We are so close to the title! After a perfect month with 4 wins and 0 goals conceded, we are 12 points clear at the top. We struggled on Madeira but got a late winner thanks to Aboubakar. In the derby against Benfica we got a good start with an early goal and that's how it ended.
As mentioned before we are 12 points clear at the top and with 8 games left to play we should not lose this. We have already secured European football for next season and there is a big gap between the three big clubs and the rest in the league. Only two teams gets a place in the Champions League so there is still much to play for.
We traveled with a 0-0 draw to Paris knowing that if we scored one goal Paris would need to double that. However we had it very tough in France and PSG created a lot of chances despite Neymar being injured and not able to play. We had a few close chances through Brahimi and Telles, but we couldn't score and instead we conceded in the late stages of the game.
Paris outplayed us in this game like we did to them in the first, and it was tough to concede a goal so late because we didn't have enough time to get one back. We were so close but PSG deserved to go through and we will try our luck again next season.
TAÇA DE PORTUGAL
In the first of two semifinal games in the Portuguese Cup we went to Lisbon to face Sporting away. We lost to them earlier in the season and all we wanted were a result that would make the job easier for us in the return leg.
It was a close game but we were very efficient and managed to score 3 goals away from home. Sporting will need a miracle to turn this around and beat us at Dragao.
In the other semifinal Benfica took on Famalicao from the second division and they won 2-0 at home. That means we are likely to see one more derby between Porto and Benfica this season.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Eder Militão our player of the month. He scored two penalties and had a big part in those four cleen sheets we kept in Liga NOS. Eder is one of our biggest talents at the moment but no bigger clubs have shown interest in him which is good for us.