21 March 2012

[Former B player] Nolito leads to Benfica in the final of League Cup

Benfica sealed their place in the final of the League Cup by beating Porto (3-2) with goals from Maxi Pereira, Nolito and Cardozo.

In the Da Luz stadium and Joan Capdevila as a starter, Benfica went ahead with a hard shot from the right back Maxi, who stood in the heart of the area to take a pass inside the Brazilian Bruno César.

After a pass from Hulk, the Argentine "Lucho" González quickly equalized with a shot that bounced lucky in the defense and goalkeeper Eduardo misled.

The visitors hit back with a header from French central Mangala, but Benfica, which topped the post three times before the break (two Luisao and Pablo Aimar), tied with a bit of exazulgrana Nolito, marking the twelfth season .

In the final game, "Takuara" Cardozo put the perfect comeback to the red with a dry finish to pass the Argentinean Nico Gaitán. (via SPORT)