Sporting beat Benfica (5-4) in the final of the Futsal Championship. The Lions added a fifth victory in six derbies played this season.
Rocha (2 ‘) put the Eagles ahead, giving Benfica a better start to the match. Esteban Guerrero (3 ‘) still responded to the Lions, but Chishkala (9) and Jakare (17) led the Reds for a break. Eric Mendonsa (23 ‘) and Joao Matos (28’) re-established the parity for Sporting, Tayebi (28 ‘) gave Benfica the advantage, but Cavinato (39’) forced everything in extra time.
In extra time, Penny Warela (47 ‘) stunned Andre Sausa with a short and strong shot and gave Sporting the advantage.
The two teams will meet again this Wednesday (9pm) in Pavilhao da Luz.
Follow the highlights of the match here:
23.36 hrs: Game over! Sporting beat Benfica (5-4).
49 ‘: Chishkala (Benfica) shot.
49 ‘: Yellow card for Andre Sousa (Benfica). He stopped Eric Mendona (Sporting) from bidding.
47 ‘: Benfica enters 5×4, Chishkala playing forward goalkeeper.
47 ‘: Taybi (Benfica) complains of being beaten by a sporting member. Stressful moments in the Joao Rocha pavilion, but everything seems to be resolved.
47 ‘: Sporting Score! Pany Varela takes advantage of the rebound and shoots strongly into the back of the net.
47 ‘: Yellow card for Esteban Guerrero (Sporting).
46 ‘: Another stop for Gitta (Sporting) with a shot from Arthur (Benfica).
46 ‘: Excellent defense by Gitta (Sporting) against Afonso Jesus (Benfica).
23.17 hrs: The second part of the extra time begins.
23.17: End of first half of extra time. The tie continues (4-4).
45 ‘: Benfica withstood the pressure of Sporting with one less unit and again took five players.
44 ‘: Cardinal (sporting) shot to save Andre Sousa (Benfica).
43 ‘: Excellent defense by Andre Sousa (Benfica) with a Cardinal (Sporting) shot
43 ‘: A goal was scored in the Joao Rocha Pavilion. Paleta (Sporting) crossed to the right, Cardinal appeared with a header on the other side, but was shooting wide.
43 ‘: Jakare (Benfica) gets another yellow card and is sent off. Decision made after bidding with Eric Mendona (Sporting).
42 ‘: Ziki T (Sporting) does a great job of knocking out an opponent by failing to get a Paleta (Sporting) shot.
42 ‘: Arthur (Benfica) hits the post.
22.03 hrs: Overtime starts!
22.55 hrs: Regulation time ends with tie (4-4). Let’s move on to the extension.
40 ‘: Excellent defense by Gitta (Sporting) after Arthur (Benfica) shot.
40 ‘: Tayebi (Benfica) hit hard, the ball went out.
39 ‘: Sporting Score! In a rehearsed 5×4 play, Joao appears in the center of the Cavinato area after a pass from Matos and shoots at the back of the net.
39 ‘: Cardinal (Sporting) Corner scored on the left with a wide shot.
38 ‘: Chishkala (Benfica) played for Arthur (Benfica) who just blew up a bomb parked at the crossbar.
38 ‘: Fifth foul for Sporting. Eric Mendonनाa (Sporting) pulled Rocha (Benfica) and saw a yellow card.
37 ‘: Too much risk for sporting. Joao Matos throws the ball into the area, but Cavinato misses it with a header.
37 ‘: In one inconvenience, Merlin plays the role of modified parent, sporting up to 5×4.
36 ‘: Gitta (Sporting) made a good save from a shot from Taybi (Benfica) which was different.
36 ‘: Pany Varela (Benfica), on the right, goes up.
36 ‘: Tomás Paçó (Sporting) is shown a yellow card.
34 ‘: The first shot by Cavinato (Sporting) widens.
34 ‘: Yellow card for Tayebi (Benfica).
34 ‘: Merlim (sporting) shot, Jacqueline (Benfica) cut the ball.
33 ‘: Big courts from Gitta (Sporting) to Jakere (Benfica) that looked different.
33 ‘: Excellent cut from Bruno Sintra (Benfica) to Esteban Guerrero (Sporting) who was ready to score.
32 ‘: Merlin gets yellow card (sporting). He was touching Bruno Sintra’s face.
32 ‘: Chishkala (Benfica) shot, Bruno Sintra lost deflection to a distant post.
32 ‘: The failure of Pani Warela (Sporting) to hit Benfica’s goal crossbar.
31 ‘: Shot on Gitta (Sporting).
28 ‘: Benfica Score! Romulo scored instantly, Tayebi taking the first shot. The Eagles have the advantage again (4-3).
28 ‘: The shot by Romulo (Benfica), in a free-kick, which deviates from the Zacchaeus (Sporting), deceives Gitta (Sporting), but it goes wide.
