72 minutes: Replacement in the Benfica team, with the departure of Jessica Silva and the entry of Christy Ucheibe.
71 minutes: Yellow card for Jessica Silva.
70 minutes: Stop at the game to hydrate the players.
69 minutes: Yellow card for Carolina Beckert.
68 minutes: Individual kick from Diana Silva, a cross in the center of the small area and a providential pass from Catarina Amado, who had Joana Marchão on her back ready to aim for the goal. On the rebound, Chandra Davidson, with a header, saw Catarina Amado deny her the goal on the line.
67 minutes: Excellent pass from Pauleta and Francisca Nazareth, against Doris Bacic, tried for the hat, but the leonine goalkeeper refused her intentions.
62 minutes: Double replacement in the Benfica team, with the departures of Lúcia Alves and Andreia Faria, for the entries of Valéria Cantuário and Francisca Nazareth.
57 minutes: Superb strike from Andreia Jacinto, from the middle of the street, for a no less spectacular save from Katelin Talbert, for a corner. Huge spectacular moment in Luz!
49 minutes: What a loss for Ana Vitória! The number 10 of the eagles, completely isolated against Doris Bacic, tried to put the ball out of reach of the Leonine goalkeeper as much as possible, but saw his shot go just above the left post of the Sporting goal.
46 minutes: Replacement at Sporting, with the departure of Mariana Rosa and the entry of Alicia Correia.
Beginning of the second part!
With a very comfortable advantage, since a draw will be enough to clinch the title, Benfica is about to repeat the feat achieved last season and, in this way, achieve the first double championship in its history.
Sporting tried to react, managed to make a few arrivals near the red goal, but the truth is that the lionesses couldn’t really bother Katelin Talbert, Benfica’s American goalkeeper who always showed security between the posts .
A devastating Benfica entry into the game left the title doors wide open. Carole Costa, after 2 minutes, took advantage of a false start from Doris Bacic to open the scoring, and it was up to Andreia Faria, 10 minutes later, to increase the tension, following a rebound on a movement from Cloé Lacasse on the left. and that Fátima Pinto, in the center of the area, could not relieve.
Interval! Benfica 2 Sporting 0!
45+5 minutes: Long pass from Andreia Jacinto and Chandra Davidson, already in the box, sends the ball with his left foot into the side netting of Benfica’s goal.
45+4 minutes: Free-kick from Joana Marchão’s right, straight to the goal, but Katelin Talbert was attentive and kicked the ball to avoid greater harm.
Addition of a minimum of 5 minutes added time to the first half.
42 minutes: Powerful strike by Chandra Davidson from the edge of the area, just next to the left post.
34 minutes: Long shot from Brenda Pérez, far above the crossbar of Katelin Talbert.
30 minutes: Yellow card for Pauleta.
29 minutes: Excellent individual work by Cloé Lacasse who, inside the small area, shoots against the body of Bruna Lourenço, who literally prevented the goal of the Canadian international Benfica.
29 minutes: Cross from the right of Cloé Lacasse and Beatriz Cameirão, at the entrance to the surface, comes into play for an attentive stop by Doris Bacic.
28 minutes: Cloé Lacasse, on the counterattack, shoots weakly into the hands of Doris Bacic.
24 minutes: Stop at the meeting for the hydration of the players. It is very hot in Luz…
21 minutes: Cross from Mariana Rosa from the right and a providential kick from Sílvia Rebelo for a corner, preventing the ball from reaching Chandra Davidson, who was already ready to finish.
15 minutes: the initiative of Mariana Rosa, who escaped the marking of Lúcia Alves, passes to Diana Silva who, already in the box, fires a cross, slightly beside the right post of the red goal.
12 minutes: Benfica scores! The play of Cloé Lacasse, who flexed from the left to the center with the ball under control, and after a rebound (Fátima Pinto did not get the clearance), Andreia Faria fired a cross for 2-0.
9 minutes: Cross from the left half of Andreia Jacinto, but Mariana Rosa, in the axis of the surface, does not manage to deflect and the ball calmly reaches the hands of Katelin Talbert.
3 minutes: Benfica scores! Right corner from Pauleta, Doris Bacic had a bad approach to the game and Carole Costa, at the entrance to the surface, slightly dropped on the left, shot hard and placed for 1-0.
This is the second time the Estádio da Luz has hosted a women’s football match between Benfica and Sporting. During the 2019/2020 season, more precisely on October 19, 2019, eagles and lionesses clashed in the red enclosure, the local team smiling in victory (3-0). On this date, the attendance record for women’s football matches in Portugal was broken, with 12,812 spectators present in Luz. It’s today? Will this number be beaten?
Benfica: Katelin Talbert, Catarina Amado, Silvia Rebelo VSCarole Costa, Lúcia Alves, Andreia Faria, Pauleta, Beatriz Cameirão, Ana Vitória, Jessica Silva and Cloé Lacasse
Replacements: Carolina Vilao, Ana Seiça, Valéria Cantuário, Maria Negrão, Christy Ucheibe, Francisca Nazareth and Lara Pintassilgo
Coach: Filipa Patao
Jock: Doris Bacic, Carolina Beckert, Bruna Lourenço, Joana Marchão, Mariana Rosa, Fatima Pinto VSAndreia Jacinto, Joana Martins, Brenda Perez, Diana Silva and Chandra Davidson
Replacements: Hanna Seabert, Rita Fontemanha, Ana Teles, Melisa Hasanbegovic, Francisca Silva, Vera Cid and Alicia Correia
Coach: Marianne Cabral
Arbitrator: Filipa Cunha (AF Viana do Castelo)
Assistants: Sara Alves and Rafaela Almeida
4th Referee: Joana Pinto
There are already teams!
Recall that Benfica is the current holder of the trophy. Last season, in the 14th and final round of the championship qualifying phase, Filipa Patão’s men, who also only needed a draw to secure the title, won against Sporting ( 3-0), and from there they won the first women’s soccer championship in Red Emblem history.
The eagles approach this penultimate round leading the championship, with 33 points, while the lionesses are in 2nd position, with 27. This means that in the event of a victory or a draw, Benfica is crowned national champion.
Benfica and Sporting will face off this afternoon (4pm), in a match referencing the 12th round of the BPI League Champions qualifying stage, which will be played at the Estádio da Luz. BOLA online will follow the eternal derby hand in hand. Don’t miss…