Benfica vs. Manchester United in Youth League – Highlights
Take a look at this fantastic performance of our future stars…
FT Benfica 2-2 United
A point apiece after United come back from 2-0 down!
Four minutes added
In stoppage time…
GOAL! United level!
Josh Bohui with a brilliant solo goal!
Nicky Butt sent to the stands
Not happy with the referee, at a guess….
78 mins: Joao Felix subbed
He’s been excellent. Ethan Laird also booked as United try and prevent a third.
Felipe looking good
Benfica coming forward again after conceding.
70 mins: GOAL! United score
Josh Bohui makes it 2-1 from the penalty spot after he was fouled. Game on!
62 mins: Baars on for Boonen
United’s second sub made and Benfica player up to the usual tricks.
54 mins: Burkart booked
He’s only been on ten minutes and Burkart is in the book. United missing their absent captain.
The hosts double their lead through Gomes, who heads home from a corner.
Nishan Burkart came on for Tom Sang at half time.
Back to the action with Benfica 1-0 up.
United’s defence has been questionable throughout here.
HT Benfica 1-0 United
United behind at the break. Benfica have been dangerous.
45 mins: United let off
Should be 2-0 to Benfica but the ball somehow slides wide in a crowded penalty area.
Four minutes added.
United behind, and it has been coming. Benfica’s no.11 Santos tucks it home after running beyond the United defence.
36 mins: Post!
Another let off for United as Benfica hits the woodwork! Getting closer…
34 mins: Chance Benfica
Free header for Benfica’s best player Gomes, but he can’t direct it on target.
33 mins: Poor set pieces
Both sides guilty of poor set plays from corners and free kicks. Benfica also guilty of going down far too easily.
22 mins: Chance United
Ethan Hamilton goes close with a volley but its deflected behind. The follow-up corner resembles that of the first team.
21 mins: Chance Benfica!
Benfica in there but a crucial block by Ro-Shaun Williams!
United fans not happy with the referee
The most bizarre was a free kick going against United after Hamilton was felled earlier
15 mins: Benfica in control
United struggling to get hold of the ball here. Benfica very composed and working the channels well.
10 mins: Back under way
Ethan Hamilton is fortunately back with us.
5 mins: Injury stoppage
Slightly wild challenge there from Benfica’s no.4 and Hamilton is down.
Off we go!
Source: Manchester Evening News
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