By Bulldog Drummond
Vitória Sport Clube also known as Vitória de Guimarães, play in the Portuguese first division, but are outside the traditional top teams from that league: Benfica, Porto and Sporting.
Indeed since the Primeira Liga was created in Portugal in 1999/2000 only these three teams have won the league, and Sporting have only won it twice. In 2008 Vitória de Guimarães came third in the league – equalling their best ever performance.
In the league this season their most recent results have been
|Date||Home team||Score||Away team|
|01/09/19||Porto||3 – 0||Vitoria Guimaraes|
|08/09/19||Rio Ave||1 – 1||Vitoria Guimaraes|
|14/09/19||Vitoria Guimaraes||5 – 1||Desportivo Aves|
|22/09/19||Tondela||1 – 3||Vitoria Guimaraes|
|29/09/19||Vitoria Guimaraes||1 – 0||Paços de Ferreira|
So they are getting the victories but not when it comes to playing the big teams.
In the Europa League they started in the second qualifying round…
|Date||Round||Home team||Score||Away team|
|08/08/19||Q2||Ventspils||0 – 3||Vitoria Guimaraes|
|14/08/19||Q2||Vitoria Guimaraes||6 – 0||Ventspils|
|22/08/19||Q3||FCSB||0 – 0||Vitoria Guimaraes|
|29/08/19||Q3||Vitoria Guimaraes||1 – 0||FCSB|
|19/09/19||Group||Standard Liège||2 – 0||Vitoria Guimaraes|
|03/10/19||Group||Vitoria Guimaraes||0 – 1||Eintracht Frankfurt|