PremiumFC Porto champion: 22 days that changed the history of the League

On January 25, everything seemed lost for FC Porto, with Sérgio Conceição's 'punch on the table' exposing internal problems. Twenty-two days were enough to change everything, after Marega's 'enough' hearing racist insults in Guimarães marked the union of the squad that led to the conquest of the 29th title of national soccer champion.

FC Porto won the 29th title in its history after a season when, at a certain point, everything seemed lost. In 22 days (between the defeat in the League Cup that publicly exposed the club's internal problems and the victory at Dragão against Benfica that relaunched the League) everything changed for the 'blues and whites'. The resumption of the League confirmed the weaknesses of Benfica that meanwhile dismissed Bruno Lage and the mental strength of the FC Porto squad, which managed to show itself more consistent in the post-resumption League. However, there are many uncertainties surrounding the national champion, starting with the accumulation of bond loans and ending with the six nuclear players at FC Porto who end their contract next season.

With the departure of Herrera and Brahimi at zero cost and the inevitable sales of Felipe and Éder Militão, FC Porto's first objective of the season was to reach the group stage of the Champions League and guarantee a revenue of more than 40 million euros. It invested 62,1 million euros and closed the door to the transfer of players considered decisive in the squad, such as Danilo and Alex Telles. The victory in Russia against Krasnodar opened a door for the millions, but in the second leg, the Russians would push FC Porto into the Europa League.

Content reserved for subscribers. To read the full version, go to here to the JE Reader

Recommended

Estádio do Dragão may receive supporters in the Champions League games, announces UEFA

According to UEFA, the test carried out in the European Super Cup final in Budapest on 24 September convinced the European football governing body to move forward with the permission that stadiums can receive up to 30% of the total capacity.

Figo argues with Spanish deputy on Twitter. “I paid the tax authorities more to sleep than you woke up”

On the social network, Luís Figo accused ERC deputy Gabriel Rufián of lack of seriousness and of not presenting proposals. The politician responded by recalling that Figo was caught by the Tax Authorities in 2012. The Portuguese was ordered to pay 2,4 million euros to the Spanish Tax Authorities, for income obtained, but not declared, in 1997, 1998 and 1999.

Vitória de Guimarães will have majority of SAD after agreement with Mário Ferreira

In a statement published on the official website, the Minho club states that it “formalized a contract with Mário Andrade Ferreira, SA” to “acquire, in a phased manner”, until March 31, 2022, “all the shares representing the share capital of the Vitória Sport Clube - Futebol SAD ”, for a total price of 6,5 million euros.
Comments