There is already a referee for Benfica-FC Porto – Arbitration

Luís Godinho was the referee appointed by the FPF Arbitration Board for Saturday’s classic, in Luz, between Benfica and FC Porto (6 p.m.), match of the 33rd and penultimate round of the Bwin League. The AF Évora referee will have Rui Teixeira and Valter Rufo as assistants while the fourth referee will be Tiago Martins. In the city of football, João Pinheiro will play the role of VAR and Luciano Maia (AVAR). The referee of the Évora association, international since 2017, will lead a classic for the fifth time, the second between eagles and dragons, after being in the 1-1 draw, at the Estádio do Dragão, in Porto, from 14th round of the competition. 2020/21 League edition. In the same season, the 36-year-old from Borba led Sporting’s 2-2 draw with FC Porto on matchday four after refereeing two Lisbon derbies in 2018/19, in the case of Benfica’s home victory against the lions, by 2-1, in the semi-final of the Portuguese Cup, and the 1-1 draw between the two rivals, in the third round of the championship, also at the Estadio da Luz. This season, Luís Godinho has already refereed three games for Benfica, the last of which was the 3-2 defeat against Sporting de Braga, after triumphs at Vizela, by 1-0, and Vitória de Guimarães, by 3-1 .

He also played two matches with FC Porto, in the case of the triumph at Moreirense, by 1-0, and the victory at home against Vitória de Guimarães, by 2-1.

Rui Costa has been appointed for Portimonense-Sporting, who will have Nuno Manso and Carlos Martins as assistants. The 4th referee will be Carlos Macedo and Hélder Malheiro will be on VAR and will be assisted by Gonçalo Freire on AVAR.

Already Fábio Melo, VAR do Sp. Braga-FC Porto, “jumps out of the pot” to be the VAR of Boavista-V. Guimaraes.

Appointments for the matches on Friday and Saturday of the 33rd day

Boavista FC-Vitoria SC
Referee: Nuno Almeida
Assistants: André Campos and Pedro Felisberto
4th referee: João Gonçalves
VAR: Fabio Melo
AVAR: Sergio Jesus

Estoril Praia – Moreirense FC
Referee: Manuel Mota
Assistants: Jorge Fernandes and Nuno Eiras
4th referee: Helder Carvalho
VAR: Gustavo Correa
AVAR: Inacio Pereira

SL Benfica-FC Porto
Referee: Luis Godinho
Assistants: Rui Teixeira and Valter Rufo
4th referee: Tiago Martins
VAR: Joao Pinheiro
AVAR: Luciano Maia

Sporting CP-Portimonense SC
Referee: Rui Costa
Assistants: Nuno Manso and Carlos Martins
4th referee: Carlos Macedo
VAR: Helder Malheiro
AVAR: Gonçalo Freire

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