Less than a week after his auspicious league debut, Neves seamlessly overcame his next challenge, breaking another record in the process. In FC Porto’s first leg of the Champions League play-off against Lille the midfielder was again selected in the starting line-up for the Dragons, making him the youngest ever Portuguese to play in UEFA’s foremost club competition, at 17 years, five months and eight days. Whose record did he beat this time? None other than Cristiano Ronaldo’s, who had played against Inter Milan in his Sporting days aged 17 years, six months and ten days.
On Tuesday Porto completed their victory over Lille to book their place in the group stage and Ruben Neves again gave a performance of remarkable poise, fully justifying the words of coach Julen Lopetegui in pre-season.
“Ruben is only 17 years old but he is showing great maturity. We are delighted with him,cheap FIFA 15 Coins,” he said, reflecting a sentiment shared by all FC Porto’s supporters and fans of good football. After all, it is not every day one witnesses the meteoric rise of a player of such quality who surely has a brilliant future awaiting him.