Taça Derby – By The Numbers

The Estádio José Alvalade will play host tonight to the important second leg match with Benfica owning a 2-1 lead, but Sporting CP having an away goal in their pocket.

These two Lisbon rivals will battle for the right to play FC Porto in the final in Jamor on Sunday, May 26.

Check out the numbers…

All-Time

305 matches: Sporting 105 wins; 65 draws; Benfica 132 wins

36 Taça matches: Sporting 18 wins; 2 Draws; Benfica 16 wins

At Sporting 16 matches: Sporting 13 wins; Benfica 3 wins

Benfica: 514 goals, 468 suffered

Sporting CP: 468 goals, 514 suffered

“I would say each team has a 50/50 chance. We are in a situation where we are losing, but we are playing at home with our fans in the stands and I hope they will support us hard. We need that. We need to score.
Benfica can pass with 0-0.” – Keizer

Last 8 Matches

  • SLB 2-1 SCP Taca 19
  • SCP 2-4 SLB 4 Liga 19
  • SLB 1-1 SCP Liga 18
  • SCP 0-0 SLB Liga 18
  • SLB 1-1 SCP Liga 18
  • SLB 1-1 SCP Liga 17
  • SLB 2-1 SCP Liga 16
  • SCP 0-1 SLB Liga 16

“Will Sporting play with 3 central defenders? I don’t know. If you ask me, as a Portuguese manager, playing at home and needing to win, I would say playing with 3 central defenders is not an option. But in Holland it is a valid system used.” – Lage

Kick Off: 20:45 (Portugal)

TV: RTP 1, RTPi

Benfica

GK: Svilar, Ivan Zlobin

D: Jardel, André Almeida, Rúben Dias, Grimaldo, Corchia

M: Zivkovic, Fejsa, Samaris, Pizzi, Gabriel, Gedson Fernandes, Rafa, Taarabt

F: Seferovic, Jonas, João Félix, Jota

Sporting CP

G: Renan, Salin

D: Ilori, Coates, Andre Pinto, Mathieu, Bruno Gaspar, Borja, Ristvovski

M: Bruno Fernandes, Acuna, Chico Geraldes, Gudelj, Wendel, Doumbia

F: Raphinha, Jovane, Diaby, Phellype

 

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Author: Administrator