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Pinto da Costa: “Portuguese banks closed their doors and tried to strangle the clubs” – FC Porto

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Pinto da Costa: "Portuguese banks closed their doors and tried to strangle the clubs" - FC Porto



The president of FC Porto praised the “Partner of the Year” the German bank IBB, leaving reparations to the national bank

Pinto da Costa was praised by the German bank Internationales Bakhaus Bodensee AG (IBB), which received the Golden Dragon award in the Partner of the Year award last year. In presenting the award to Heike Kemmner, the administrator of the German organization, the President of Porto took the opportunity to criticize the national bank. “It means a lot to us because IBB was dear to us and we were the first international client of the bank, which today there are several dozen, which proves that everything went well and led to their expansion around the world. a great pleasure to have this partner because at a time when the Portuguese banks closed their doors and tried to stifle the clubs, it was the IBB that allowed us to remain active during this difficult period We are always grateful to the bank and this Dragão de Oro is of particular importance as it was attributed with as fair as it was Naturally, I am also pleased to see the importance and love with which the representatives of the IBB, namely the president, felt our more than deserved recognition. FC Porto has always had some IBB for a few years. When we need to be congratulated, the IBB should also be congratulated,” Pinto da Costa said at the ceremony at the Estádio do Dragão. Heike Kemmner emphasized the “honor” he felt in receiving the award and said that the bank’s employees follow Porto’s Champions League matches: “It is a great honor that they voted for us to receive this Golden Dragon. The bank is very proud and happy. “This is a big event for us as this is the first time we have received an award from a partner. Since that partner is FC Porto, it’s great for us. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate FC Porto on its 30th anniversary.” championship and to say that our staff is always watching the team when it plays in the Champions League.”

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“I want to play for Sevilla” :: zerozero.pt

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He came to Portugal to play for Rio Ave but excelled even more at Desportivo de Chavez which brought him a move to Turkey. Marcão is now being linked to Sevilla and has come forward to ask to leave.

The Brazilian defender spent three and a half seasons at Galatasaray, has already played 141 matches for the Turkish team, won three trophies – the championship, the Cup and the Super Cup – and now he hopes to move to a club that will be the Champions League, as in the case of Galatasaray, finished the last championship in 13th place.

Faced with the news that Lopetegui is interested in hiring the Brazilian to replace Diego Carlos, who is heading to Aston Villa, Marcão was clear.

“I want to play for Sevilla so that my career develops,” he said in an interview with a Turkish newspaper. Nationality.

So far, it is known that Galatasaray has already rejected the offer of 15 million euros, but this offer came from Zenit. In Spain, they say that Sevilla are waiting for the perfect moment to start negotiations. Marcao’s statements may force the Turkish club to agree to a dialogue with the Andalusian team, which completed the last La Liga in 4th place.

Under a contract with Galatasaray until June 2025, the 26-year-old central defender was signed by Chavez for €4 million midway through the 2018/19 season.

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BALL – Francisco J. Marquez and roller hockey classic: “FC Porto’s whistle was blown” (FC Porto)

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BALL - Francisco J. Marquez and roller hockey classic: "FC Porto's whistle was blown" (FC Porto)

Benfica’s victory over Porto (5:3) in the fourth match of the final of the national roller hockey championship caused some criticism of the refereeing from the Dragons. After manager Ricardo Ares expressed disbelief that the Eagles had two fouls in 30 minutes, it was Francisco J. Marquez’s turn to use social media to reflect on opponents.

“The roller hockey championship will decide in the black on Wednesday night, but Benfica began to interfere in the decisive game as soon as the fourth leg was over, with the traditional inversion of the truth, taking advantage of very good refereeing. . Ricardo Ares [treinador do FC Porto] did not comment on the actions of the referee, limiting himself to stating that in 30 minutes Benfica had only two fouls, which would be surprising in a friendly game, not to mention a tense playoff match. In the 16th minute the foul score was 8-8, a natural balance in line with the history of the games between the two teams and even in harmony with the balance between the championship finalists. From that moment on, the whistle was blown at Porto and released at Benfica. Porto were winning 1-0 and the foul streak started for only one side, with Benfica taking advantage of the 10th foul to equalize. A new advantage for our team and a few more fouls for Benfica, who drew from a free kick on the 15th foul. At the 15th minute of the game the score was 7-0 on fouls, after 8-8 of the first 16 minutes. Until 21 minutes later, the ninth foul of Benfica followed, when the score was already 4-2. Only those who have never seen a hockey game might find it normal.”

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The PR director of FC Porto also spoke about the situation that happened at half-time at the Pavillão da Luz stadium, when Luis Senica, President of the Portuguese Skating Federation, was forced to leave the President’s podium after the fans heated up.

“Speaking of watching hockey games, Luis Senica, the president of the figure skating federation, can come to the Dragao Arena to watch the decisive game because he will not be mistreated or harassed. Our fans, as usual, will support the team unsurpassed,” he concluded.

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Futsal: Sporting beat Benfica again and became national champion

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Futsal: Sporting beat Benfica again and became national champion

Sporting are two-time national futsal champions after beating Benfica 4-3 tonight in the third game of the championship final.

After winning two overtime wins in their first two games, the Lions took the field this Saturday knowing they could end the night. And the task, it must be said, was difficult, painful, but not so much that additional time was required … for very little.

At half-time, the team led by Nuno Dias had already had a hand in Kaneko as they won 3-0. In futsal, things can change from moment to moment, but this has not happened, despite the latest threat to the formation of Pulpis.

GAME FILM.

Goals from Pauleta, Cavinato and Cardinal were answered by goalkeeper André Sousa – with the help of Merlin’s precious deflection – with a cut to 3-1 early in the second period.

The Eagles had a new hope, which Ziki Te tried to cool shortly after, taking advantage of the rebound from the beautiful shot of Pani Varela.

But there was still a game.

Arthur returned to reduce for the Reds, twice, and the eagle returned to be in discussion in the title. So much so that Arthur himself hit the post at the last second, in a dramatic final that once again crowned the lion.

Sporting repeat the triumph of last season and win the 17th league title in history. This increases the difference with the rival Benfica, which has eight achievements in history.

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