Sporting’s communication director, Miguel Braga, was present on the X-Ray program, on Sporting TV, as usual on Mondays, and addressed several topics. One of them was FC Porto’s victory in Madeira.
«FC Porto won with the 12th penalty in favor, that is, 12 penalties in 20 games, that is, in 60 percent of the games they have a penalty in favor. When FC Porto ended the first round, they had the same penalties as Sporting, Benfica and SC Braga together. Right now there is more, which is an extraordinary thing. Much has been said about a new player, Francisco Conceição, who has an extraordinary average of penalties suffered: in 40 minutes he has already suffered two penalties. If it is not a record it will be a very interesting number. It is a game that is marked by these criteria », he said.
Miguel Braga also addressed Saturday’s classic at Estádio do Dragão: «It’s just three points. If you win, Sporting is not a champion, and if you lose, you stay ahead. »