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Benfica 2-2 Porto: four goals in the first twenty minutes, then Matic and Fernando dominate

January 14, 2013
Benfica 2-2 Porto: four goals in the first twenty minutes, then Matic and Fernando dominate

An absolutely crazy start was followed by a much cagier, quieter period – both sides retained their unbeaten record. Jorge Jesus selected Lima as his second striker, and Nico Gaitan rather than Ola John on the left of midfield. Vitor Pereira was without his outside-right James Rodriguez, a significant loss. In his place, midfielder Steven Defour...
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Porto 1-0 PSG: Porto dominate with more width

October 4, 2012
Porto 1-0 PSG: Porto dominate with more width

PSG remained narrow while Porto played with plenty of width – and the home side’s two wingers were the key attacking players. Vitor Pereira chose his expected line-up in the usual 4-3-3 system. Carlo Ancelotti left out Javier Pastore, preferring Jeremy Menez and Nene. At the back he brought in Mamadou Sakho. Porto played superior football throughout...
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Benfica 2-3 Porto: pressing, transitions, set-pieces and substitutions

March 2, 2012
Benfica 2-3 Porto: pressing, transitions, set-pieces and substitutions

A stereotypically brilliant match between these two sides ended with a narrow win for Porto, who now have a crucial lead in the title race.
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The APOEL miracle continues…

November 2, 2011
The APOEL miracle continues…

The clear outsider in a very strong group coming into the tournament, APOEL now find themselves top of Group G after a 2-1 win over Porto.
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Porto 2-2 Benfica: Porto generally on top

September 23, 2011
Porto 2-2 Benfica: Porto generally on top

A scrappy game that neither side played well in – but Benfica will be more thankful for the point having twice gone behind.
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Posted in Portugal | 16 Comments »