In the e-mails revealed by Paulo Gonçalves, there is a message dedicated to João Capela, referee on the Portuguese league
Another one that hammered the SLB [Benfica] and has been hammered on is note: 2.4! All because he didn’t conced a penalty against Marítimo in the fault committed on Saviola and because he exhibited (poorly) the yellow card to Fábio Coentrão.
Paulo Gonçalves is referring to a game that Benfica won by 0-1 in Madeira. Imagine if they had lost. João Capela was the referee of that game.
Capela [which means chapel in portuguese], the priest of the Chapel of Benfica’s
After the “hammering,” he began favoring Benfica. In the next 14 games, refereed by João Capela, Benfica won 13 and drew 1, conceding only one goal.
After the hammering by Benfica, the next game refereed by Capela was Benfica-Sporting, on November 26, 2011. Curiously, or not, Benfica benefited from one penalty that wasn’t conceded to Sporting
Four games after this one, it returned to whistle the derby of Lisbon. Benfica won again, 2-0. Benfica doubled in goals, and the referee doubled the unmarked penalties against Sporting.