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On Thursday, FC Porto must travel to the sonorous Moreira de Cónegos to host hosts Moreirense in the quarter-final of the Taca de Portugal, the Portuguese Cup. The roles in this game are clear in itself, as it meets a relegation candidate to the current leader of the Primeira Liga. However, there was nothing to be had in the last two of Porto’s matches at Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas.
Moreirense is ranked fifteen out of eighteen in the Portuguese Primeira League after seventeen out of 34 matchdays. Only fourteen points are on the account of Moreirense and thus only three more than at tail light Vitoria Setubal, who even have a catch-up game in the hindquarters. Three months ago, Moreirense was still on the penultimate rank, which means direct relegation in Portugal. But with two victories over the better positioned teams of Vitoria Guimaraes and CD Aves, against which Moreirense won 2-1 each, it came out of the very deep basement. However, last weekend’s matchday saw their defeat at home to Benfica.
But even though the club has left the relegation zone for the time being, thanks to the two victories mentioned above, the battle for survival will most likely continue until the end of the season. Already in the last season Moreirense saved only on the last matchday thanks to a 3-1 home win against – of course – the FC Porto, for whom it was no more on this last match day, but previously in the Primeira Liga thirty games in The result was undefeated and conceded at Moreirense one of his only two defeats in league play. Currently, Moreirense has three wins, five draws and nine defeats in the league. As mentioned, Moreirense won two out of the last three games, twice as many as on the fourteen matchdays before.
FC Porto clearly won last weekend. Although Porto were 1-0 behind at half-time against Vitoria Guimaraes, the club won 4-2 at the end, with their second goal narrowly defeated just before the end. With this victory, Porto remains at the top of the table, but the projections are still not so large. Sporting Lisbon in second place has only two points less, Benfica Lisbon in third place has five fewer meters. FC Porto have not lost in the Primeira Liga this season. In addition to fourteen wins, there were three draws. But that also means: The defeat at Moreirense on the final day of the preseason was the last in the national league.
In this season, Porto has lost in 29 competitive games ever twice. Both penalties were in the group stage of the Champions League, as Porto lost at home against Besiktas Istanbul with 1: 3 and at RB Leipzig 2: 3. In the end, Porto managed to climb into the round of 16, where Liverpool is waiting. Victory at the weekend against Guimaraes was the eighth competitive win in a row. Porto has been unbeaten for a total of seventeen competitive matches. The club is still represented in a total of four competitions, because in the League Cup FC Porto managed to qualify for the next round shortly before the turn of the year. With 45 goals and nine goals in seventeen league games, Porto have both the best attack and the best defense of the Primeira Liga.
Moreirense vs FC Porto head to head matches
20.08.17 PL FC Porto Moreirense 3 : 0
21.05.17 PL Moreirense FC Porto 3 : 1
15.01.17 PL FC Porto Moreirense 3 : 0
03.01.17 CUP Moreirense FC Porto 1 : 0
21.02.16 PL FC Porto Moreirense 3 : 2