THE BALL – Nélson Veríssimo can equal the record of Jorge Jesus (Benfica)

Nélson Veríssimo will today play his 16th game in charge of Benfica since taking charge of the team on December 27 after the departure of Jorge Jesus and in the 15 games played in all competitions, he has always seen his team to score, even in the matches you didn’t win.

If today, against Estoril, the Reds also score at least one goal, this Benfica de Veríssimo will equal the best cycle obtained by Jorge Jesus during his last stint at the head of the Luz team, obtained last season between the 20th and 34th day of the Championship, but with Europa League and Portuguese Cup matches in between.

This cycle of 16 matches always marked took place between the draw (0-0) in Faro and the defeat against SC Braga (0-2) in the final of the Portuguese Cup. Between 13 wins, two losses and a draw.

Nélson Veríssimo’s cycle started in his first game, at home against FC Porto, where despite the defeat he scored a goal and so far he hasn’t gone a single game without scoring. Between the two, seven wins, five draws and three defeats. The reds therefore seek to match this previous cycle of Jorge Jesus before a new competitive stoppage due to the commitments of the selections. With Estoril, Benfica will try to keep the goal to zero, which they have managed only four times in these 15 games.

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