26 February 2019, 01h06
"I only thank God", resumed Gabriel to BTV, clearly emotional, in a day that was also marked by the death of his grandmother, Cecília Appelt.
"A word to Gabriel. He received the Man of the Match award, he felt moved and was not able to explain what happened. He was told today [Monday] about his grandmother decease, who raised him from an early age. We gave him total freedom to make a decision. He wanted to play and performed like this", said the Benfica’s coach.
Elected Man of the Match, Gabriel, according to the Sofascore platform data, completed an assist, two clutch passes, 75% of passing efficiency (80 good passes), 19 long passes and 21 clashes, 14 won.
Text: Filipa Fernandes Garcia
Pics: Isabel Cutileiro and João Paulo Trindade / SL Benfica
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