After surprisingly beating Benfica 0-2 in the first game, Red Bull Salzburg will host Red Bull Salzburg tomorrow (Tuesday, 19:45 p.m., Sport 5) for the second leg of the Champions League group stage, with Oscar Gloch, who scored against the Portuguese, expected to start against the Spaniards, who beat city rivals Athletic Bilbao in the Basque Country hot derby on Saturday.
Ahead of the game, Spanish outlet Marca published a profile of Gloch. "Gluch ousted Manor Salomon (20 years and 69 days) and became the youngest Israeli (19 years and 172 days) to score in the Champions League. He has the ability to surpass Yossi Benayoun, Haim Revivo, Dudu Evatt, Eran Zehavi, Baibars Natko, Tal Ben Haim and become the best footballer in the history of Israeli football. For now, he has been crowned deputy European Under-19 champion with Israel and reached the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship this summer," it said.
When Oscar Gloukh arrived at Salzburg, in January, it took him a while to adapt.
By the end of the 2022/23 season in Austria, he had 3 G/A.
So far in the 2023/24, he already has 3 G/A, without forgetting his UCL goal against Benfica.
Oscar has arrived.pic.twitter.com/Ix6ajDcdKw
— R.D. Football Scout (@RdScouting) October 1, 2023
"Real Sociedad, who were mentioned to take him in a few months ago, will be the next challenge in the Champions League for this talented playmaker. It wasn't the only league team that wanted him," with Spain referring to Barcelona's interest when things with Salzburg were already closed. Marca also commented on the fact that Gluch has said in the past that his biggest dream is to play at the Bernabeu with the Real Madrid shirt.
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The person quoted in the article who also told Gluch was Austrian Peter Stöger, the former coach of Borussia Dortmund. "He knows how to handle different game situations very well and provides quick solutions. He is an exciting footballer who has a great career ahead of him. He chose to come to Austria consciously in order to continue developing, but I would be surprised if he doesn't bring a lot of money into Salzburg's coffers in the next few years."
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