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Game info Saint Clara x Estoril


The Portuguese Championship will be the last among the main national leagues in Europe to suspend its activities due to the holding of the Qatar World Cup. Liga Portugal concludes only this Monday, November 14, it's thirteenth round, the last before the World Cup. The final point in the program will be placed with the meeting involving Saint Clara and Estoril. The stage of the duel will be the stadium of São Miguel, in Ponta Delgada. The start is scheduled for 20:15 UTC.


How does the Portuguese Championship 2022/2023 work?


Liga Portugal has 18 participants. They face each other in 34 rounds (back and forth). In the end, whoever accumulates the most points wins the title. The top five places guarantee the right to participate in continental competitions. The champion and runner-up earn a direct spot in the Champions League group stage. The third one can get there, but he needs to get through the qualifiers first. Fourth and fifth places go on to the European Conference League. The competition does not grant a place in the Europa League. It is only awarded to the Portuguese Cup champion. The relegation zone is made up of the bottom three. The two worst are sent directly to the Second Division. Whoever is in the third-to-last position still has a chance to escape the fall. However, they need to play the repechage with the third-placed team of Liga Portugal 2.


Saint Clara

The midweek schedule before the last round of the Liga Portugal before the break for the World Cup was reserved for the matches of the fourth phase, the 16th stage of the Portuguese Cup. Eliminated from the tournament in the third phase by Tondela, from the Second Division, after being beaten 2-0, Saint Clara ended up having a more extended period in preparation for the meeting with Estoril.


After the fall in the Portuguese Cup, the team rose in production in the Portuguese Championship. They beat Vizela 1-0, playing outside their domains, and scored again with two draws in the following days. The first equality happened, at home, against the giant Porto (1 to 1). On Monday, November 7, in which he also had his game chosen to conclude the journey, he was 0-0 with Chaves playing on opposing soil.


In the encounter, he did not insist on keeping the ball. He had control of the ball only 39% of the time. However, he showed objectivity in the creative sector. He has developed more opportunities for completion (18 to 13). However, he ran into the quality of the shots. Chaves led the number of accurate shots (4 to 2). Saint Clara started the thirteenth round in fifteenth place in the Portuguese Championship with ten points (two wins, four draws, and six defeats).


First place outside the relegation zone. It had a one-point advantage compared to Gil Vicente, sixteenth in place and the first club in the Z3. As the home team, the performance of the Azores club is a little better. Figure in the thirteenth position in the ranking of the homeowners of Liga Portugal. Of the 18 points he played at the São Miguel stadium, he collected six (one win, three draws, and two defeats). He scored six goals and had his defense leaked on seven occasions.



Estoril found in Benfica the limit for its journey in the 2022/2023 edition of the Portuguese Cup. Even with the possibility of playing at home, they ended up beaten 1-0 by the Lisbon club on Wednesday, November 9, in the match for the fourth phase of the competition. The result extended their series of unsuccessful games to four matches. There have been three defeats and a draw since October 22.


The most recent victory occurred precisely in the third phase of the Portuguese Cup encounter against Amora, from the Third Division, whom they beat 3-2 with some difficulty. Against Benfica, to whom he had lost 5-1 on Sunday, November 6, also at home, in the Portuguese Championship, he showed at least an improvement concerning the last game. He played a more balanced game. However, the expulsion of Chico Gerardes at two minutes of the finals ended up being decisive.


In numerical advantage, Benfica opened the scoring in the 21st minute through David Neres and could keep the victory until the end. In Liga Portugal, with 16 points (four wins, four draws, and four defeats), Estoril occupies the tenth position on the leaderboard. As a visitor, it shows far superior performance. It is fourth in the ranking of this item in the Portuguese Championship. Of the 18 points he played outside his domains, he won 11 (three wins, two draws, and one defeat). He scored seven goals and conceded three.

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