Paraguay was in Portugal to attend the inauguration of the Heroes mural
Oscar Cardozo was one of the players chosen by Benfica fans to appear in the match wall of heroes, In Luz, he does not hide the affection he still feels for the Incarnates and their fans. In an interview with the club’s website, the Paraguayan spoke about his time with the Eagles and the emotion he experienced as he took to the pitch at Estádio da Luz for the first time. “It was unbelievable. The first time I entered the stadium… I never thought it would be like this. The fans were cheering and clapping. I have never played in a full stadium and the truth is that I was very emotional in the match.” “The first match I played with Luz,” he said, highlighting the two matches that distinguished him in a Benfica shirt: “against Sporting where I scored 3 goals – an unforgettable moment – and the Europa League semi-final against Fenerbahce.” There were many stories he shared with the Reds between 2007 and 2014, but there is one that immediately comes to mind. “It was in a match in Luz. I was on the bench, and then I went to warm up to get on the field – I think I went in when there were 15 minutes left. Before I went in, a little kid said to me: ‘Cardozo’ ‘You’re going to come in and you’re going to score a goal.’” “Oh Yes? I replied: If you score, I will give you the shirt. I entered and after 5 or 6 minutes I registered. I took off my shirt and gave it to the little boy. I stood there without a shirt! I came here [junto ao túnel] Waiting for the wardrobe to bring me another jacket. He influenced me a lot,” concluded Cardozo, who also gave a speech Interview with Record On this short stay in Portugal.
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