29 November 2021, 19h06

Between December 1st and 4th, the Pavilhão Fidelidade will host the group D matches of the UEFA Futsal Champions League Elite Round. Benfica, playing at home, will face Haladás (8 pm on Wednesday), Uragan (8:30 pm on Thursday) and Levante (8:00 pm on Saturday). 

"I know the coach [Juanra], who is Spanish, and they have experienced players from the Hungarian national team, particularly Dróth, who is a pivot and has played for Kairat Almaty. They are a physically strong team, which will force us to go for the shock and a great physical effort. It won't be an easy game, something normal in these short tournaments. They know we are the favorites and will play with no pressure. They have three good Brazilian players [Rezala, Henrique Souza, and Luiggi Baptista] and they have several Hungarian internationals. It will be complicated", analyzed Pulpis.


"It is a difficult group, we play at home and  I hope to count on the fans. They will be very important and the sixth man. I know it is not easy because of the new restrictions. I would like to leave you an appeal and a request for help to take us to the final four, where the Club has not been since 2015", he appealed.


Robinho: "We have to be focused to achieve our goal"


"It is a difficult stage, with four teams in which only one goes through to the next round. We have practically no time to think. The opponents have qualities and they will make it as difficult as possible for our team to achieve its goal. We have capabilities, but they will compete as equals. These are games in which you can't make mistakes. We have to be concentrated and focused to achieve our goal. Only this way will we achieve our goals", he advised.

Text: Marco Rebelo
Photos: Isabel Cutileiro / SL Benfica
Last update: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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