He played the 90 minutes and was elected the man of the match in the Benfica-Gil Vicente (2-0). Taarabt devalued the individual prize, assuming being "happy for the three points".
"To be the man of the match is a good feeling, it's a pleasure, but the most important thing was to get the three points. We had a lot of players in the national teams, the return happened a few days ago. The most important thing is that we got all three points. We have an important game next week [against Leipzig for the Champions League] and we want the fans to be present like today, because it's very important to us", he claimed in statements to BTV.
Text: Filipa Fernandes Garcia and João Sanches
Pics: João Paulo Trindade and Cátia Luís / SL Benfica