The Adidas/Benfica award was delivered to Jardel, the Man of the Match against Rio Ave. The game of the Matchweek 21 ended with a rout victory, by 5-1… but it was not easy!
Jardel, with a goal and an assistance, was determinant. Therefore, in an election carried out by the users of the Official Facebook of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, the Brazilian defender, who has reached this Saturday the landmark of 200 matches with the red jersey, was elected Man of the Match.
“I'm very happy for the victory and also for the 200 matches with Benfica. It is a historic moment in my life. Happy with the goal and for helping the team to achieve the victory, which was the most important”, he said, to BTV.
Some emotion when remembering the 200 matches…
“Yes, definitely, not even in my best dream I would imagine what I'm living today. I'm very happy. I thank all, my teammates - who also helped me -, the supporters, who are always with us, our president, who is also supporting us, every day in Seixal. Now it's time to move on and try to reach our goal”, concluded Jardel.
Text: João Sanches and Sónia Antunes
Pics: João Paulo Trindade / SL Benfica