RB Salzburg take on Benfica in Monday’s UEFA Youth League final at Nyon’s Colovray Stadium. These two clubs face off for the first time since they faced off in the final of this same competition back in the 2016-17 edition.
In the United States, the match (Noon ET) will be televised on TUDN (Spanish broadcast), and it will also stream live on Paramount+ (English), which you can watch via Amazon Prime or Paramount.
Here’s a full rundown of all the different ways you can watch a live stream of Salzburg vs Benfica online:
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Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch the match via the Prime Paramount+ channel. You can try both Amazon Prime and the Paramount+ Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:
Prime Paramount+ Free Trial
Once you’re signed up for the Prime Paramount+ Channel, you can watch Salzburg vs Benfica live on the Amazon Video app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, various smart TV’s, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the Amazon website.
You can watch a live stream of TUDN and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
FuboTV Free Trial
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Salzburg vs Benfica live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
This is ultimately the same as the Amazon Prime option above, only you’ll watch on Paramount’s digital platforms instead of Amazon’s. You can watch the match via Paramount+, which comes with a free trial:
Paramount+ Free Trial
Once signed up for Paramount+, you can watch Salzburg vs Benfica live on the Paramount+ app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the Paramount+ website.
DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” TUDN is in “Ultimate” and above, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:
DirecTV Stream Free Trial
Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch Salzburg vs Benfica live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.
Salzburg vs Benfica U-19 Preview
Five years after these two teams faced off in the final of the UEFA Youth League final, Salzburg and Benfica will be vying for this title.
The two finalists proved that it is not how you start a competition, but how you end it. Both lost their opening games of the group stage before topping their sections and hitting form by the quarter-final stage.
Salzburg powered past Paris Saint-Germain while Benfica won 4-0 against Portuguese rivals Sporting Clube.
In the semis, both teams received some serious challenges but showed their style in a big way. Salzburg then surged to a 5-0 defeat of Atlético, a record margin for a semi-final, showing the benefits of their squad playing domestic football for nursery club FC Liefering in the upper reaches of Austria’s second tier.
For Salzburg, the path to the final was very similar to the one that they went through when they won this competition in 2016/17. That squad consisted of Liefering players while knocking out Paris and Atlético on the way to the final with Benfica.
Benfica led Juventus by two early goals but had goalkeeper Samuel Soares sent off and were fortunate to hold on for a 2-2 draw, after which substitute keeper André Gomes saved twice to win the shoot-out.
Meanwhile the Eagles are looking to equal Chelsea’s record of four finals but are still searching for a first title. This squad lost to Barcelona in the inaugural 2014 decider and Real Madrid in 2020 – the most recent final in this competition – as well as Salzburg five years ago.
Salzburg will be led by wunderkind Roko Šimić. The son of Croatia legend Dario Šimić, the 18-year-old joined Salzburg for €4m in the summer of 2021 having become the youngest scorer in Lokomotiva Zagreb history the previous season. Šimic, who has been likened to both Erling Haaland and Dusan Vlahovic and so far he has not disappointed in the Austrian side’s youth set up.
So far in this campaign, Simic is one of the scoring leaders with six goals, one behind current joint leaders Aral Simsir and Mads Hansen of Midtjylland. Of those goals, two came in the semifinal route of Atlético Madrid.
Meanwhile Benfica come in with a “reinforcement” of note. Henrique Araújo, comes back to the team after making five Benfica senior appearances in recent months.
The player that is being touted as the next young star to come out of Benfica Juniors travelled to Nyon this weekend, meaning the Eagles could have three veterans of the 2020 final available: the newly-arrived forward, his namesake captain Tomás Araújo, and one of the goalscorers against Juventus, Martim Neto, who was a late substitute against Madrid.