23 June 2020 22:44
LISBON (Reuters) - Benfica suffered a shock 4-3 home defeat to unfancied Santa Clara on Tuesday, dealing a blow to their hopes of winning a sixth Portuguese league title in seven years. The result left Benfica top on 64 points from 28 games but their perennial title rivals Porto, who trail them on goal difference, have a gilt-edged chance to leapfrog them when they play Boavista at home in the 2015 GMT kickoff. Benfica twice came from behind after conceding a 44th-minute opener against the run of play when Anderson Carvalho fired the visitors ahead with a neat side-footed finish from the edge of the penalty area. Scroll to continue with content Ad Rafa Silva equalised in the 50th with an opportunist close-range shot before the visitors struck again in the 57th, as Zaidu Sanusi rose above his marker to power an Osama Rashid corner into the roof of the net. Halftime substitute Carlos Vinicius equalised in similar fashion in the 63rd minute, heading in a Pizzi corner, and then got on the end of an Andre Almeida cross two minutes later to steer a superb header past visiting keeper Marco Pereira.
Yet the visitors had the last laugh as second-half substitute Cryzan blasted in an 82nd-minute penalty and Ze Manuel forced the final twist with a deflected shot from 15 metres deep into stoppage time. (Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic; Editing by Toby Davis) Benfica vs Santa Clara live streaming free Benfica – Santa Clara: prediction for the match of the championship of Portugal (June 23, 2020) "Benifka", after a pause, is hard to enter the season, but whether the "eagles" will have problems in the fight with "Santa Clara" on June 23 – we prepared our forecast. What to reap from the meeting? Benfica "Benfica" is not without problems, but copes with its task for the season, retaining leadership in the championship. The team to Bruno Lage in two fights after the break managed to take only two points, but corrected in the last round.
Statistics In the last six matches, Benfica won six victories over Santa Clara In none of the last three away matches did Santa Clara win – two draws and a defeat In only one of the last three away matches, did Santa Clara concede less than two goals Forecast "Benfica" does not show its best game in the last rounds, but it managed to break the series without victories. Having escaped to the first line, the "eagles" will certainly strive to preserve it, "Porto" is breathing in the back and they have no right to make a mistake. Away, "Santa Clara" is often mistaken in defense, it is unlikely that today's match will be an exception, especially since the opponent is clearly above class. We believe that guests cannot be defeated. Forecast – Asian handicap (-1.5) on Benfica. In 1x bet, such an outcome is offered with a coefficient of 1.95