Portuguese club Benfica announced, today, Tuesday, that it has signed seven reinforcements that were included during the summer transfer market for the 2023/24 edition of the Champions League, which will begin the group stage next week.
In the “A” list, which did not witness major absences, goalkeeper Anatoly Trubin, defenders Juan Bernat and David Jurassic, midfielder Orkun Kukcu, and strikers Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Guedes and Arthur Cabral stand out among the choices of German coach Roger Schmidt.
Samuel Soares – who has started the last three matches since the departure of Odyssias Vlachodimos – defenders Antonio Silva and Tomas Araujo and midfielder Joao Neves were registered in selection B, reserved for those born after 1 January 2002, helping the national champions achieve this. Meet the quota of trained players in the club.
Benfica, the European champion twice in 1960-1961 and 1961-1962, will begin its participation in the Champions League by welcoming Salzburg, the ten-time Austrian champion, on the 20th of this month, at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon. In the Group D match, which they are also part of Inter Milan, they defeated the 2022/23 finalists, Real Sociedad.
The first stage of the 69th edition of the main European club competition continues until December 12 and 13, and the best two teams in each group will qualify for the round of 16, with the final being held on June 1, 2024, at Wembley Stadium. Stadium, in London.
List A of players registered by Benfica in the Champions League:
– Goalkeepers: Anatoly Trubin, Leo Kokupo.
Defense: Alexandre Bah, Nicolas Otamendi, Joao Victor, Morato, Juan Bernat and David Jurassic.
– Midfield: Florentino, Frederic Orsnes, Orkun Kukcu, Chiquinho, Joao Mario.
– Attack: Angel Di Maria, Thiago Gouveia, Gonzalo Guedes, David Neres, Rafa, Arthur Cabral, Petar Musa, and Casper Tingstedt.
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