Friday, August 9, 2019, 16h20

X-ray of Paços de Ferreira

Football

Benfica's opponent in the opening round of the national championship (1) is back in the Liga NOS, after having become the 2nd division champion in the 2018/19 season.

After winning the International Champions Cup and the Super Cup, it is all set for the kick-off of the Liga NOS. Benfica sets off on a long journey where the goal is clear: to defend the title won in 2018/19. The first opponent is Paços de Ferreira and the encounter is scheduled for August 10, at 9:30 pm, at Estádio da Luz.

Raio-X Paços de Ferreira

The first opponent of the 2019/20 Liga NOS 

Paços de Ferreira is back in the Portuguese top flight and the players, now coached by Filipe Rocha, known as Filó in the world of football, had a different preseason from the one that was carried out by Bruno Lage's squad.

Raio-X Paços de Ferreira

Paços de Ferreira played eight matches, won three, drew four and lost one.

Matchweek 1 of the championship will take place with the transfer window underway (the market closes on August 31), and Paços de Ferreira has already signed several players for this return to the 1st Division. One of those players is Bernardo Martins, the 21-year-old player represented Benfica B last season.

Raio-X Paços de Ferreira

Transfer market: Arrivals

PLAYER ORIGIN
Bernardo Martins Benfica B
André Micael Gaz Metan
Rafael Gladiador Cabofriense
Oleg Reabciuk FC Porto B
Yago César Atlético Paranaense
Hélder Ferreira V. Guimarães B
Simão Bertelli Operário
João Nóbrega Sampdoria (Under-19)
Rafael Gava S.E.R. Caxias do Sul
Maracás Sampaio Corrêa
Getulio Tombense
Jorge Silva Leixões
Diogo Almeida Paços de Ferreira (Under-19)
André Silva Paços de Ferreira (Under-19)
Simão Rocha Paços de Ferreira (Under-19)
Abbas Ibrahim Paços de Ferreira B
Diego Medeiros (return from loan spell)
Francisco Afonso (return from loan spell)
Pedro Marques (return from loan spell)
Vasco Rocha (return from loan spell)
Raúl Almeida (return from loan spell)
Héctor Quiñónes (return from loan spell)
Lucas Cunha (return from loan spell)

Raio-X Paços de Ferreira

Transfer market:departures

PLAYER DESTINY
Júnior Pius Antwerp
Lucas Cunha Casa Pia
Christian CD Feirense
Pedro Marques Felgueiras
Paulo Henrique Penafiel
Wagner GD Chaves
Rui Correia CD Nacional
Gonçalo Gregório SC Braga B
Francisco Afonso Mafra
Sodiq Fatai CD Chaves 
Nininho (free player)
Marcos Valente (end of loan spell)
Carlos Henriques (end of loan spell)
Elves Baldé (end of loan spell)
Bruno Leite (end of loan spell)
Rafael Barbosa (end of loan spell)

Benfica and Paços de Ferreira face at Estádio da Luz this Saturday (August 10), at 9:30 pm, to play matchweek 1 of the 2019/20 Liga NOS.

Text: Diogo Nascimento

Pics: Archive / SL Benfica and Paços de Ferreira

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