U23s beat Benfica B 2 - 0 in Southport tonight

Friday, 28 September, 2018 0comments  |  Jump to last

Everton Under-23s beat Benfica B in the second of their Premier League International Cup competition games on Friday night.

The Blues drew 2-2 with Brighton & Hove Albion in their first game just last week and this European encounter takes place at Merseyside Community Stadium in Southport, kick-off at 7 pm.

The annual competition, which has been won by Porto in each of the last two campaigns, pits 12 of England's best Academy sides against 12 of the top development squads from across Europe.

The 24 teams are then split into six groups of four, with the six group winners and best two runners-up advancing to the quarter-finals.

Each team will face each other only once in the group phase, with all matches set to be played in England. The fourth side in Everton's Group D is Bayern Munich.

On the night, two breakaway goals from the home side, scored before half-time, proved to be enough to secure the win for Everton. The goals came from Broadhead and Bowler to give Everton a commanding lead they did not give up.

Everton U23s: Virginia, Charsley, Galloway, Feeney, Browning, Foulds, Bowler (90' Mampala), Markelo, Hornby (65' Evans), Adeniran, Broadhead (65' Sambou).
Subs: Hilton, Lavery, Ouzounidis, Phillips.


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