Portuguese title race

Gambler Pereira hits the jackpot

May 12, 2013
By Andy Brassell
"Vai Doer" ("It's Going To Hurt"), read O Jogo's headline on Saturday morning. It did indeed, but we had no idea just how much it would be the case. As Kelvin's stoppage-time winner for Porto rippled the net, Benfica coach Jorge Jesus slumped to his knees on the touchline. On the bench, Benfica's substitutes and substituted covered their mouths, eyes and foreheads as the horror sunk in.

Jesus' opposite number, Vitor Pereira, was equally moved, with tears welling from his eyes. It was a ...

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