This jubilation is not rehearsed. Not like the classic Slipping on the knees when 1:0, not such as the Look, arms crossed à la Kylian Mbappé at 2:1. This jubilation, which is not really a jubilation, spontaneous, perhaps because not even João Félix himself had expected, what Luz would happen on Thursday evening at the Estádio da in Lisbon.
The game against Eintracht Frankfurt is 54 minutes old, because the 19-year-old striker with pimples in the face, and braces made in the mouth for his third goal of the Evening, now the tears, no Coolness to come more like in his first two matches. Benfica to win against Eintracht, with over 3,000 Fans in tow to Portugal traveled, 4:2. Thanks to an excellent Performance of Felix. The plays in this Europa League quarter-final so big that you can afford at Benfica to the League-Topskorer Haris Seferovic on the bench and only in the second half to exchange.
they call him the magician
Also the German tabloid, he is particularly resourceful in terms of nicknames, is impressed: "Bubi-super striker shocked the Concord", the "braces wizard leads Frankfurt" in the other. Felix is the youngest hat-Trick-shooter in the Europa League, and the youngest Portuguese to score in a European competition, scoring three goals in a game. He replaces the great Eusebio, the record was 57 years.
Felix, a Teenager with a boy band hairdo, is in the North of Portugal, in Viseu, came into the world. Next logical and major Station of the FC Porto is because of this, he joined at the age of nine years. In 2015, the leap in Benfica's U-15 followed. From the same youth Academy also Bernardo Silva, a Portuguese, and Ederson, the Brazilian. Both are changed in 2017 to Manchester City, Silva made the detour via Monaco. 90 million paid to the English for the dribble of artists and the Goalie, today, each of them is alone worth so much.
Also, to Felix, the English Champions should be in it, as well as city rivals United, Juventus and Bayern Munich. The attacker who plays mostly hanging behind the classic nine Seferovic, extended in November 2018, his contract until 2023, one speaks of an opt-out clause in the amount of 120 million euros.
This sum, of course, comes not only from the game against Frankfurt, Félix is not a completely Unknown. Only he played so far on the small stage of the European football . In the Portuguese League with 20 inserts and ten goals to his debut last August. His first goal he scored a week later, since the 6. January, he is always in the starting line-up. Mostly behind Seferovic, who came against his former club Frankfurt but then a half-hour and shortly after coming off the bench at the foot of Goalie Kevin Trapp failed.
Félix sent Seferovic, the fails just. Video: SRF
The 5:2 would not change the fact that the evening Félix belonged to. Finally, the young Portuguese had brought Seferovic with a superb Pass in the first run in this Situation. It would have been in addition to the three goals his second Assist. Adi Hütter, YB-usually a coach and now coaches in Frankfurt, said after the game: "He is a rare Talent in the return game, we need to take care of him." To be compared To Bruno location tried to dim the expectations: "no super hero out of him," he ordered at the press conference after the game. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 12.04.2019, 12:27 PM