Saturday, February 8, 2020, 23h57

Made-up penalty sabotaged Benfica in the clássico


A serious mistake from the referee and other conditioning decisions help to explain the result of the leader of the Liga NOS on matchday 20.


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.

FC Porto-Benfica

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

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