Benfica under Bruno Lage challenges the stats, trends and breaks records like no other team in Portugal. With the triumph in the derby (0-2) the team has clinched 17 consecutive sways wins in the Liga NOS. A historic record!
The 17 triumphs as visitors in the Championship are a record in Portugal. The record began on January 11, 2019, the date in which Benfica traveled to the Azores to beat Santa Clara (0-2). Since then it has been over a year and Benfica clinched all three points in all the encounters held away from home in the Championship.
The previous records (16 wins) belonged to ... Benfica! In 2015/16 (the season of the third league title in a row), the first season of Rui Vitória as Benfica’s head coach, the eagles began a record of 16 triumphs in a row, which ended in the 2016/17 season (fourth league title in a row).
Caption: Top 5: top scorers in the 17 away triumphs
In this 17 matches, the eagles scored 45 goals (an average of 2,65 per game) and only conceded ten.
Caption: Top 5: players with more assists in the 17 away triumphs
Pizzi and Grimaldo represent 51,6% of the assists provided in the 17 consecutive away triumphs in the League.
The 17 away wins in a row in the League
|Santa Clara||0-2||Seferovic and Jardel|
|Sporting||2-4||Seferovic, João Félix, Rúben and Pizzi|
|Aves||0-3||Seferovic, Rafa and Ferro|
|FC Porto||1-2||João Félix and Rafa|
|Moreirense||0-4||João Félix, Samaris, Rafa and Florentino|
|Feirense||1-4||Pizzi, André Almeida and Seferovic (2)|
|Braga||1-4||Pizzi (2), Rúben and Rafa|
|Rio Ave||2-3||Rafa, João Félix and Pizzi|
|Belenenses SAD*||0-2||Rafa and Pizzi|
|Braga*||0-4||Pizzi (2) and two own-goals|
|Moreirense*||1-2||Rafa and Seferovic|
|Santa Clara*||1-2||Vinícius and Pizzi|
|Boavista*||1-4||Vinícius (2), Cervi and Gabriel|
* 2019/20 Liga NOS
Text: Diogo Nascimento
Photos: Archive / SL Benfica