Benfica’s Under-19 squad capped their UEFA Youth League group stage fixture by beating Zenit Russians 1-0 on Tuesday.
In the game played at Seixal, the incarnates, who had already qualified for the round of 16 in the last matchday, with a victory over the Germans of RB Leipzig, were always superior to the opponent, but only managed to score the goal in the second. time.
In the second half, the rookie Luís Castro raved the young Gerson Sousa on the field that led to the goal of the Eagles victory.
On 59 minutes, Ronaldo Camará recovered the ball, passed it to Gerson Sousa and Gerson Sousa received it and kicked it towards the Zenit goal, sending the ball into the post, then into the back of goalkeeper Odoevski before it came in. deep within the opposing networks.
With this result, Benfica closes the group stage of the race in the first place of group G with 15 points from five wins and only one defeat. Lyon closed this stage with 12 points and are on to a qualifying playoff. Zenit finished last in the table with just four points.