Former Portuguese international Costinha, nowadays the trainer of CD Nacional, it is the heavy defeat against Benfica on Sunday. In Lisbon was less than 10-0.
It was for the first time since the 10-0 victory from PSV to Feyenoord on 24 October 2010 that a match in a major competition in the same figures ended.
“It was a terrible match of my team. I want to offer my apologies to all supporters, because this is not normal,” said 53-fold Portuguese international Costinha, who came out for AS Monaco, FC Porto and Atlético Madrid.
“I empathize with all of our fans. They have a good reason to be critical on ourselves. We played poor and they have not put into practice in which we have trained.”
Halfway through it was still ‘only’ 3-0 at Estádio da Luz. In the second half ran Benfica, and then to the giant triumph, with three goals in the last five minutes fell.
CD Nacional coach and former Portuguese international Costinha. (Photo: Getty Images)
Benfica-coach remains sober
Despite the bizarre results continued to Benfica-coach Bruno Low sober. “This goes around the world and continues for all my players connected, but I am especially happy about contiuïteit and the composure that the team showed,” said the Portuguese.
“They were highly motivated and wanted a good results. I live also with Nacional, for I know their situation is also experienced. Such things happen sometimes, but Nacional has more quality than they now have.”
Benfica narrowed the gap with leader FC Porto with the giant triumph to a point: 51 to 50. The competitor from Porto missed Friday points on a visit to the top teams Moreirense: 1-1.
Behind Porto and Benfica do SC Braga as number three (49 points) are also in abundance to the Portuguese title. The Sporting CP coach Marcel Keizer is fourth and has a backlog of nine points on the leader.