At the end of the match, in the mixed zone, André Almeida spoke of the triumph by 1-2 against Santa Clara, at the Estádio de São Miguel. He gave the islanders credit for their start of the match, but he spoke of a fair win.
“We entered the match with a good game proposal, trying to explore the depth. They managed to undo that well in the first half, they scored the goal, an excellent goal. We reacted well in the second half, kept the pressure on and completed the comeback”, he claimed.
“There's a lot of merit to Santa Clara, who plays well and has well-defined ideas. Benfica was able to react and the three points are deserved”, he acknowledged.
Text: Marco Rebelo
Pics: Isabel Cutileiro / SL Benfica