Benfica Keravnos Basketball Champions – SL Benfica


Champions League
of the spherical
of qualification
closing end result
INT: 31-34
1st Q 2nd Q third Q 4th Q
16-13 31-34 52-51 65-73

THE basketball crew do Benfica confronted and received, this Friday evening, September 23, the Cypriots Keravnos (65-73), in a match of the semifinals of the qualification part of the Champions League. Sunday, at 17:00, on the Fidelidade Pavilion, the grand finale

After the victory over the golden eagle Ylli, The Kosovar champion, and dedicated to not repeat the shaky begin of that match, was a Benfica decided and filled with perspective who entered the court docket, in entrance of a really properly composed home, with the followers pushing the crew from begin to end.

Aaron Broussard set the tone for opening hostilities with a triple i Ivan Almeidafrequent spectacular collapse, confirmed what this Benfica was going for. in a single very bodily recreationthe Cypriots responded and, with 5 minutes performed, tie at 9 factors. The guests took the baton, reached the 16-11however, after a 1st bed room the place defenses are superior to assaultsthere have been solely three factors separating the formations (16-13).

Benfica got here again in extra aggressive within the recreation, complete focus and Tomás Barroso, with a triple, equalized (16-16). Eagles alley-oop, one other triple, followers like what they noticed and Benfica in entrance (19-23) of the marker. The opposing coach requested day tripplenty of combating on the tables and, within the to interruptbenefit for hosts: 31-34.


In a recreation dominated by stability and alternation of forcesa triple, early to open the second half, tied the sport once more (34-34). Intense, fierce duel, with the athletes leaving every thing on the court docket… With seven minutes performed from the free throw line, Keravnos jumped forward (46-45), however Tomás Barroso, saying “reward” and as he likes and is aware of how, shot for one more triple. Challenge to heat up, in a race and with extra fouls, with a 52-51 marking the tip of the third quarter. A degree to separate the groups, considerable emotion, in a duel to get rid of and an enormous accountability.

The final ten minutes have been nice uncertainty and performed with plenty of sweat and coronary heart! The males of Cyprus, with a slam dunk, got here in very sturdy (54-51), have been in cost, however this Benfica, with a crimson flag, is aware of very properly what he desires and the shirt he wears. Aggressive, centered, clever and cohesive, Norberto Alves’ males got down to closing stretch of nice high quality and degreeleaving little question in regards to the winner. 65-73 by the Glorioso, which, on this approach, qualifies for the grand closing of sunday (5 p.m.).

Ahead, the final impediment to entry the Champions League is named Brose Bamberg (Germany) and it’s to make historical past! All invited to the Fidelidade Pavilion!



Norberto Alves (Benfica coach): “Defensively we have been good. This opponent performs with a excessive tempo in assaults and plenty of blocking. We adopted a technique of some danger to scale back the velocity with which they attacked. In the attacking midfield we performed with upswings. and casualties. decisive a part of the sport, the gamers have been a bit nervous and we opted for less complicated assaults. We are usually not favorites within the subsequent recreation and it is going to be David towards Goliath. We must have enjoyable on the pitch, transfer the ball quicker to to have the ability to win, no matter being a rival with financial potential. Playing collectively is the one technique to overcome their individualities. The atmosphere of the Pavilion was decisive, as a result of we have been a bit caught within the assault. When the general public he pushed us, it was sufficient to get that lead and win the sport.”


Fidelity Pavilion
Benfica is the beginning 5
Aaron Broussard, José Barbosa, Makram Romdhane, Maik Zirbes and Ivan Almeida
Diogo Gameiro, Betinho Gomes, Toney Douglas, Tomás Barroso, Sergio Silva, Terrell Carter and James Ellisor
Keravnos preliminary 5
Deondre Burns, Ousman Krubally, Simon Michail, Titus Robinson and Nikos Stylianou
Christodoulos Yiaxi, Ioannis Pasiali, Sawas Gonatas, Kyrianos Maragkos, Panagiotis Markou, Filippos Tigkas and Remy Abell
1st trimester 2nd quarter third time period 4th quarter
16-13 31-34 52-51 65-73
Benfica scorers
Aaron Broussard (9), Makram Romdhane (4), Maik Zirbes (4), Ivan Almeida (20), Diogo Gameiro (3), Betinho Gomes (4), Toney Douglas (8), Tomás Barroso (9), Terrell Carter (7) and James Ellisor (5)

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