Benfica: Players to watch in the Portuguese side!

Benfica: Players to watch in the Portuguese side!
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On the sidelines of the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals, a Portuguese journalist warns OM about the qualities of the Lisbon team!

The Olympians have a date with the European Cup on Thursday, April 8 Benfica ! After 3 consecutive defeats in the league and a farewell to the Champions League… Oh This must now be made up for in the European Cup! But according to the Portuguese journalist Nuno Martins It won't be easy!

“The magic of Di Maria, the speed of Rafa, the drive of Joao Neves and the strength of Florentino, who recovers a lot of balls in midfield.” In particular, he believes that the former Parisian “is a leader for what he represents, because he won the World Cup, but also for his goals, assists and chances.” OM warned of his ability to “decide the fate of the match”: “He can spend a large part of the match doing nothing, and then solve problems in 10-15 minutes. » Jean-Louis Gasset will also have to take into account the presence of “Nicolas Otamendi, the world champion and captain, Rafa, who is having perhaps his best season at Benfica, and the two youngsters Antonio Silva and Joao Neves.”

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But the journalist thinks so Benfica Not a contender for the final win in the Europa League. In addition to the fact that it is Liverpool And theItalian club Milan They are still in the competition, and the journalist believes that Benfica are not at their level this season! “The level shown was never what it was last year, when Roger Schmidt surprised Portugal with his attacking and pressing football. The departure of Grimaldo and Gonzalo Ramos was not compensated well and the coach failed to find a starting team.Tell Provence.

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