Goncalo Guedes grabs an assist for Benfica in 3-0 win over Arouca
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Goncalo Guedes grabs an assist for Benfica in 3-0 win over Arouca

Wolves winger Goncalo Guedes grabbed an assist for Benfica, as they comfortably beat Arouca 3-0 on Tuesday.

The attacker was featuring in his third game for the Portuguese giants, who continued their brilliant form under Roger Schmidt.

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Benfica’s win means they are 10 points clear at the top of the table.

Second-placed Sporting Braga do have two games in hand on them, though.

Guedes started as a centre-forward for Benfica this time against Arouca. In the previous match against Pacos de Ferreira, he played just off Goncalo Ramos.

And Guedes made a key contribution, assisting Joao Mario for Benfica’s second goal of the game.

He came short to receive a pass and played a nice one-two with Mario before dribbling into the area.

He then squared for Mario again, who finished well on his left foot.

It was great link-up play, and something that Guedes didn’t really show during his time at Molineux.

Most of the time Guedes played in wide positions for Wolves.

Here though he was central, and the quick passing exchanges with Mario were impressive.

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For a lot of Wolves fans, it’s no surprise to see Guedes hitting the ground running for Benfica.

He was poor most of the time when he was at Molineux, so it was perhaps inevitable that he’d start turning it on back in his homeland.

That’s one goal and one assist now for Guedes in his first three games for Benfica.

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Hopefully, he can sustain a long period of good form now.

Ideally he will come back to Wolves in the summer ready to have another go at the Premier League. Or he’ll come back having had such a good second half of the season that he’ll have teams clamouring to buy him.

If Wolves are already thinking about selling him this summer, then really the club need to be bringing in a similar amount to the £27.5 million they paid Valencia last summer.