28 September 2022, 10h27

Otamendi, Odysseas and Aursnes, players of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, played as starters in the matches of the respective national teams which took place in the early hours of Wednesday, September 28, and in the evening of Tuesday, September 27. Enzo and João Mário were used as substitutes.

The Argentines were the last to take the pitch. Argentina faced Jamaica, in a friendly match, in the United States, and won 3-0. Otamendi was a starter at the Red Bull Arena, in New Jersey. Enzo stepped onto the pitch 55' to replace Guido Rodríguez.

Odysseas, playing for Greece, contributed to the triumph (3-1) against Northern Ireland, on matchday 6 of group 2 of the Nations League (League C). The Greek national team finished first in the group, thus securing promotion to League B.

Aursnes also played as a starter in the Norway-Serbia in group 4 (League B) and was substituted at 58'. Norway ended up being defeated (0-2) in Oslo, failing to get a promotion to League A.

As for the two Benfica players called up by the Portuguese national team, João Mário was a substitute (he came on at 73') in the defeat against Spain (0-1), on the last matchday of group 2 (League A), while Gonçalo Ramos Ramos was left off the list of 23 players available for the match.

Text: Rui Miguel Gomes and Nuno Miguel Machado
Photos: Archive / SL Benfica
Last update: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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