The start of benfica it was relentless. They beat Arouca 4-0 at the start of the Primeira Liga and closed out a great week after their victory against FC Midtjylland in the qualifying phase of the UEFA Champions League. The Eagles’ goals were converted by Gilberto Moraes Junior, Rafa Silva -on two occasions- and Enzo Fernandez.
A few days ago, Pep Guardiola referred to Julián Álvarez and his adaptation to Manchester City. “The good ones don’t need time, the good ones adapt quickly, they adjust, they understand quickly, football is universal, those who know how to play, know how to play”, was Pep’s tremendous praise. The praise also seems to apply to Enzo Fernández, who since his arrival at Benfica plays with tremendous naturalness and poise. In addition, he seems to have already earned a place in the starting team and is fighting to be part of the 26 selected to go to the World Cup in Qatar.
The former River’s goal came at 51 minutes of the first half when he captured a rebound, after a rejection by a defender, and connected the ball first and volley. The Arouca goalkeeper could do little and the ball ended up passing between his legs and getting into the goal. The 21-year-old’s goal was the partial 3-0.
The next game that comes to those led by the German Roger Schmidt is the second leg of the UEFA Champions League against FC Midtjylland. In the first leg, the Portuguese won 4-1 and moved up their classification.