Alexandre Afonso (AJFB coach): “I don’t believe there are any favorites, as both teams want to get their hands on the trophy. It will be a balanced match with an uncertain ending. Above all, I’m hoping for a good show.”
“It will be a very difficult match, because Fonte Bastardo improved its roster, like we did. It will be a good match as both teams want to win despite not being yet at maximum form. We’re growing as a team. The roster is good and we’ve maintained most of the players from last season. I arrived this year and I’m very happy what I’ve been experiencing here”.
Since 1990, several teams have won this trophy which puts head-to-head the previous season champion and the Cup winner. Castelo da Maia GC with five trophies leads the list followed by SC Espinho (4). Sporting CP (3) and SL Benfica (2).
Since 2004/2005, on which Benfica and Fonte Bastardo won the respective divisions A1 and A2, these two teams have played each other 33 occasions, combining National Championship, Cup of Portugal and Supercup with the “Eagles” winning 27 times against the five wins of AJ Fonte Bastardo, which includes the 2011 double victory for the National Championship title.
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