Porto beat Benfica 4-3 in the derby and maintains the lead in the national roller hockey championship. Carlo Di Benedetto (3) and Gonzalo Alves scored goals for dragons, while Carlos Nicolia (2) and Lucas Ordonez scored goals for eagles.
“Dragons” with a fatal blow quickly arrived with a score of 3: 0, the result fell on the break.
In an additional stage, the scenario was changed, Benfica reacted energetically, scored two goals in the first three minutes and soon managed to achieve a draw.
However, blue and white returned to the attack and eventually managed to return to the leader of the marker without losing it anymore. Thus, Ricardo Ares’ team won the seventh victory in the same number of games (21 points), while the Reds added a fourth defeat in seven games, thus retaining the 9 points they scored on this seventh journey.
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End of the match…
50 minutes – Blue card to Benfica coach Nuno Resende for protests.
50 minutes – Gonçalo Alves, transforming the free kick, allows Pedro Henriquez to defend again.
50 minutes – Fifteenth foul by Benfica. Direct free kick for Porto with 14 seconds remaining.
47 minutes is a time discount requested by Benfica coach Nuno Resende.
45 minutes – everything is open in the last five minutes of the match. Porto win 4-3, they could have increased the score, but Benfica also had opportunities to score. These will be crazy final moments at the Dragão Arena …
43 minutes – Gonçalo Alves free-kick allows Pedro Henriquez to defend.
43 minutes – Tenth foul by Benfica. We will have a free kick for Porto.
43 minutes – After the help of Telmo Pinto, Rafa was the first to shoot Pedro Henriquez’s beautiful performance.
40 minutes – long-range shot by Ezequiel Mena, protected by Pedro Henriquez’s mask.
38 minutes – FC Porto goal… Carlo Di Benedetto, already on the court, runs great and scores. 4-3…
37 minutes – Great opportunity for Benfica: Lucas Ordonez’s strong shot from Xavi Maliana’s crossbar.
37 minutes – Great opportunity for Porto: Carlo Di Benedetto, unopposed, hits just above Pedro Henriquez’s goal.
35 minutes – After the first ten minutes of the second half at Dragão Arena, everything turned out to be a draw. Benfica responded perfectly to the disadvantage (0: 3), with which they left for the break, and in the first moments of the extra stage managed to draw thanks to goals from Carlos Nicolia (2) and Lucas. Ordonez. In the chapter on dragon fouls 11 (Benfica already took advantage of the free kick, while the dragons committed the tenth foul) and Eagles 9 (for the next violation, FC Porto penalizes with a free kick). …
34 minutes – Goal Benfica… Lucas Ordonez, dodging the mark of Gonçalo Alves, shoots at 3-3…
33 minutes is a time discount requested by Benfica coach Nuno Resende.
33 minutes – After a counterattack and a pass from Diogo Rafael, Pablo Alvarez kicks in and Javi Malian intervenes superbly.
30 minutes. As soon as Porto dealt the fatal blow in the first half … Benfica did the same in the second. After the first five minutes of the extra stage, the Eagles have already scored twice (encore Carlos Nicolae, both free kicks) and reduced the defeat to a minimum gap. The classic at Dragão Arena continues …
28 minutes – Carlos Nicolia shot on goal.
27 minutes – Goal Benfica… Carlos Nicolia, taking the free kick again, beats Xavi Malian and reduces to 3-2…
27 minutes – Carlo Di Benedetto’s blue card and Benfica’s free kick.
25 minutes – Goal Benfica… Carlos Nicolia in the transformation of the free kick hits the goal of Xavi Maliana. 3-1…
25 minutes – In just 7 seconds of the second half, Benfica will have a free kick advantage after the tenth foul by Porto.
The beginning of the second part.
Break… Porto are resting with a comfortable advantage (3: 0). The Dragons entered the game in an overwhelming manner, scoring three goals – twice Carlo Di Benedetto and one to Gonçalo Alves (free kick) – in the first four minutes, leaving Benfica unresponsive in the opening moments. It took the Reds a long time to really get into the game, but when they got the game right, they balanced the operations and may have already cut them down. The most egregious case was with the stick of Diogo Rafael, but the captain of the Eagles missed a penalty, excellently defended by Xavi Malian. The second part promises to be intense in the Dragão Arena, which is almost full.
20 minutes – Benfica penalty. In the transformation, Diogo Rafael makes a great save from Xavi Malian.
20 minutes – Reinaldo Garcia shot in the post. What a bomb from Argentine FC Porto!
19 minutes – Ezequiel Men’s assistant, Telmo Pinto shot, Pedro Henriquez’s excellent save.
17 minutes – Telmo Pinto came close to a goal in the counterattack. Benfica have earned the defense of Pedro Henriquez.
15 minutes – Carlos Nicolae’s shot from afar – another beautiful performance by Javi Malian.
12 minutes – Time discount requested by Ricardo Ares. The blue-and-white coach realized that Benfica had improved and, of course, took advantage of this moment to correct some situations. From the stands at the Dragão Arena, which are almost completely full, the strong support of the FC Porto players continues to emanate.
10 minutes – the phase of more balance in the match, when Benfica improve defensively and try to create dangerous situations at the Porto goal. But Ricardo Ares’ charges, thanks to the advantage of three goals, are naturally much more confident on the track …
6 minutes – Benfica almost scores. Edu Lamas shot to protect Xavi Malian. On the rebound, Gonçalo Pinto also tried his luck, but the Spanish goalkeeper was again a giant at the blue and white goal.
4 minutes – FC Porto goal… Gonçalo Alves, converting the free kick, increases: 3-0 in favor of dragons.
4 minutes – Blue card to Diogo Rafael, for protests. FC Porto awards a free kick.
4 minutes – FC Porto goal… Carlo Di Benedetto with a cross on the left side makes 2-0… Biza is a French player.
1 minute – FC Porto goal… Carlo Di Benedetto (50 seconds) uses the bounce of the ball in Benfica’s zone to open the game. 1-0…
FC Porto: Javi Malian, Telmo Pinto, Carlo Di Benedetto, Xavier Barroso and Gonçalo Alves.
Benfica: Pedro Henriquez, Diogo Rafael, Edu Lamas, Lucas Ordonez and Gonzalo Pinto.
Refereeing Panel: Silvia Coelho and Pedro Figueiredo