Manchester United U19 – SL Benfica U19 31-10-2017 (@Leigh)

Date: 31-10-2017
Game: Manchester United U19 - SL Benfica U19 1-1 (1-1 HT)
Competition: UEFA Youth League, England
Stadium: Leigh Sports Village Stadium, Leigh
Attendance: 742
Ticket: Free

After visiting Burnley FC - Newcastle United on Monday, Manchester United U19 and SL Benfica U19 were playing each other in the UEFA Youth League on Tuesday afternoon at the Leigh Sports Village Stadium. The ground is only built in 2008 and can hold 12.000 fans. The stadium is just a small part of an entire Sports Village, used by many different sports and sport clubs.

Manchester United U19 were already up in the opening minute against Benfica after a defensive mistake. The visitors from Portugal equalized after 13 minutes and were better over the entire game. A few good opportunities were missed and no more goals were scored, resulting in a 1-1 draw. The SL Benfica #7, João Pedro Neves Filipe looked absolutely outstanding, looking forward to see which level he will reach. Up to Blackburn now, where the Blackburn Rovers will be hosting Fleetwood Town FC.