Last night was a proud moment for Fabio Silva, as he made his debut for the Portugal U21s.

Rui Jorge’s side were in action against Belarus in their first 2023 UEFA European U21 Championship qualifier at the Estádio José Gomes in Amadora.

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Fabio Silva (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

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A Fabio Vieira penalty was the difference between the two sides as Portugal ran out 1-0 winners.

It was a dominant performance from the Esperanças.

And it was a lively display from Silva, as he partnered Gonacalo Ramos – linked with Wolves in the summer – of Benfica.

PortugGOAL.net report that Silva became heavily involved down the right, and fashioned two chances.

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Fabio Silva (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

He also saw a shot that was heading for the bottom corner blocked, and missed a follow-up effort. He then couldn’t convert a headed opportunity he had.

Silva then departed the action on 58 minutes.

 

He may not have scored, but it was seemingly a decent display from the Wolves 19-year-old Wolves striker, with PortuGOAL.net writing in their match report that ‘his class is obvious’.

They continued: “What isn’t so obvious is the exemplary attitude he brings to the table and that professionalism is sure to rub off on his teammates.”

It is good to hear it was a positive first showing from Silva on his U21s debut.

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Fabio Silva (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Hopefully that will give him confidence ahead of coming back to Molineux.

He looked decent in pre-season, and has clearly been working hard to bulk up.

Having played a decent amount of football last season, fans will be hoping Silva can make a bigger impact this time around.

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