In 2017, the first coup succeeded, 2022 should follow the next prank: RB Salzburg hopes on Monday (6 pm) in the final of the UEFA-Youth League on the second title win of Club History. As with the first triumph of the U-19 counterpendants to the Champions League, the Center Sportif de Colovray waits by Nyon as the last hurdle Benfica Lisbon. “To win the Youth League would be great for us, sensational, just fantastic,” said Coach Rene inhaler.

The signs are good at any rate. After twelve points in the group stage against the FC Sevilla, OSC Lille and VfL Wolfsburg, the “young bulls” in the K.O.-Phase first switched off the MSK Zilina in a penalty criminal and then left glamorous successes on Paris St. Germain (3: 1) and Atletico Madrid follow. Especially the 5-0 against the Spaniards in the semi-final of the Final Four on Friday was impressive. “In the game against Atletico, the team already clarified that we have come here to get the title. They have internalized the boys and faithfully believe in their chance,” relocated at their chance, “

His team go into the final with a wide chest. “But we know that there is a strong opponent waiting for us. It should be an intense and exciting game – everything is possible,” said the 45-year-old. Extension is not in the struggle for the highest offspring title on Club level in Europe, with a draw, therefore, a penalty shooting brings the decision. In this, Benfica against Juventus Turin had also fixed the climb to the final on Friday.

Good Omen?

In 2017, the Salzburg against the Portuguese in the final had celebrated a 2-1 victory. That could be a good omen, including that Benfica ended all three previous finals in the competition with a defeat (0: 3 against Barcelona 2014, 2: 3 against Real Madrid 2020). With Roko Simic, the Salzburg also set the top trays in the current competition. Seven gates also reach Mads Hansen and Aral Simsir (each FC Midtjylland) in addition to the Croatian U-21 Teamstürmer. Best Benfica shooters are Diego Moreira, Pedro Santos and Luis Semedo each with four hits.

The title profit would be for the Salzburg, which regularly play in the Youth League cast for FC Liching in the 2nd league, the crowning of a great season. It could therefore be recognized positively in the case of a final defeat. “Regardless of the final, I think that we were able to underline our great work in the Academy this season. The boys have made the best advertising for the entire club,” emphasized inhausters. But the title would reinforce this again, so Salzburg’s coach also clearly said: “Of course the title should now come from.”