17 November 2018, 14h12

Benfica played and won, this Friday, the second match from the Elite Round (Group C) of the UEFA Futsal Champions League against Sibiryak (2-4). 

At Pavilhão João Rocha and after the strong start in the competition with the thrashing of Novo Vrijeme (5-0), Joel Rocha made three changes compared to the starting lineup used on Thursday: Fernandinho, Bruno Coelho and Robinho were replaced by Fábio Cecílio, Tiago Brito and Raúl Campos.

Benfica's starting lineup: Diego Roncaglio, Marc Tolrà, Fábio Cecílio, Tiago Brito and Raúl Campos. 

Substitutes: Cristiano, Chaguinha, André Coelho, Bruno Coelho, Rafael Henmi, Robinho, Fernandinho, Fits and Afonso Jesus. 

The qualification for the final four ends at 7 pm on November 18 (Sunday), the Eagles facing Sporting, in a derby that could be decisive. 

Text: Filipa Fernandes Garcia

Pics: Isabel Cutileiro / SL Benfica 

Last update: Friday, November 16, 2018



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