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FC Porto and OK de Barcelos in the final of the Portuguese Hockey Cup – Hockey

FC Porto and OK de Barcelos in the final of the Portuguese Hockey Cup – Hockey

FC Porto and OKE de Barcelos will meet in the final of the Portuguese Hockey Cup on Sunday, after winning the semi-final today, at the Pavilhão Municipal de Barcelos Stadium.

The “Dragon” beat Oliveriense 4-3, after extra time, and was the first team to qualify for the final, before OK de Barcelos, playing at home, beat Benfica on big penalties (2-1), after a two-goal draw at the end of extra time. .

The record holder in the competition, with 18 victories, “Blue and White” took the lead first, through Gonzalo Alves, in the seventh minute, but Oliveriense turned the result in his favor until the end of the first half, with two goals from Facundo Navarro, in the eighth minute. and Lucas Martinez, 12 years old.

The team coached by Ricardo Aris equalized two minutes before the end of regular time, through Carlo Di Benedetto, the player who would score again in extra time, making the score 4-2 at 57, after Goncalo Alves made it 3-2. (54 years old) Facundo Navarro scored two goals in the last minute of extra time to reduce the gap.

In the second semi-final match, Benfica opened the scoring in the 17th minute, through Neil Roca, and the Barcelos team responded in the same minute, through Alvariño, and took the lead again in the 34th minute, through Roberto Di Benedetto, before going ahead for Aoki. To Restore Equality at 44, by Miguel Rocha.

After a negative extra time, Minho's team was stronger in the penalty shootout, as Boca and Alvariño's goals made the difference against the “red” team, in which only Neil Roca scored.

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FC Porto, which last won the competition in 2021/22, and OK de Barcelos, which has four victories in the “Queen” competition, the last in 2003/04, will compete in the final at 4:00 pm Sunday, at the Barcelos Municipal Pavilion.