In just one evening, Weigl scored his first Benfica goal, broke the deadlock away at Rio Ave (1-2) and scored the first headed goal of his career…
"It was a very special moment, very important to me. We fought hard [for victory]. It is the first header goal of my career, I'm a bit surprised. But I'm very happy to have been able to help the team win, which is very important to us", analyzed Benfica's German midfielder.
"All League matches are tough. Teams give all they have against us. It was bad for us to concede the goal, because the Rio Ave withdrew more and it becomes harder to find space. But we always believed in ourselves... We believed and that's why we scored and won", guaranteed the 24-year-old player.
Text: Filipa Fernandes Garcia
Photos: David Martins / SL Benfica