A perfect night for Sérgio Conceição. The victory over Santa Clara (3-0), keeps Sporting six points behind, a result that allowed them to set two records at the same time.
First, the English coach John Mortimer, who has not lost 56 matches (for 673 days) with Benfica, and more specifically between October 24, 1976 and August 28, 1978, equaled, as he was able to surpass this record if he did not lose on Sunday, at 18: 00, on a trip to the terrain of V. Guimarães. The Dragon has been invincible since October 30, 2020, when they lost at Paços de Ferreira 2-3, taking a total of 45 wins and 11 draws in this trip.
But the three points scored against Ponta Delgada’s side, a brace from Fabio Vieira and another goal from Zedo, also made it possible for Sérgio Conceição – the longest serving in the 40-year presidency of Pinto da Costa – to become the second coach in the country. Porto club history with more victories in official matches, more precisely 188 victories in 263 matches, with the late Jose Maria Pedroto remaining in the lead, with 214 victories in 321 matches.
Sergio Conceicao was denied the bench – he saw his fifth yellow card at Studio de Besa against Boavista – and had to watch the match against Santa Clara in one of the main boxes at Studio de Dragao.
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