Benfica v Moreiense

Benfica v Moreiense - Estadio da Luz, Lisbon - Sunday 19th May (17:00)

Cardozo Oscar - Benfica

Cardozo Oscar – Benfica

Benfica coach Jorge Jesus dropped to his knees, while several of his playing staff looked distressed at the final whistle of their 2-1 loss to Porto.

A draw would have suited Benfica, who will host relegation-threatened Moreirense on the final day of the season. Now they have to hope Porto either lose or draw in order to wrestle back top spot and win the title. Before that, Benfica have to pick themselves up for Wednesday’s Europa League final against Chelsea in Amsterdam.

Moreirense will be no pushovers as they are battling to avoid the drop and boosted their chances of doing that last weekend by beating fellow strugglers Vitoria Setubal 2-1. Vitoria went ahead in the fifth minute but Moreirense hit back with two goals to earn the vital points.

They now sit second from bottom but a win or even a draw could see them move out of the relegation zone as there is a team above them on the same points and another side a point above with a worst goal difference. Before their win at the weekend they were on a four game losing streak, conceding three goals in three of those matches. They have lost eight of their 14 away matches, drawing four and winning just two.

Benfica have beaten Moreirense 2-0 in all three meetings this season, which includes two cup matches. Their home record has been impeccable with 11 wins from 14 matches, scoring 39 goals and conceding just eight. Benfica should dominate here and get all three points while hoping Pacos do them a huge favour by holding out Porto. 

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