27 ‘: Sporting Score! Penny Warela (Sporting) on the left corner, Joao Matos (Sporting) took the first shot and put it behind the goal.
27 ‘: Shot to a great defense by Pany Varela (Sporting) Andre Sousa (Benfica).
23 ‘: Sporting Score! Eric Mendonsa appeared on a long post after a corner on the right and he took advantage of the rebound to score.
22 ‘: Esteban Guerrero (Sporting) shot to save Andre Sousa (Benfica).
21 ‘: Cavinato (sporting) shot goes wide.
22.02 hrs: Game begins!
21.51 hrs: Break! Benfica beat Sporting (3-1) at Pavilhão João Rocha.
20 ‘: Andre Sousa (Benfica) made another great save, this time with a shot from Merlim (Sporting).
20 ‘: Great moment from two goalkeepers! In the first counterattack, Gitta (Sporting) stains Romulo (Benfica) and then Andre Sousa (Benfica) makes another great save with a shot from Tomas Paco (Sporting).
20 ‘: Benfica reached the fifth foul 59 seconds before the break. Rômulo (Benfica) brought down Zicky Té (Sporting).
19 ‘: Paleta (Sporting) did well, but missed the shot.
18 ‘: After this move, Jakare (Benfica) and Cardinal (Sporting) fell to the ground, clung to each other and finally saw the yellow card.
18 ‘: Another great defense by Andre Sousa (Benfica) with a shot from Merlin.
17 ‘: Jacqueline (Benfica) came close to the goal again, the ball went to the side of the desolate goal.
17 ‘: Benfica Score! Chishkala (Benfica) steals the ball from Eric Mendona (Sporting), he gives it to Jakare (Benfica) who did not waste it on Gitta’s face (Sporting).
14 ‘: Cavinato (sporting) shot to save Andre Sousa (Benfica).
14 ‘: Dangerous shot of Arthur (Benfica), who beats his opponent and betrays Gitta (Sporting). The ball went out.
11 ‘: Andre Sousa (Benfica) made another great save from a Tomas Paco (Sporting) shot.
11 ‘: Goncalo Alves, Benfica’s director, turned yellow in protest at the Eagles’ bench.
10 ‘: Ziki Te (Sporting) finds Tomas Paco (Sporting) who skillfully puts Andre Sousa (Benfica) down and hits the post.
10 ‘: Shot from Merlin (Sporting).
9 ‘: Benfica Score! Chishkala took advantage of a bad pass from Gitta and opened the scoring for Benfica.
8 ‘: Yellow card for Cavinato (Sporting) after fouling Taybi.
7 ‘: Confusing moment in the match. Andre Sousa (Benfica) misses shot, Eric Mendona (Sporting) starts towards goal, but fouls Afonso Jesus (Benfica) who saw the yellow.
6 ‘: Eric Mendonsa’s free kick (Sporting) is getting very close to the post.
6 ‘: Another great save by Andre Sausa (Benfica), this time after a shot by Eric Mendonनाa (Sporting).
5 ‘: After Cardinal (Sporting) Corner shot, Andre Sousa (Benfica) made another great save.
5 ‘: Strong shot by Paleta (Sporting) after stealing the ball. Protection of Andre Sousa (Benfica).
4 ‘: After the second corner, Eric Mendona (Sporting) reappears in the front zone but misses again.
4 ‘: Shot from Eric Mendonनाa (Sporting).
3 ‘: Sporting Score! Penny Varela on the left finds Esteban Guerrero in the area he scored.
2 ‘: Benfica Score! Chishkala sighed, Rocha appeared in the middle and shot into the back of the net. The team represented by Brazilian Pivot scored the goal.
1 ‘: Shot from Gitta (Sporting).
1 ‘: Benfica’s first shot. Afonso Jesus elaborates.
21:00: Start the game!
20.55 hours: These are the starting five.
Sports: Gitta, Joao Matos, Eric, Merlin and Cavinato.
Benfica: Andre Sousa, Nielsen, Afonso Jesus, Chishkala, Romulo
20.45 hrs: Teams are already warming up at the Joao Rocha Pavilion.
In Sporting, note the injured Ziki T (who has not played since the Champions League final) returns to the options of Nuno Dias, while in Benfica Robinho was out of the call-up of the Pulpis.
Sporting and Benfica face off in the first game of the Futsal Championship final this Saturday (9pm). This will be the sixth derby of the season, with the Lions winning four of them (three of them the title for the Nuno Dias team) and the Eagles winning one.
The regular stage leader, Sporting (who is in search of a second consecutive title) left Azeméis and Fundão on their way to the finals. Benfica (wanting to reclaim the trophy from 2019) beat Leões de Porto Salvo and Eléctrico to reach a decision.