Porto vs Benfica Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: May 11, 2013; Time: 8:30 PM BST;
Venue: Estádio Do Dragão — Porto.
The Aguias can win the title with away win over their rivals. Jorge Jesus’ team could win their first Primeira Liga in three years. The Dragao club will do their best to triumph in front of their own fans. The home side needs a victory to leapfrog the visitors on their way to the Primeira Liga title. Benfica is preparing for a Europa League final against Chelsea, and should not lose to live their domestic title hopes alive.
Porto stands 2nd in the Primeira Liga table with 72 points from 28 games, having 22 wins, 6 draws and no losses so far this season. The Dragao club remains undefeated, but could lose out the title cause they are 2 points behind the leaders Benfica. Their present form has seen W,L,W,W,W from last five games. Last five home matches Porto have finished with 5 straight wins. They have won last game 1-3 against Nacional. A defeat here would mean that Benfica will be the new title holders, while a victory would climb tham one point ahead. Porto are the winners of Primeira in 2010-11 and 2011-12. Jackson Martinez scored 25 goals for Porto this season.
Benfica tops the Portuguese league table with 74 points from 28 games, winning 23, drawing 5 and losing 0 so far this season. Their present form has seen W,L,W,W,D from last five games in all competitions. Last five away matches the Eagles have finished with W,W,D,L,W. They have drew 1-1 with Estoril last weekend. Their best forward Lima has 17 goals in the league. Last time when Benfica won the league title was back in 2009-10 season.
Porto could cont on Alex Sandro, as full-back has recovered from a muscle strain. Maicon trained apart from the team and is doubtful.
Benfica have doubts about Enzo Perez fitness. He will expect a late fitness test.
Porto line-up: Helton, Danilo, Maicon, Otamendi, Sandro, González, Moutinho, Fernando, Rodríguez, Defour, Martínez.
Last three matches:
CD Nacional 1 – Porto 3;
Porto 2 – Vitoria Setubal 0;
Moreirense 0 – Porto 3.
Benfica line-up: Moraes, Pereira, Luisão, Garay, Almeida, Gaitán, Pérez, Lima, Salvio, Cardozo, Matić.
Last three matches:
Benfica 1 – Estoril 1;
Benfica 3 – Fenerbahçe 1;
Marítimo 1 – Benfica 2.