“It is urgent to put an end to such injustice and restore sporting truth”

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It’s the 19th Portuguese Volleyball Cup in our history, a day when we scored three points against Estoril and we were delighted with Rafa’s anthological goal, a masterpiece that will remain etched in the memory of everyone we had the privilege of seeing. admire.

There is our 19th Portuguese Volleyball Cup, the fifth of the last seven editions and which adds to the extraordinary income achieved by Benfica in this modality in the last decade.

In this triumph against Fonte do Bastardo, as in the semi-final against Sporting, luck no longer smiled on us in the first set, but we no longer left our opponents to fantasize. A 3-1 victory in a game that was very well played and of very high quality, in a clubhouse full of tireless Benfiquistas supporting the team.

Marcel Matz made a point of underlining the essential role of the supporters in this exploit: “The objective of Benfica is always to win. We still have a lot of support in the North, it also shows the greatness of Benfica. In the 2nd set, the fans gave us a lot of support and the strength on the court increased. It became a very difficult match.

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The day after the very demanding victory, physically and mentally, in Amsterdam, difficulties were announced against an Estoril often acclaimed by critics and calm in the classification. However, our team had the ability to prevail in the game and win, 2-1, in fairness, in a game dedicated to Casas do Benfica.

According to Nélson Veríssimo: “In the first half, we had some difficulties, especially during the short exit by the goalkeeper. In the second half we had more dominance in the game. Estoril also created chances, but we won with all credit.

Our coach also mentioned that “it is natural for there to be physical and mental exhaustion” after qualifying for the Champions League quarter-finals and that it was important “to capitalize on the confidence that we won in Amsterdam because the most important game was this one”. one with Estoril”.

Rafa and Gonçalo Ramos were the serve scorers and words are few to do justice to Rafa’s extraordinary goal. Our player has done in competition what all children dream of doing one day: pick up the ball, run more than 80 meters with it, dribble past his opponents and score in one of the most emblematic stadiums in the world with the shirt and the emblem of a mythical club. A goal reserved almost exclusively for game consoles that recalled another incredible goal, that of Poborsky against Braga, more than 23 years ago. And now we wonder when we will be able to see such a goal again… Extraordinary! Unforgettable! A football hymn, to see and review here.

In the remaining matches yesterday, our B team lost, 2-3, to Leixões, in a game marked by an injustice in the result and terrible refereeing. The equality (2-2) obtained during the difficult trip to Óquei de Barcelos in roller hockey. The triumph, against Esgueira, in women’s basketball, with our team finishing the regular season of the championship undefeated. And the defeat, with the Law, in rugby, by 22-33.

Two similar movements that caused the intervention of the VAR, but with different results. Taarabt, from Benfica against Vizela, was expelled, Mbemba, from FC Porto against Boavista, was spared.

@hugogil1904 Only one will turn red. #fy #ligaportugal #ligabwin #fypage #foryoupage ♬ Trolls – Marcus BresslerMusic

After all, what is the criterion of the type of offer in question? If it is a question, it seems, of the various emblems, from which he has always benefited, each time, and Benfica systematically harmed – at least nine points retained this season -, it is urgent to put an end to such a injustice and restore sporting truth, for the sake of the credibility of Portuguese football.

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