Friday, January 17, 2020, 23h43

Rafa: “We came here focused on us”


The Portuguese international scored the two goals from Alvalade.

He returned to the Liga NOS matches, came off the bench at 74’, scored a brace and decided the derby (Sporting-Benfica, 0-2) of matchday 17.

"I don't think I came on to change the match. The team was putting in a good performance, we just hadn't gotten the goal yet, but we did. Winning the game here was the most important thing”, analyzed the Reds' number 27. 

We are the important thing. We're focused on our daily work, on the work in each game, and that's what we've done here. We came here focused on ourselves, not thinking about other opponents”, guaranteed the scorer of Benfica's two goals at the Estádio José Alvalade, that leaves the Reds 7 points clear from the second place, FC Porto.


Text: Filipa Fernandes Garcia

Photos: João Paulo Trindade / SL Benfica

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