We’re all thinking the same thing...Benfica faces Sporting today, at 9.30 p.m., in Estádio da Luz, in a game of the 16th matchday of the league championship.
Let’s start the year with strong emotions. Benfica against Sporting is always a game that leaves any fan on the edge of the chair. It’s a kind of dispute that involves more than the points added by the winner… It covers history and a rivalry between fans who live intensely the sequels of these competitions.
Three points will be at stake today! It is crucial for Benfica to win so it can climb on the leaderboard and match Sporting. For Jorge Jesus’ team, it is also crucial to dominate the victory, since it could reach the 1st place if Porto loses in the dispute with Feirense on the same day. The possible victory of the “lions” will leave Benfica a little further of the 1st League title.
Benfica will play less three games than in the last two seasons. This reduction in the schedule allows the club a greater use in terms of rest between games.
Meanwhile, Sporting begins the year by facing its main opponents. Starting with an old rival, Benfica, in the competition of the championship. Next up is the game with FC Porto for the League Cup semi-final on 4 March.