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Rookie of the Week - Darwin Núñez - 22 - Uruguay

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Rookie of the Week - Darwin Núñez - 22 - Uruguay

Darwin is your tradition number 9. Strong, tall, and holds up the ball well. He is athletically gifted coupled with an impressive work rate. The Uruguayan international has drawn comparisons to the goal machine, Edinson Cavani. Last season, Darwin started off well but contracted Covid. After a spell on the sidelines, he wasn't able to reach his earlier form. This was apparent for the whole Benfica squad, as it was heavily hit by Covid during the 2020/21 season. This season Darwin has had a good start, scoring 5 and assisting 2 in 9 games for S.L. Benfica in the Primeira...

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Rookie of the Week - Hamed Traorè - 21 - Ivory Coast

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Rookie of the Week - Hamed Traorè - 21 - Ivory Coast
In the wake of Manuel Locatelli's departure from Sassuolo, a void has been made for Hamed to fill. So far he has featured 12 times for Sassuolo, only missing 1 game, and scoring 2 goals. It is likely he will get a full season under his belt in the Serie A, which can only do wonders for his development.

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