Leader of the Liga NOS, Benfica fought for a different outcome in the clássico from matchday 20, but at a key moment in the first half, it was pushed back by a serious refereeing mistake which culminated in a penalty (and goal). After the 3-2 loss, the Reds have a four-point lead.
Next Tuesday there is a new game, but for the Portuguese Cup. The eagles play away at Famalicão for a place in the Portuguse Cup final (in the 1st leg of the semifinal, Benfica won by 3-2 at Estádio da Luz).
Text: João Sanches
Photos: Liga Portugal