26 February 2019, 01h06

He did not score, but completed a tremendous match with several amazing passes and assists. Gabriel was elected Man of the Match at home against GD Chaves.

Gabriel com a avó Cecília Appelt

"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.

Gabriel com a avó Cecília Appelt

"A word to GabrielHe 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.

Gabriel com a avó Cecília Appelt

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

Last update: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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