How Intimidating Could These Portuguese Clubs Be Had They Kept Their Players?

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterAugust 4, 2014

Could Portuguese club football be the world's powerhouse had the top clubs been able to hold on to their stars? 

Perhaps. 

In a series of images making the rounds, the Benfica, Porto and Sporting starting XIs could be extremely intimidating, had most of their stars not been lured away abroad. 

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