Sporting defeated Benfica (5-4) in the first game of the futsal championship final. The Lions have their fifth win in six derbies this season.
The game was even better for Benfica, with Rocha (2′) putting the Eagles ahead. Esteban Guerrero (3′) still responded to the Lions, but Chishkala (9) and Jacaré (17) led the Reds to an early break. Erick Mendonça (23′) and João Matos (28′) re-established Sporting’s equal footing, Tayebi (28′) gave Benfica the advantage, but Cavinato (39′) forced everything to be decided in extra time.
In overtime, a low, powerful shot from Pani Varela (47 feet) surprised Andre Sousa and gave Sporting the advantage.
The two teams will hold a new meeting this Wednesday (9pm) in Pavilhão da Luz.
Follow the main events of the competition here:
23.36 hours: Game over! Sporting beat Benfica (5-4).
49′: Chiškara (Benfica) scores on goal.
In the 49th minute, Andre Sosa(Benfica) is shown the yellow card. It prevented Erick Mendonça (Sporting) from continuing to bid.
47′: Benfica moved into a 5×4 formation with Chiszkara as the forward goalkeeper.
47′: Tayebi (Benfica) complains of being hit by a Sporting player. A tense moment at the João Rocha Pavilion, but everything seems to be resolved.
47′: Sports scores! Pany Varela hits hard with a rebound.
In the 47th minute, Esteban Guerrero (Sporting) gets a yellow card.
46′: Arthur (Benfica) makes another stop for Geeta (Sporting).
46′: Excellent defense by Guitta (Sports) against Afonso Jesus (Benfica).
23.17 hours: The second half of overtime begins.
23.17: The first half of extra time ends. The tie continued (4-4).
45′: Benfica managed to withstand pressure from Sporting with one less unit, again with five players.
44′: Cardinals (Sports) saves Andre Sousa (Benfica).
43′: Andre Sousa (Benfica) makes great save, Cardinal (Sports) has an shot
43′: João Rocha Pavilion is called for a goal. Pauletta (Sporting) crosses in from the right and the Cardinal appears on the second coast, heading in but misses.
In the 43rd minute, Hakare (Benfica) received a second yellow card and was sent off. Decision made after bidding with Erick Mendonça (Sports).
42′: Excellent work by Zicky Té (Sporting) keeps the opponent out of the way and Pauleta (Sporting) misses the shot.
42′: Arthur (Benfica) hits the post.
22.03 hours: Overtime begins!
22.55 hours: Allotted time ends in a draw (4-4). Let’s expand.
40′: Gita (Sporting) makes a great save after Arthur (Benfica) has a shot on goal.
40′: Tayebi (Benfica) has a great effort on goal that goes out of bounds.
39′: Sports scores! In the rehearsed 5×4, Cavinato appeared in the middle of the box after receiving a pass from Joao Matos and shot into the back of the net.
39′: Left corner scored, Cardinal (Sports) misses the target.
38′: Chiszkara (Benfica) played for Arthur (Benfica), whose bomb only stopped at the crossbar.
38′: Fifth foul in sports. Erick Mendonça (Sporting) gets a yellow card for Rocha (Benfica).
37′: Too dangerous for sports. Joao Matos sent the ball into the box, but Cavinato’s header was unable to escape.
37′: At a disadvantage, Sporting advances to a 5×4, with Merlin playing a temporary guardian.
36′: Tayebi (Benfica), who is isolated, has a shot saved by Geeta (Athletics).
36′: Pani Varela (Benfica) on the right wins.
36′: Thomas Paso (APOEL) is shown a yellow card.
34′: Cavinato (Sporting) misses the first shot.
In the 34th minute, Tayebi (Benfica) received a yellow card.
34′: Merlin (Sports) has a shot, Hakare (Benfica) cuts the ball.
33′: Great pitches from Geeta (sport) to Jacare (Benfica) seem to be isolated.
33′: Great cut from Bruno Sintra (Benfica) to Esteban Guerrero (Sporting) ready to score.
32′: Merlin (Sports) gets a yellow card. It touched Bruno Sintra’s face.
32′: Chiszkara (Benfica) has an effort on goal,Bruno Cintra misses the far post.
32′: Pany Varela (Sporting) hits the crossbar of Benfica’s goal in the box, turnover.
31′: Geeta (Sports) scores a goal.
In the 28th minute, Benfica scored! Rômulo scored quickly and Tayebi had his first shot. The Eagles have the advantage again (4-3).
28′: Romulo (Benfica)’s free kick misses Zicky Té (Sporting), misses Geeta (Sporting) but misses.
