Aves vs FC Porto – Liga NOS: On a period of huge competitive demand for FC Porto…
The Dragons are very secure about what they still have to fulfil.
After getting a very positive result on their road to qualify for the Champions’ League round of 16, being able to get a precious draw in Istanbul,
it is at Vila das Aves that Sérgio Conceição’s side will defend the advantage they have over their pursuers, one week before hosting Benfica.
The match against Benfica will have already contaminated the environment a bit surrounding this match, although the manager and the players have stated that they are aware of the difficulties that Aves might cause.
The team managed by Lito Vidigal has been recovering their breath, after a win in Setúbal that has made them leapfrog out of the relegation spots, confirming their good moment of form with another win in Leiria, on a cup match.
This same manager, leading Arouca at the time, was able to surprise FC Porto on the 2015/2016 season, while also having a good record against the other “big clubs” in Portugal.
Still, the form of Sérgio Conceição’s team seems to present rates hardly surpassed by an opponent of the bottom half of the Liga NOS’ table.
If there’s a competition that Sérgio Conceição has prepared the team well for, that’s Liga NOS, which is also their main objective.
FC Porto only dropped points on their visit to Sporting, and the proximity of the match against Benfica, more than anxiety, should provoke a strict compliance with the orders from the technical staff.
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That is, also, one of the big Sérgio Conceição’s achievements on the present season.
The way he transmits messages to the team and the assertiveness that the players have allowed him on the extension of their options within a limited roster.
FC Porto’s success is built from what they don’t have, and, because of that, they are being so hard to stop.
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