The match ball for the 2017 Portuguese cup final was delivered to the referee by a man on a drone. The man rode the spider-like drone around 70m in driving rain before landing by the match official near the halfway line and handing the ball over. Benfica won the game 2-1, beating Vitória de Guimarães and completing their 11th league and cup double.


  1. the guy is from the portuguese army, but for me the best part is that we had video referee like in rugby to end the discussions and reduce corruption on football

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