Monday, November 18, 2019, 13h12

Théo Lopes: "We rely on the strength of the fans"

Volleyball

Benfica and Mladost Zagreb face off in the 1st leg of the third qualification round for the Champions League group stage at 8 pm on Wednesday.

Benfica's volleyball team is preparing for the 1st leg of the 3rd qualification round of the Champions League Group stage. The reds will face Mladost Zagreb, at 8 pm on Wednesday, at the Pavilhão n. º 2 da Luz.

Théo Lopes highlighted the goal for which the team is fighting.

“In every game, the next one is always the most important.This one that is approaching is for the 3rd round, which is the last one before we achieve what we set out to do from the start, which was to go through to the group stage”, claimed the volleyball player after winning the game against GN Ginástica, for round 7 of the Championship.

In a competition “where every athlete dreams of playing”, Théo Lopes considered that Benfica has to hit the ground running and to do so, he called on the support of the fans.

“We have to play with everything, with all our strength, the strength of the fans, of our pavilion and I think it will be a good game for us”, he stressed.

“It's the biggest club competition in the world and any player dreams of playing it one day. Even more so now, in the decisive phase to reach the group stage, which is what the whole team wants”, he added.

Text: Márcia Dores

Pics: SL Benfica

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