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Will Enzo Fernandez be the key to Benfica’s first Primeira Liga Title Since 2018-19

Enzo Fernandez is an Argentine Central Midfielder who used to play for River Plate

Lisbon: Benfica is the most decorated club in the European country of Portugal. The club has won 83 titles, 84 if the Latin Cup is included. However, the club has fallen into a rut, teh last trophy Benfica won was the Supertaca Candido de Oliveira. With Enzo Fernandez coming in hot from Argentina, Will Benfica see the winning ways again?

River Plate and Benfica agreed on €10 million fee for 75% of his economic rights plus €8 million in add-ons for Enzo’s transfer. The only clause was he stays with the team until the end of Copa Libertadores Campaign. When River Plate went down in the Quarter-Finals, the deal was done.

Enzo has participated in three outings for The Eagles so far. The 21-year-old started as Central Midfielder in the UEFA Champions League 3rd round first leg against FC Midtjylland. Later on, he booted up against Arouca in Benfica’s first league Matchday in the Primeira Liga. Enzo Fernandez featured in the latest UEFA CL Round 3 Second Leg. The Argentine scored in every outing.

Enzo Fernandez has scored three goals from three games. He has a goal participation of 29%. Enzo started for the team and lasted the whole ninety minutes. The Argentine made an immediate impact that the team requires at the domestic and the European leagues. He made the squad for 270 minutes.

Enzo kicked his campaign against the Danish side in the Champions League with no less than a volley. His Teammate Goncalo Ramos scored a hat trick to kick off the campaign. Enzo has made it a personal mission to be his best this season. Benfica, were missing a piece in their squad. A talented mid who can go in lengths and shatter the nets of opposite side.

Enzo Fernandez knows he has to show true grit. In addition to all the pressure, The Argentine dons the jersey of the club legend Eusebio. Obviously, there seems no pretty reason to explain the shoes he has to fill in. Also, The movement of Darwin Nunez has created a ripple in the squad. Benfica hopes Enzo to step up and lead the pack. His performance screams he is ready for even an International call-up soon. Milan might be quite disappoint for not pushing better for the Argentine Midfielder.

Benfica finished in third position behind Porto and Sporting CP in the previous season of Liga Portugal. In addition, Sporting CP defeated the Eagles in the Supertaca Final. The main glory of The Eagles in 2021-2022 season is pipping Barcelona into third at UCL Group Stage. The Eagles will be looking for silverware this time. And they expect Enzo to lead in the forefront.

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Mohammed Bazim
Mohammed Bazim
With a dream to be in the paddock living the life, Mohammed Bazim is a 19-year-old collegiate who spends his day watching old games, trying to learn more about his passion, Formula One. Hailing from Kerala, he considers himself to be a trivia aficionado. His lover passion for trivia does not end at Formula 1, it just begins there. Bazim loves to write about anything and everything related to Business, Sports, Fashion, and International Relations.


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