Portuguese Cup: Anadia FC-FC Porto (Key Takeaways)

Anadia FC 0-6 FC Porto (Municipal Engº Sílvio Henriques Cerveira), 16 October 2022 – key takeaways below

Line-up (4x4x2): Cláudio Ramos, Rodrigo Conceição, Fábio Cardoso, David Carmo, Wendell; Grujic, Bruno Costa, Otávio, Gabriel Veron; Danny Loader, Toni Martinez

Also played: Ivan Marcano, Manafá, Bernardo Folha, Gonçalo Borges, Evanilson.

A competent and professional performance saw Porto qualify to the next round of the Portuguese Cup. The final score was perhaps too harsh on Anadia, who could have got a consolation goal as well. But Porto were vastly superior and deserved to go through. Clearly the other results, which saw 8 (including Sporting) 1st division teams be eliminated yesterday, helped focus the team for the task at hand.


Portuguese League: FC Porto-CS Marítimo (Match report)

FC Porto 5-1 CS Marítimo (Estádio do Dragão), 7 August 2022 – match report below

Line-up (4x1x2x1x2): Diogo Costa, João Mário, Pepe, Marcano, Zaidu; Uribe, Grujic, Pepê, Danny Loader; Taremi, Evanilson

Also played: Eustáquio, Galeno, Veron, Gonçalo Borges and Toni Martinez.

Porto starts off the new league season with a dominating win over Maritimo, a team that usually gives us problems. The final score was 5-1, but I found it a little flattering – it could have been a lot closer if Marítimo had taken their early chances.