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Rita Fontemanha praises Benfica's response against Lyon in the Champions League – Women's Football

Rita Fontemanha praises Benfica's response against Lyon in the Champions League – Women's Football

Sporting player praises Al-Ittihad project to make the league more competitive

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Benfica's good response against a strong Lyon, in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals, won praise from Rita Fontemanha, one of Sporting's captains.

“I am sure that Portuguese football is on the right track, in fact, we have seen the numbers presented every year, we are growing more and more and there is more competitiveness. The Union project involves establishing a very competitive league, increasingly stronger for us.” We can do things like Benfica did yesterday [3ª feira]”This means facing big teams.”

The athletic midfielder attended an International Women's Month event, where gender equality was discussed. At the Hard Rock Café in Lisbon, the Lioness player talked about her career as a football player.

“It is a challenge for us to show every day that football is just one thing, it is not male or female,” he began his speech by highlighting what he went through to become a player: “It was a struggle with my parents and also in school, in order to fulfill the dream of playing Football… There is still some bias regarding profession. Recently, at the bank, they asked me what my profession was and when I said professional footballer they looked at me…”

Written by Miguel Amaro


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