15 October 2021, 10h15

A solid and calm display from Lucas Veríssimo, the center back of Sport Lisboa e Benfica against Darwin's Uruguay. But he was not the only one, Otamendi, for Argentina, kept the bar high for another match of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Lucas Veríssimo, Tite's bet in the center of the defense alongside captain Thiago Silva, faced the duo Luis Suárez and Cavani, and came out on top with a 4-1win.

Equipa brasileira 

Lucas Veríssimo, taking advantage of the opportunity granted, once again showed arguments to establish himself in the Brazilian national team. Safe in his passing, with a 90% success rate, according to Sofascore's data, he won two of three aerial duels and made three intersections. Otamendi

Argentina's 1-0 win over Peru in Buenos Aires, consolidated the second position in the qualifiers, with 25 points, and the Nicolás Otamendi was imperial.

Otamendi only misses one pass in the match, was even 99% effective in the 81 passes he attempted. An in the direct duels he took part in, six in total, he won five, four on the ground and one in the air.

Text: Rui Miguel Gomes
Photos: CBF and Social Networks
Last update: Friday, October 15, 2021


Women's football

More than 90 minutes: chasing a dream!

The women's football team of Sport Lisboa e Benfica is still fighting to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, even if the next opponent on matchday 5 of  grupo D is Lyon, leader of the European club rankings, this Thursday, December 9, at 8:00 pm at Benfica Campus. The behind-the-scenes routines and the most recent steps of the unprecedented European journey, in the game against BK Häcken, are in the report to be broadcast by BTV this Tuesday, December 7, at 8:30 pm.

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