Handball: Benfica beats FC Porto at the last second and is in the final

The Benfica handball team qualified for the Super Cup final after beating FC Porto 37-36 on Saturday after two extra times.

With the game taking place at the Carlos Pinhão municipal pavilion, in Serpa, the Dragons started the match well but quickly the red team dominated the first half by eight minutes until the break, taking a one-goal advantage against the changing rooms (17-16).

In the second half, the blue and white team prevailed, managing to recover from the disadvantage and cement the score in their favor. In the last five minutes, Benfica woke up and equalized ten seconds from the end (31-31). Notice to Rui Silva (FC Porto), expelled in the last moments of regulation time.

With two extensions unsuitable for hearts, the balance remained but the reds were stronger and emerged victorious. As Sergey Hernández defended a Porto attack ten seconds from time, Serbian Petar Djordjic scored the winning goal for the Eagles with one second remaining.

Benfica has thus secured a place in the Super Cup final, and is awaiting the result of the other semi-final, between Sporting and Belenenses. The final of the competition is played on Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

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