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1/3/2018

Attacking carousel going to Santa Maria da Feira

FC Porto faces Feirense (20h15) as the leader of Liga NOS and with the best attack of the century in the first turn


Leader of Liga NOS (with the same 39 points as Sporting, but a better goal average) and with the best attack of the century in the first turn of a season; that’s the position in which FC Porto will be facing Feirense this Wednesday (20h15, with live broadcast on Sport TV 1), for matchday 16, with just one more match before the turn of the season.

You could say that the attacking carousel is going to Santa Maria da Feira. This article addresses the subject, but here are the main points: in the first turn of the season (considering the turn of the year as an intermediate point), FC Porto scored 73 goals, which represents the best blue and white score in this century. The conclusion is the same in both absolute and relative numbers (2.7 goals on average per match). In five months, 12 big wins were achieved, only one less than in the entire previous season and five less than the best record of the century (17, reached in 2010/11).

Hopefully, the good vibes can be kept, but, with more or less goals, what matters is getting the three points. In terms of goals, in five matches for the League at the home of Feirense (four victories and one tie), the Dragons scored four goals twice already: check here the 4-0 from last season (two from André Silva, and one by Brahimi and Marcano each) and here the 4-1 of 1989/90 (Geraldão opened the scoreboard and Madjer closed it with a sublime hat-trick).

At Estádio Marcolino de Castro – the pitch was inaugurated with a visit of FC Porto, on September 22, 1987 – the Blue Sea will surely once again flood the stands. If you stay at home, you should know that the match will be previewed in Porto Canal starting at 19h00, and can be followed live on the official FC Porto app, as well as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. After the final whistle, the match will be analysed by Porto Canal, and www.fcporto.pt will have the report and statements from the coach and players.

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