Benfica 0-0 Porto: Julen Lopetegui & Jorge Jesus clash

Jorge Jesus and Julen Lopetegui
Lopetegui (right) also attempted to confront the referee after the draw

Benfica boss Jorge Jesus and Porto counterpart Julen Lopetegui were pulled apart after confronting each other at the end of their sides' 0-0 draw.

"It's not normal, it was the adrenaline," said Jesus, after the pair eyeballed each other at full-time.

Jesus' side remain three points clear of Porto at the top of the Portuguese league with four games to go.

It was the first time Benfica have failed to score in a home league game since losing to Academica in 2009.

Jackson Martinez came closest for Porto, wasting chances either side of half-time.

However, Benfica could have snatched all three points and tightened their grip on the title when substitute Ljubomir Fejsa shot over the bar from close range late on.

Porto suffered a demoralising 6-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday, a result celebrated by Benfica fans with specially made scarves,external-link but Lopetegui was pleased by how his side recovered.

"We showed great personality to come back after our game in midweek," said the Porto boss. "We deserved to win the game. One team tried to attack and the other to defend."

Jesus is no stranger to touchline confrontations.

He exchanged angry words with then-Tottenham manger Tim Sherwood during their teams' Europa League meeting in March 2014.

Jorge Jesus and Julen Lopetegui
Benfica and Porto are well clear of Sporting Lisbon in third
Benfica fans before kick-off
Benfica are closing in on a record 34th Portuguese title

Line-ups

Benfica

  • 20Soares De EspindolaBooked at 86mins
  • 14Pereira Páez
  • 4Luís da Silva
  • 33Nivaldo Vieira
  • 19EliseuBooked at 19mins
  • 10GaitánBooked at 24mins
  • 21Afonso FernandesSubstituted forAlmeidaat 81'minutes
  • 7Samaris
  • 30Souza ConceiçãoSubstituted forFejsaat 64'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 17Gonçalves OliveiraSubstituted forJohnat 90+3'minutes
  • 11Lima dos Santos

Substitutes

  • 2López
  • 5Fejsa
  • 6Amorim
  • 9Dias Marinho
  • 13Lopes
  • 15John
  • 34Almeida

FC Porto

  • 1da Silva Arruda
  • 2DaniloBooked at 47mins
  • 4Pereira RoqueBooked at 90mins
  • 5Marcano SierraBooked at 72mins
  • 26Lobo Silva
  • 36NevesSubstituted forHerreraat 45'minutes
  • 6Casemiro
  • 15EvandroSubstituted forSantos Fortesat 64'minutes
  • 30Torres Munoz
  • 9MartínezBooked at 61mins
  • 8BrahimiSubstituted forRicardo Quaresmaat 55'minutesBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 3Martins Indi
  • 7Ricardo Quaresma
  • 12Ribeiro de Freitas
  • 16Herrera
  • 17Santos Fortes
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
  • 99Aboubakar
Referee:
Manuel Jorge Sousa
Attendance:
63,534

Match Stats

Home TeamBenficaAway TeamFC Porto
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away25

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Benfica 0, FC Porto 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Benfica 0, FC Porto 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Benfica. Ola John replaces Jonas.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hernani (FC Porto) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Ricardo Quaresma with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonas (Benfica) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.

  6. Booking

    Maicon (FC Porto) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Maicon (FC Porto).

  8. Post update

    Nicolás Gaitán (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Offside, FC Porto. Marcano tries a through ball, but Casemiro is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Óliver (FC Porto) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by André Almeida (Benfica).

  12. Booking

    Julio César (Benfica) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Héctor Herrera (FC Porto).

  14. Post update

    Jonas (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  16. Post update

    Delay in match Casemiro (FC Porto) because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lubomir Fejsa (Benfica) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Casemiro (FC Porto).

  19. Post update

    Nicolás Gaitán (Benfica) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Óliver (FC Porto).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 26th April 2015

  • BenficaBenfica0FC PortoFC Porto0
  • AroucaArouca1Paços de FerreiraPaços de Ferreira3
  • CD NacionalCD Nacional2PenafielPenafiel0
  • BoavistaBoavista0Vitória SetúbalVitória Setúbal0

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