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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 21:50

Benfica 3-1 FC Porto: Tactical breakdown

Eagles prove their mettle

taca-de-portugal.jpgNot unlike Atlético Madrid and Barcelona over in neighbouring Spain, Benfica and FC Porto met once again this season for the first of three upcoming Clássicos over the upcoming weeks, with the soon-to-be Portuguese champions resiliently (and enthusiastically) overcoming the incumbents for the Portuguese Cup.

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Thursday, 27 March 2014 11:48

porttugoalExclus12_08.gifFC Porto - Benfica

Pictures from the Dragão

2014_03_26_21_04_32a.JPGLast night's match between FC Porto and Benfica for the Portuguese Cup may have been just the first of at least four to come over the upcoming weeks, but PortuGOAL's exclusive pictures show it was as intense as if it were the only one for a long time. Manuel Mota Pereira was on the scene and brought us these testimonies of the evening when FC Porto may have found their way back into the game.

 
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 02:11

Tactical notes from the Dragão

FC Porto look tighter, Benfica's sights on the league

dragao-inauguration.jpgFC Porto and Benfica played the first of (at least) four matches in three different Portuguese competitions in the upcoming weeks (with the possibility of fighting it out in the latter stages of the Europa League). With Paulo Fonseca gone (and almost as good as forgotten north of the river Douro), Luís Castro has managed to turn things around and, three weeks into his tenure, things look and feel quite different at FC Porto.
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Wednesday, 26 March 2014 23:12

Rejuvenated Porto end Benfica's unbeaten run

FC Porto 1-0 Benfica

Porto gained the upper hand after the 1st leg of the Portuguese Cup semi-final with a thoroughly deserved victory over Benfica. An early Jackson Martínez goal proved the winner, and the Lisbon club can consider themselves fortunate not to have suffered a heavier defeat.
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Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:35

Preview: Portuguese Cup semi-finals

taca-de-portugal.jpgBraga, Rio Ave, Porto and Benfica aim for Jamor

The first legs of the Portuguese Cup semi-finals are played tonight, with Braga hosting Rio Ave at the Quarry, before the clássico at the Estádio do Dragão pits together FC Porto and Benfica.
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