Sport Lisboa e Benfica is doing all it can to keep up with title contenders Sporting Clube do Portugal. Benfica’s recent 1-3 victory against Pacos de Ferreira on Saturday has kept them on pace with Sporting Lisbon. Benfica also has scored the most goals in the Portuguese Primeira Liga this 2015-2016 season with a total of 63 goals.
One of the stand out players for Benfica this season is the Brazilian forward Jonas. Jonas has been a stand out player for Rui Vitoria’s squad this campaign scoring a total of 24 goals in Portugal’s Primeira Liga. Benfica played in their 23rd game of this season against Pacos de Ferreira. Jonas has averaged 1.04 goals a game for Benfica.
Jonas has scored 25 goals in 29 games across all competitions for Benfica this season. Fantastic form. pic.twitter.com/lyWEmRGQ2a
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 16, 2016
The Brazilian international in other fancy math terms has scored more than a third of all of Benfica’s goals in Portugal this campaign. The 31-year-old Brazilian really should be considered by Brazil head coach Dunga for a call up in the upcoming Copa America Centenario this summer.
The Brazilian national team is in the middle of a tumultuous time with the Selecao in the midst of an identity crisis. One of the major problems in the Brazilian squad is their lack of attacking depth. Brazil only has one definite attacking option with Barcelona‘s Neymar Jr.
Neymar says he is a fan of Benfica striker Jonas: “I’d like to see him in the Seleção, he’s playing great football.” pic.twitter.com/1TAcSYdzCO
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStats) February 20, 2016
The “Canarinhos” host Uruguay on March 24 in a World Cup CONMEBOL qualifying match. Jonas at this point has definitely earned to be debated about on who should join Neymar leading Brazil’s attack. Jonas Oliviera has only appeared for the Selecao eight times of which he has scored two goals.