LIGA BWIN: PORTO v PORTIMONENSE, Sunday 8.30pm
Portimonense return to action following the international break this Sunday evening in the hope of ending their most recent four-match losing run. The chances of that happening, however, are slim, if not non-existent, looking back over the history of this fixture.
During the last 23 years, the Algarveans have suffered 23 losses in Porto (12 goals scored and 83 conceded) including an embarrassing 7-0 defeat in the corresponding fixture last season.
Meanwhile, the unfortunate incident at the end of the last game with Vizela at the Municipal Stadium featuring a verbal altercation between manager Paulo Sérgio and a home fan has had consequences, with the Portuguese Football Federation disciplinary council instigating proceedings against both parties involved.
By SKIP BANDELE