The young footballers from Benfica Lisbon won the UEFA Youth League for the first time.


The Portuguese prevailed 6-0 (2-0) against RB Salzburg in a one -sided final on Monday evening and successfully took revenge for the final defeat five years ago (1: 2) with the peat festival.

Henrique Araujo (15./58./89., Penalty) by triple pack as well as Martim Neto (2nd), Cher Ndour (53.) and Luis Semedo (69.) scored in the Colovray Stadium in the shadow of the UEFA headquarters in Nyon The goals for the team of coach Luis Castro. It was the clearest final result in competition history. The game was led by the German referee Harm Osmers (Hanover).

With 70 games, Benfica is the record team of the Youth League, in which a European champion of young professionals under the age of 19 has been chosen since the 2013/14 season. The youngsters of the traditional club was in the final for the fourth time.

From a German perspective, the U19 of Borussia Dortmund was the most successful this season. The BVB offspring failed in the quarter-finals on Atletico Madrid. Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig and VfL Wolfsburg were already eliminated in the group phase. A German team has never won the Youth League.