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Reinforced FC Porto B lost to Benfica B in Seixal, but avoided descent to Ligue 3



Reinforced FC Porto B lost to Benfica B in Seixal, but avoided descent to Ligue 3

Porto B lost (2-1) this Saturday in Seixal, but escaped the descent to Ligue 3 on results recorded on other fields in the last round of Ligue 2.

The Dragons came out with nine players who work daily with Sergio Conceição’s team (only Rodrigo Conceição and João Marcelo were actually from Team B), but were unable to avoid the Reds’ turn in the second part after they went on hiatus. in favor.

The guests’ heavy artillery bore fruit in the first half, and in the 38th minute, in Francisco Conceisão’s raid from the flank inland, the striker knocked João Mario into the penalty area and calmly scored the first goal of the match.

The dragons simply did not reach the break with a broader advantage, because already in the discounts of the first part after the next move by Rodrigo Conceição João Ferreira caught Evanilson (45 + 1) from pushing the ball into the penalty area. Purpose.

Benfica, however, transformed for the better in the second half and immediately opened the draw when Omaro Embalo, who fell from the right, made a cross over the entire territory on the head of Thiago Guveia (48), who looked inconspicuous. , to the second pillar to push through the net.

The goal encouraged Nelson Verissimo’s team even more, and after Omaro Embalo (51) threw Diogo Costa’s post, midfielder Diogo Mendes (72) in a corner from Frimpong beat Evanilson and Joao Marcelo to win the Reds.

Until the very end, FC Porto, knowing that the results in other areas were favorable to him, strove for equality, but without discernment, and missed the opportunity of Rodrigo Conceição (89), who allowed the defense of Svilar, and Evanilson (90+). 6), who broke the top when he was able to achieve more.

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The meeting ended in high spirits after the final whistle, when the public security police and two coaches, Antonio Folha and Nelson Verissimo, took to the pitch to prevent the players from being blocked for any reason.


Match at Benfica Futebol Campus in Seixal

Benfica B – Porto B, 2-1

In the range: 0-1


0: 1, João Mario, 38 minutes; 1: 1, Thiago Guveia, 48; 2-1, Diogo Mendes, 72


Benfica B: Svilar, Joao Ferreira (Filipe Cruz, 84), Tomas Araujo, Calaica, Frimpong, Diogo Mendes (Gonzalo Loureiro, 84), Vukotic (Rafael Brito, 64), David Tavares, Omaro Embalo, Thiago Guveia (Samara, 75) and Enriqueu Araujo (Daniel dos Anos, 84)

(Subs: Fabiu Duarte, Samuel Pedro, Luis Lopez, Rafael Rodriguez, Raphael Brito, Filipe Cruz, Martim Neto, Daniel dos Anjos and Gonçalo Loureiro)

Coach: Nelson Verissimo

FC Porto B: Diogo Costa, Rodrigo Conceizao, Joao Marcelo, Diogo Leite, Nanu, Ndiay (Rodrigo Valente, 75), Romario Baro (Igor Casio, 84), Fabio Vieira, Rodrigo Conceicao, Joao Mario (Namasoilson, 71)

(Subs: Ricardo Silva, Namaso, Rafael Pereira, Gonçalo Borges, Pedro Justiniano, Carlos Gabriel, Rodrigo Valente, Bernardo Folla and Igor Casio)

Coach: António Folla

Referee: Manuel Oliveira (Porto)

Disciplinary action: yellow cards João Marcelo (17), Diogo Mendes (20), Calaica (41 & 78), Francisco Conceição (83) and Svilar (88). Red card Calaike (78) on accumulation and Fabio Duarte (90 + 6), straight

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″I couldn’t leave without winning this award″



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Statements from Otavio, the player of FC Porto, who this Monday received the Golden Dragon as Footballer of the Year.

Speech: “I thought and I didn’t say anything that I thought. It happened by itself, I’m very happy, I was looking for [o prémio] a lot of time. I saw others, I couldn’t leave without winning this prize. Thank God I won and now it’s time to make the most of it.”

Did you tell the President that you want the Golden Dragon? “I never commented, asking for an award was not my style, it was deserved, I was very happy, many could have won. I am very happy”.

Feeling: “This is something to be proud of, this is the best person in the club, everyone wants to win, this will go down in history. It will be kept under lock and key in the museum that I have. It will get worse.” , nothing will come of it, it will be well stored.

Gala: “It’s always great, because of covid-19, the gala concert has not been held for many years. It is always special, everyone wants to be part of the gala concert. Being a dragonado, he is even more special. We did a good job and this is proof.”

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Statements by Sergio Conceiçao after receiving the Golden Coach of the Year award at the Golden Dragons Gala

Golden Dragon cost: “I represent many people in this Golden Dragon. The first time I went to Olival with the president in 2017, he named the four essential pillars of FC Porto: rigor, competence, ambition and passion. Looking at it and being with it every day. My players, who don’t usually wear a formal suit as they do today, but the most competitive suit that is required, which is Pepe’s suit, give me great joy when I get up and go to work.”

Technical team and others: “With a super competent technical team, a health department, where there is not only Dr. Nelson Puga and therapists, but also an optometrist, pedologist, a number of people who work daily so that the players do not miss anything. and so that year after year they can get better and win, which is what we want.”

Techniques: “Victory. Not forgetting the people in the kitchen, in the restaurant, the people involved in analysis and observation, the equipment technicians, because today everyone is a technician… [risos]🇧🇷 Lawn techniques too, because I am very picky about the height of the lawn. I think that every detail is important and matters. Finally, a number of people who contribute to making this possible. This is not mine, this belongs to the people of Olival, who are always led by our great, my friend and godfather, the president.”

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A family: “Finally, to paraphrase our Gonzalinho [Borges], I want to dedicate it completely to my family, which is not easy, and parents, as always. Not being among us, they will certainly be very proud, not least because they have received two more extremely important people in the life of the club and that together they are up there watching us so that FC Porto becomes bigger , was getting better. , become stronger and win. And let’s keep it up. Is always. Because we deserve it. We are also honest, serious, dedicated and competent workers.”

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BALL – Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)



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Portuguese football has reason to rejoice as two more world champions will enter the national stages, the first to win the title as part of the Portuguese team, the only ones on the field yesterday, in Qatar, among 35 players who play in one of the top five leagues in the world, so called big 5.

Enzo Fernandez, 21-year-old midfielder, and Nicolás Otamendi, 34-year-old central defender, played 120 minutes for Argentina. would advance to the Argentine penalty as Montiel quickly put an end to doubts – and represented not only Benfica in the list of clubs of great prestige, but also a league of lesser expression, such as the Portuguese, the only one of the less media and powerful ones that had players in the final.

Neither in the starting lineup (see tables), nor in the 13 options used by the coaches – Montiel (Sevilla), Pezzella (Betis), Acuña (Sevilla), Leandro Paredes (PSG), Lautaro Martinez ( Inter) and Dybala (Roma) entered Argentina, from the French side they were also called Disasi (Monaco), Conate (Liverpool), Fofana (Monaco), Camavinga (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bavaria), Muani (Eintracht) and Thuram (Borussia). M’gladbach) – if they found other players who didn’t play in the leagues of England, Spain, Italy, France or Germany, that’s a clear sign of where the money and power come from to attract great players.
Some, like Enzo and Otamendi, are just over the top.ig 5 – if the midfielder was already in vogue among the richest in Europe, followed by Liverpool and Real Madrid, among others, now that he has won the World Cup and the best young player trophy in the competition … – but they shine enough to guarantee yourself a place in the best team in the world.

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