Hello Rank Squad!
Welcome to a very special episode of Ranks, in association with New Balance! This weekend we ventured to Porto to take in O Classico at the Estadio do Dragão – Porto vs. Sporting in a clash with crucial implications at the top of the Primeira table. A win for Porto would see them all but clinch the title, whilst a Sporting win would close things right up in the title race. In a game which had everything – four goals, five red cards and an atmosphere right up there with the best in the world, we put down the things we learned from our adventure.
From the invincible city to the Dragão itself, from the youngsters on display to Sporting’s resilience, from Coates to the absence of Luis Díaz, we discuss it all – and we’re also joined by Marino Peixoto, football journalist and Portuguese enthusiast, to look at it from a more general perspective at the end.
Oh, and there’s a very special competition in association with New Balance as well. It’s all very exciting.