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BALL – Supercup: follow Benfica live here



BALL - Supercup: follow Benfica live here

72 mins: Vanessa Marquez strikes a powerful free-kick, but slightly off the right post of Catelyn Talbert.

70 minutes: A free kick from Maria Negrao and Pauleta, again from the far post, headed towards Arsenal’s goal and this time Patricia Morais got the ball.

68 minutes: Yellow card for Vanessa Marquez.

68 minutes: Double substitution at Benfica with Christy Ucheibe and Andrea Faria leaving for Marta Sintra and Maria Negrao.

63 minutes: Double substitution at Braga with Laura Casanovas and Ana Ruthe leaving for Vital Kats and Carolina Kerer.

60 minutes: Benfica scores! Andrea Faria again pointed to the right-hand box, Pauleta, also at the far post, tried to help with a header into the center of the box, Vanessa Marquez made an ineffective cut, and Chloe Lacasse, by the way, shot a foot from the left, 2-0.

57 minutes: Yellow card for Beatriz Rodriguez.

53 minutes: Benfica scores! A free-kick from the right hemisphere was taken by Andrej Faria and Pauleta at the far post, heading 1-0 accurately.

49 minutes: Great opportunity for Benfica! Excellent work by Andrea Norton, assisted by Lucia Alves, who already in the penalty area made a great save by Patricia Morais with her feet. When reloading, Christy Ucheibe shoots over the bar.

46 minutes: Substitution at Benfica with the departure of Valeria Cantuario (who had health problems) to enter Lucia Alves.

The beginning of the second part!

The first official game of the season is interesting. In the first 45 minutes, scoring opportunities didn’t come immediately, that’s a fact, but it’s no less true that the tactical maturity of both teams gives a very interesting strategic touch to this first Super Bowl semi-final.

While Benfica are trying to take over the reins of the match, developing more complex formations to approach the Patricia Morais goal with caution, and in particular, isolated moments go to Andrea Faria, Valeria Cantuario and Cloe Lacasse, the highlights of the attacking sector ” Orlov – Braga were tasked with defending well and then exploiting space, escaping in fast transitions, moments that sent chills in Lisbon’s last defensive stronghold. Although, it should be noted, Catelyn Talbert was not obliged to undergo any intervention of particular complexity.

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The second part promises to be intense, and both sets will have a personality that can decide the outcome of the game from moment to moment. At stake, remember, is participation in the Super Bowl final.

Break! Benfica 0 SC Braga 0.

45+2 minutes: Valeria Cantuario shot forward, hard but far over the bar by Patricia Morais.

At least two minutes of extra time for the first half.

42 mins: Valeria Cantuario and Chloe Lacasse cross from the right, at the entrance to a small area, with the first shot the ball goes over the left goal post of Patricia Morais.

41 mins: Chloe Lacasse’s great move from the left, Canada’s cross into the center of the box and the already off-balance Christy Ucheibe’s shot didn’t pose much of a threat to Patricia Morais, who saved the shot with no problems.

35 minutes: Yellow card for Christy Ucheibe.

33 minutes: Ana Seisa’s individual initiative in support of the attack ended with a strong left foot kick for a solid defense of Patricia Morais.

31 minutes: great opportunity for SC Braga! After the numerical superiority was lost, and Beatriz Fonseca and Vitoria Almeida could not get through to the gates of Cateline Talbert, Laura Casanovas was on the edge of the penalty area to try his luck, but the Spaniard’s shot missed slightly. from the bar.

29 minutes: Great opportunity for Benfica! The work of Andrea Faria, the pass to Ana Vitória, who, at the entrance to the penalty area and after passing the ball, delivered a good shot close to the left goal post of Patricia Morais, while Braga’s goalkeeper showed an excellent level with good corner interference.

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25 minutes: Yellow card for Nicole Nunez.

20 minutes: Vanessa Marquez’s long-range shot to Caitlin Talbert.

The first 10 minutes are marked by balance and lack of noteworthy moments.

Match start!

A moment of silence in memory of Fernando Chalan, Benfica and national team legend, who passed away this Wednesday.

With Filip Patau still in charge of Benfica, the most important news comes from the other side, as Goncalo Nunez (former Mariana Cabral’s assistant at Sporting) has become Braga’s new manager, succeeding João Marques.

The last edition of the Super Cup held in 2021 was won by Sporting CP, who beat Benfica (2: 0) in the final in a match held on August 28, 2021 at the Restelo Stadium in Lisbon. Brenda Perez and Joana Marchao scored at the time the goals of Leon’s triumph in the eternal derby.

Benfica are still in contention for their second Super Cup and Braga have yet to win a trophy. In this chapter, Sporting is the team with the most achievements (2). In addition to Benfica, Valadares Gaia and Clube Futebol Benfica also enjoyed victory in the competition.

SC Braga: Patricia Morais, Beatriz Rodriguez, Lea Lewis, Marie Avona, Catarina Pereira, Nicole Nunez, Vanessa Marquez FROMLaura Casanovas, Ana Rute, Beatriz Fonseca and Vitoria Almeida

Substitutes: Isabelle Peixeiro, Laura Luis, Caroline Kehrer, Jolyne Amani, Vital Kats, Carolina Mendez, Ana Nogueira, Paula Fernandez and Leonor Freitas

Trainer: Gonzalo Nunez

Benfica: Catelyn Talbert, Valeria Cantuario, Carol Costa, Ana Seisa, Daniela Silva, Andrea Faria, Pauleta FROMAndrea Norton, Christy Ucheibe, Ana Vitoria and Chloe Lacasse

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Substitutes: Rute Costa, Carlin Baldwin, Silvia Rebelo, Ines Simas, Marta Sintra, Maria Negrao, Lucia Alves, Carolina Correia and Beatriz Nogueira

Trainer: Philippine Patao

Referee: Teresa Oliveira (Porto)

Assistants: Ana Loide and Patricia Araujo

4th referee: Joana Rodriguez

The teams are already there!

