Monday, October 29, 2007


The News: Freddy Adu scored his third goal of the season in the 87th minute to give Benfica a 2-1 victory over Maritimo in the Portuguese League on Sunday.

Of Note: The goal was Adu’s first in league play for his club, who climbed to second place with the victory. After going a goal down early in the match, Benfica equalized in the 18th minute, however they were reduced to 10 men after their goalkeeper, Quim, was red carded later in the first half. Adu came on late in the second half, and his timely finish from inside the six yard box sent the Estadio da Luz crowd into raptures. It caps an impressive week for the 18-year-old, who scored last Saturday in the League Cup for Benfica. In midweek, he appeared as a sub in Benfica’s victory over Celtic in the Champions League, and played a part in the build up to Óscar Cardozo’s winning goal.

Up Next: Benfica play Paços de Ferreira in a League match on Saturday, November 3, before traveling to Scotland to face Celtic in Champions League Parkhead on next Tuesday, November 6.

Two goals in a week for Adu? Is he finally hitting his groove at Benfica? Let us know what you think by adding a comment below!


Terrence said...

I don't know if he's finally finding his groove. I can only hope so. The only thing I would like to see more of is playing time! Hope he gets more playing time soon because of his play.

Jean said...

I think this a good way to start. He has to prove himself in practice and make the best of every opportunity he is given. So far this is a good start, one can only hope that he continues to do well!

Jim said...

As a U.S. soccer fan I really appreciate your website. The highlights from European games are awesome! I think Freddy Adu is in a perfect spot. I'm sure he will continue to have tremendous success this year.

James said...

Freddy is a perfect fit for Benfica, and it shows in the contributions he makes on the field. If he continues to produce for the club, the left midfield position could possibly be his once Rui Costa retires. That things have gone this well at the start of his term there makes me very happy for him!