FC Porto defeated Benfica 5-0 in the first match of the playoffs of the national hockey championship, which took place in the first half of Thursday at Dragao Arena, Invicta and was broadcast live from Channel A. TV BOLA.
The Dragons completely destroyed the Eagles ’intentions with a gala performance, and Carlo Di Benedetto’s immediate goal of opening the derby was the motto of the game in blue and white.
And before the break, it should be added that the bad work is practically over. The Frenchman scored again after Gonzalo Alves also made his name in the list of goalscorers, with Xavi Barroso scoring 4-0 at the end of the first 25 minutes.
In the second half and in front of a stunning Benfica, who couldn’t even score from a direct penalty kick, Rafa finished the final 5-0 after a brilliant assist from Ezekiel Mena.
With this victory, FC Porto are leading the draw and are now focusing on Game 2, which is scheduled for next Sunday (15:00), this time at the Pavilion da Luz. In this game, “Benfica” definitely wants to give a full answer and win in order to remain equal in the final of the playoffs.
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End of game! Porto 5 Benfica 0.
49 mins: Time-out required by Nuno Rezende, Benfica coach.
48 mins: Edu Lamas came off the bench to defend Thiago Rodríguez, who came on as Xavi Malian.
48 mins: Twenty folds by FC Porto. Benfica will benefit from another penalty kick.
46 mins: Time-out requested by Ricardo Ares, FC Porto coach.
46 mins: Benfica’s 13th foul.
43 mins: Nineteenth foul by FC Porto.
The blue and white dominance continues and the reds are incapable of reacting. The result has already been reached and Pedro Henrikes has even prevented their number from growing. On the other hand, Xavi Malian did less than expected …
41 mins: Eighteenth foul was committed by FC Porto.
39th minute: A time-out required by Porto head coach Ricardo Ares.
37 mins: Benfica’s 12th foul.
36 mins: Seventeenth foul was committed by FC Porto.
35 mins: The 11th foul was committed by Benfica.
33 mins: Time-out required by Nuno Rezende, Benfica coach.
33 minutes: 16th Foil FC Porto.
32 mins: Carlo Di Benedetto converts a direct shot into the defense of Pedro Anriquez.
32 mins: The tenth foul was committed by Benfica. FC “Porto” will benefit from a direct blow.
28 mins: A direct shot by Lucas Ordonez allowed Xavi Malian to defend.
28 mins: Fifteenth foul was committed by FC Porto. Benfica will benefit from a right-wing penalty kick.
27 mins: 14th goal by FC Porto.
27 mins: The 13th foul was committed by FC Porto.
27 minutes: FC Porto scores! The perfect assist from Ezekiel Mena and Rafa against Pedro Anriquez increased the score. 5-0.
Start the second part!
As the result itself shows, FC Porto outscored Benfica in this first half and therefore the result is completely correct to what happened in the first 25 minutes.
The Dragons came in with a shot, with a goal from Carlo Di Benedetto even two minutes before, and the Frenchman returned the show in the 14th minute. Meanwhile, Gonzalo Alves also loved wood. The fourth goal for the Blues and Whites came in the final half of the first half, beating Xavi Barroso and Pedro Henriquez.
Benfica were inferior to what they showed this season and even from a direct penalty kick the Reds were unable to fire Xavi Malian – Carlos Nicolia, in the 23rd minute, allowed the Spanish Dragon goalkeeper to defend.
With Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa in the presidential rostrum of the Dragon Arena, as is the hallmark of the president of Porto, the men of Ricardo Ares go to rest with an incredibly comfortable advantage and this puts them in a good position to start work. it’s a playoff final in front of a draw.
The end of the first part! Port 4 Benfica 0.
25 mins: Benfica made the ninth foul.
24 mins: The twelfth foul was committed by FC Porto.
24 mins: 11th foul by FC Porto.
24 mins: Benfica made the eighth foul.
23 mins: Carlos Nicolia strikes a free kick during a free kick and allows Xavi Malian to defend.
23 mins: The tenth foul was committed by FC Porto. Benfica will benefit from a right-wing penalty kick.
23 mins: Diogo Rafael hits the post.
23rd minute: Gonzalo Alves hits the post again and in return Porto’s 77th shot is blocked by a huge interference by Pedro Anriquez.
21 minutes: FC Porto scores! In the return of Gonzalo Alves’ shot towards the post, Xavi Barroso struck Pedro Anriquez with a wide range of chances without a chance to defend. 4-0.
21 mins: Gonzalo Alves hits the post.
21 mins: Benfica’s seventh foul is committed.
20 mins: Ninth foul was committed by FC Porto. In the next breach by the Dragon, Benfica will benefit from a direct hit.
