September 28, 2023
The players with whom Benfica will attack the 2023/24 Champions League: here is the list

The players with whom Benfica will attack the 2023/24 Champions League: here is the list

Benfica signs up all seven reinforcements recruited during the closed season.

Benfica signed up the seven reinforcements recruited during the summer transfer market for the 2023/24 edition of the Champions League, whose group stage will start next week, UEFA announced this Tuesday.

In a list A with no major absences, goalkeeper Anatoliy Trubin, defenders Juan Bernat and David Jurásek, midfielder Orkun Kökçü and forwards Ángel Di María, Gonçalo Guedes and Arthur Cabral stand out among German coach Roger Schmidt’s selection.

Samuel Soares – starter in goal in the last three matches, since the departure of Odysseas Vlachodimos -, defenders António Silva and Tomás Araújo and midfielder João Neves were registered under selection B, intended for those born after January 1, 2002, helping the national champion to meet the quota of players trained at the club.

Benfica, two-time European champions in 1960/61 and 1961/62, will begin their participation in the Champions League with a welcome to ten-times Austrian champions Salzburg, on September 20, at the Estádio da Luz, in Lisbon, in a Group D match, which is part of also Inter Milan, defeated finalist in 2022/23, and Real Sociedad.

The first phase of the 69th edition of the main European club competition will run until the 12th and 13th of December and will see the two best classified teams from each pool advance to the round of 16, with the final scheduled for June 1, 2024, at Wembley Stadium , In London.

List A of players registered by Benfica in the Champions League:

– Goalkeepers: Anatoliy Trubin and Léo Kokubo.

– Defenses: Alexander Bah, Nicolás Otamendi, João Victor, Morato, Juan Bernat and David Jurásek.

– Midfielders: Florentino, Fredrik Aursnes, Orkun Kökçü, Chiquinho and João Mário.

– Forwards: Ángel Di María, Tiago Gouveia, Gonçalo Guedes, David Neres, Rafa, Arthur Cabral, Petar Musa and Casper Tengstedt.

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