The decisive game, which will determine the winner of this competition, is scheduled for 20:30 next Sunday at the Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, in Leiria.

According to the draw, the semi-final matches will take place this Friday: Benfica and Braga will face each other at 17:30, while Sporting CP and Famalicao will discuss at the Aureliu Pereira stadium in Alcochet (20:15 hours) another place in the grand -final. .

This is the new Super Bowl format that debuts this season and features the top four teams from the 2021/2022 season. Benfica (national champions), Sporting CP (Portuguese Cup winners), Braga (League Cup winners) and Famalicao (4th in the last league season) are candidates for this trophy.

Benfica and Braga are discussing first place in the Super Cup final this afternoon (17:30) at the Benfica campus in Seixal. BOLA online will follow this duel between eagles and warriors hand in hand. Come with us, dear reader… Your name is!

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″I couldn’t leave without winning this award″



″I couldn't leave without winning this award″

Statements from Otavio, the player of FC Porto, who this Monday received the Golden Dragon as Footballer of the Year.

Speech: “I thought and I didn’t say anything that I thought. It happened by itself, I’m very happy, I was looking for [o prémio] a lot of time. I saw others, I couldn’t leave without winning this prize. Thank God I won and now it’s time to make the most of it.”

Did you tell the President that you want the Golden Dragon? “I never commented, asking for an award was not my style, it was deserved, I was very happy, many could have won. I am very happy”.

Feeling: “This is something to be proud of, this is the best person in the club, everyone wants to win, this will go down in history. It will be kept under lock and key in the museum that I have. It will get worse.” , nothing will come of it, it will be well stored.

Gala: “It’s always great, because of covid-19, the gala concert has not been held for many years. It is always special, everyone wants to be part of the gala concert. Being a dragonado, he is even more special. We did a good job and this is proof.”

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″Most competitive costume required, Pepe’s costume″



″Most competitive costume required, Pepe's costume″

Statements by Sergio Conceiçao after receiving the Golden Coach of the Year award at the Golden Dragons Gala

Golden Dragon cost: “I represent many people in this Golden Dragon. The first time I went to Olival with the president in 2017, he named the four essential pillars of FC Porto: rigor, competence, ambition and passion. Looking at it and being with it every day. My players, who don’t usually wear a formal suit as they do today, but the most competitive suit that is required, which is Pepe’s suit, give me great joy when I get up and go to work.”

Technical team and others: “With a super competent technical team, a health department, where there is not only Dr. Nelson Puga and therapists, but also an optometrist, pedologist, a number of people who work daily so that the players do not miss anything. and so that year after year they can get better and win, which is what we want.”

Techniques: “Victory. Not forgetting the people in the kitchen, in the restaurant, the people involved in analysis and observation, the equipment technicians, because today everyone is a technician… [risos]🇧🇷 Lawn techniques too, because I am very picky about the height of the lawn. I think that every detail is important and matters. Finally, a number of people who contribute to making this possible. This is not mine, this belongs to the people of Olival, who are always led by our great, my friend and godfather, the president.”

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A family: “Finally, to paraphrase our Gonzalinho [Borges], I want to dedicate it completely to my family, which is not easy, and parents, as always. Not being among us, they will certainly be very proud, not least because they have received two more extremely important people in the life of the club and that together they are up there watching us so that FC Porto becomes bigger , was getting better. , become stronger and win. And let’s keep it up. Is always. Because we deserve it. We are also honest, serious, dedicated and competent workers.”

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BALL – Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)



BALL - Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)

Portuguese football has reason to rejoice as two more world champions will enter the national stages, the first to win the title as part of the Portuguese team, the only ones on the field yesterday, in Qatar, among 35 players who play in one of the top five leagues in the world, so called big 5.

Enzo Fernandez, 21-year-old midfielder, and Nicolás Otamendi, 34-year-old central defender, played 120 minutes for Argentina. would advance to the Argentine penalty as Montiel quickly put an end to doubts – and represented not only Benfica in the list of clubs of great prestige, but also a league of lesser expression, such as the Portuguese, the only one of the less media and powerful ones that had players in the final.

Neither in the starting lineup (see tables), nor in the 13 options used by the coaches – Montiel (Sevilla), Pezzella (Betis), Acuña (Sevilla), Leandro Paredes (PSG), Lautaro Martinez ( Inter) and Dybala (Roma) entered Argentina, from the French side they were also called Disasi (Monaco), Conate (Liverpool), Fofana (Monaco), Camavinga (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bavaria), Muani (Eintracht) and Thuram (Borussia). M’gladbach) – if they found other players who didn’t play in the leagues of England, Spain, Italy, France or Germany, that’s a clear sign of where the money and power come from to attract great players.
Some, like Enzo and Otamendi, are just over the top.ig 5 – if the midfielder was already in vogue among the richest in Europe, followed by Liverpool and Real Madrid, among others, now that he has won the World Cup and the best young player trophy in the competition … – but they shine enough to guarantee yourself a place in the best team in the world.

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