The draw of the fixtures of Campeonato Nacional in roller hockey, held this Monday, determined that the national champions will start the defence of the title at Dragão Caixa, facing newcomers Grandôla. The opening matchday is scheduled for October 21, a week after the Supercup António Livramento, that will have FC Porto facing Sporting de Tomar, whom the Dragons beat 5-1 in the final of last season’s edition of the Portuguese Cup.
As has been happening in the last seasons, the draw was conditioned so that the first team face each other in the decisive stage of the championship. This means the blue and whites will face, consecutively, Benfica, Oliveirense, and Sporting - second, third, and fourth last season - between matchday 25 and 27.
The first official classic of the season for the team led by Guillem Cabestany will be against Benfica, in Lisbon, for the last matchday of the civil year, scheduled for December 30, followed by another match away, against Oliveirense, on January 6, and finally a home match against Sporting, on January 13.
The calendar for the 2nd Division, North, also drawn today, has FC Porto B, champion of the 3rd division last season, playing away in the opening matchday, against Marco.
Calendar of FC Porto Fidelidade
Matchday 1 (21/10/2017) and 14 (27/01/2018): FC Porto-Grândola
Matchday 2 (28/10/2017) and 15 (03/02/2018): Sporting de Tomar-FC Porto
Matchday 3 (04/11/2017) and 16 (17/02/2018): FC Porto-Juventude Viana
Matchday 4 (11/11/2017) and 17 (04/02/2018): Turquel-FC Porto
Matchday 5 (18/1/2017) and 18 (03/03/2018): FC Porto-Valença
Matchday 6 (25/11/2017) and 19 (24/03/2018): Valongo-FC Porto
Matchday 7 (02/12/2017) and 20 (07/04/2018): FC Porto-HC Braga
Matchday 8 (09/12/2017) and 21 (21/04/2018): Óquei de Barcelos-FC Porto
Matchday 9 (16/12/2017) and 22 (05/05/2018): FC Porto-Paço d’ Arcos
Matchday 10 (30/12/2017) and 23 (19/05/2018): Benfica-FC Porto
Matchday 11 (06/01/2018) and 24 (26/05/2018): Oliveirense-FC Porto
Matchday 12 (13/01/2018) and 25 (02/06/2018): FC Porto-Sporting
Matchday 13 (20/01/2018) and 26 (09/06/2018): Infante Sagres-FC Porto