Thursday, January 23, 2020, 16h19

"Everyone counts": a motto worth points

Football

The changes carried out by Bruno Lage during the matches had a strong impact on Benfica's point tally in the Benfica da Liga NOS, but not only...

Several decisions taken by the coach Bruno Lage during the matches have resulted in points won by Benfica in Liga NOS and victories in the rounds of the Portuguese Cup this season.

This is also a consequence of the competitiveness of the Benfica squad. The fact that all players count and can be relevant in the results are basic aspects of Bruno Lage's approach and strategy.

Benfica-CD Aves

In all, there have been eight matches in which the players brought on have had a direct impact on the points earned or on the qualification for the next round of the Portuguese Cup.

Derbi

Benfica's bench in 2019/20

OPPONENT COMPETITION DESCRIPTION
Moreirense (1-2) Liga NOS Jota came on and provided the assist for the 1-2
V. Setúbal (1-0) Liga NOS Vinícius came on and scored the winner
Santa Clara (1-2) Liga NOS Vinícius came on and scored the 1-1
FC Vizela (1-2) Portuguese Cup Vinícius came on and scored the 1-2; Caio Lucas came on and provided the assist for the 1-2
SC Covilhã (1-1) League Cup Pizzi came on and took the free-kick that resulted in the 1-1
CD Aves (2-1) Liga NOS Vinícius suffered the foul for the penalty that resulted in the 1-1. He provided the assist for the 2-1
Rio Ave (3-2) Portuguese Cup Seferovic came on and scored the 2-2 and the 3-2
Sporting (0-2) Liga NOS Rafa came on and scored the 0-1 and the 0-2. Seferovic came on and provided the assist for the 0-2

Text: Diogo Nascimento

Photos: SL Benfica

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