19 mins: Time-out required by Nuno Rezende, Benfica coach.
19 mins: Benfica made their sixth foul.
17 mins: The eighth foul was committed by FC Porto.
17 mins: Beanfica commits a fifth foul.
16 mins: The seventh foul was committed by FC Porto.
16 mins: Benfica make their fourth foul.
15 mins: Third foul by Benfica.
14th minute: Benfica’s second foul is committed.
Pedro Henriquez, the Eagles goalkeeper, recovered from the physical problems that forced him to come to the rescue and returned to the game.
14 mins: Time-out requested by Ricardo Ares, FC Porto coach.
14 minutes: FC Porto scores! Telmo Pinto and Carlo Di Benedetto contributed 3-0 in their first attempt.
13 minutes: FC Porto scores! Gonzalo Alves, from mid-range, had a strong and well-placed shot and the ball went into the upper left corner of the red goal. 2-0.
Benfica goalkeeper Pedro Henriquez made some physical complaints that helped in the middle of the track (which naturally led to the suspension of the game) and even forced him to leave the field of play. He will be replaced by Rodrigo Vieira.
12 mins: In the return match of the duel between Gonzalo Alves and Pedro Anriquez, FC Porto striker hit the Benfica goalkeeper straight.
12 mins: Gonzalo Alves hits a free kick when returning, but the referee’s twins realize that Pedro Anriquez has moved ahead of schedule and therefore orders a repeat of the direct penalty kick.
12 mins: Blue card for Carlos Nicolia. FC “Porto” will benefit from a direct blow.
In the stoppage time, Benfica tried to respond to FC Porto’s first goal, but Xavi Malian rejected all of the red players ’intentions. Pedro Henriquez, on the other hand, is also mentioned in the Eagles goal.
8 mins: Time-out requested by Ricardo Ares, FC Porto coach.
8 mins: The sixth foul by FC Porto.
6th minute: The fifth foul of the club “Porto”.
5 mins: Fourth foul by FC Porto.
5 mins: Third foul by FC Porto.
3 mins: Time-out required by Nuno Rezende, Benfica coach.
3rd minute: The second foul was committed by the club “Porto”.
2 mins: The first foul was made by FC Porto.
2 minutes: FC Porto scores! The passing of Gonzalo Alves and Carlo Di Benedetto in front of Pedro Enriquez opens the Dragao Arena. 1-0.
1 min: The first divination is made by Benfica.
FC Porto (first five): Xavi Malian, Rafa, Xavi Barroso, Gonzalo Alves and Carlo Di Benedetto
Coach: Ricardo Ares
Benfica (top five): Pedro Henriquez, Edu Lamas, Lucas Ordonez, Paul Manrubia and Gonzalo Pinto
Coach: Nuno Resende
Referees: Miguel Guillerme and Joa Duarte (Lisbon)
There are already teams!
Pablo Alvarez, who was injured, fell to Benfica in the last minute.
This playoff final, as happened in the semi-finals, and unlike what happened in the quarterfinals, will be held in the best five games, meaning that everyone who wins three wins. . After this Thursday’s game, at Dragao Arena, Game 2 will take place at the Pavillao da Luz (next Sunday, 19, 15:00) and Game 3 will take place again at Dragao Arena (next Wednesday, 22:00 at 20:00). If Game 4 is to be used, it will be held at the Pavilion da Luz (25, 15). In case of a draw in the final and, if necessary, to play blackthen Game 5 will be played again at Dragao Arena (29th at 20:00).
In this national hockey championship playoff, FC Porto beat SK Tomar in the quarterfinals and OK Barcelona in the semifinals. Benfica, in turn, eliminated Valongo in the quarterfinals and Sporting in the semifinals.
This season, FC Porto and Benfica have met three times in the national competition and the balance was in favor of the Blues and Whites – two wins and one loss. In the 7th round of the regular season, at the Dragao Arena, the Dragons won the game on October 21, 2021 by a score of 4 to 3. Luz, in the match of the 20th round, and this time the Eagles won with a score of 4: 1. The third classic of 2021/2022 led to the Portuguese Cup final, where FC Porto were stronger and won 5-1, in a match at the Paviliono Multiusos de Paredes.
It should be noted that the blues and whites won the next round of the country’s roller hockey championship with 64 points (21 wins, one draw and four losses), while the reds were in third place with 56 points (18 wins, two). draw and six losses).
The classics between the Dragons and the Eagles, in addition to all the competition that has always been characteristic of these duels, also includes a very important statistical component: FC Porto and Benfica each have 23 national titles and in this sense, everyone in the this season has picked up the gift. will move in the list of title clubs.