Lisbon will not lose its good habits. After being the center of football, past may, with the Champions League final, the Portuguese capital will receive again teams from all over the continent.
The least we can say is that is going to be big. As all the big European cities and capitals (with the exception of Paris), Lisbon has several teams in the European competitions. Benfica and Sporting in the Champions League and Estoril in the UEFA cup (Estoril is not a team from Lisbon but we cannot ignore it).
The program is loaded and great posters will be displayed in the magnificent stadiums of Lisbon.
Benfica (Estádio da Luz)
Benfica has a relatively homogeneous group. Composed by the teams of Zenith Saint Petersburg (Russia), Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) and AS Monaco (France, Monaco), the “reds” group is not an easy one. Several important players left the team this summer, but no one lost confidence in the mythical coach, Jorge Jesus, to return to the tide of victories.
Sporting (Estádio de Alvalade)
Coming back to the competition, after being several years away, the green team couldn’t get a harder group, the team was in the pot 3 (you should see the specialized sites for better accuracy… but if you need an apartment in Lisbon you can be sure we can help you!) The group G it’s a hard one, it counts with the presence of great teams like the English Chelsea FC (2012 winner of the competition), and also the German Schalke04 and the Romanian Maribor. We can anticipate great games to this renewed Sporting team as it returns to the competition eager to win. It is also an opportunity to meet the famous Portuguese coach, José Mourinho.
Estoril (Estádio António Coimbra da Mota)
The blue and yellow players from Estoril will have a hard task at Group E of the UEFA’s Cup. They will also be able to visit Europe all around, as they will have to travel to Russia (Dynamo Moscow), Greece (Panathinaikos) and the Netherlands (PSV Eindhoven). Estoril FC will play against true heavyweights of football, and they will also be the only Portuguese team in the competition.
It is with great pleasure that the city of Lisbon will receive these sports events and the fans of all teams. Each year, the squares in the center of Lisbon get fulfilled with fans of all teams, always maintaining a cordial relationship among rivals. We will have the pleasure to receive the football fans in our apartments at the center of Lisbon and in the neighborhoods of Benfica and Alvalade.
As we always say … let the best win, especially if it is a team from Lisbon!