The port On Saturday, he won, in an intermittent round, the title of the Portuguese champion for the 2021/22 season, by defeating Benfica 1-0, at the Estadio da Luz, with a goal by Nigerian defender Zido in stoppage time. The team led by coach Sergio Conceicao achieved 30 National League victories in history, closing the difference to Benfica, the country’s greatest champion, with 37 victories.
Brazilian naturalized Portuguese Otavio celebrates the Porto title – Photo: Reuters
Sporting, last year’s champion, won 19 Portuguese titles. Only two other teams appear in the Champions League: Belenenses and Boavista (one title each).
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with result portWhich reached 88 points, the top of the Portuguese league table this season is already determined, without relying on the last round. Sporting finished second, ahead of Benfica, to complete the UEFA Champions League classifieds trio – the champion and vice-champion go straight to the group stage, while Benfica enter the third qualifying stage.
Benfica tried to prevent the opponent from holding the party in their stadium, which made the classic tension, especially in the second half. Uruguayan Darwin Sanchez scored a goal for Benfica, but after a lengthy analysis by the VAR, the show was canceled due to offside by two centimeters from the striker.
With the home team desperate to win, the port He reached the winning goal in the 48th minute. After a corner kick for Benfica, the Brazilian Pepe, the former Gremio, hit a counterattack from the right side and touched the area for Zedo, free of charge, to score the goal, which is the emblem of the awaited title.
Pepe plays for Porto against Benfica – Photo: Reuters
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