Benfica certified at present for the ultimate of the ladies’s Portuguese futsal Cup, defeating Santa Luzia within the semi-finals, 3-1, confirming the theoretical favoritism, regardless of the reproduction of the logo of Viana do Castelo.
On the primary day of the ‘closing 4’, performed with out an viewers on the Matosinhos Congress and Sports activities Middle, Janice Silva (10 minutes), Maria Pereira (11) and Sara Ferreira (36) scored for the ‘eagles’, whereas Carla Vanessa ( 31) made the Minho aim.
Benfica will face the winner of the sport between Desportivo de Chaves and Arneiros, who enter the sphere from 16:30, within the closing, scheduled for Sunday, at 14:00, by which they may search for the sixth trophy and the fifth consecutive in seven editions of the Portuguese Cup.
The 2019/20 model of the ‘queen competitors’ ran till the quarter-finals within the female and male strands, however was interrupted in mid-March and postponed as a result of covid-19 pandemic, which got here to anticipate the season’s conclusion in nationwide futsal .
Benefiting from higher technical assets, the nationwide champions settled in early within the midfield of the Minho set and compelled goalkeeper Sara Wallace to use in photographs from Inês Fernandes, Fifó and Janice within the first 5 minutes.
Santa Luzia discovered it troublesome to beat Benfica’s hypertension, apart from a kick from Carla Vanessa, and relied on the impressed reflexes of Sara Wallace, who as soon as once more imposed herself on Fifó’s free-kick and noticed the publish deny the deviation of Inês Fernandes.
Lisbon’s insistence paid off within the tenth minute, when Maria Pereira labored on the correct flank and watched Janice Silva’s correct contact, in proof shortly afterwards, when she mixed with Fifó for a straightforward end by Maria Pereira on the second publish.
The double setback shook the formation of Manuel Ventura, who tried to speed up the circulation with the ball, though he missed a transparent alternative earlier than the break, with Cris virtually lacking the free-kick by Carla Vanessa.
Guided by new saves from Sara Wallace to photographs from Janice and Sara Ferreira, Santa Luzia accentuated the offensive availability within the second half, having Ana Catarina denied strikes by Carla Vanessa and Bruna Marques, who nonetheless made the publish tremble.
Within the final 10 minutes, the assembly got here to a halt and response and Sara Wallace flew to cease Fifó’s showy kick, counteracting Ana Catarina’s ineffectiveness to the ‘shot’ by Carla Vanessa, after a lateral substitute by Maria Rodrigues.
Pedro Henriques ‘pupils accused the coup and virtually conceded a draw, however Ana Catarina discovered the antidote to beat the a number of particular person duels earlier than Carla Vanessa and counted on the publish to make Maria Rodrigues’ intentions unfeasible.
The uncertainty was diluted at 36 minutes, when Sara Ferreira captured the ball within the space and defrauded Sara Wallace, giving Benfica extra consolation to neutralize the introduction of Maria Rodrigues as Santa Luzia’s superior goalkeeper within the closing seconds.
I play on the Matosinhos Sports activities and Congress Middle, in Matosinhos.
Santa Luzia – Benfica, 1-3.
At vary: 0-2.
0-1, Janice Silva, 10 minutes.
0-2, Maria Pereira, 11.
1-2, Carla Vanessa, 31.
1-3, Sara Ferreira, 36.
– Santa Luzia: Sara Wallace, Maria Rodrigues, Carla Vanessa, Ana Sofia Ferreira and Cris. Elisabete Faria, Bruna Marques, Mariana Marques and Sarinha additionally performed.
Coach: Manuel Ventura.
– Benfica: Ana Catarina, Inês Fernandes, Janice Silva, Fifó and Sara Ferreira. Maria Pereira, Leninha and Raquel Santos additionally performed.
Coach: Pedro Henriques.
Referees: Filipe Almeida and Ricardo Fernandes.
Disciplinary motion: Yellow card for Fifó (24), Bruna Marques (31), Ana Sofia Ferreira (40) and Carla Silva (40).
Help: Recreation performed behind closed doorways as a result of covid-19 pandemic.