The 15 points that separate SL Benfica from Sporting CP, who leads the championship, are historic. The Eagles have not seen themselves in such a tight situation for 70 years.
After 20 rounds, SL Benfica occupies the fourth place of the championship, 15 points from the leader Sporting CP. We need to go back until the 1950/1951 season to find a point difference of this magnitude between the two teams. At that time, when the victories were still worth two points, the ‘lions’ would end up being national champions.
With the most recent draw with Farense, Benfica has been without a game for two league games. In addition, this is the fifth consecutive match that the ‘eagles’ do not win playing outside Estádio da Luz, writes the Record.
At the end of the match, Jorge Jesus was asked if he would admit to resigning the technical command of the incarnates. “No”, shot the Benfica coach.
“Each game has a different story. It is true that we are 15 points from the first place, but it’s also true that the team creates a lot of opportunities to dial. There is always an indicator of any defect. We know where our defect comes from over a few months, now we are looking for some technical, physical and emotional stability ”, explained the coach.
“We are looking for a loss that makes us responsible and makes the team in these decisive months fail to realize the goal opportunities it has,” he added.
In its turn, Rafa admits that the team sinned in the submission, although I argue that it was an unfair result for the emblem of the Light.
“It is an unfair result in my view. The team worked hard to try to get out of here with the win, but we sinned in the submission. It is what has happened to us. We have to do more, and I’m talking about me too. We have to score more goals which is what will lead us to victory ”, said the winger in the quick interview, quoted by the newspaper A BOLA.
“We go game by game until the end of the championship. It is what we are going to do and in the end we will be here ”, he concluded.