THE BALL – Luís Filipe Vieira on Rui Costa: «He is not the one making the signings» (Benfica)

The merit (or not) of Rui Costa in the current Benfica campaign did not pass by Luís Filipe Vieira, who, in an interview with CMTV, preferred to point to the entire structure of the red club. “It’s not him [Rui Costa] who is doing the hiring, just look at who made the trips, Rui Pedro … Read more

THE BALL – Gonçalo Ramos talks about Roger Schmidt’s importance and ambition in the Champions League (Benfica)

Gonçalo Ramos, 21, started the season in great prominence at Benfica. With four goals scored in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League, he scored as many in the championship. At 21, the young forward does not hide that he is experiencing a special moment. In an interview with UEFA, published in full on BPlay, … Read more

THE BALL – Benfica’s ambition in an unprecedented presence in the Champions League: «It is to win» (Basketball)

Under the command of Norberto Alves, Benfica achieved the unprecedented presence of a Portuguese team in the Basketball Champions League, after beating, by 87-73, an experienced rival such as Brose Bamberg, with a plan that he considered perfect. “I strongly believed in the collective strategy applied. I really like to involve my players in my … Read more

A BOLA – Last PSG tickets on sale this Tuesday (Benfica)

Benfica will put on sale this Tuesday the last tickets for the match against Paris Saint-Germain, in the 3rd round of Group H of the Champions League, scheduled for October 5, at Estádio da Luz. The only seats available are for Red Pass holders who, as they cannot attend the game, make their seat available … Read more

THE BALL – Nadal gives up the Laver Cup and imagines his own withdrawal (Tennis)

Rafael Nadal surprised last night with the emotion he showed in Roger Federer’s farewell from tennis, aged 41. Now 36 years old and with a recent history of disabling injuries, the Spaniard knows that he is also in the waning phase of his career, and after the Swiss’s emotional farewell, in a game in which … Read more

THE BALL – Pedro Gonçalves (from penalty) guarantees victory in training match (Sporting)

Sporting this Friday beat Vilafranquense, a Liga 2 team, by 1-0 in a training match, held at the Academia, in Alcochete. Pedro Gonçalves, during the second half, scored the goal as a penalty that earned the team led by Rúben Amorim, who bet on the following eleven: Franco Israel, Pedro Porro, Ricardo Esgaio, Gonçalo Inácio, … Read more

THE BALL – Manuel Machado surrendered to numbers of the warriors’ attack (SC Braga)

After seven games won, the League is heavily painted with the colors of the warriors and SC Braga leads the best attack of the competition – 23 goals -, also dominating in a devastating way in the number of shots (133), in the percentage of shots target (43.6) and in shots per game (17.42). The … Read more

THE BALL – Italians place Benfica and Gil Vicente players in the best under-23 eleven (photos) (Italy)

The international stop paved the way for swings in terms of club football. Using the Delphix platform, the Corriere dello Sport released, this Wednesday, who is the under-23 eleven that is having the best performances at the beginning of 2022/23. After analyzing the nine most ranked leagues in European football, Portugal places two representatives. In … Read more

THE BALL – Benfica player played with hand painted number (Women’s Football)

The 9 turned… 28. Funny moment at the beginning of the 2nd half of the match between Benfica and Rangers, in Glasgow, of the 2nd round of the Women’s Champions League. Nycole Raysla was released after the break and appeared with the number on the jersey painted… by hand. This is because the Brazilian is … Read more

THE BALL – Official: Russia is out of Euro-2024 (UEFA)

UEFA announced this Tuesday that Russia is out of the European Championship 2024. The competition, remember, will be held in Germany and the draw for the qualifying round will be held on 9 October. At a meeting of the Executive Committee in Croatia, UEFA explained that, in accordance with the decision taken on 28 February, … Read more