Manchester United U19 – SL Benfica U19 31-10-2017 (@Leigh)
Game: Manchester United U19 - SL Benfica U19 1-1 (1-1 HT)
Competition: UEFA Youth League, England
Stadium: Leigh Sports Village Stadium, Leigh
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.
Visits during this trip:
30-10-2017 Burnley FC - Newcastle United FC 1-0
31-10-2017 Ground visit at West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC
31-10-2017 Manchester United U19 - SL Benfica U19 1-1
31-10-2017 Blackburn Rovers FC - Fleetwood Town FC 2-2
01-11-2017 Liverpool FC U19 - NK Maribor U19 3-0
01-11-2017 Liverpool FC - NK Maribor 3-0