Benfica vs Porto in the Portuguese Super Cup: Everything you want to know

9 August 2023 - 6:08 pm

Benfica and Porto will open the activities of the new season of Portuguese football today, Wednesday, when they meet in a new summit match for the Portuguese Super Cup title a few days before the start of the activities of the new season of the Portuguese League.

The matches between Porto and Benfica always attract great attention in light of the overwhelming popularity of the two teams and their control of most Portuguese football titles.

The two teams are looking forward to winning the Super Cup tomorrow, as it will be a strong start to their career in the new season, after the competition between them flared up last season for the Portuguese League title, which Benfica won by only two points against Porto.

On the other hand, Porto won the Portuguese Cup titles by defeating Sporting Braga 2-0 in the final and the Portuguese League Cup by beating Sporting Lisbon with the same score in the final.

Porto holds the record for the number of titles in the Portuguese Super Cup with 23 titles out of the 32 times in which it competed for this title, and its most recent title was in the championship last season.

On the other hand, Benfica occupies third place in the golden record of the Portuguese Super Cup, with 8 titles behind Sporting Lisbon (9 titles), and Benfica seeks to win tomorrow to equalize the balance of Sporting Lisbon in second place in this record.

Benfica and Porto exchanged victories during their two matches together in the Portuguese League last season, as Benfica beat Porto 1-0 at home, then Porto beat Benfica 2-1 at Benfica Stadium.

Both teams played a series of strong matches in preparation for the new season, and each concluded more than one deal to strengthen its ranks.

Benfica allowed young Argentine player Enzo Fernandez to leave for Chelsea last January, and yesterday, Monday, he agreed to transfer his dangerous striker Gonzalo Ramos to Paris Saint-Germain on loan at the end of the season, with a clause in the contract that allows the final transfer to lose one of the most prominent elements of his superiority. last season.

“Benfica is my home,” Ramos said. I have already achieved one of my dreams with the team, which is to win the Portuguese league title. There was a good opportunity (to move to Saint-Germain), and I don’t know when these opportunities will be repeated.

Despite this, the team supported its ranks this summer by signing Turkish midfielder Orkan Kokcho and Czech left-back David Jurasek, in addition to the inclusion of Argentine veteran Angel Di Maria in a free transfer.

On the other hand, Porto supported its ranks with Spanish players Fran Navarro and Nicholas Gonzalez, and the club is currently seeking to keep its striker Mehdi Taremi, who has become a target for a number of European clubs such as Manchester United.