GD Estoril – SL Benfica 16-01-2016

Game: Estoril Praia – SL Benfica 1-2 (1-0 HT)
Competition: Liga NOS, Portugal
Date: 16-01-2016
Stadium: Estádio António Coimbra da Mota, Estoril
Attendance: 7.836
Ticket Price: €15,00
Programme (+ price):

After KVK Tienen – Diegem was postponed (snow) on friday,  I was off with a friend of mine to Portugal on saturday! Today we visited Estádio do Restelo (Os Belenenses, click here for more pictures) and Estádio Nacional (Portugal, click here for more pictures). We left Belgium where it was about -5° and arrived in Portugal where the sun was shining bright, 17°!

Afterwards we were off by train (only €2.15 for the trip!!) to the beautiful city of Estoril where we attended Estoril – SL Benfica. Where we met our Portuguese friends who helped us getting tickets for this derby.

The stadium of Estoril is actually nothing special. It’s a decent ground which can hold about 8.000 fans, which is enough for their average of something between 1.200 and 1.800 fans. But today is a special day for them, because their Lisbon neighbours are coming over and they will fill most of the stadium.

As we stood with the Estoril die hards, we really enjoyed the game, certainly when their few fans went crazy after going 1-0 up and holding it until half time. Only a few minutes after the restart Benfica made it 1-1 and just a little later they took the lead, 1-2. At the end of the game Estoril almost managed to equalise but Benfica’s goalkeeper saved the points for his side.

So, this was our first day, which gave us the impression Lisbon is really worth the visit!