Bola – Benfica national champion (women’s soccer)

Benfica beat Sporting 3-1 and won the Women’s Football Championship twice.

One summer afternoon, in the heart of Estádio da Luz, the red emblem was able not only to defeat the eternal rival and celebrate another national title, but also managed to beat the record for attendance at a women’s football match in Portugal: 14,221 spectators were present at the The stand of Benfica, and in this way, the number reached in the 2019/2020 season also in Luz and also with Benfica and Sporting and head to head.

Carol Costa, two minutes later, opened the scoring for the Eagles, and Andrea Faria added the scoring in the 12th minute. 2-0 at halftime gave Filipa Patão’s men – who only needed a tie to celebrate – a very comfortable margin for the second stage, a period in which Sporting tried Responding but always running into Catelyn Dalbert, the networks that defended faced almost everything that was there to defend.

And when Ana Vitoria, in the 75th minute, scored 3-0, it was practically doomed that the title would not escape Benfiquistas.

Sporting’s honorary goal practically came on the last attempt, at 90 + 8 minutes, when Andrea Jacinto, in a very confused attempt, ended up smashing the net from the opponent’s goal. Prior to that, Joana Marchão had already missed a penalty, which allowed him to make an excellent save against Caitlin Talbert.

After winning the title last season, Benfica has once again celebrated this season. As soon as the final whistle sounded, under the watchful eye of Rui Costa, the red-faced president who watched the match from the Presidential Stand at Estádio da Luz, the Eagles players gave their wings, and in cooperation with the fans in the stands celebrated for several minutes.

This was followed by the handing out of medals and a trophy amidst Luz Park, by Humberto Coelho, vice-president of the Portuguese Football Federation, a moment that led the two-times champions to a rave.

end of the match! Benfica 3 Sporting 1.

90 + 8 minutes: Sporting results! With a free kick by Joana Marchão, Catelyn Dalbert sent the ball forward and Andrea Jacinto’s left-footed shot, with the ball still being blocked by Kristi O’Shebe, went into the goal. 3-1.

90 + 7 minutes: Francesca Nazareth yellow card.

90 + 5 minutes: Joanna Marshaw left Silvia Rebelo on her way, and in front of Katelyn Dalbert, he made an exceptional save from the American goalkeeper Benfica again.

At least 8 minutes of extra time was awarded for the second half.

90 min: Joanna Marshaw, converting the maximum penalty kick, ended with an excellent intervention from Catelyn Dalbert, for a corner kick.

89th minute: A penalty kick for Sporting! Catarina Amado foul on Diana Silva.

87 min: A double substitution in the Benfica team, with the departure of Beatriz Camerao and Chloe Lacassi, for the entrances of Ana Seca and Maria Negrao.

The number of spectators in Estádio da Luz has been announced: 14221. A record attendance of women’s football matches in Portugal is broken!

81 minutes: Yellow card to Fatma Pinto.

77 minutes: A double substitution in the Sporting team, with the departure of Joanna Martins and Carolina Beckert, for the entrances of Vera Seid and Anna Telles.

75 minutes: Benfica scores! Passed from Polita to Anna Vitoria, the ball rebounded from Bruna Lourenco and Alicia Correa, and back to the No. 10 of the Eagles who, in the face of Doris Pacic, shot 3-0.

72 minutes: A substitution in the Benfica team with the departure of Jessica Silva and the entry of Christie O’Shebe.

71 minutes: Yellow card for Jessica Silva.

70 minutes: Stop at the meeting to hydrate the players.

69 minutes: Yellow card to Carolina Beckert.

68th minute: Diana Silva’s single move and a cross pass into the middle of the small penalty area and a cut of divine providence by Catarina Amado, who made Joanna Marshaw on her back ready to shoot the goal. On the rebound, Chandra Davidson, with a header, saw Katrina Amado deny him a goal on the line.

67th minute: An excellent pass from Polita and Francesca of Nazareth, in the face of Doris Pacic, she tried to get the hat, but the Leonin goalkeeper refused.

62 minutes: A double substitution in the Benfica team, with the departure of Lucia Alves and Andrea Faria, for the entrances of Valeria Cantuario and Francesca of Nazareth.

57th minute: A great shot from Andrea Jacinto, from the middle of the street, to be saved by Catelyn Talbert, a corner kick no less. Amazing moment in Luz!

49 min: What a loss for Anna Vittoria! No. 10 of the Eagles, completely isolated in the face of Doris Pacic, tried to get the ball as out of the Leonen goalkeeper’s reach as possible, but saw his shot go over the left post of Sporting’s goal.

46 minutes: Substitution in Sporting, with the departure of Mariana Rosa and the entry of Alicia Correa.

The beginning of the second part!

With a very convenient advantage, as a draw would be enough to win the title, Benfica are on the verge of repeating the feat they achieved last season and, in this way, reaching their first double title in their history.

