Felix Scores Belter For Benfica, Celebrates By Embracing His Brother
Benfica hot-shot Joao Felix followed it up on his Europa League hat-trick against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday with another goal yesterday.
And this one was extra special as he got to celebrate it with his younger brother Hugo, who is in the club’s academy system.
Hugo is also a ball boy for Benfica’s home games and so when his 19-year old sibling found the net with his 16th Benfica goal against Vitória Setúba last night, the two immediately embraced in a heartwarming moment.
The rest of the Benfica players all joined in the celebrations and the wonderful scenes were captured on camera.
Felix also assisted two goals in the game in what is turning out to be a quite breathtaking debut season for the former Porto youth player.
The youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Europa League, Felix has courted interest from the likes of Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid but beyond that, his fine form has seen him attract a whole lot more attention from the ladies.
Speaking in an interview in Portugal, via Calciomercato, Felix said:
“The success helped me a lot with the girls. On social media they often send me photos, even naked.
“I don’t think of finding a girlfriend, I’m still young. There is time for everything.”
The private messages clearly haven’t been too much of a distraction for the starlet, who now has 15 goals and seven assists in all competitions.
Felix has a €120 million release clause in his contract but Benfica are desperate to increase it to €200 million in an attempt to put off potential suitors.