Benfica – Guimares: 13th May 2017
The hosts were forced to the limit in the last round on Rio Ave’s score, score 1-0, thanks to the goal scored by Jimenez in the 75th minute. However, it was enough for them to split at five points of rival Porto. Holder for the first time this year, Jimenez scored for the sixth time this season. Thus, the Mexican is the fourth marker of the team after Mitroglou, Jonas and Pizzi.
Having the chance to conquer the title on its own, Benfica will certainly be highly motivated. Here, on Estadio da Luz, he is unbeaten this year, managing 13 victories in the 16 disputed games. Each time he has scored scored at least two goals
Vitoria de Guimaraes
On the other hand, unbeaten in the last 11 stages and with seven consecutive wins, the guests cross the best period in the history of the club. Moreover, in the last three wins he left the field without receiving a goal. Thus, with 62 points accumulated, Vitoria will finish fourth, the best ranking in the last 14 years. An important contribution to this season has been brought by Mouss Marenga. The borrower from Porto, the striker in Mali, has scored 13 times so far, being by far the scorer of the team.
However, Guimaraes only got two draws in the five matches played against the top teams. Both draws were made in the company of Sporting. Instead, in all three defeats, it has been driven since the break
Benfica (4-4-1-1): Moraes – Nelsinho Luisao Lindelof Grimaldo – Salvio Pizzi Fejsa Cervi – Jonas – Jimenez
Guimaraes (4-2-3-1): Douglas – Gaspar Henrique Josue Konan – Zungu Miranda – Marega Hurtado Hernani – Texeira
In the tour, Benfica scored 2-0. The same score was made in the League Cup, three days later. Guimaraes has never won the last 8 straight games. He has not even scored a goal during this period.