Seferovic entered the break and it was he to score the goal of the ‘benfiquista’ triumph this Saturday, in front of the Tondela.
It took nerves of steel for the Benfica to withstand the pressure of the match against Tondela, the 27th round of the championship. Only in the 84th minute, Seferovic managed to undo a null that left many hearts tight.
After a dominating first half by the home side, Tondela proved to be adventurous in the second half and caused many difficulties for Bruno Lage.
A beirão team with a lot of speed of tip in the men of the front gave several headaches to Benfica, but the Eagles, that remained the same to themselves, showed calm until the end.
Gold left the bank
They were all four clear chances of goal in the first time for Benfica. The incarnates wanted to settle the meeting early, but their aim did not help. Lage threw Haris Seferovic at halftime and it was with that bet that he would smile at the end of the match.
The men’s goal of the season went up to the heights and headed the goal in the 84th minute after Grimaldo’s cross. Haris Seferovic scored his 20th goal in 2018/19 and reinforced his status as the best scorer in the league with 16 goals.
In addition, the Swiss forward has won nine of the last 10 days. The best forward prize of the month of February that he received at the beginning of the meeting seems to be able to repeat itself again.
A debut that until recently was … unthinkable
He arrived in Luz in 2015 and made his debut in 2019 in front of Tondela. Adel Taarabt entered the 71 minutes for Pizzi’s place and played for the first time with the Benfica main team jersey. But it did not …
It was not one of many raids, which is also not his apanage, it is said. But he showed great safety with the ball, he always decided well and he had a surprising tranquillity. He managed to demonstrate in about 20 minutes, the quality that has always been conferred, the quality of other times.
It was crucial to provide serenity to the incarnated midfield and was also able to assist in the team’s offensive process. A positive debut, which seems to have given Bruno Lage another ‘boost’ for the remainder of the season.
And there are 7 finals left
After the duel in the Dragão, between Porto and Benfica, both teams have been clubbing in the top places of the I Liga. The Eagles have already made the first slide at home, with the Belenenses SAD.
Now with seven meetings ahead, Benfica has a calendar where Sp. Braga is seen as the most complicated opponent (in theory). In addition to Braga, Benfica will also face Feirense, V. Setubal, Marítimo, Portimonense, Rio Ave and Santa Clara.
For their part, the dragons will also have to face Sporting on the final day. But before that, they have Boavista, Portimonense, Santa Clara, Rio Ave, Aves and Nacional.