07. 03. 2021

PORTUGUESE CUP M: Sporting put national Cup trophy in their showcase after 26 years

Source: fpv-web.dataproject.com; Photo: facebook.com/SportingClubePortugal

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Sporting CP won the 2021 Portuguese Men’s Volleyball Cup, a trophy that has fled them since the 1994/95 season.

 

Sporting CP beat SL Benfica by a 3-1 (29-27, 25-22, 16-25, 28-26) in the final of the 2021 Portugese Men’s Taça de Portugal. Thus, ‘The Lions’ lifted the trophy which they last time won 26 years ago. Prevailing over the biggest sporting rivals in the country in the final held in Santo Tirso, Sporting won the national cup for the 4th time in the club history.

Brazilian Paulo Victor Silva top-scored the winning side with 18 points. Two of his compatriots also stood out in Sporting: Éder Levi set up 4 blocks, while Renan Purificação had 71 % reception (21 digs, 1 error, 19 % excellent). Another Brazilian stood out in the match. Théo Lopes scored 21 points for Benfica. Ivo Casas made 82 % reception (22 digs, 2 errors, 45 % excellent).

These two teams will face each other again in less than a week at the start of the playoff semifinals.

 

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