Playing Moreirense at home, Benfica last night had a good chance to stay on top of the table of the Portuguese league.
But things didn’t go as expected for the Lisbon side. It was Moreirense who opened the scoring, and the Eagles only found an equaliser with a penalty in extra time.
It turns out the game attracted a long list of scouts, including from the Premier League, from where Bournemouth, Burnley and Southampton all sent emissaries for the match.
It’s newspaper A Bola who reports the list of officials at the Estádio da Luz, even though they don’t point out the transfer targets that each club may have had.
It’s hard to find someone from Benfica who really deserved to be praised last night.
The one with the best performance was Adel Taarabt, who created several chances for the team, even though that wasn’t enough for them to score from open play.
Moreirense goalkeeper Mateus Pasinato was the one getting the spotlight, since he had a great performance and also saved a penalty when the score was still 0-0. Striker Fabio Abreu, who scored the away side’s goal, had a very good game as well.