Pedro Proença talks about “the best performance ever in Portuguese football” in Europe


The president of the Portuguese Professional Football League, Pedro Proença, highlighted the “best performance ever” in European competitions by Portuguese teams, which “proved to have exceptional importance for national politics and economy”.

“The participation of Portuguese teams in European competitions ends with yesterday’s game [quinta-feira] of Sporting de Braga, it is important to highlight the best performance ever in Portuguese football. We have proven to be of exceptional importance for national politics and economy”, wrote the president of the organization, on the social network Twitter.

On Thursday, Sporting de Braga was the last Portuguese team to leave the UEFA competition this season, after losing 3-1 to Rangers, in Scotland, after extra time, and being eliminated in the quarter-finals of the League. Europe. In Braga, he had beaten the Scots by 1-0.

The day before, Benfica drew 3-3 in the trip to Liverpool, also in the ‘quarters’, but in the Champions League, having been removed from the defeat (3-1) in Lisbon, in the first leg.

Sporting, on the other hand, were eliminated in the round of 16 of the ‘Champions’, at the ‘feet’ of Manchester City, while FC Porto, which also participated in the ‘millionaire’ competition, ‘fell’ to the Europa League, having overtaken Lazio , from Italy, in the play-offs to access the eighth, in which he was eliminated by the French from Lyon – defeat by 1-0 at Estádio do Dragão and a 1-1 draw in France.


Source: Renascença – Noticias by rr.sapo.pt.

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