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Quim the hero of Benfica triumph

Published: Saturday 21 March 2009, 20.45CET
SL Benfica goalkeeper Quim saved three spot-kicks as the Eagles defeated city rivals Sporting Clube de Portugal 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out to win the Portuguese League Cup at the Algarve Stadium following a 1-1 draw.
Quim the hero of Benfica triumph
Benfica hold the League Cup trophy aloft ©Getty Images

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Published: Saturday 21 March 2009, 20.45CET

Quim the hero of Benfica triumph

SL Benfica goalkeeper Quim saved three spot-kicks as the Eagles defeated city rivals Sporting Clube de Portugal 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out to win the Portuguese League Cup at the Algarve Stadium following a 1-1 draw.

SL Benfica goalkeeper Quim saved three spot-kicks as the Eagles defeated their city rivals Sporting Clube de Portugal 3-2 on penalties to win the Portuguese League Cup at the Algarve Stadium following a 1-1 draw.

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Bruno Pereirinha edged Sporting in front three minutes after the restart, a lead which they held until the 75th minute when Reyes converted a penalty after Pedro Silva was penalised for handball. That earned the latter his second booking but, despite the numerical advantage, Benfica were unable to strike again and so the contest went straight to a shoot-out where, after Quim's third stop, Carlos Martins struck the winning kick.

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