Swansea City Under-23s to face Benfica in International Cup quarter-finals

30th January
Oli Cooper Liam Cullen

Swansea City Under-23s will play Benfica at home in the quarter-finals of the Premier League International Cup.

The young Swans progressed to the knockout stages of the competition for the first time since reaching the semi-finals in 2016-17, after topping Group D with seven points from a possible nine.

The development side sealed their passage in emphatic fashion; thumping two-time champions Porto B 5-1 back in September, before sweeping Everton – last season’s domestic double winners – aside 4-0 on Monday.

Standing in their way of a place in the semi-finals are Benfica, who also picked up seven points on their way to topping Group C. 

The date of the fixture is still to be confirmed, but will be played by March 16.