Benfica starts the last game of the league at home against Santa Clara, knowing that just a draw will be enough to steal the title from rivals Porto.
Benfica is so close to clinch the title that they can almost feel it already. A two-point lead means that it’s almost certain that the draw will be enough for Benfica to win the title on Saturday, but there’s still some nerves on the home fans and players.
Santa Clara lost only one of the last seven matches and until last weekend, it passed fifteen matches conceding only one goal per match.
Benfica had to work hard for the three points last weekend at Vila do Conde, as was predicted by many, but it was leading comfortably at halftime by two goals, thanks to Silva and Felix.
Rio Ave scored a goal in the beginning of the second half, but Benfica got the 2-goal lead back thanks to a third goal, courtesy from Pizzi.
The home team was able to cast some doubt in the result when Ronan made the score 3-2, but Benfica soldiered on to get 3 crucial points.
A 10-minute goal from Cande gave the lead to Santa Clara against Feirense, but the visiting team scored 3 goals in 10 minutes on the first half. It ended up being a crazy match and the score ended 4-4.
The history between this two clubs and the form of both in the last match points to a Benfica win, with a lot of goals, even more because after the first goal it would be party time.
Benfica, as it didn’t falter on the last games of the season, won’t falter on this one and will enter the match pressuring and trying to score an early victory.