Benfica and Vizela have not met many times, but the first three duels leave stories and goals to tell. Ahead of the 4th round of the Portuguese Cup – Saturday, at 8:45 pm, at the Estádio do FC Vizela –, the Official Website analyzes all 11 goals from the eagles against Vizela.
This retrospective starts at Michael Manniche's feet and ends (for now) at Jonas' head. Apart from the Danish and the Brazilian players, there also Greek, Argentinean and Portuguese goals.
Despite the 11 goals in three matches (an average of 3,7), no one managed to score more than a brace. Nené and Jorge Silva (1984/85) and Jonas (2016/17) were the scorers. It is also curious that Carlos Manuel is the only footballer to have scored in two games against this opponent.
Regarding the typology of goals, four were headers and seven were right-footed shots; none was a left-footed strike. he same distribution happens in the halves of the match: four in the first half and seven in the second half.
Head to Head
|1984/85||Vizela-BENFICA | 1-2||Manniche and Carlos Manuel|
|1984/85||BENFICA-Vizela | 5-1||Nené (2), Jorge Silva (2) and Carlos Manuel|
|2016/17||BENFICA-Vizela | 4-0||Jonas (2), Mitroglou and Lisandro|
Text: Marco Rebelo
Pics: SL Benfica