22 August 2020, 19h07
I want to congratulate all the directors, coaching staff, and players involved in this brilliant campaign that has brought us today to the Youth League final, which will take place next Tuesday between Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Real Madrid.
It is important to highlight that this competition is the third final that Benfica has played in the last seven years, in a clear demonstration of the well known quality of the work carried out by our youth development, a fundamental pillar of our short, medium and long term strategy.
I wish the best of luck to the whole working group for the final match, in an event in which they have been giving prestige to Portuguese youth football.
Luís Filipe Vieira
Lisbon, 22 of August 2020
The images of the Benfica-Boavista match
Everton scored at 16' for Benfica, but Boavista managed to get a penalty to score the equalizer on the second half. After the 1-1 draw at the end of the 90 minutes in Leiria, the League Cup’s semi-final was decided in the penalty shoot-out. The reds scored by Grimaldo, Meïte and Weigl and counted on Odysseas and his precious saves to win, 3-2. Benfica will play its 8th final in this competition on Saturday, January 29.
Last training session before the trip to Leiria
Benfica, under Nélson Veríssimo, held on the morning of Monday, at Benfica Campus, the last training session before the departure to Leiria, where it will play the semi-final of the League Cup, against Boavista, scheduled for this Tuesday, January 25, at 7:45 pm. Henrique Araújo, the Benfica B forward, was called up to work with the first team. Absent were Otamendi and Darwin, called up for the national teams of Argentina and Uruguay, respectively, as well as the injured Lucas Veríssimo, Rodrigo Pinho and Seferovic.
The images of the Arouca-Benfica match
Benfica won in Arouca (0-2) this Friday, January 21, in Matchday 19 of the Liga Bwin. Darwin and Gonçalo Ramos scored the goals.
Last training before the trip to Arouca
Benfica, under Nélson Veríssimo, held out on Thursday morning, at Benfica Campus, the last work session before the departure to Arouca. The game from matchday 19 of the Liga Bwin is scheduled for 7 pm on January 21, at the Estádio Municipal de Arouca.