Old firm rivalry  

Defending champions Benfica overcame a first group phase Portuguese handball cup final defeat to Belenenses to triumph over old enemies Sporting Lisbon in last Sunday’s Portimao Arena title match.

Watched live by a prime time Sport TV1 television audience, the new and old champions always proved that little bit too strong for their opponents from the capital, star forward and man-of-the-match Georgy Zaikin contributing 12 goals to Benfica’s 29-25 winning score.