Benfica women have scored 257 goals & conceded 0

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Fourteen games down, 257 goals scored, none conceded. Benfica Women are cruising to the title after racking up another record win on Saturday. The Eagles won 32-0 against CP Pego in the second division of the Portuguese Women’s league, topping their previous best 28-0 victories earlier this term.

Brazil forward Darlene de Souza Reguera scored 10 goals, taking her tally for the season to 81 in all competitions. As a new team, Benfica are required to work their way up the league pyramid. But with their side containing several international players, they are proving too strong for the eight other teams in the league.

Incredibly, the team coached by Joao Marques have now scored more than 300 between league and cucompetition while not conceding a single goal, with promotion to Portugal’s top flight essentially guaranteed for the coming season

The club can boast three members of the current Brazil squad that will gun for the title in this year’s World Cup: midfielder Rihany and strike pair Darlene and Geyse. In the Portugal team, too, Benfica stars loom large. It is a team designed to take on the elite and win, and that is the project everyone at the famous club is working towards.

The previous record

“I was very proud of our players, they had an exceptional attitude, dedication, commitment and they honoured the jersey in the best way”, said head coach Jose Marques. “We want to win the Portuguese Cup and the Championship”, he added.

Before the Eagles arrived this term, the record win for a competitive match in Portugal was Sporting Lisbon’s 21-0 cup success over Mindelense in 1971, after they led 13-0 at the interval.