European focus

More questions than answers

January 15, 2013
By Andy Brassell
Everyone's had the mournful conversation after a big game. With so much expectancy around the occasion and plenty riding on the result, they often fail to match the hype. That unwritten fear went out of the window in Lisbon on Sunday night, when Benfica and FC Porto provided a night of dizzying drama in the first classico of the season.

It was more than welcome. In this of all seasons, the Portuguese Liga is in need of some excitement. Some of the championship's top performers jumped ship ...

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