Title ambitions still alive despite second loss to Fonte Bastardo

Yesterday, Benfica men's volleyball team was once again shaken by a 3-1 loss at the hands of Fonte Bastardo. In a tight race for the title, the Azorians took control of the first two sets (27-25 and 25-20) whilst Benfica tried to overcome the result by imposing themselves on the third set (22-25). The fourth set was won by the home team by 25-20, leaving them one game away from holding the Championship trophy, four years after their last successful campaign.

Benfica's Futsal team in Portuguese Cup Final

Today at 10:45am was disputed the much awaited first semi-final of the Portuguese Cup's Final Four (futsal), in Multiusos, Sines. With a full house to assist to the Lisbon derby, emotions were running high for a spot in the final, which will be played tomorrow at 6pm (BST).

Benfica's futsal team was created in 2001 and is already writing its history in golden letters in the Portuguese competition: a total of 6 championships, 6 supercups, 5 Portuguese cups and 1 futsal cup.


Volleyball team disputes championship

Benfica's volleyball team overcame a 3-0 loss to win by the same result at home against Fonte do Bastardo last week at the Pavilhão Fidelidade.

Notable player Zelão spoke to BTV about how they turned the result around.

"We corrected our faults and worked hard to minimise their strong points so we could equalise the tie. We were slightly anxious but with our strength, courage and the home crowd behind us we turned it around."

The third match of this final will be played on Saturday 2nd May away to Açores and will kick-off at 18:30 BST (deferred on BTV1 HD at 21:30 BST)

Benfica's Dakar rider maintains 3rd position

Paulo Gonçalves, SL Benfica's talented motorbike rider, features once again in the Dakar Rally which is taking place in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.

Paulo has been able to maintain his 3rd position today which connected Copiapo to Antofagasta in the 5th stage of this edition, totalling 174km.

The experienced rider is 22 minutes away from top spot with a time of 4h42m53s.

Tomorrow's stage will be a gruelling 320km for the Benfica man that links Antofagasta to Iquique.