Saturday evening sees Benfica and FC Porto contest the 80th Portuguese Cup final (20:45 kick off).
Both head into the weekend showdown fresh off their battle for this season’s Primeira Liga which ultimately saw Porto, led by Sérgio Conceição, win the club’s 29th title.
A chance to win a first double since the 2010/11 season now beckons, though standing in their way are the record Taça de Portugal winners, and in their last final meeting it was Benfica that claimed a 2-1 victory after extra time.
It also presents an opportunity for Nélson Veríssimo’s men to have the final laugh as in their league meeting this season it was Porto who came out on top on both occasions.
Where to watch Benfica vs Porto on TV:
- UK: FreeSports
- US: RTPi
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Benfica & Porto’s previous line-ups:
- Benfica (vs Sporting CP): Vlachodimos; Almeida, Dias, Jardel, Tavares*; Gabriel, Weigl; Pizzi, Chiquinho, Cervi; Seferovic.
- Porto (vs Braga): Diogo Costa; Manafá, Pepe, Diogo Leite, Telles*; Uribe, Pereira; Corona, Otávio, Díaz; Tiquinho.
Benfica pair Nuno Tavares and Alejandro Grimaldo will miss the Portugal Cup final due to injury. Alex Telles, meanwhile, is suspended for Porto whilst Luis Díaz, Andrés Mateus Uribe and Ivan Marcano are injured. Andrés Mateus Uribe and Shoya Nakajima are doubts.
Players to watch:
- Benfica: There’s no question — from a statistical point-of-view — to who has been Benfica’s most outstanding performer this season. With 50 games under his belt, Pizzi has bagged 30 goals, with just over half (18) coming in the league. The 30-year-old’s record in the Portuguese Cup is even better: five strikes across six matches including in both semi-final legs against Famalicão.
- Porto: Near ever-present this season, Porto wide man Jesús Corona is on song when it comes to creating goals, he’s so far produced 21 in all competitions. That impressive outlet has been one of the cornerstones behind Porto’s relentless attack. Coronawill undoubtedly start and will be looking to add to his three Portuguese Cup assists, which previously came across four outings.