Benfica vs Manchester United Champions league match highlight
The Red Devils managed a 1-0 victory over Benfica on Wednesday, making it three wins from three games to open up Group A and open up a three-point lead on Basel atop the group.
And it was the first time they achieved that perfect beginning since Sir Alex Ferguson led the club to a three-win start in the Champions League group stage in the 2012-13 season — his final campaign.
In the same match, Benfica’s Svilar Breaks Casilas youngest gialkeeoer record as become the youngest ever goalkeeper to start a Champions League game, overtaking former Real Madrid stopper Iker Casillas’ record.
The 18-year-old was named in Luis Filipe Vieira’s starting XI for Benfica’s home tie against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester Untied on Tuesday evening at Estadio da Luz.
Svilar becomes the youngest ever goalkeeper to start in the prestigious competition aged 18 years and 52 days.
Casillas made his debut in the competition for Real against Olympiakos in 1999, aged 18 years and 117 days, a record which has stood since yesterday’s evening.
Nikolay Mihaylov of Levski Sofia is next in line, aged 18 years and 124 days, with CSKA’s Igor Akinfeev fourth in the rankings for his outing against Porto aged 18 years and 159 days.