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Freddy Adu's European adventure begins
by Paul Kennedy, August 14th, 2007 7AM

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Freddy Adu will suit up for Portuguese club Benfica's first official match since it recently signed him from MLS.

The 18-year-old Adu will be available to come off the bench in Benfica's UEFA Champions League qualifying match against Denmark's FC Copenhagen on Tuesday at the Stadium of Light in Lisbon (TV: Setanta-PPV, live, 3:15 pm ET).

Only Monday, Manuel Fernandes was dropped from the squad for Tuesday's game after he returned to English club Everton. He was replaced by Argentine Andres Diaz.

Benfica's squad for the first leg includes such veteran Portuguese internationals as Petit and Rui Costa in midfield and Nuno Gomes in attack.

Nuno Gomes and Paraguayan striker Oscar Cardozo were declared fit for the game.

Adu is one of eight offseason acquisitions in the 19-player squad.

BENFICA ROSTER:
Goalies: Quim (Portugal), Hans-Jorg Butt (Germany).
Defenders: David Luiz (Brazil), Leo (Brazil), Luis Filipe (Portugal), Luisao (Brazil), Miguelito (Portugal), Nelson (Portugal).
Midfielders: Andres Diaz (Argentina), Freddy Adu (USA), Konstantinos Katsouranis (Greece), Nuno Assis (Portugal), Petit (Portugal), Rui Costa (Portugal).
Forwards: Gonzalo Bergessio (Argentina), Fabio Coentrao (Portugal), Pedro Mantorras (Angola), Nuno Gomes (Portugal), Oscar Cardozo (Paraguay).


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