Sporting CP and Benfica will face each other this Saturday (21:00) in the first leg of the futsal championship final. This will be the sixth derby of the season to be won by the Lions (three of which have been titles for Nuno Diaz’s side) and one by the Eagles.
Regular stage leader Sporting (who are in contention for a second title in a row) left Azemeish and Fundau en route to the final. Benfica (want to bring back the trophy that has been eluding since 2019) overtook Leoens de Porto Salvo and Electrico to make the decision.
Follow the main incidents of the match here:
49′: Chishkala (Benfica) sends an overhead shot.
49′: Yellow card sent to Andre Souza (Benfica). This prevented Eric Mendonce (Sporting) from applying.
47′: Benfica enters the field 5×4, and Chishkala plays the attacking goalkeeper.
47′: Tayebi (Benfica) complains that he was brought down by a Sporting player. Tense moments in the Joao Rocha pavilion, but everything seems to have been resolved.
47′: Golo do Sporting! Pani Varela took advantage of the rebound and hit the net hard.
47′: Amarelo replaces Esteban Guerrero (Sporting).
46′: Another stop for Guitta (Sporting) with a strike from Artur (Benfica).
46′: Excellent defense by Gitta (Sporting) against Afonso Jesus (Benfica).
23:17: Second half of extra time begins.
23.17: End of the first half of extra time. The draw continues (4-4).
45′: Benfica managed to withstand the onslaught of Sporting one less unit and again have five players.
44′: Cardinal (Sporting) shot to save Andre Souza (Benfica).
43′: Great save by Andre Sousa (Benfica) after a shot by Cardinal (Sporting)
43′: In the pavilion Joao Rocha shouted a goal. Pauleta (Sporting) crossed from the right, and Cardinal appeared on the second coast, heading but missing.
43′: Jacare (Benfica) receives a second yellow card and is sent off. The decision was made after the proposal of Eric Mendons (Sporting).
42′: Ziki Te (Sporting) did a great job getting the opponent out of the way, but Pauleta (Sporting) missed the target.
42′: Artur (Benfica) hits the post.
03/22: Overtime begins!
22:55: End of regular time with a draw (4-4). Let’s move on to expansion.
40′: Great save by Gitta (Sporting) after a shot by Artur (Benfica).
40′: High kick by Taiebi (Benfica) with the ball out.
39′: Golo do Sporting! In a rehearsed 5×4 game, Cavinato appears in the center of the court after the pass of Joao Matos and shoots into the net.
39′: Corner left, Cardinal (“Sporting”) shot wide.
38′: Chishkala (Benfica) played as Artur (Benfica), who released a bomb that only stopped at the crossbar.
38′: Fifth foul for Sporting. Eric Mendonsa (Sporting) pulled out Rosa (Benfica) and received a yellow card.
37′: Too much danger for Sporting. Joao Matos fired a shot into the box, but Cavinato was unable to avoid a header.
37′: At a disadvantage, Sporting go to 5×4 with Merlin playing a makeshift guard.
36′: Good save by Gitta (Sporting) after a shot by Taiebi (Benfica), who was isolated.
36′: Pani Varela (Benfica) goes out of bounds on the right.
36′: Thomas Paso (Sporting) gets a yellow card.
34′: Cavinato’s (Sporting) first shot goes wide.
34′: Yellow card shown to Tayebi (Benfica).
34′: Merlim (Sporting) shot, Jacare (Benfica) cut the ball.
33′: A large court from Gitta (Sporting) to Jacare (Benfica) that seemed isolated.
33′: A great shot from Bruno Sintra (Benfica) to Esteban Guerrero (Sporting) who was about to score.
32′: Yellow card to Merlin (Sporting). He touched Bruno Sintra’s face.
32′: Chishkala (Benfica) shot, but Bruno Sintra missed the far post.
32′: The failure of Pani Varela (Sporting), who in the penalty area hits the crossbar of the Benfica goal.
31′: Guitta (“Sporting”) shot from above.
28′: Benfica score! Rómulo scores quickly and Taiebi lands the first shot. The Eagles have the advantage again (4-3).
28′: Romulo (Benfica) struck from a free kick, but Ziki Te (Sporting) rebounded, deceived Gita (Sporting), but missed.
