THE BALL – All on Saturday derby in Luz! (footage) (Women’s Football)

After a derby… nothing is best than one other derby! Football returned to Luz this morning, a number of hours after the limitless derby ended in a draw (2-2), however in a unique format from the day before today. Shortly after 10.30 am, in the artificial discipline of Luz, the two-time nationwide champions of girls’s soccer, guided by Filipa Patão, held a coaching session open to the press, supported by an expensive quartet: singers Sergio and Nélson Rosado, from Anjos, singer Mia Rose and actor Rui Porto Nunes. Famous faces from the Benfica universe lined up in a coaching session with the reds to assist promote subsequent Saturday Benfica-Sporting, in Luz, in ladies’s soccer, counting for the quarter -finals of the Portuguese Cup, with free entry for membership members from the sunshine.

The day after the defeat (8-0) in opposition to Amora, final categorised in the BPI League, in what was the eleventh victory in as many rounds, the reds’ squad began a extra relaxed strategy to put together for the derby, and Filipa Patão launched the problem of reinforcements: “I hope they’ve the identical dedication in all of them!”

And they did, so long as their physique resisted, the 4 particular company from coaching utilized themselves in the depth of the warm-up and when the ball was critically rolling.

«I’m not an ‘professional’ in ladies’s soccer, however I can say that Benfica has an incredible staff and I believe we now have all the things to win the derby on Saturday, remember, it is at 3 o’clock afternoon», invited Rui Porto Nunes, additionally launched along with Mia Rose a problem to the gamers of Clube da Luz: «This is to win!»

Even earlier than going from Anjos to… little angels in the center of coaching, surrendering the power of the approach and resorting to 1 or one other motion of the strategy of power, Sérgio and Nélson Rosado didn’t launch the reward for of the work accomplished. to enhance the picture of Portuguese ladies’s soccer.

“It is a privilege to have the ability to share the sphere and the expertise of our athletes, Benfica is doing all the things, as at all times, to be the primary to set an instance and I hope it’s going to at all times be like this in all championships the place it’s blended, in all modalities. But the ladies’s soccer offered by Benfica and this construction needs to be praised. I dare to say that there are groups in the primary males’s soccer league with out a skilled construction like this , the athletes have all of the situations and about 20 professionals devoted a hundred percent and it makes us proud to see that we now have stars and that we now have a future» , shot Nélson Rosado.

«People nonetheless don’t have a look at ladies’s soccer with this extra skilled feeling, so to talk, and you will need to know that in addition they convey what we now have. Fortunately, we now have a staff that dominates a very powerful ladies’s soccer competitions as effectively. By the way in which, after coaching, Sergio and I introduced that we might be casting, then we might hear them sing to stability the sport. [risos],», mocked Sergio Rosado, launching an enchantment:

« We took the chance to ask folks to return and see a great soccer match, between two superb groups, in the Portuguese Cup, a derby in a basic second in soccer, and we hope they arrive to the stadium to have fun. Above all, we will anticipate from this recreation the full dedication of each groups who need to proceed to the following stage, and it’ll actually be guided by small particulars, however we now have good artists», he emphasised.

After extra music, midfielder Pauleta exchanged the ball with the microphones. The 25-year-old Spaniard previewed Saturday’s derby.

“This extra relaxed coaching can be good for informing our context and exhibiting that our surroundings can be superb. Without a doubt we’re able to face Sporting, the staff is totally targeted. We have a great probability in the present day season, however Sporting at all times brings completely different challenges. This is a knockout recreation, as they are saying, whoever wins stays in the race, whoever desires to lose stays. We know that Sporting is an effective staff, they’ve loads of high quality and we anticipate an excellent recreation. We play at residence in entrance of our followers and that’s additionally essential for us, it finally ends up bringing particular motivation and certainly we felt loads of assist from them, not solely this season, but in addition in earlier seasons. This Saturday we need to make historical past once more, convey again many individuals to i stadium and I hope will probably be a great day for ladies’s soccer and for us too », he emphasised.

Photos Rui Raimundo/ASF


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