THE BALL – Only one ‘survivor’ of the last victory against Benfica in the league (SC Braga)

The last match between SC Braga and Benfica is a bad memory for the warriors – a 1-6 defeat at Luz in the first round of the current championship -, contradicting the strong favorable trend of the five previous duels, in which the Minho team had imposed itself. four times, including one in the Portuguese Cup final last season.

Before this phase of great brilliance, Braga faced serious difficulties every time he faced Benfica supporters. The list of negative results is very long between 2014 and 2019, and the last home victory against the eagles in league matches was eight years ago.

It was in October that goals from Éder and Salvador Agra bent Benfica, who only managed to reduce through Brazilian Anderson Talisca. Sérgio Conceição was the coach of SC Braga, in a hot game in which he received a dismissal order from the bench. Of this squad, only goalkeeper Matheus Magalhães remains in SC Braga’s main squad. The Portuguese-Brazilian is the only one who knows what it’s like to beat Benfica at home for the league in the Warriors shirt, although many other members of the current squad under Carlos Carvalhal have had similar experiences with success against this opponent. Curiously, in this 2014 match, for SC Braga, striker Rafa, today one of the important men in front of the reds, lined up.

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