The Benfica women’s soccer team is already in Sarajevo where it will face on Wednesday (16 hours) the Israeli Kiryat Gat, in the first round of reaching the Champions League.
Andre Valle, one of the members of the technical team led by Philippa Patao, set the goals of the team in this match that was decided in just one match.
“Participation in the Champions League is a very beautiful moment for the coaching staff, the players, the coaching staff and Benfica. The idea is to make the most of the moment and honor our football. We will win, but as Benfica likes to win: with quality, to present and impress the fans, so they look at the sport in a different way”, he began by referring in remarks to BTV, before reinforcing the message: “Whatever field Benfica goes to, it is winning.”
“It is very important for Benfica and Portugal that the teams start to grow and emerge. As for the women’s football standings, we are not at all at the quality level of our players, so we have to work for growth,” she said.
The Benfica squad list is as follows: Adriana Rocha, Carolina Villao, Leticia, Ana Sica, Ana Vitoria, Andrea Faria, Beatriz Camerao, Carol Costa, Catarina Amado, Kristi Uchibe, Chloe Lacas, Francesca Nazareth, Lara Pintaselgo, Maria Negasello and Marta Cintra Matilde Fidalgo, Nycole, Pauleta, Sílvia Rebelo and Valéria Cantuário.