The buses that transported Benfica's entourage to Vila do Conde followed an alternative route from the Vila Nova de Gaia hotel where the team was installed. From 9:15 pm, the reds face Rio Ave in the 27th round of the League.
After leaving Vila Nova de Gaia, Benfica's entourage went to the A3 and not to the A28, the fastest way to Vila do Conde, which would involve facing the late afternoon traffic in Porto and would require a tight control of forces of authority on the numerous viaducts along the way.
To get to Vila do Conde, the reds then took the A3 until the exit of Guimarães / Famalicão, later entering the A7 towards the Estádio do Rio Ave. In total, there were 60 kilometers of route, 20 more than would represent the longest route. direct.
Several Benfica fans who were waiting for the delegation on the A28 viaducts were thus surprised by the alternative route. Anyway, at the entrance of Vila do Conde, the team felt the strong support of hundreds of red fans, who were limited to the Aqueduct area. The authorities set up a security perimeter around the stadium.
– SL Benfica (@SLBenfica)
June 17, 2020