a meeting worth three points, but that can mean more than that in the final 2nd League accounts. As of 20:30 this Saturday, Estoril and Academic measure strength in the “big game” of 19th round of the 2nd League.
Two points separate the two teams in the standings, with the leader of the competition, Estoril (38 points), who has not yet lost at home this season, receiving an ambitious Academic, 2nd place (36).
In previewing the duel with the “canarinhos”, Briosa's coach, Rui Borges, envisioned a difficult duel, but stressed that the team from Coimbra travels to the municipality of Cascais with the focus on winning three points.
“It is a game that can lead us to our goal of being first, because right now we are out of second place. We have this possibility [ser líderes], but we will not look at the game for that. We will look at the game to win ”, he stressed.
Bruno Pinheiro's team, who have not won for three days (two draws and one defeat), is, in the opinion of the academy coach, a formation with “a very good, wide and high quality squad”.
The first place shows the attributes of Estoril. “If you go first it is because it has been the best. We cannot escape this. We have to respect them ”, he considered.
(Full text in the digital edition of Diário As Beiras)