It was Benfica's second training session open to the Media during the first 15 minutes since the team arrived in the United States. Bruno Lage led a new working session in the training field of Stanford University.
The training session began, as usual, with the warm-up, done through stretching and some running. In a training session in which the ball was the protagonist, Bruno Lage and his coaching team insisted in exercises that privilege fast exchange, pass, and reception.
Just like in the Monday evening practice, 27 players stepped onto the pitch, but André Almeida did recovery work around the pitch.
Benfica kicks off the participation in the International Champions Cup on July 20 against Chivas, at 1:00 pm (9:00 pm in Mainland Portugal), at Levi’s Stadium. The remaining matches are against Fiorentina (July 24, 8:00 pm/July 25, 1:00 am in Mainland Portugal Continental), at the Red Bull Arena and against AC Milan (July 28, 3:00 pm/8:00 pm in Mainland Portugal), at Gillette Stadium.
Text: Marco Rebelo and Filipa Fernandes Garcia
Photos: João Paulo Trindade / SL Benfica