The first match of the round with number 9 in Liga Sagres will find Benfica in Coimbra. Meeting with Academica will begin Friday at 22:30 on Estadio EFAPEL.
Academic ranks 12 with 8 points, just two ahead of the last relegation place. Last weekend, the team coached by Sergio Conceicao passed away of Braga, 1-0. But at home, the hosts have not scored in 3 of the 4 matches in this edition of the championship. In view of this match, Conceicao will be available on Djavan and Ivanildo, first recovering from an injury, the second returned after a suspension. The Portuguese coach is very confident that his team will get all 3 points on Friday. Whether the defense will function as in the match against Braga, chances are that Academica primeasaca not empty, this vision coach. Sure, in theory it’s easy to say that the Academy will pose problems. Harder’s practice.
Benfica are on the last place of the podium, with 17 points, on equal points with Sporting Lisbon, owner of 2nd place and 5 points behind leaders last weekend, his students Jorge Jesus Nacional defeated at home by a score of 2- 0. The team from the capital won two championship wins in their last trips, parties that ended with three eliminations, one side Benfica, two of the opponents. Benfica coach has available all the squad for this game, less Argentine Salvio, Unrestored. Despite the difference of 5 points ahead of FC Porto, Jesus is not worried about this. However, the technician ,, vultures ” is not so sure it will have an easy match Friday praising the band host it. October 31, 2003 was Luis Filipe Vieira date on which he became president of Benfica. Celebration will be even greater if the vultures ,, ” will win Friday.
Previous season, the stadium, the vultures ,, ” won 4-0, after 10 minutes the score still 2-0 showing. That the Portuguese Cup, the championship because the two drew 2-2. That was the only one in the previous three trips when Benfica went with all 3 points from Coimbra. Centralia this match will be Hugo Pacheco, who refereed just two games this season Liga Sagres, paying six yellow cards.