Porto vs Belenenses – Liga NOS : After a great European victory, FC Porto return to Liga NOS to maintain their 1st place…
Sérgio Conceição’s team hasn’t struggled on the Portuguese league, since their tactical philosophy is, mainly, dominating this competition.
The current roster’s situation presents, however, some challenges. With Tiquinho Soares, Otávio and Marega having physical problems, the team is left without offensive solutions.
On the match against RB Leipzig, after 10 initial minutes with him on the pitch, Marega picked up an injury that forced FC Porto to bring in André André, which balanced out their midfield.
That was a very interesting option for a Champions League match, but now Sérgio Conceição will have to look for other solutions.
The players that should be options for the attacking front, along with Aboubakar, will be Hernâni and Galeno.
For the FC Porto’s manager, it should make sense to start one of them, as a way not to leave Aboubakar alone up front,
although Oliver supporting Jesus Corona and Brahimi supporting the Cameroonian striker could make sense as well.
Belenenses is coming off a very solid win, against Moreirense, giving some solidity to a 6th place that puts the team as one of the surprises of this start of the season.
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However, on the only match played against one of the big teams, Benfica, the team crumbled defensively, losing 0-5.
While for Belenenses the challenge can be to present some improvement on the defensive aspects, making life tougher for FC Porto, for the hosts it will mostly be to prove their ability to perform on a match where the attacking options are very scarce.
To maintain his game plan, Sérgio Conceição must be able to keep finding solutions on the roster, like a magician pulling rabbits out of his hat, always managing to get it right despite the difficulties.