Marie-Yasmine Alidou is having a fantastic 2023 so far.

Not only is she already in scoring form for her new club Benfica, but she’s also added to her trophy cabinet.

Benfica beat Sporting CP on penalties in the Supertaça Feminina final on Wednesday, giving the 28-year-old Montrealer her first silverware with the Lisbon giants. It’s the second trophy of her career after she won last year’s Taça de Portugal Feminina with Famalicão.

Incidentally, there were actually two Canadians on the field, as teenage CanWNT talent Olivia Smith came off the bench for Sporting for her first appearance for the club she joined this summer in her first pro soccer move.

Wednesday was Alidou’s day, though. Add the Supercup victory to the two goals she’s already scored in her first few games for Benfica and the fact that, unlike her CanWNT teammates Julia Grosso, Cloé Lacasse, and Sabrina D’Angelo, she’s progressed to the group stage of the UEFA Women’s Champions League this month, and she’s flying for the Eagles so far.

Her superb progress at club level has been recognized with a call-up to Bev Priestman’s CanWNT squad for the vital Olympic qualifier series against Jamaica starting next week. Alidou has a single Canada cap to her name so far, won in the 2022 SheBelieves Cup 18 months ago. She’ll be hoping to at least double that tally this month.