The Portuguese Championship returns this weekend with another round. This Saturday, the Benfica travels to face Vitória de Guimarães, at 4:30 pm (Brasília time), at the Afonso Henriques stadium.
The visitors are in the lead of the championship, with 21 points. Benfica wants to keep 100% of success in the competition.
Coach Roger Schmidt has preached caution and expects a tough compromise.
“It will be a difficult game, I have never played in Guimarães, but I have information from those who know the league better than I do. I know it is difficult, they have a good campaign, they have only conceded 6 goals. That says they are good at defending, they put a lot of players behind of the ball, are also dangerous in the transition. We are used to it, but playing away will be a difficult task for us. We will try to play a good game”, he said.
🔎 Get to know our opponent from the 8th round of the #LigaPortugal 👇
— SL Benfica (@SLBenfica) September 30, 2022
Vitória de Guimarães is in ninth place, with ten points. The hosts want to surprise to consolidate at the top of the standings.
Check out the games of the round:
Sporting x Gil Vicente
Porto x Braga
Vizela vs Portimonense
Chavez x Estoril
Guimaraes vs Benfica win
Rio Ave x Santa Clara
Paços de Ferreira vs Arouca
Famalicão vs Boavista
Maritime x Casa Pia