FC Porto was the only team that had remained unbeaten in Portugal, but on match day 31, Sporting Braga ensured that the white of the dragons were stained. Due to the first defeat in the league since October 2020, Porto initially missed it to make its 30th championship title perfect three game days before the end of the season.
But on Saturday in the Portuguese classic at Benfica, Porto won the title with a 1-0 win, which Zaidu made perfect in added time after a counterattack. One point would have been enough for the leader.
Mehdi Taremi leads impressive offensive
It is an impressive title that shows the numbers: in addition to Sporting, Porto puts the best defensive (22 goals) as well as the best offensive (84 goals) of the league – and also has an accurate attacker in his own ranks in Mehdi Taremi. The 29-year-old Iranian snapped a whopping 20 times in 31 league games in the current season. Only Benfica’s top talent Darwin, who was revoked by two centimeters in the game against Porto, was even more successful with 26 goals.
Porto replaces Sporting as a master and also shortens the gap to record champions Benfica, who can look back on a proud 37 championships.
many talents with a touch of Bundesliga
It does not look bad for the dragons with a view to the future, after all, coach Sergio Conceicao has numerous talented players. Although the now 39-year-old Altstar Pepe lifts the average age properly, in addition to the tough central defender there are also numerous young talents such as goalkeeper Diogo Costa (22), Joao Maria (22), Fabio Vieira (21), Vitinha (21) 22), Evanilson (22) or coaching son Francisco Conceicao (19), all of whom had well over 20 league missions.
In addition, there are also experienced people such as the former Bundesliga professionals Wendell (186 BL games for Bayer 04 Leverkusen) and Marko Grujic (51 BL games for Hertha BSC).