24 May 2022, 10h39

Ole Rahmel

The semi-final of the EHF European Handball League is just around the corner and Benfica will face the Polish team of Orlen Wisla Plock this Saturday, May 28, at 5:30 pm, at the Altice Arena, in Lisbon, a match Ole Rahmel anticipates as difficult, but, still, assuming the advantage of "playing in Lisbon in front of Benfiquistas". 

"In this phase of the competition, every opponent is going to be very strong. It is a very good team, with a lot of potential. It will be a very difficult opponent. We may have some advantage for playing at home, in Lisbon, it's good for us, we have to bring everything we have to the table", stressed Ole Rahmel in statements to BTV.

"We have to focus our attention on defense, we have strong players in the center. If we are focused, we are able to make the saves easier for our goalkeepers. In the attack we can surprise", claimed Benfica's right-winger.

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German international Ole Rahmel also looks ahead to the other semi-final, between the Croatians of RK Nexe and the Germans of Magdeburg.

"Magdeburg are going to be champions in the strongest league in the world, which makes them the clear favorites for this final four. If we are lucky on Saturday, I hope to meet them in the final on Sunday. And then we can show what we are capable of. They have the best team", he said.

Expecting the presence of many Benfica and handball fans at the Altice Arena, Ole Rahmel left a promise: "We will have great support, it is important to have many fans, we will give everything to win. It is a great opportunity to see some of the best European athletes in this sport."

Text: Rui Miguel Gomes
Photos: Victoria Ribeiro / SL Benfica
Last update: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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