03 April 2021, 15h47
Marítimo already eliminated Sporting from the Portuguese Cup, beat FC Porto, and made it very difficult for Benfica in the first championship round. What do you expect for them and it will be difficult given all these ingredients?
For these teams, when they play against the big fish – Benfica, Sporting, FC Porto, SC Braga… –, any point is important, and they are emotionally calm. Marítimo will try to get points, will play with 5x4x1 formation, with the great majority of the players behind the ball line. We’re ready for that. Every game is a different story, but we’re ready for an opponent that will explore free-kicks, corners and the counter-attack.
Considering that the direct qualification for the Champions League Group Stage might interfere with the squad organization, how are you preparing next season?
In this moment I’m only concerned with the current season. There are still things to achieve. We’re in a clutch situation in the Championship. We got to go after the first spots.
Taarabt "very happy" for the 100 matches with Benfica
Taarabt entered at 84' in the match against Vizela (0-1) and reached an important milestone with the eagles on his chest. "I’m very happy for the 100 matches with this jersey. Thanks for your support!", shared the Moroccan international.
Happy birthday, Cathedral!
Inaugurated on October 25, 2003, the Estádio da Luz celebrates another anniversary this Monday. It's been 18 years of existence, of much emotion, histories and stories, victories, conquests, joys and sometimes even tears... it is really like that when it is from the soul, with heart, commitment and passion, because only we feel that way! The home of all Benfiquistas, a temple, a magical place, our Cathedral is to be congratulated. Many more to come!
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