Sporting tried to fight back, and managed to get some arrivals close to the red post, but the truth is that the Lionesses couldn’t really bother Catelyn Talbert, the American Benfica goalkeeper who always showed safety amongst the goalposts.

Benfica’s devastating entry into the game left the title doors wide open. Carol Costa, two minutes later, took advantage of Doris Pacic’s false start to open the scoring, and it was up to Andrea Faria, 10 minutes later, to ramp up the competition, after rebounding from Chloe Lacas’ pass on the left. Which Fatima Pinto, the center of the region, could not excuse.

interval! Benfica 2 Sporting 0!

45 + 5 minutes: long pass from Andrea Jacinto and Chandra Davidson, already in the area, hit the ball with his left foot into the side netting of Benfica’s net.

45 + 4 min: A direct free kick from the right of Joanna Marchau, straight into the goal, but Catelyn Talbert was vigilant and punched the ball to prevent more damage.

A minimum of 5 minutes of extra time has been added to the first half.

42 minutes: Chandra Davidson’s powerful shot from the edge of the area outside the left post.

34th minute: Brenda Perez’s shot from a distance over the crossbar from Catelyn Talbert.

30 minutes: Yellow card to Paulita.

29 minutes: Excellent individual action by Chloe Lacasse who, inside the small penalty area, hit the body of Bruna Lourenco, who literally blocked the goal of the Canadian international Benfica.

29 minutes: A cross from the right of Cloé Lacasse and Beatriz Cameirão, at the edge of the area, in the wakeful save of Doris Pacic.

28th minute: Chloe Lakas hits the counter-attack with a weak shot in the hands of Doris Pacic.

24 minutes: Stop at the meeting to hydrate the players. It’s very hot in Luz…

The 21st minute: Mariana Rosa’s cross from the right side and professional Silvia Rebelo cut a corner kick, preventing the ball from reaching Chandra Davidson, who was already ready to end the match.

15 minutes: Mariana Rosa’s initiative, which escaped the defense of Lucia Alves, passed to Diana Silva who, already in the area, hit a cross, slightly to the side of the right post of the red goal.

12 minutes: Benfica scores! Played by Cloé Lacasse, who leaned left to center with the ball under control, and after a rebound (Fatma Pinto didn’t get a break), Andreia Faria crossed to make it 2-0.

9 minutes: Andrea Jacinto crossed from the left half, but Mariana Rosa in the middle of the area did not succeed in clearing it, and the ball calmly reached Catelyn Talbert.

3 minutes: Benfica scores! In Polita’s right corner, Doris Bacic had a poor approach to play, and Carol Costa fell on the edge of the area slightly to the left, shot hard and managed to lead 1-0.

Match start!

This is the second time that Studio da Luz will host a women’s football match between Benfica and Sporting. In the 2019/2020 season, more precisely on October 19, 2019, the eagles and lionesses faced each other in the red stadium, where the host team smiled with a victory (3-0). On that date, the record for attendance of women’s football matches was broken in Portugal, with 12,812 spectators attending in Luz. is today? Will this number be multiplied?

Benfica: Catelyn Talbert, Catarina Amado, Silvia Rebelo cCarol Costa, Lucia Alves, Andrea Faria, Paulita, Beatrice Camerao, Anna Vitoria, Jessica Silva and Chloe Lacas

Alternatives: Carolina Villau, Anna Seca, Valeria Cantorio, Maria Negrao, Kristi Uchibe, Francesca Nazareth and Lara Pintaselgo

Coach: Philippa Patao

Sporting: Doris Pacic, Carolina Beckert, Bruna Lourenço, Joanna Marchau, Mariana Rosa, Fatima Pinto cAndrea Jacinto, Joanna Martins, Brenda Perez, Diana Silva, Chandra Davidson

Alternatives: Hanna Seibert, Rita Fontmana, Anna Telles, Melissa Hasanbegovic, Francesca Silva, Vera Seid and Alicia Correa

Coach: Mariana Cabral

to rule: Filipa Cunha (AF Viana do Castelo)

Auxiliaries: Sarah Alves and Rafaela Almeida

Fourth arbitrator: Joanna Pinto

There really is a difference!

Remember that Benfica is the current cup holder. Last season, in the 14th and final round of the qualifying stage for the tournament, Filipa Patão’s men, who also needed a tie to secure the title, beat Sporting (3-0), and with that they took first place. Women’s football championship in the history of the red badge.

The Eagles enter this penultimate round at the top of the championship, with 33 points, while the lionesses come in second with 27 points. This means that in the event of a win or a tie, Benfica are crowned national champions.

Benfica and Sporting will face each other this afternoon (4pm), in a match referring to the 12th round of the qualifying stage for the BPI Champions League, which will take place in Estádio da Luz. BOLA will follow online the eternal derby side by side. do not miss …

Good afternoon!

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