With another match, after expecting the fifth round, by defeating Maritimo, to settle obligations in the Club World Cup, which takes place between the 18th and 23rd of this month in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Benfica leads the Placard Handball 1 Championship, adding this Saturday is the fourth win in The contest, this time with an expressive 37-23 over Vitoria de Setubal.
In this match of the third round, which was held at the Pavileo No. 2 da Luz, Cheema Rodriguez’s men won the first half with ten goals (22-12) and maintained their advantage until the end, with Petar Djordic, with six goals, Tadig Keljon and Ander Izquierdo, Both with five people, they top the count. Along with Luis Monteiro’s side, Jan Clinedam was the team’s top scorer with four goals.
Sporting and FC Porto were forced to work for their victories over Águas Santas, another indomitable third-round player, and Artística de Avanca. The Lions go to Maya to face a rival who has set foot in front of national champion FC Porto, and just as they can reach the Europa League group stage, in this case if they win next Tuesday against Belenenses, while the Greens and Whites travel to Denmark with a comfortable lead at home to Silkeborg.
Sporting won 27-29, but faced great opposition from the team led by Ricardo Moreira, who was in a late position with seven goals (7-14), and the first half reached the loss with four (11-15). In the second half, the brothers Francisco and Martim Costa, the last as the match’s top scorer (8 goals), kept the greens and whites in the lead despite the efforts of Águas Santas, who arrived through Fabio Teixeira to equalize (20). -20) with 15 minutes left. The winner was uncertain until the last moments, but it was Sporting who was undefeated in the tournament.
Weaker than mismatching successes in the Champions League, FC Porto showed some weaknesses in their visit to Artestica de Avanaca, despite winning by five goals (23-28). Magnus Andersson’s team reached the first half with the smallest difference (14-15) and was the most accurate in the international Antonio Arria with eight goals.
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