07 March 2022, 12h24
In the bronze medal bout, Rodrigo Lopes beat Italian Mario Petrosino, thanks to a 'wazaari'.
A heartfelt tribute to Chalana
Fernando Chalana's body lies in state in the Basílica da Estrela, in Lisbon, since late this Thursday afternoon, August 11. President Rui Costa, members of Sport Lisboa e Benfica's governing bodies, former teammates, and other figures from the universe of the Club and Portuguese society were present at the wake. The exequies continue on Friday, with the celebration of a mass at 2:15 pm, followed by a funeral procession to Estádio da Luz, where the stands will be open for a heartfelt tribute to Chalana (3:30 pm).
Thank you, Little Genius!
One of the most talented, bewildering, and exciting football players in the history of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Fernando Chalana wore the Sacred Mantle for a total of 13 seasons (1974/75-1983/84 and 1987/88-1989/90). The Little Genius, who made his official debut for the first team on March 7, 1976, aged only 17 years and 25 days (at that time, no one so young had ever played in the Portuguese 1st Division), was six times National Champion with an eagle on his chest and also won two Portuguese Cups, two Super Cups, and three Honor Cups. Before his 18th birthday, Chalana, who would become one of the legends of the National Team, made his first international appearance for Portugal on November 17, 1976, at Estádio da Luz.
The images of the Midtjylland-Benfica match
Benfica qualified for the Champions League play-off this Tuesday , August 9, after beating Midtjylland by 1-3 in the 2nd leg of the 3rd qualifying round, at the Randers Stadium. Enzo (23'), Henrique Araújo (56') and Diogo Gonçalves (88') scored the goals of the triumph which, added to the 4-1 result in the first leg at Estádio da Luz, seals the passport!
Ready for the match in Denmark
With the match of the 2nd leg of the Champions League 3rd qualifying round against Midtjylland, in Denmark, in mind, SL Benfica's professional football squad trained this Monday, August 8, at the Benfica Campus. Neres, under treatment, does not participate in this work session, as well as Lucas Veríssimo and João Victor. The first 15 minutes of the training session were open to the Press, see here the best images...
The images from the triumph in the Lagoa Summer Cup
Benfica's women's football team beat Betis by 4-0 this Saturday, August 6, at Estádio Municipal da Bela Vista, in Lagoa, Algarve. After the nil-nil at half-time, Cloé Lacasse (2), Bibocas and Inês Simas scored the goals that allowed the Inspiradoras to win the 1st edition of the Lagoa Summer Cup. See here the best images...
Total Football: 31 touches in a play with 82 seconds... goal!
Benfica's 4-0 play against Arouca in the opening match of the Liga Bwin 2022/23 is a sample of the capacity and quality shown by Roger Schmidt's team on Friday night, August 5, in front of almost 54 thousand fans at Estádio da Luz. With 31 touches (passes) over a minute and 22 seconds was built the play that culminated in the Rafa's brace at 86'.