Our prediction for this Taca de Portugal match:
Gil Vicente and Porto take on each other at Estadio Cidade de Barcelos in the Taca de Portugal quarter-finals. Gil Vicente aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Gil Vicente, with the team eyeing their first win of 2021. Os Galos survived Academico Viseu in the last 16, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Thursday’s football match. The Dragons, on the other hand, aim to build on the Primeira Liga win over Farense.
Porto are eager to go all the way in the Taca de Portugal, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Gil Vicente. Even though Baro, Evanilson, Luis Diaz, Nanu, and Sergio Oliveira have been tested positive for coronavirus, we are tempted to put our money on the favourites. A man to watch in the away team will be Moussa Marega, who has been scoring goals for fun this term.
Highlighted Player (Lourency):
Lourency is a product of Brazilian football team Lideral Futebol Club who plays for Gil Vicente. Born on January 2, 1996, in Imperatriz, Brazil, Lourency started his senior career at Chapecoense. After spending two seasons on loan at Vila Nova and Brasil de Pelotas, he joined Primeira Liga side, Gil Vicente.
Lourency scored on his debut in the Portuguese top flight on August 20, 2019, in a 2-1 win over Porto. His most significant success came in 2016 when he won the Copa Sudamericana trophy with Chapecoense, beating Atletico Nacional in the title game. Lourency’s primary position is right winger, but he is used as both left winger and second striker.
Despite being part of the team that won the Copa Sudamericana title, the Gil Vicente footballer has yet to earn a call-up for the Brazil national team. His preferred foot is right, and he has a contract with Gil Vicente until June 30, 2020.
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.