Benfica champions

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What happened to Benfica in the Champions League?

Internationally, Benfica were eliminated in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round and in the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League, respectively. The season started on 18 September 2020 and concluded on 23 May 2021.

What is Benfica’s record without defeat in the Portuguese League?

Benfica became the first team in Portuguese league history to complete two seasons without defeat, namely the 1972–73 and 1977–78 seasons.

When did Benfica win the European Cup?

Benfica won their first European title in 1961, defeating Barcelona to win the European Cup, and successfully retained the title in the following year after defeating Real Madrid. After that, they appeared in five more finals ( 1963, 1965, 1968, 1988 and 1990) but failed to reconquer the title.

When did Benfica win their first league title?

The following year, Benfica won their first league title since 1994, and the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira. After that and until 2009, when Benfica won their first Taça da Liga – thus becoming the first club to win all major Portuguese competitions – they did not win any trophies and finished fourth in the 2007–08 league.

How did Benfica become back to back Champions League winners?

Led by coach Béla Guttmann, who had been signed by Maurício Vieira de Brito, Benfica became back-to-back European Champions by winning the European Cup against Barcelona in 1961 (3–2) and Real Madrid in 1962 (5–3). Consequently, Benfica played in the Intercontinental Cup, where they were runners-up to Peñarol in 1961 and to Santos in 1962.

What happened to Benfica in 1994?

Drought and return to titles (1994–) Internationally, a year after they had consecutively reached the Champions League knockout phase for the first time in their history, Benfica suffered their biggest loss in the competition, 5–0 to Basel, and went on setting the worst Portuguese group stage campaign.

When did Benfica win the European Cup?

Benfica won their first European title in 1961, defeating Barcelona to win the European Cup, and successfully retained the title in the following year after defeating Real Madrid. After that, they appeared in five more finals ( 1963, 1965, 1968, 1988 and 1990) but failed to reconquer the title.

How did Benfica beat Real Madrid?

Led by Romanian manager Elek Schwartz, Benfica eliminated Real Madrid 5–1 in the quarter-finals on their way to meet the holders Inter Milan in the final, played at Inters home ground, San Siro, in a muddy and waterlogged pitch.

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