13 February 2019, 22h31

In the Challenge Cup quarter-finals, the Benfica’s volleyball team fought until the end, with a great performance, won the match by 3-0 and was only defeated in the golden set. The Belogorie Belgorod reaches the semis.

The first set was very competitive and balanced. Two teams fighting for each point like it was the last one, but Benfica, motivated, ran away with the set at 25-18.

1st Set: Highlights


Pushed by the supporters, Benfica started strong the second set. The Russians tried to comeback but the efforts were just not enough. 25-23 and another win for the home team.

2nd Set: Highlights


The third set was very balanced. Ties at 5-5 and 15-15 but the reds ended up achieving a 25-22 win, forcing the golden set!

3rd Set: Highlights


In the golden set, Belgorod started better and managed to hold the lead until the end. A 12-15 win and the qualification for the “Semis”.

Golden set: Highlights


Benfica’s starting lineup: André Lopes, Rapha, Peter, Théo Lopes, Honoré, Tiago Violas and Ivo Casas.

Marcel Matz (Benfica’s head coach): "I am proud of the team, they played very well. It was a game of high intensity, both mentally and physically. Some details make the difference. I am satisfied, but it is never easy to lose."

Marc Honoré (Benfica's player):
“Benfica has a lot of quality in its volleyball and, today, it has been demonstrated once more. The atmosphere was unbelievable. We played at a top-level, it was exciting. I am proud of the team and supporters.”


Last update: Wednesday, February 13, 2019



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