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O Classico Match Preview: FC Porto vs Benfica








When - December 30, 2021


Where:  Porto, Portugal at Estadio do Dragao  Time: 9pm WEST
















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Key Facts











- Benfica's Darwin Nunez who leads the league in scoring will miss the encounter after suffering a foot injury in Taca game last week vs Porto.

- Benfica B manager Nelson Verissimo will be on the sidelines in a caretaker role as he replaces former manager Jorge Jesus who was let go.

- Benfica and FC Porto will be playing in their 175th "O Classico" league game.

- FC Porto currently sit atop Portugal leveled on points with Sporting while Benfica trail both clubs by four points in third spot.

- FC Porto are unbeaten in their last seven encounters across all competitions they have played against Benfica. (5 wins and 2 draws)

- FC Porto and Benfica have both been awarded just one penalty each this season after 15 league games.

- FC Porto's midfielder Luis Diaz has been the best player in Portugal so far this season and Porto are set to cash in during the summer months.


WRITTEN BY JORGE CORREIA

Last 5 League Games at Dragao
Score
Date
Draw
1-1
15-01-2021
FC Porto win
3-2
08-02-2020
Benfica win
2-1
02-03-2019
Draw
0-0
01-12-2017
Draw
1-1
06-11-2016