Four wins out of four in the league means that we keep the first place in the league. We are in an unbelievable form right now with 12 straight league wins.
Benfica have stuggled a lot lately which means that we are nine points clear in the table and we are the only unbeaten team. Sporting, Braga and Chaves have all had good runs and they are closing in on Benfica.
We were forced to at least draw in our last group stage game at home against Viktoria Plzen to keep the Champions League dream alive. We dominated the game and took revenge for the 0-0 draw in the first game against them.
In the other game Juventus played against Galatasaray in Turin and a draw would have been enough for us to top the group. The turks took an early lead and held it until the 74th minute when Dybala equalized for Juventus. As expected they couldn't hold out and Dybala scored another one at stoppage time to give Juventus the three points and the first place in the group.
In the 1/8 final of the Champions League we will face Paris Saint-Germain. It's a very tough draw and PSG are a team that are aiming for the title. They struggled a bit in the group stage winning only 3 out of 6 games. We go into the game as underdogs just as against Juventus where we managed to get two good results. The first game will be played at home.
Juventus got drawn against Valencia who finished second in PSG's group. Even though Valencia is a good team it's a much easier draw and we were unlucky to not get the first place in our group.
TAÇA DE PORTUGAL
In the 1/8 final of the Portuguese cup we faced Rio Ave away who turned out to be a lot tougher opponent than expected. We took the lead through Marega but lost it just five minutes later. We couldn't get the win within 90 minutes but in the extra-time Hernani stepped up and sent us to the quarterfinal.
The quarterfinal draw gave us another hard task, Vitória SC away.
TAÇA DA LIGA
We finished the group stage with a game away at Feirense. One point was enough for us to get through and thanks to two goals from Marega we managed to get all three.
The final four will be played in Lisbon at Da Luz which means that Benfica will play both the semifinal and final at home. On top of that they got drawn against Rio Ave, while we will have to face Braga to get to the final.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Moussa Marega is the first player to become Player of the month for the second time. Marega has really shown how important he is to us with his 7 goals this month and there is no surprise that many clubs are interested in him.
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