Veríssimo takes over Benfica’s B team

Sporting defends on Sunday the management of the Portuguese Soccer League, within the go to to Belenenses SAD, with Benfica nonetheless with probabilities to complete 2020 within the entrance of the championship.

Virtually at full power – solely Jovane ought to miss the match – the ‘lions’, the one crew nonetheless with out defeats within the championship, go to the ‘blues’, whom they’ve gained within the final 4 matches.

At dwelling, this season, Belenenses SAD, ranked tenth, three factors above the relegation locations, has just one triumph within the I League, including three attracts and a defeat.

With two factors behind Sporting, Benfica can nonetheless attain the top of 2020 within the lead, ready for a slip by the ‘lions’ on Sunday, which they may benefit from on Tuesday, within the reception of the crimson lantern Portimonense.

This match comes six days after the defeat within the Tremendous Cup, towards FC Porto (2-0), with the ‘crimson’ receiving a crew that solely managed three attracts in 17 matches in Luz and that misplaced 5 of the six video games as a customer this season (I League and Portuguese Cup).

Additionally within the aftermath of the Tremendous Cup win and within the final recreation of 2020, the champion FC Porto, third place, 4 factors behind Sporting, additionally visits, on Tuesday, Vitória de Guimarães, fifth place, in a stadium the place he doesn’t lose in final 4 seasons.

The ‘dragons’ arrive at this match with 4 consecutive victories within the championship, though they’ve solely gained half of the matches performed as a customer, whereas Vitória de Guimarães gained the final three video games.

Only one level away from FC Porto and two forward of Vitória de Guimarães, Sporting de Braga will go to Boavista, Monday fifteenth, on Monday, earlier than visiting Sporting, on January 2nd, within the first assembly of 2021.

Already 5 factors from the locations of entry to European competitions, Paços de Ferreira (sixth place) will journey on Saturday to Farense, seventeenth and penultimate place.

With solely 5 factors distinction between the seventh and the 18th categorised, Santa Clara (seventh), after the defeat suffered at dwelling towards Guimarães (4-0), visits Moreirense (tenth), whereas Famalicão , eighth, receives Gil Vicente (14th).

In sixteenth place, for entry to the upkeep play-off, Tondela visits Nacional (thirteenth), with the opposite crew from Madeira, Marítimo (twelfth), enjoying on Rio Ave (ninth).

Day 11 program

– Sunday, December 27:

Famalicão – Gil Vicente, 15:00

Nationwide – Tondela, 15:00

Farense – Paços de Ferreira, 17:30

Belenenses SAD – Sporting, 20:00

– Monday, December 28:

Rio Ave – Maritime, 18:45

Boavista – Braga, 21:00

– Tuesday, December 29:

Benfica – Portimonense, 18:00

Moreirense – Santa Clara, 18:45

Vitória – FC Porto, 21:00

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