25 August 2018, 22h23
“I shivered. It’s the consequence of my work, I’ve been working for this, to play. I have to thank the bet they have been making on me, I’ve been corresponding and I want to keep doing things well to have more chances like these”, he wished.
In accordance with the same platform, it is now 41 years now since such a young Benfica’s player scored against Sporting – in the National Championship – in the debut. The last one was Chalana, back in 1977, at the age of 17.
“We were always better, creating more chances on the second half, we managed to assume the match a create several goal situations. The goalkeeper of Sporting should have been the man of the match”, analyzed the young player.
Text: Filipa Fernandes Garcia
Pics: Isabel Cutileiro and João Paulo Trindade / SL Benfica
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