17 September 2022, 15h07

The opposite ends of the Liga Bwin meet on matchday 7. Benfica and Marítimo, first and bottom respectively, lock horns at the Estádio da Luz, Sunday, September 18, at 6 pm.

This clash will be the 100th official match between the two teams. In the previous 99, the Reds won 69 (70%) and drew 18.

Roger Schmidt's men go into this match motivated by their impressive win away at Juventus (1-2) on matchday 2 of group H of the Champions League. Marítimo, now under João Henriques (he replaced Vasco Seabra), lost in Funchal against Gil Vicente, by 1-2. In this match , the coach set up the team in 4x4x2, with Miguel Silva, Cláudio Winck, Vítor Costa, Mosquera, Léo Andrade, Diogo Mendes, Soñora, António Zarzana, Bruno Xadas, Edgar Costa and Joel Tagueu.

António Silva

Contando por vitórias os 12 jogos oficiais Having won all 12 official matches played this season, Benfica leads the Liga Bwin standings, with six wins in as many rounds (18 points), is one of the best attacks with 14 goals scored (2.3 per game) and has only conceded three goals, being, along with Casa Pia, the best defense in the competition. The islanders have one of the worst attacks (four goals) and the defense that concedes the most goals (17), arriving at Luz with six defeats in six rounds played.

Raio-X do Benfica-Marítimo


To Madeira Island arrived 11 new faces: Rafael Brito (Benfica B), Lucho Vega (Estoril), João Afonso (Gil Vicente), Trmal (V. Guimarães), Jesús Ramírez (Morelia), Pablo Moreno (Manchester City), António Zarzana (Sevilha), Soñora (Vélez Sarsfield), Gonçalo Cardoso (West Ham), Geny Catano (Sporting) and Carlos Liza (Sporting Cristal)

On the other hand, Alipour, Filipe Cardoso, Henrique Rafael, Marcos Silva, Paulo Victor, Carlos Tovar and Pelágio left the team.

Text: Marco Rebelo
Photos: Archive / SL Benfica; Facebook / Marítimo and Liga Portugal
Last update: Sunday, September 18, 2022

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