Benfica Cadi La Seu 2nd leg Round 1 EuroCup


EuroCup Women
2nd hand in spherical 1
from the play-offs
Benfica 66
Cadi La Seu 59
1st Q 2nd Q third Q 4th Q
19-18 38-29 54-41 66-59

In its debut 12 months in European competitors, the Benfica girls’s basketball workforce had a really constructive participation within the EuroCup Women, which resulted in spherical 1 of the play-off. In the 2nd leg, towards Cadi La Seu, the 66-59 victory was missing.

Benfica went into the 2nd leg figuring out that a nine-point deficit should be eradicated introduced from Catalonia. as assist from President Rui Costawho was on the substitutes’ bench giving phrases of encouragement earlier than the jump-ball, and Benfica supporters within the standsthe eagles entered the sport higher, gained the benefit, regardless of the jiffy of 1st bed room very balanced. Over time, the Benfica achieved the higher time distinction (from eight to seven factors increased), however Cadi La Seu returned to the sport and the 1st bed room ended with the results of 19-18.

It will not be good to enter those that are incarnated in 2nd bed room and partial 0-9 for Spanish. With a rating of 19-27, coach Eugénio Rodrigues gathered the troops and the consequence was nearly rapid, with a partial 11-0. higher to defend and efficient in taking pictures for the basketBenfica, pushed by the noisy stands of the Pavilhão Fidelidade, didn’t permit any pretensions of the Catalans and went to demolished entrance, ni 38-29.


As the assembly continued, many balances had been seen within the third quarterAs Benfica proved to be sturdy within the exterior shot, in addition to within the combat on the tables, the place it has a transparent superiority over the Spanish. However, Cadi La Seu, by particular person video games, stays within the sport and presence within the spherical of 16 EuroCup Women open. Also highlighted by third quarter with some unforced errors on each side. At the top of those 10 minutes, the result’s displayed 54-41 for Benfica.

Down 13 factors within the sport and, for now, eradicated, Cadi La Seu got here in higher at 4th quarter and decreasing distances. THE Benfica will not be afraid and shortly returned to the flight of the Catalans. The sport was nearly over and the tie appeared to be settled in favor of the house workforce. However, every little thing modified out of the blue and with one minute left, Espanyol had three free throws of their favor. They managed the tie and held it till the top, ending the match 66-59.

Despite the elimination, it’s salutary to wonderful participation of the ladies’s basketball workforce of their debut 12 months in European competitions. The focus, now, is Sunday, to host the CDEFF, in one other spherical of the Betclic League.


Eugenio Rodrigues (Benfica coach): “Above all, we paid for our inexperience. The expertise we had within the Portuguese League, because of going by means of tough moments and excessive factors, we did not have that within the EuroCup. In the final three minutes , once we charged the stress to get by means of the tie, we made some errors and we had slightly lack of focus. greatest girls’s basketball on the earth. the potential of qualifying. That is an achievement that we must be proud.”


Benfica-Cadi La Seu
Loyalty Pavilion
Benfica began 5

Joana Soeiro, Marta Martins, Dragana Zubac, Courtney Warley and Raphaella Monteiro

Diana Baptista, Catarina Frederico, Carolina Rodrigues, Carolina Cruz, Maria do Carmo Cruz and Carolina Duarte
Cadi La Seu’s preliminary 5
Georgina Bahi, Laura Pena, Jewel Tunstull, Paula Strautmane and Stephanie Watts
Bojana Kovacevic, Ariadna Pujol, Elise Ramette, Laia Raventos, Julia Soler and Places known as Montserrat Brotons within the United States
1st bed room 2nd bed room third quarter 4th quarter
19-18 38-29 54-41 66-59
Benfica scorers
Dragana Zubac (18), Raphaella Monteiro (13), Joana Soeiro (12), Ciurtney Warley (8), Carolina Cruz (7), Marta Martins (6) and Carolina Rodrigues (2)

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