25 May 2022, 10h49
"They’re a powerful team, that played Kielce this week in the Polish League [20-20 draw; 3-5 loss in the seven-meter throw decision], one of the teams in the Champions League Final Four. We know their potential, they have many internationals, who played the Final Four more times, with a lot of experience. But I think we also have a very strong team, with a lot of talent, with a lot of hope, playing at home with our fans, who I am sure will be in the pavilion. I think we have our chances. We must do a lot of things right to be able to beat them, but I think we can do things right to be in the final", said Chema Rodríguez, to BTV.
"I feel the players’ willingness, they want to play the first game right now and try to win in front of our fans. They’re working well, just like they did during the season, we’re a family, we have a good atmosphere. It’s easier to work this way. To reach a final four in my second year at Benfica is something unique, but we can go further. It would be incredible for me and the team", he highlighted.
Chema Rodríguez will face his friend and former teammate again (the Spanish coach Xabi Sabaté). "We have a similar way of playing; we were teammates and we’re friends. The details are going to decide the match. I hope we can be in the final", he concluded.
Carlyn Baldwin bolsters Benfica's midfield
Women's football "turn on the engines" with new goals
This Sunday morning, July 4, started with medicals and physical tests for the women’s football team of SL Benfica, at Hospital da Luz, Benfica Clinic, and e in the Club’s pavilions.
Algarve Cup: sale of tickets
Women's Roller hockey
Champions in autograph session
Open training session: highlights
Roger Schmidt opened the gates of the training session for the first time since he arrived at Benfica. In front of 23 470 spectators (record in a training session at the Stadium), the team showed the work done in the first week of the pre-season and played a high intensity match. Watch the 9-minute video of the session which took place this Sunday afternoon, July 3, at Luz.