FC Porto and Benfica only play one game at the weekend, the first of July, according to the schedule of the Last 10 Liga NOS matches, this Friday released.
With the exception of the 34th and last round, scheduled for July 16 and, regulated, depending on the classification table to be scheduled, the Portuguese Professional Football League (LPFP) released the resumption program, which started on June 3.
Among the teams in the fight for the title – the leader FC Porto, who has 60 points, and the champion Benfica, second, with 59 -, the reds play more often in first place (five against four of the Porto players).
In a race that, from the beginning of the 25th day to the end of the 33rd, on 21 July, only for nine days (8, 14, 20 and 27 June and 2, 7, 12, 16 and 17 July ) and has no games before 17:00, FC Porto is the first of the candidates to take action, on the return day, at 21:15, in the borrowed stronghold of Famalicão.
For the next day (Thursday, June 4), the return of Benfica is scheduled, which receives Tondela, from 7:15 pm, at Estádio da Luz, in a game behind closed doors, like all the 90 that are missing to compete in the 2019/20 edition of the League.
In round 26, Benfica and FC Porto play on the same day, a Wednesday (June 10), the eagles first, at 7:15 pm, in Portimão, and the dragons soon after, at 9:30 pm, at Estádio do Dragon, before the Maritime.
The blues and whites open the ‘hostilities’ in matchday 27, at Desportivo das Aves, on a Tuesday (June 16), at 21:15, with the reds playing the next day, also outside, and in the same schedule, against Rio Ave, which still hopes to see its stadium qualified to receive league matches.
On matchday 28, they both play at home and on a Tuesday (June 23), Benfica at 7:15 pm, against Santa Clara, and FC Porto shortly after, at 9:25 pm, against neighbor Boavista .
Six days later, on June 29, the winners of the last 17 editions return to play on the same day, now on a Monday (June 29), the reds first, at 18:00, at Marítimo’s house, and the ‘ blues and whites’ at 21:15, in Paços de Ferreira.
The first and only time they play on the weekend happens in the 30th round, both at home, Benfica on Saturday (July 4th), at 21:15, against Boavista, and FC Porto on Sunday (05th) July), at 21:15, against Belenenses.
The two candidates will return on Thursday (July 9), for the 31st round, with FC Porto starting first, at 7:15 pm, in Tondela, and Benfica at 9:15 pm, at the borrowed house in Famalicão .
In the 32nd and antepenultimate round, Benfica starts to lead the way again, on a Tuesday (July 14), at 21:30, Vitória de Guimarães, with FC Porto to receive the next day (July 15) ), at the same time, the classic with Sporting.
The dragons are then the first on the 33rd round, and the last with a known calendar, receiving Moreirense on a Monday, at 21:15. The next day, at the same time, Benfica plays away with Desportivo das Aves.
The potentially ‘explosive’ 34th and final round, with a Benfica-Sporting and a Sporting de Braga-FC Porto, is provisionally scheduled for 16:00 on the 26th of July, a Sunday.
This will be the only opportunity for lions to play at the weekend, as from the 25th to the 33rd rounds, they play once on Monday, once on Tuesday, two on Wednesday, two on Thursday and three on Friday . Sporting de Braga play twice on Saturday.
See the full schedule.