This Thursday, the red team received Tondela in Luz and did not go beyond a 0-0, in the 25th round of the I League, which marked the resumption of the championship.
The fans were not in the stands, but the disappointment was evident at the end of the 97 minutes played. The game was not well succeeded by the team of Bruno Lage, who promised a strong entry … which did not happen.
Tondela wanted to go to Luz to draw and managed. He managed to impose the fourth consecutive draw in all competitions and Bruno Lage brings an unfriendly statistic to the curriculum. It is that in the history of the incarnates this fact had only happened once (in 1964/65).
The championship stop could have brought another Benfica, but no. The Eagles continue with just one win in the last nine games. After a first half of low intensity and rhythm, in the second half Benfica accelerated, it is true, but there was a lack of ideas, creativity and above all efficiency.
There were 26 goal attempts, 18 of them inside the penalty area, 14 corners and 65% possession. Numbers that reflect the red domain and, at the same time, the disinspiration of Bruno Lage’s ensemble.