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Benfica: the season so far

Published on the 18 October 2010 à 18:34 by R.B

The club from Lisbon has played seven matches in the league. They occupy 2nd place and are 7 points behind the leaders Porto…

LEAGUE

4 victories and 3 defeats; 10 goals scored and 6 conceded.

Benfica 1 Academica Coimbra 2 (Martins)

Nacional Maderira 2 Benfica 1 (Jara)

Benfica 3 Vitoria Setubal 0 (Luisao, Cardozo 2)

Vitoria Guimaraes 2 Benfica 1 (Cardozo)

Benfica 2 Sporting Lisbone 0 (Aimar, Saviola)

Maritimo 0 Benfica 1 (Coentrao)

Benfica 1 Sporting Braga 0 (Martins)

Goalscorers: Cardozo 3 goals, Martins 2, Jara, Luisao, Aimar, Coentrao, Saviola.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Benfica 2 Hapoël Tel-Aviv 0 (Luisao, Cardozo)

Schalke 04 2 Benfica 0

Among the current squad, we can note that the centre back Luisao played with Cris at Cruzeiro. Saviola played for Monaco in 2004-2005 (29 matches in the L1 and 8 goals). Weldon played for Sochaux in 2005-2006 (12 matches L1 and 2 goals), then at Troyes in 2006-2007 (3 L1 matches).

This is their 46th participation in a European competition this season with 24 quarter-finals for this club who have 32 titles of Portuguese champions, 24 Portuguese cups, 2 League Cups (2009 and 2010). But also 2 European Cups (C1): in 1961, a 3-2 success against Barcelona and in 1962, a 5-3 victory over Real Madrid. They have lost 5 finals: in 1963 2-1 against AC Milan; in 1965 against Inter Milan 1-0 ; in 1968 against MU 4-1 ; in 1988 against PSV Eindhoven 0-0 (6-5 on penalties) ; in 1990 against AC Milan 1-0. And one lost final in the UEFA Cup in 1983 against Anderlecht 1-0.

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