Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Porto's last gasp golazo snatches title control from Benfica
by Samuel Charles, May 13th, 2013 1AM

TAGS:  portugal, video


[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Portugal's two best teams entered Saturday's showdown at FC Porto's Estadio do Dragao without a single loss in the Primeira Liga, and with Benfica holding a two-point lead. Tied in the waning seconds Benfica's title looked secure, but a gorgeous stoppage-time winner brought pandemonium to Porto, and first place with one game remaining.

Kelvin’s third goal for Porto won’t soon be forgotten. The 19-year-old Brazilian popped up a pass with his right foot on a dead sprint before smashing it perfectly out of the air with his favored left --- without breaking stride.

But prior to seeing a single replay you’ll watch Benfica coach Jorge Jesus fall to his knees in agony, Porto coach Vitor Pereira dancing in ecstasy as his players celebrate -- before protecting their fans from the police. While Benfica’s stunned squad members must somehow regroup by Wednesday, when they’ll be in Amsterdam to face Chelsea in the Europa League final.

A season’s worth of emotions elicited by one spectacular goal ...

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Fabian Johnson is on fire    
American midfielder Fabian Johnson is suddenly one of the hottest scorers in Germany. He scored two ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"Watching the MLS playoffs has been tremendously exciting. The games in the first round with the ...
Klinsmann: Nagbe is a 'great fit' for national team    
One of the standouts in the MLS playoffs has been Darlington Nagbe, who has helped the ...
What They're Saying: Didier Drogba    
"It's a different challenge [in MLS]. People think it's easy to play there. Believe me, it's ...
What They're Saying: Stocksbridge Park Steels chairman Allen Bethel    
"I can't believe what I've been seeing on Saturday nights. He's always on his own. Why ...
MLS: Sporting KC continues talks with five free agents    
Sporting Kansas City re-signed 12 of the 13 players it had options on -- all but ...
MLS: Orlando City declines option on Hall    
Stemming from the roster moves announced Wednesday, Orlando City SC may not look radically different in ...
MLS: Revs re-sign Kobayashi, send three to Portugal    
New England announced Wednesday it has renewed the options on 14 players, signed midfielder Daigo Kobayashi ...
Sacramento wants to show it's ready to roll    
While efforts by David Beckham's group to find land for a soccer stadium in Miami appear ...
Johnson scores again in Champions League    
Fabian Johnson scored in his second straight game for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives