Saturday, 13 May 2017

DONE: Benfica clinch fourth straight Primeira Liga title

It is worthy to note that, Benfica have cemented themselves as Portugal's dominant football force by winning the Primeira Liga title for the fourth time in a row.
Benfica have clinched a fourth successive Primeira Liga title by thrashing Vitoria Guimaraes 5-0.
Rui Vitoria's men came into Saturday's penultimate match of the season five points clear of closest rivals Porto, who do not play until Sunday, knowing a win would see them crowned champions again and reach four in a row for the first time in their history.
Benfica wasted no time in ascertaining of designation glory, racing into a four-goal half-time lead courtesy of Franco Cervi, Raul Jimenez, Pizzi and Jonas.
Jonas then integrated a second-half penalty amid a party atmosphere at Estadio da Luz.

Portugal's most prosperous team have reasserted themselves as the ascendant domestic force in recent years after Porto won 20 of the 29 designations between 1985 and 2013.
Benfica had optically discerned their run of consecutive championship victories ended at three on five anterior occasions, but they conclusively made it to four by hoisting the trophy for the 36th time courtesy of the Vitoria victory.
Top goalscorer Kostas Mitroglou, strike partner Jonas and ingenious midfielder Pizzi have been crucial contributors going forward this season, while a defence including in-demand duo Nelson Semedo and Victor Lindelof as well as veteran Luisao has only leaked 16 goals in 33 games.
Benfica have only lost twice and this win ascertains they have gone through the whole campaign without suffering a habitation to subjugation.
They will have a chance to make it a domestic double when they take on Vitoria again in the Taca de Portugal final on May 28.


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