Rafa is confirmed low for the Classic

FC Porto leaves an appeal to fans

Francisco Amaral Santos | 25 minutes ago

FC Porto turned to social media to leave a request for fans to go to Estádio da Luz. Dragons appeal to supporters not to be protagonists of attitudes that could interrupt the normal functioning of the match. Moreover, this is a recurring appeal of FC Porto on matchdays, whether at home or away.

Benfica leaves guarantee before the Clásico

Francisco Amaral Santos | 48 minutes ago

Benfica left, this Saturday, the guarantee that the Clásico is to “win”, whatever the modality. Through the News Benfica newsletter, the eagles emphasize that they will enter the field to win and recall Nélson Veríssimo’s appeal to the fans.

“It is to win, today and always, in any modality and in any field, that Benfica exists and what motivates all those who contribute to the Benfica cause”, can be read in the official publication of the reds.

Benfica reveals squad

Francisco Amaral Santos | 1 hour ago

Benfica revealed who are the 23 players called up by Nélson Veríssimo for the Clássico. The absence of Rafa Silva, who continues to recover from injury, is confirmed.

The match starts at 18:00 this Saturday.

News by the Minute | 13:18 – 05/07/2022

All calm in the light

Francisco Amaral Santos | 2 hours ago

At this time, five hours before kick-off, there are still not many fans in the vicinity of Estádio da Luz.

Darwin and Taremi: The service scorers

Francisco Amaral Santos | 2 hours ago

Darwin Núñez and Mehdi Taremi are the man-goals in focus in this Clásico. In the I Liga, the Benfica player has scored 26 goals, while the FC Porto forward has 20 goals.

Ex-dragons set the tone

Francisco Amaral Santos | 2 hours ago

In social networks, there is no shortage of messages of support for FC Porto from former players and coaches. André Villas-Boas, for example, recalled the triumph that won the title at Luz 11 years agowhile Miguel Layún assured that he was confident in “another victory”.

“I would like Benfica to win the Clássico to give some emotion”

Francisco Amaral Santos | 3 hours ago

In an exclusive conversation with Esporte ao Minuto, Toni foresees a balanced match, but gives a little favoritism to the Reds due to the home factor.

Next Saturday’s game between Benfica and FC Porto could define the new national champion. In an exclusive conversation with Esporte ao Minuto, Toni foresees a balanced match, but gives a little favoritism to the Reds due to the home factor.

Rodrigo Dear | 08:15 – 05/05/2022

Weight loss in dragons

Francisco Amaral Santos | 3 hours ago

On the side of FC Porto, a special note for the absence of Matheus Uribe. The Colombian midfielder stayed at Porto, apparently due to injury, and will miss the Clásico. In this sense, Marko Grujic will continue to be chosen to suppress Uribe’s absence. See here the likely lineup for FC Porto.

Returns in sight at eleven of the eagles

Francisco Amaral Santos | 3 hours ago

Nélson Veríssimo should return to eleven players like Grimaldo, Gilberto or Diogo Gonçalves, this after having made some changes in the visit to Marítimo, recorded in the previous round. See here the likely lineup for Benfica.

Godinho is the chosen referee

Francisco Amaral Santos | 4 hours ago

Luís Godinho is the referee chosen to be in the Clássico between Benfica and FC Porto. The AF Évora referee will have Rui Teixeira and Valter Rufo as assistants, while the fourth referee will be Tiago Martins. In the City of Football will be João Pinheiro, in the role of VAR.

“FC Porto has an asset and Conceição is very smart”

Francisco Amaral Santos | 5 hours ago

Edmílson, a former Dragon forward, launched the Clássico exclusively for Esporte ao Minuto and believes that the blue and white team will enter Luz more cautiously.

Former FC Porto forward launches a duel with Benfica that can confirm the title for the Dragons. Exclusively for Esporte ao Minuto, Edmílson refuses to risk a result, recalling that the Clásicos “are always unpredictable games”.

Francisco Amaral Santos | 08:06 – 05/04/2022

What did Veríssimo and Conceição say?

Francisco Amaral Santos | 5 hours ago

Time to remember the words of Nélson Veríssimo and Sérgio Conceição at their respective press conferences. The Benfica coach assured that he was only thinking about winning, while the FC Porto coach stressed the importance of Olival. check out on here everything that was said by the two coaches.

‘Breakthrough’ on social media

Francisco Amaral Santos | 6 hours ago

Both Benfica and FC Porto have already given the ‘kick off’… on social networks. The Classic starts, therefore, to move very early.

Uribe is the great absentee of the Classic

Francisco Amaral Santos | 6 hours ago

Matheus Uribe is low profile for this afternoon’s game. The Colombian international had even played against Vizela, after being injured, but was not part of the Porto team that traveled to Lisbon.

The title accounts in Luz

Francisco Amaral Santos | 6 hours ago

FC Porto only needs one point to confirm the title of national champion, at a time when there are still six points to play for. That is to say, it is enough for Sérgio Conceição’s men to draw in Luz to be able to celebrate. A victory, of course, will also confirm the title, while a defeat will at least postpone the blue and white party and, at the same time, feed the dream of… Sporting.

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