THE BALL – Otamendi praises Roger Schmidt and… Guardiola (Benfica)

Rewrite this content Nicolás Otamendi praised Roger Schmidt, but admitted that he did not know the coach until he took charge of Benfica at the start of the season. «I still didn’t know him, but he is a coach with very clear ideas, who gives the players a lot of confidence, gives good training and […]

THE BALL – Otamendi reveals ritual on match days (Benfica)

Rewrite this content Nicolás Otamendi, Benfica’s central defender, revealed his ritual on game days. «The day before the game I try to rest and sleep well, without going to bed too early, otherwise I wake up too early. For me, the most important thing is the siesta on game day. That is, taking a nap […]

THE BALL – Roberto Martínez highlights Ronaldo’s “commitment” (Seleção)

Rewrite this content Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Portugal’s 4-0 victory over Liechtenstein at the start of the Euro 2024 qualifying phase. After the match, Roberto Martínez commented on the 38-year-old forward’s performance. “To be in the national team, you have to be committed. It’s a new cycle and it’s very important that Cristiano [Ronaldo] […]

THE BALL – «Champions? We feel that we can beat any team» (Benfica)

Rewrite this content Concentrated with the Danish national team, preparing the Euro 2024 qualifiers with Finland and Kazakhstan, on March 23 and 26, Alexander Bah spoke to the local press about the sensational campaign that Benfica is leading in the Champions League . The winger began by being questioned about the draw for the quarterfinals […]

THE BALL – Lamentable: Barcelona fans wish Vinícius dead (video) (Spain)

Rewrite this content ‘El Clásico’ played on Sunday between Barcelona and Real Madrid, for the 26th round of La Liga, which ended with a victory for the blaugrana, by 2-1, was marked by regrettable scenes in the stands of Camp Nou. The supporters of the Catalans sang songs wishing the death of Vinícius Júnior. «Vinicius, […]

THE BALL – PAOK wants Dantas permanently (Benfica)

Rewrite this content José Boto, sporting director of PAOK, is, according to the Greek press, on his way to Lisbon to negotiate with Benfica the permanent transfer of Tiago Dantas to the Salonica club. In the agreement with Benfica for the loan of the 22-year-old midfielder, PAOK secured a purchase option of seven million euros, […]

THE BALL – Rejected €40 million from Chelsea (Portimonense)

Rewrite this content Chelsea intended to acquire 75 percent of SAD from Portimonense led by Rodiney Sampaio and, in that sense, made a proposal of €40 M – which could reach €50 M -, which was rejected. At the origin of the decision is the fact that the shareholders are more interested in the success […]