Justin Edinburgh’s men arrived in Albufeira on Monday morning and have been put through their paces, and will look to build on the 7-0 win over Harlow Town last weekend.
Benfica B are the reserve team of Portugese giants S.L. Benfica, and play in Portugal’s second tier LigaPro. The side finished in 13th position last season, five points above the relegation zone, and have recently appointed Bruno Lage as Head Coach.
The Águias’ reserve team contains Englishman Chris Willock, who joined from Arsenal in the summer of 2017, while midfielder Keaton Parks made his international debut for USA in May against Bolivia.
The Portugese side won their first pre-season match 8-1 on Thursday, beating Pinhalnovense in Seixal. Their goals came from Ivan Šaponjić (2), Guga, Martin Chrien, Rodrigo Conceição, Daniel dos Anjos, Diogo Pinto and an own goal.
“It will be a difficult game for us, but one we look forward to. Something different that we won’t encounter much this season, they’ll be a possession based team so it will be a good test”
Tickets will be available on the gate tomorrow…