THE BALL – Filipa Patão delighted to have the opportunity to make history with Benfica (women’s football)

A few days before the derby with Sporting, at the Estádio da Luz, next Sunday, which could lead to the revalidation of the national women’s title for Benfica, Filipa Patão and Cloé Lacasse were very calm in the preview of the match .

During a press conference held precisely in Luz, the 28-year-old Canadian international striker did not hide her enthusiasm for having experienced such an important moment on her career in the service of the eagles.

“This is an incredible opportunity! At the moment, we are focused on ourselves and playing at the Estádio da Luz is the best stage we can have”, assumed Cloé Lacasse.

At his side, coach Filipa Patão recalled the success achieved in the last match against Sporting, hoping to achieve success again.

“The third time we played with Sporting, we had the advantage on our side, namely the score compared to our rival”, recalled the technical leader of the eagles who wants to take advantage of the “home factor”.

“Now, at home, we have the opportunity to write history, to be champions and above all to be with our supporters. Regardless of what happens at the weekend, fortunately we still have a ‘life'”, recalled Filipa Patão, hinting at the fact that there is still a match to be played after a derby which he predicts “complicated”. because of the quality it attributes to the opponent.

“On the other side, there is a team that had an excellent championship, that’s undeniable”, underlines the technician, who also salutes the initiative of Benfica to mark this match “of decisive character” for Luz.

“This type of initiative in women’s football, the game being at the Estádio da Luz, we are already seeing more and more of it abroad”, underlined, by way of conclusion, the Benfica coach.

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