last season, Estoril was defeated at home by Benfica, score 1-3, then ,, canaries’ were newly promoted. Incidentally, the two teams have met 4 times in the last 5 years ,, Eagles’ winning 3 matches, Estoril getting a draw away.