There were nearly 62 thousand spectators at Estádio da Luz and the support to Benfica in the derby was relentless, something recognized by the coach Rui Vitória.
“I would like to thank the support of the Benfiquistas. We approached that in the preview, when the Red Wave grows it is difficult to stop. Who plays and trains at Benfica feels that, and in this match, we felt that people liked what we did and that what we did was enough to win the match. We have 18 battles ahead of us, we will contend for this championship up to the limit and they can count on us. These supporters gave an indication that it is important to be united and that they can only touch Benfica's heart if we let them”, he said.
Text: Marco Rebelo
Pics: Isabel Cutileiro, João Paulo Trindade e Tânia Paulo / SL Benfica