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history of struggle of two most titled teams of the country Eusébio
and Cristiano Ronaldo has counted 191 official meetings. In this
historical battle the considerable domination have the Dragons – 78
victories. Benfica has won 60 times and, correspondingly, 53 matches
have ended with draws. Let us remember, that two calendar meetings of
two grandees in the fames of the national championship last season
didn’t determine the winner (1:1 in Porto and 1:1 in Lisbon).
and realities of nowadays
history of European Champion Clubs’ Cup (1955-2017)
shows that four winning finals belong to two Portuguese grandees –
Benfica (1961, 1962) and Porto (1987, 2004).
the current championship of the Champions League is successful for
Porto and only fans of this football club are pleased with the game
of their favorite. Prior to the last 6 round of the group stage the
team of Sérgio Conceição is the main challenger for the second
position in group G.
race of Primeira Liga
Benfica during this European Champion Clubs’ Cup was rather
unsuccessful – 5 defeats in a row. And that is why the team of Rui
Vitória had lost all chances for participation at the Europe League.
is obvious that now for the Reds and Whites the main battle is the
struggle for a new champion’s title in frames of the national
championship. But here the Eagles from Lisbon are not taking the
– 32, Sporting – 30, Benfica – 29, Barca – 25 …
we see, now the participants of the main national derby are separated
not only by three points but also Sporting Lisbon. The psychological
factor is also very important now. Alas, past Champions League’s
battle against Manchester United, Basel and CSKA Moscow vividly
demonstrated that the team of Rui Vitória is not ready for the
struggle for the highest places. And that is why, our choice is
– 1.70, draw – 3.50, Benfica –5.25;
Porto to win – odds 1.81 5Dimes