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Peñarol vs Benfica Under-20 Intercontinental Cup 2022: Where to watch, kick-off time, key players

When is it? How can you watch it? Who are the players to look out for? All you need to know about the Under-20 Intercontinental Cup 2022 between Peñarol and Benfica.

Copa Libertadores Sub-20 winners Peñarol meet UEFA Youth League champions Benfica for the Under-20 Intercontinental Cup
Copa Libertadores Sub-20 winners Peñarol meet UEFA Youth League champions Benfica for the Under-20 Intercontinental Cup CONMEBOL

Peñarol meet Benfica in Montevideo in the Under-20 Intercontinental Cup 2022 on Sunday 21 August.

At a glance

When: Sunday 21 August, 21:30 CEST
Where: Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, Uruguay
What: Under-20 Intercontinental Cup 2022
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage will appear here

Where to watch Peñarol vs Benfica on TV and online

Europe
COSMOTE (Greece)
The Sports Channel (Israel)
ELEVEN (Portugal)
BTV (UEFA territories)
UEFA.tv (UEFA territories)
Canal 11 (Portugal)

Americas
DirecTV (Spanish-speaking Latin America)
Facebook Latam (Spanish-speaking Latin America)
Facebook Brazil (Brazil)
Dexary (Uruguay)
AUF TV (Uruguay)

Other territories
Facebook (global except UEFA territories)

What do you need to know?

UEFA Youth League final highlights: Salzburg 0-6 Benfica

One of a number of events launched as part of UEFA's co-operation with CONMEBOL, Uruguay's Peñarol, who triumphed in the 2022 Copa Libertadores Sub-20, face 2021/22 UEFA Youth League-winning Benfica from Portugal at the famous Estadio Centenario in Montevideo.

Both these teams claimed their first continental titles last year. Benfica, runners-up three times in the first seven UEFA Youth League editions went one better in the eighth, beating Salzburg 6-0 in Nyon in April. Two months earlier, Peñarol claimed the South American crown in Quito, beating Independiente del Valle on penalties having conceded in the 90th minute of a 1-1 draw.

Interest is high in this historic fixture, with 10,000 tickets going in the first 24 hours of sales alone and Peñarol hoping for around 40,000 fans at the game. Benfica, whose senior team are not in action this weekend, are able to name a squad largely familiar from that which impressed at the UEFA Youth League finals.

Henrique Araújo, who scored a hat-trick in the UEFA Youth League final, has not travelled as he has been part of Benfica's UEFA Champions League play-off against Dynamo Kyiv. However, Diego Moreira is a senior squad player travelling to Uruguay.

Players to watch on the Peñarol side, who prepared with a training camp in Buenos Aires, include forward Máximo Alonso, a regular in the senior team including Copa Libertadores appearances, with Nicolás Rossi and Matías González also joining up from the main squad. However, key defender Pablo López is out after suffering an injury during their stay in Argentina.

The match brings back memories of when these clubs' senior teams met in the 1961 European-South American Cup. Benfica won 1-0 at home before a 5-0 loss at Estadio Centenario forced a play-off at the same venue two days later, with a 2-1 victory for Peñarol.

Is there extra time?

This one-off fixture will be played over 90 minutes. There is no extra time, so if the tie is level at the end of regulation time then it goes straight to penalties. Each team is permitted to use five of their 11 substitutes.

View from the camps

Juan Manuel Olivera, Peñarol coach: "There are a lot of nerves, as the game draws close they realise that they are taking part in a historic event. For them it is a real motivation to play in front of so many people. It's all positive, but we're going to have to talk about that because we don't know how they will react. I know people are going to root for them."

Oscar Cruz, Peñarol forward: "I imagine a packed Centenario stadium, dyed in yellow and black, with the people supporting us in the stands. Our families, who watched us grow up, sitting there. And obviously, leaving everything to win. We are confident in our work. We want to play the game now. Togetherness is one of the keys to the team".

Pablo Lopez, Peñarol defender: "We're excited about winning the cup. Personally, playing this match is everything ... I'm a Peñarol fan, like almost all the players in the team. That's a plus for us."

Rafael Rodrigues, Benfica defender: "We are going to experience an unusual environment, we know it will be full We like that and, although we are not used to it in Portugal, it is what we want for our future. I think it will be an incredible game "

Martim Neto, Benfica midfielder: "It will be a new and great experience for everyone, and a good opportunity to demonstrate the quality of our football. That's the attitude we're taking with us to Uruguay. We will have a few days to overcome the jet lag and we will be ready to give a good performance. We have respect for our opponent, but we want to win another trophy for the club."

2022/23 Youth League

The new UEFA Youth League season kicks off on 6 September, with 64 teams competing for the title won for the first time in 2021/22 by Benfica.