27′: Golo do Sporting! A corner from Pani Varela (Sporting) from the left, while João Matos (Sporting) took the first shot and hit the back of the goal.
27′: Pani Varela (Sporting) made a great save for Andre Souza (Benfica).
23′: Golo to Sporting! Eric Mendonsa appeared at the far post after a corner from the right and, taking advantage of the rebound, scored.
22′: Esteban Guerrero (Sporting) saves Andre Souza (Benfica).
21′: Cavinato’s (Sporting) shot goes wide.
22:02: The game begins!
21:51: Break! Benfica beat Sporting CP 3-1 at Pavilão Joao Rocha.
twenty’: Another good save by Andre Sousa (Benfica), this time with a shot from Merlim (Sporting).
twenty’: Great moment from two goalkeepers! In the first counter-attack, Guitta (Sporting) scored Romulo (Benfica) and then André Souza (Benfica) made another great save thanks to a strike from Tomas Paco (Sporting).
twenty’: 59 seconds before the break, Benfica allowed up to the fifth foul. Romulo (Benfica) defeated Ziki Te (Sporting).
19′: Good job Pauleta (“Sporting”), but the ball missed.
eighteen’: After the move, Jacare (Benfica) and Cardinal (Sporting) fell to the ground, clinging to each other, and eventually saw a yellow card.
eighteen’: Another great save by Andre Souza (Benfica), Merlin’s shot.
17′: Jacare (Benfica) is close to the goal again, the ball goes wide of the deserted side of the goal.
17′: Benfica score! Chiscala (Benfica) steals the ball from Eric Mendonza (Sporting) and hands it to Jacara (Benfica), who Gitta (Sporting) believes did not squander it.
fourteen’: Cavinato (Sporting) struck and saved Andre Souza (Benfica).
fourteen’: Dangerous shot by Arthur (Benfica), which hits the opponent and gives away Gitta (Sporting). The ball is out.
eleven’: Another good save by Andre Sousa (Benfica) after a shot by Tomas Paso (Sporting).
eleven’: Gonzalo Alves, director of Benfica, turned yellow from the protests on the bench of the eagles.
ten’: Ziki Te (Sporting) finds Thomas Paso (Sporting), who deftly knocks down Andre Souza (Benfica) and hits the post.
ten’: Merlin (“Sporting”) struck from above.
9′: Benfica score! Chishkala took advantage of an unsuccessful pass to Gitta and scored the second goal of Benfica with an open goal.
8′: Yellow card for Cavinato (Sporting) after a foul on Taiebi.
7′: An incomprehensible moment in the match. Andre Sousa (Benfica) misses, Eric Mendonza (Sporting) goes towards the net, but he is fouled Afonso Jesus (Benfica), who saw the yellow.
6′: Eric Mendonza (Sporting) goes too close to the post from a free kick.
6′: Another great save by André Souza (Benfica), this time from Eric Mendonza (Sporting) after an away goal.
5′: Cardinal (“Sporting”) shot from a corner, another good save was made by Andre Souza (“Benfica”).
5′: Strong kick by Pauleta (Sporting) after stealing the ball. Defense of André Souza (Benfica).
four’: After another corner, Eric Mendonsa (Sporting) reappears in the front zone, but again misses the goal.
four’: Eric Mendonsa (Sporting) shot from above.
3′: Golo do Sporting! Pani Varela (left) found Esteban Guerrero in the zone he scored.
2′: Benfica score! Chishkala recovered, Rocha appeared in the center and shot into the net. The Brazilian center scored a goal for the team he had already represented.
1′: Guitta (Sporting) sends an overhead shot.
one’: Benfica’s first strike. Afonso Jesus completes by.
21:00: The game begins!
20.55 hours: These are the starting fives.
Sporting: Gitta, Joao Matos, Eric, Merlin and Cavinato.
Benfica: André Souza, Nilsson, Afonso Jesus, Chishkala, Romulo
20.45 hours: The teams are already warming up in the Joao Rocha pavilion.
At Sporting, look out for the return of the injured Zika Te (not played since the Champions League final) to Nuno Dias, and at Benfica, Robinho was left off the Pulpis list.