Sport Lisboa e Benfica gained advantage in the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League, after beating Fenerbahçe, by 1-0, at the Estádio da Luz, in the 1st leg. The goal stopper Odysseas spoke to BTV at the end of the match.
“We are very happy for having won, it was important to win this match and not concede goals. We played very well, it was the first match, and when we analyze the 90 minutes, we see that we pressed very well, we could have scored two or three more goals”, he started by saying.
The German goalkeeper made his debut at the Estádio da Luz… a calm debut and without much work.
“It is truth… But in a team like Benfica, we must always be focused because something can happen at any time. The team played very well, and it was a calm evening for me”, said the number 99 of the team led by Rui Vitória.
Looking at the second leg, scheduled for August 14…
“In the second leg, we must play like we did today, to try more and more! All matches are difficult and we must give 100 percent”, foresaw Odysseas.
How was the debut at the Estádio da Luz?
“It was fantastic! To play here, in a sold out Stadium, with an excellent atmosphere… I am very happy”, he concluded.
Text: João Sanches and Sónia Antunes
Pics: Isabel Cutileiro and Tânia Paulo / SL Benfica