Benfica wins in Madeira with pain and sticks with Sporting

Encarnados, who went on the break to win by five, allowed a 6-0 partial almost to end the game. They knew how to recover.

Benfica beat Madeira SAD, by 27-31, in a game that was delayed from Matchday 17 of the Placard Handball 1 Championship. With this triumph, the Reds now have the same points as Sporting (73), with both the match with three badges of the leader, FC Porto.

With a completely full pavilion, Chema Rodriguez’s men arrived at half-time winning by five balls, with Gustavo Capdeville very well in goal. In the second half, after the Lisboans had achieved the biggest advantage (19-25), Madeira SAD, who gave an excellent reply, scored 6-0 and equalized at 25, with less than six minutes to play. . The Spanish coach called a timeout, spoke to the athletes, and the eagles secured victory.

For Paulo Fidalgo, even though he was beaten, it was a remarkable match as it was the 501st of his professional career, which started in 2007/08, at Madeira SAD. Moreover, in addition to the islanders, he was only national coach of the under 20s. “It will be the benchmark game for the start of a new technical life for me. It has to do with a great flame of Madeira SAD that is being created even today [ontem] there was a completely full pavilion and a great game for Madeira SAD,” the Minho coach said.

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