Benfica boss Jorge Jesus was far from happy, and has vented his feelings in the press in his home country.
Jorge Jesus: “We knocked out Manchester United last season (from the Champions League).
“Are they fighting it out for 10th place in England?”
This campaign has seen Benfica and Porto neck-and-neck at the top of the Liga summit. The capital club have recently opened up a four-point lead after Porto drew two matches, but both sides remain unbeaten in the championship this season – and indeed since spring 2012.
Benfica closed up shop at the Nou Camp and held Barcelona 0-0 in the Champions League this season.
They beat Bordeaux 3-2 in France in the last round of the Europa League; we lost 2-0 there in the group stage.
So we need to produce something extra special on Thursday.
Source: Newcastle United Mad