With two stops in the penalty shootout and many more during the game-including a shot from 10 meters by Aicardo-Cidao was the main character of the victory of Caja Segovia against Santiago, where Caja Segovia broke their 'curse' at the Fontes do Sar after tying at three in regulation time.
"We are very happy because we won in a pitch where we have not succeeded. We planned the game well thanks to our coach, Jesus Velasco, for me the best in the world, and we almost always stayed ahead on the scoreboard, but in the end we won on penalties," the goalkeeper told lnfs.es.
Asked about his great personal performance, Cidão said: "I am very happy, especially for helping the team to win. We now have two opportunities to get to the semi-finals and to continue making history in Caja Segovia."
Also, when asked about how a goalkeeper faces a penalty shootout, the Brazilian admitted that "it is very exciting." "Nobody talks to you when they’re about to shoot, but you feel the confidence of your teammates and coach, so you always face the situation thinking that you’ll stop at least one."
Thanks to his interventions, Caja Segovia is one step closer to semifinals. Is the goalkeeper thinking of something else? "We are humble and right now we’re not thinking about repeating last year, nor if it’s possible, and even more so when we are playing the most even elimination of these quarter-finals. We want to qualify for semis, but with humility and knowing that the support of the fans of Segovia will be critical."