Rio Ave will debut today in the 1st Portuguese Football League at Famalicão, who is looking to open their second triumph against Santa Clara on their return to the first tier.
While the Vila do Conde team had their debut postponed, due to a structural problem in their stadium that made the game against Vitória de Guimarães for September 8th, Famalicão went to Ponta Delgada to win 2-0, and will now make the their first home meeting in this return to the first division after 25 years of absence.
Famalicão, who already beat Rio Ave in the pre-season (2-1), were one of the five teams to win on the opening day and share the top of the standings with Benfica, Sporting Braga, Boavista and Gil Vicente.
On Saturday, Benfica, who started their title defense with a 5-0 defeat at Paços de Ferreira, visit Belenenses SAD, while second-placed FC Porto were beaten by Gil Vicente (2). -1) and eliminated in the Champions League race by Krasnodar, receives Vitória de Setúbal.
The big game of the match, scheduled for Sunday, opposes Sporting, who made their debut with a draw in Madeira against Marítimo (1-1), against Sporting de Braga, who started with a home win against Moreirense (3-1). ).