the Darwin Nuñez machine drives the counters further and further


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Benfica’s matador. At 22, Darwin Nuñez plants goals like banderillas. The Uruguayan centre-forward, often compared to his compatriot Edinson Cavani, has been the delight of the Lisbon team since his arrival in the summer of 2020. After playing in the country at Peñarol, the footballer born in 99 took the plunge towards Europe by joining the Spanish D2 and Almeria in 2019. Author of 16 goals and 3 assists in 32 matches, the striker, courted by OM and Rennes, quickly caught the sharp eye of Portuguese recruiters.

The Uruguayan stacks the goals

In the summer of 2020, Benfica therefore did not hesitate to drop a check for €24 million to secure its services. The Eagles were convinced by his potential and his many qualities, he who is a formidable finisher as well as an athletic player capable of repeating high-intensity efforts. A bet that turns out to be a winner for the Portuguese today. With 14 goals and 10 assists in his first season, Nuñez, the most expensive transfer in the history of the club, was able to prove himself decisive on several occasions. This year, he took it a step further.

Indeed, the 22-year-old footballer has a record of 28 goals and 3 assists in 35 matches in all competitions, including 26 starts. In detail, the Uruguayan has scored 21 goals in 23 league matches, of which he is the top scorer.[HeisalsoinfifthpositioninourrankingoftopEuropeanscorers(https://wwwfootmercatonet/a4032905205753589554-le-classement-des-top-buteurs-europeens)Tothiswemustaddthathescored2goalsinthePortugueseCupaswellas5goalsin9ChampionsLeaguegamesAcompetitionthathediscoveredthisseasonwithoutputtingpressureonhimselfhewhofoundthenetagainstprestigiousopponentsandwhowasascoreratallstagesoftheC1[Ilestégalementencinquièmepositiondenotreclassementdestopbuteurseuropéens(https://wwwfootmercatonet/a4032905205753589554-le-classement-des-top-buteurs-europeens)Acelailfautajouterqu’ilamarqué2butsenCoupeduPortugalainsique5butsen9rencontresdeLiguedesChampionsUnecompétitionqu’iladécouvertcettesaisonsanssemettrelapressionluiquiatrouvélechemindesfiletsfaceàdeprestigieuxadversairesetquiaétébuteuràtouteslesétapesdelaC1

An attacker on fire in C1

He scored twice in the group stage against Barça on September 29 (3-0). Then he scored a goal against Bayern Munich on November 2 (5-2 defeat). In the round of 16, he also distinguished himself with a capital achievement in the return match against Ajax Amsterdam on March 15 (1-0 victory). Present in the quarter-finals yesterday, he was expected by Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp, who had confided about him before the match: “we’re going to make sure he doesn’t touch the ball too much”. Despite this, Nuñez took advantage of a ball from Konaté to score a goal from the right in the 3-1 loss. Eleven Sportsthe player, who equaled Nuno Gomes’ historic record in the Champions League over one year, was disappointed with the result.

“We are all sad, we wanted another result. They were better in the first half, we were better in the second. (…) I’m not happy to have scored, what I want is to win, not to score goals. I go home sad. Now we have to rest and prepare for the next game.”. It will be against Belenenses in the league. The opportunity for the player under contract until 2025 to further improve his statistics and attract a little more attention, he who is very popular with Manchester City, Barça and Atlético de Madrid. But it will be necessary to break the bank to afford it since Benfica has already set its price at 80 M€. His many courtiers have been warned!


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