27′: Sports scores! Corner taken by Pani Varela (Sporting Portugal) on the left, first effort by Joao Matos (Sporting Portugal) is placed behind the goal.
27′: Andre Sousa (Benfica) makes a save on Pani Varela (Sporting).
23′: Sports scores! Eric Mendonza is at the far post after a right corner and uses the rebound to score.
twenty two’: Esteban Guerrero (Sporting) saves Andre Sousa (Benfica).
twenty one’: Cavinato (Sports) misses the target.
22.02 hours: The race begins!
21.51 hours: Rest! Benfica beat Sporting (3-1) in Pavilhão João Rocha.
20′: Another great save by Andre Sousa (Benfica), this time by Merlin (Sporting).
20′: Wonderful moment of the two goalkeepers! Romlo (Benfica) was soiled by Geeta (Sporting) on the first counter-attack, then Andre Sosa (Benfica) made another great save and Thomas Paso (Sporting) had a shot.
20′: 59 seconds before the break, Benfica fouled for the fifth time. Rômulo (Benfica) beat Zicky Té (Sporting).
19′: Pauleta (Sporting) does a great job but misses the target.
18′: After the move, Hakare (Benfica) and Cardinal (Sports) fell to the ground, hugged tightly, and finally received a yellow card.
18′: Another great save by Andre Sousa (Benfica), Merlin scores.
17′: Hakkare (Benfica) approaches the goal again, the ball goes over the abandoned side.
In the 17th minute, Benfica scored! Chiszkara (Benfica) steals the ball from Eric Mendoza (Sporting) to give the ball to Jakare (Benfica) who has no waste in front of Geeta (Sporting).
14′: Cavinato (Sporting) saves Andre Sosa (Benfica).
14′: Dangerous shot at Arthur (Benfica) hits and betrays Geeta (Sporting). The ball is out.
11′: Andre Sosa (Benfica) makes another great save from a shot by Thomas Passo (Sporting).
11′: Benfica boss Gonzalo Alves turned yellow at protests from the Eagles bench.
10′: Zicky Té (Sporting) finds that Thomas Passo (Sporting) deftly brings down Andre Sosa (Benfica) and hits the post.
10′: Merlin (Sports) shoots from above.
9′: Benfica scored! Chiszkara took advantage of a misplaced pass from Guita to score Benfica’s second goal with the goal open.
8th minute: Cavinato (Sporting) is booked for a foul on Tayebi.
7′: Confusing moments in the game.Andre Sousa (Benfica) misses the target, Eric Mendoza (Athletics) starts but is fouled See the yellow Alfonso Jesus (Benfica).
6′: Erick Mendonça (Atlético de Portugal) passes the free-kick too close to the post.
6′: Another brilliant save by Andre Sousa (Benfica), this time by Eric Mendoza (Sporting) after an away goal.
5′: The corner kick taken by the Cardinals (Portugal Sport), Andre Sousa (Benfica) makes another great save.
5′: Pauletta (Atlético de Portugal) has a steal and a great shot. Andre Sousa (Benfica) defends.
4′: After another corner, Eric Mendoza (Sports) was again in the front area but again shot wide.
4′: Eric Mendoza (Sports) has a shot from above.
3′: Sports scores! Pani Varela on the left found Esteban Guerrero in the area where he scored.
2′: Benfica scored! Chishkara came back to his senses, Rocha appeared in the middle and shot into the net. The Brazilian pivot scored for the team he already represented.
1′: Geeta (Sports) shoots from above.
1′: Benfica opened the scoring. Alfonso Jesus misses the target.
21:00: Start the game!
20.55 hours: These are the start times.
sports: Geeta, Joao Matos, Eric, Merlin and Cavenato.
Benfica: Andre Sousa, Nelson, Alfonso Jesus, Chiszkara, Romlo
20.45 hours: The team has warmed up at the João Rocha Pavilion.
At Sporting, note the option of returning the injured Zicky Té (who hasn’t played since the Champions League final) to Nuno Dias, while at Benfica Robinho is out of Pulpis’ call-up.
This Saturday (9pm), Sporting and Benfica will meet in the first game of the final of the Futsal Championship. It will be the sixth derby of the season, with the Lions winning four of them (three of which meant Nuno Dias’ team won the title) and the Eagles winning one.
Regular-season leaders, Sporting (looking for a second consecutive title) left Azemes and Fendang on their way to the final. Benfica, hoping to reclaim a trophy they haven’t won since 2019, moved past Leões de Porto Salvo and Eléctrico to make the decision.