Benfica protested the final of the Portuguese Roller Hockey Cup, played on the 9th and won by FC Porto, 5-1, requiring a replay, the Lisbon club confirmed today.
“Sport Lisboa e Benfica informs that it was formalized, within the stipulated deadlines, with the Disciplinary Council of the Portuguese Skating Federation, the protest regarding the game of the final of the Portuguese Roller Hockey Cup, held on 9 April, in Paredes”, reads the statement from the ‘incarnates’.
In its argument, supported “by the images of the televised transmission of the match against FC Porto”, Benfica says “there was a very serious error of law in the first goal. A mistake that cannot be tolerated and that justifies the replay of the game”.
At issue is the goal scored by Gonçalo Alves, at three minutes, which started by being validated, canceled and, then, finally, confirmed by the refereeing team made up of João Duarte and Pedro Figueiredo, because, allegedly, the Porto player continued the throw when the game was interrupted, for the call of a foul for the ‘blue and white’.
“Sport Lisboa e Benfica, which has competed passionately and uninterruptedly in the sport for over 100 years, awaits a speedy decision in the process, convinced of the total reason that assists it, in uncompromising defense of sporting truth, of the credibility of roller hockey in Portugal and respect for the fans”, concludes Benfica.
FC Porto won the Portuguese Cup for the 18th, three more than Benfica, who, on the occasion, failed to deliver the trophy and medals.
Source: Futebol 365 – Notícias by www.futebol365.pt.
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