The dragons faced the 18th round of the championship, after a defeat in the League Cup final that left ‘stains’ clearly visible in a team that entered halfway through a game that they necessarily needed to win.
At the end of the match against Sporting de Braga, Sérgio Conceição made the position available and the face of the few friends with whom he started the game was evident on the face of the coach of the Invicta emblem, as well as the one he kept at various times during the match. Nervous, several times in protest with his players and with levels of impatience well above those we have become accustomed to seeing in the helmsman of the blue and white ship.
In the first part in which the chances of goal went through the hours of death, only Sandro Lima, who had already given a first warning before the final thrust, and Marcano gave a different color in the last third of the field.
In a match in which Marega did not have any chance, he just “kissed” a ball that had a goal stamp by centimeters, but ended up crossing the entire small area without any deviation. In the complementary stage, it was up to Sérgio Oliveira to decode a triumph so precious that it left FC Porto seven points behind rival Benfica.