Benfica Keravnos Basketball Champions – SL Benfica


Champions League
Semi finals
of the circle
of qualification
The final step
INT: 31-34
1 and Q 2 and Q 3 and q 4 and Q
16-13 31-34 52-51 65-73

THE the basketball staff do Benfica met and gained, on Friday evening, September 23, from Cyprus Keravnos (65-73), within the semi-finals of the Champions League. Sunday, at 17:00, on the Fidelidade Pavilion, at Grand last

After the victory over Golden Eagle Ylli, The Kosovar champion, and dedicated to not repeat the beginning of the sport, was a Benfica was decided and stuffed with concepts who entered the court docket, in entrance of a effectively-constructed constructing, whereas the followers cheered the staff from begin to end.

Aaron Broussard set a hostile tone with a thrice and Ivan Almeidastrange spectacular depth, confirmed what this Benfica goes for. on one numerous trainthe Cypriots responded and, with 5 minutes to play, let’s agree on 9 factors. The visitors took the stick, they arrived 16-11nevertheless, after the first room after all protection is increased than assaultthere have been solely three factors separating the design (16-13).

Benfica entered once more very aggressively within the sport, full view and Tomás Barroso, with three, made a tie (16-16). Alley-oop of the eagles, one other triple, the followers like what they noticed with Benfica in entrance (19-23) of the marker. The opposing trainer requested day tripextra preventing within the tables and, on to interruptalternatives for individuals who have: 31-34.


In the sport managed by steadiness and trade in energythrice, quickly to open the second half, tied the sport once more (34-34). A fierce, fierce battle, with runners leaving every part on the sphere… After seven minutes performed from the free throw line, Keravnos jumped in entrance (46-45), however Tomás Barroso, saying “reward” and as he likes to know, shoot one other three factors. Difficulty warming up, in competitors and with many errors, is a 52-51 signaling the tip of the third part. The precept of separation of groups, nice ardour, in a duel to be eradicated and nice duty.

The final ten minutes had been the largest uncertainty is taking part in with sweat and coronary heart! The males of Cyprus, with a slam dunk, got here in very sturdy.54-51), was forward, however this Benfica, who has the pink flag, is aware of precisely what he desires and the shirt he wears. Norberto Alves’ males, who had been ruthless, rational, clever and cooperative the very best high quality end and customarygo away little question in regards to the winner. 65-73 for Glorioso, which, on this method, qualifies for the finale Sunday (5pm).

Ahead of that, the ultimate hurdle to qualify for the Champions League known as Brose Bamberg (Germany) and I’m making historical past! All are invited to the Fidelidade Pavilion!



Norberto Alves (Benfica coach): “Defensively, we had been good. This opponent performs with a really excessive rhythm within the sport and numerous blocks. We took an attacking method to scale back the velocity with which they shot. In the middle of the gamers we play with ups. and downs. the final a part of the sport, the gamers had been a bit scared and we selected easy assaults. We won’t be favorites within the subsequent sport and will probably be David in opposition to Goliath. We will need to have enjoyable on the sphere, transfer the ball rapidly to win, no matter being an opponent with monetary potential. Playing collectively is the one approach to defeat the individuals who they’ve them. The ambiance of the Pavilion was convincing, as a result of we had been a bit extra targeted in assault. The crowd compelled us, it was sufficient to be fortunate and win the sport.”


Fidelity Pavilion
Benfica begins 5
Aaron Broussard, José Barbosa, Makram Romdhane, Mike Zirbes and Ivan Almeida
Diogo Gameiro, Betinho Gomes, Toney Douglas, Tomás Barroso, Sérgio Silva, Terrell Carter and James Ellisor
Keravnos from 5
Deondre Burns, Ousman Krubally, Simon Michail, Titus Robinson and Nikos Stylianou
Christodoulos Yiaxi, Ioannis Pasiali, Sawas Gonatas, Kyrianos Maragkos, Panagiotis Markou, Filippos Tigkas and Remy Abell
1 quarter 2 quarters 3 quarters 4 quarters
16-13 31-34 52-51 65-73
Benfica objectives
Aaron Broussard (9), Makram Romdhane (4), Maik Zirbes (4), Ivan Almeida (20), Diogo Gameiro (3), Betinho Gomes (4), Toney Douglas (8), Tomás Barroso (9), Terrell Carter (7) and James Ellisor (5)

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