Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 23h57

The play-off final will have a fifth match


The futsal teams of Benfica and Sporting drew 5-all after the extra-time. The lions were more efficient in the penalty shoot-out. The 5th and last derby will be played on Saturday, June 30 at Pavilhão João Rocha.

Benfica's Futsal team postponed to the fifth match the decision of the Liga Sport Zone by losing in the penalty shootout (0-2) after a 5-5 draw at the end of the full time and of the extra-time. The derby of all the decisions is scheduled for 6:00 pm on Saturday.


Joel Rocha: “We will go to the fifth match! We do not give up anything”

The coach of Benfica praised the supporters, the capacity the team showed in the second half and believes in the title in the 5th match.

Our supporters were relentless from the beginning whistle as we had requested. In the toughest moments, they gave us their support. A first half far below our expectations and what we need in a final. Sporting was superior and the result was fair at half-time. We corrected, we scored the 3-4, we conceded the 3-5, we did not give up, we did not stop. We went looking for the equalizer and we did it. In the penalty shootout, we were unlucky. We will go to the fifth match! We do not give up anything”, he said to BTV.


Raúl Campos regretted the poor luck in the penalty shootout but showed the same belief as the coach.

“It is hard to lose in the penalty shootout after having all on our favor and in front of our supporters. I am sure we will turn things around and win there”, he said.


Text: Marco Rebelo

Pics: Isabel Cutileiro / SL Benfica

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