Paulo Gonçalves’s 2011 e-mails reveal another Octopus tentacle. Benfica has information of the dates that UEFA does anti-doping surprise checks to Benfica.
“CONFIDENTIAL – WE HAVE ALSO TODAY THE ANTI-DOPING CONTROL OF UEFA”
So, it is confidential that UEFA is coming to do an anti-doping control. Confidential why? Because nobody should know. Now we can see how Benfica players manage to not attend the UEFA anti-doping controls on several occasions and received warnings by UEFA because they couldn’t find some players to do the controls. Benfica has already a significant history of doping. For example, Nuno Assis, a football player, was suspended in 2006 because of a doping control that was positive. Other athletes from other fields were also suspended throughout the years.