Thursday, June 1, 2023

Can Benfica go with Youth League winners next season

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Benfica has always been known for their exceptional youth academy and that academy proved their worth when they captured the UEFA Youth League title during the 2021/22 season. Two of the core pieces in that Championship run were the center back pairing of Antonio Silva and Tomas Araujo.

Antonio Silva made his first team debut with Benfica this season, one in which he cemented his role as a regular starter at the club and his performances did not go unnoticed as he landed himself a spot with Portugal at World Cup 2022. Tomas Araujo on the other hand spent the season on loan at Gil Vicente, were his fine performances went mostly under the radar as he applied his trade at a lower table club.

Silva and Araujo were a rock-solid pairing at the back throughout the youth tournament, making crucial tackles when needed. They also contributed to the attack scoring important goals in their run to the title. With Otamendi becoming a free agent, could Benfica turn to their Championship winning pair for next season. 

Its a Made in Seixal story that I would enjoy witnessing during the 2023/24 season. Lets make it happen

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