Saturday, May 5, 2018, 23h12

Rafa: “We dignified the Club”


A goalless draw in the derby from round 33 of the Liga NOS. The Portuguese midfielder analyzed the encounter and made clear that Benfica always wanted to win.

Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Sporting CP played, this Saturday evening, the 33.ª jornada da Liga NOS. An intense derby, with goal chances, but which ended with a goalless draw. At the end of the match at Alvalade, a point for each team.

“We showed that we came here to get a result, which was to win. We were not able to do to that, but we dignified the Club. Now, there is a game left and we want to win”, said Rafa in the flash interview zone.

“The Championship is competitive, we know that but we did not hand the 2nd place to Sporting and we are still in the fight. We still believe in the Champions League”, added the Portuguese midfielder.


With the draw in the derby, FC Porto became National Champion… “FC Porto new champion? I have nothing to say about that”, finished Rafa.

The last round of the 2017/18 Liga NOS will be held next weekend, with the Estádio da Luz hosting the encounter between  Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Moreirense.

Text: Sónia Antunes

Pics: Isabel Cutileiro / SL Benfica


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