Our prediction for this Taca de Portugal match:
Fabril do Barreiro and Porto face each other in a David-vs-Goliath clash in the Taca de Portugal last 64. The Dragons are on a quest to defend their Portuguese Cup title, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Campeonato de Portugal Prio side. Even though Porto boss Sergio Conceicao is likely to mix the squad, away win should be considered regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI.
Talented attacker Joao Mario is widely expected to start against Fabril de Barreiro. Joao Miguel Parreira’s troops, on the other hand, are on a four-game winless run in the league, and we do not believe that they are capable of claiming a major scalp in Taca de Portugal. Fabril de Barreiro have defeated the likes of Rabo Peixe and Vitoria de Sernache on their way to the last 64, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the Portuguese giants.
Highlighted Player (Claudio Ramos ):
Claudio Ramos is a professional footballer who plays for Primeira Liga side Tondela as a goalkeeper. The 183-cm-tall shot-stopper was born in Vila Nova de Paiva, Portugal, on November 16, 1991, and he played for the likes of Paivense, Academico Viseu, Repesenses, and Vitoria Guimaraes during his youth career.
Claudio Ramos started his senior at Amarante, spending the 2010/2011 season on loan at the lower-league Portuguese club, and in 2011 he signed a loan deal with Tondela. The Portuguese goalkeeper has been playing for Tondela ever since, establishing himself as a first-choice shot-stopper at the club. He made his Primeira Liga debut on November 6, 2011, in a 2-0 win over Paredes, keeping four clean sheets in total in the 2011/2012 season.
Claudio Ramos has two caps for the Portugal U20 team, and he made his debut with the Portugal senior team in a 3-1 win over Scotland at Hampden Park on October 14, 2018. The Tondela goalkeeper wears the No. 1 jersey.
Highlighted Team (Porto):
Futebol Clube do Porto are one of Portugal’s biggest football clubs playing their matches in front of 50,000 people at their Estadio do Dragao. Porto form biggest rivalries with two other Big Three clubs in Portugal and regular league title contenders – Benfica and Sporting CP. Rivalries between the clubs stem from the historical, political, economical and cultural discrepancies between the cities of Porto and Lisbon. The Dragons, as they are commonly known in Portugal, are the second most successful Portuguese team with a total of 74 trophies to their name.
Porto hold a record of five consecutive league titles which are part of the total tally of 27 Primeira Liga trophies. FC Porto’s success extends to the international scene as well with seven European titles. Two-time European champions from 1987 and 2004, Porto also won two UEFA Cup/Europa League titles, the UEFA Super Cup and the International Cup on two occasions. Together with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United, Porto have the most appearances in the UEFA Champions League group stage – the total of 20.