Benfica beat Braga 2-1 in the Portuguese Cup last night, and as always, the game at the Estádio da Luz attracted a long list of scouts.
As reported by newspaper O Jogo, Southampton were one of the sides who had an official keeping an eye on the match.
The outlet doesn’t say if the Saints had a specific target, and the Premier League side haven’t been linked to any Benfica or Braga players lately.
But there were a few players who may have impressed. For the home side, Pizzi was the man of the match, while Carlos Vinícius scored a decisive goal and Gabriel controlled the midfield.
For Braga, some well known talents such as Bruno Viana, Trincão, Ricardo Horta and Fransérgio all had a good performance, despite the loss.
The other clubs who sent scouts to this match were Shakhtar Donetsk, Espanyol, Eintracht Frankfurt, Manchester United, Alavés, Everton, Bournemouth and Arminia Bielefeld.