THE BALL – «Quinta dos Lombos will not give us anything in the final…» (Futsal)

The Spaniard Pulpis, coach of Benfica’s senior men’s futsal team, who on Saturday night qualified for the League Cup final after thrashing SC Braga 6-1, in the second semi-final of the ‘Final 8 ‘ of the competition, taking place at the Pavilhão Multiusos de Gondomar, does not believe in facilities in the decisive game of … Read more

THE BALL – «Dembélé is injured and it’s a shame» (Spain)

Barcelona defeated Girona (1-0), but saw Ousmane Dembélé leave injured and the first diagnosis advances to a break between two to three weeks, so the winger could miss the match against Manchester United, for the Europa League. Coach Xavi Hernández was obviously very disappointed with the French international’s injury, as he is one of the … Read more

THE BALL – Ancelotti on corruption in football: «If we compare it with the 80s and 90s…» (Real Madrid)

Carlo Ancelotti was again faced with the controversy surrounding the refereeing in the last derby against Atlético Madrid, for the King’s Cup. The Italian, however, responded diplomatically to questions related to the rival’s harsh criticism, namely regarding the statement from Ángel Gil Marín, the club’s chief executive officer. mattress. “I didn’t read (the statement), but … Read more

THE BALL – Ancelotti on corruption in football: «If we compare it with the 80s and 90s…» (Real Madrid)

Carlo Ancelotti was again faced with the controversy surrounding the refereeing in the last derby against Atlético Madrid, for the King’s Cup. The Italian, however, responded diplomatically to questions related to the rival’s harsh criticism, namely regarding the statement from Ángel Gil Marín, the club’s chief executive officer. mattress. “I didn’t read (the statement), but … Read more

A BOLA – Sabalenka wins first career Grand Slam (Tennis)

Aryna Sabalenka won the Australian Open by beating Elena Rybakina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the final in two hours and 28 minutes. With the conquest of the first trophy of her career in Grand Slam tournaments, the Belarusian tennis player will jump from fifth to second place in the ranking female, just behind the Polish … Read more

THE BALL – The lament of the coach of Nantes in relation to João Victor (France)

Antoine Kombouaré, coach of Nantes, praised João Victor, the Brazilian central defender who will play for the Ligue 1 club on loan from Benfica until the end of the season. “With Nicolas Pallois injured and possible suspensions, this was a position we needed to reinforce. It was a vital hire. I was able to observe … Read more

A BOLA – Australian Open: Tsitsipas in the final to fulfill «childhood dream» (Tennis)

Stefanos Tsitsipas is one victory away from winning his first Grand Slam title and jumping, for the first time in his career, to the highest position in the world hierarchy. A dream that the 24-year-old Greek is closer to fulfilling after securing his presence in the Australian Open final with a partial victory of 7-6(2), … Read more

A BOLA – Sports director of Midtjylland comments on interest in Diomandé (Sporting)

Ousmane Diomandé, a 19-year-old Ivorian central midfielder who is loaned to Mafra by Midtjylland, is Sporting’s target for this winter market but there is still no agreement for the transfer, despite the fact that the lions have already reached seven million euros. The sporting director of the Danish club, Svend Graversen, admits that he is … Read more

THE BALL – Águias comfortably win the derby again (Women’s Football)

Benfica beat Sporting by 4-1 on Wednesday night, in the first leg of the semi-finals of the 2022/23 League Cup for women’s football, played at Benfica Campus, in Seixal. The Canadian Cloé Lacasse, at 16′ and 42′, scored twice for the reds, coached by Filipa Patão, in the first half, with her compatriot – but … Read more

THE BALL – Final Four matches (Nations League) defined

This Wednesday, the draw for the Final Four of the League of Nations took place, dictating a Spain-Italy and a Netherlands-Croatia. The final phase of the current edition of the competition will be played in the Netherlands, between the 14th and 18th of June. Portugal was left out of the League of Nations decisions, after … Read more