2004–05 in Portuguese football

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The 2004-05 season saw Benfica clinch the SuperLiga Galp Energia title after almost 11 years. The SuperLiga had one of the most competitive years with both Sporting C. de Braga and Boavista FC, fighting for the title, for a reasonable amount of time, and closing the gap on the "big three" (Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting CP). The "big three" managed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League while Braga, Vitória SC "de Guimarães" and Vitória FC "de Setúbal" went to the UEFA Cup. Benfica didn't manage to achieve the double, when they lost to Vitória de Setúbal in the Cup of Portugal final.

In the League of Honour, FC Paços de Ferreira won the title and alongside with newcomers A. Naval 1º de Maio and former competitors CF Estrela da Amadora secured their place in the 1st level of Portuguese football for 2005-06.

In the UEFA competitions, the Portuguese teams qualified in the 2003-04 season were Porto and Benfica in the Champions League; Sporting, Sporting de Braga, CS Marítimo and CD Nacional in the UEFA Cup; and União D. de Leiria in the UEFA Intertoto Cup. Early in the season, Porto lost the UEFA Super Cup to AC Milan. Eventually they would reach the round of 16 of the Champions League where they were eliminated by Internazionale. In the middle of the season Porto also won their second Intercontinental Cup against Once Caldas. Meanwhile Sporting managed to reach the UEFA cup final (which was already chosen to be played at Sporting's Estádio José de Alvalade) where they lost to CSKA Moscow. The fact that Leiria reached the finals of the Intertoto Cup is also noteworthy.

Meanwhile, the Selecção Nacional (national team) managed to secure a comfortable position that would prove decisive in the qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2006.

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner
Intercontinental Cup FC Porto
SuperLiga Galp Energia S.L. Benfica
Cup of Portugal Vitória FC "de Setúbal"
SuperCup Cândido de Oliveira FC Porto
League of Honour FC Paços de Ferreira
Second Division B FC Vizela (North)
Sporting C. da Covilhã (Centre)
FC Barreirense (South)
Portuguese Third Division «Os Sandinenses» GDRC (A)
Aliados FC do Lordelo (B)
SL Nelas (C)
AD Portomosense (D)
Benfica B (E)
Silves FC (F)
FC Madalena (Azores)

SuperLiga[edit]

After almost 11 years, the longest "drought" period in Benfica's history comes to an end. It was an awekward season, mainly because of the inconsistency of the chronically title candidates. Never a team had won the championship with such a small amount of points, since victory is equivalent to three points. The 65 points of Benfica would only be sufficient to manage a 4th place in the year before and, considering a percentage of points awarded, their score of 64% wouldn't be enough to place them in first or second place in any other of the previous Portuguese championships. Inconsistency was present in Benfica's season, but their main rivals were no better. In the upper part o the table the Sporting de Braga's season is noteworthy, that was fighting for the title 4 games before the end of the season.

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These teams were promoted from the League of Honour at the start of the season:

Final standings[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
1 S.L. Benfica 34 19 8 7 51 31 +20 65
2 FC Porto 34 17 11 6 39 26 +13 62
3 Sporting CP 34 18 7 9 66 36 +30 61
4 Sporting C. de Braga 34 16 10 8 45 28 +17 58
5 Vitória SC "de Guimarães" 34 15 9 10 38 29 +9 54
6 Boavista FC 34 13 11 10 39 43 -4 50
7 CS Marítimo 34 12 13 9 39 32 +7 49
8 Rio Ave FC 34 10 17 7 35 35 0 47
9 CF «Os Belenenses» 34 13 7 14 38 34 +4 46
10 Vitória FC "de Setúbal" 34 11 11 12 46 45 +1 44
11 FC Penafiel 34 13 4 17 39 53 -14 43
12 CD Nacional 34 12 5 17 46 48 -2 41
13 Gil Vicente FC 34 11 7 16 34 40 -6 40
14 A. Académica de Coimbra 34 9 11 14 29 41 -12 38
15 União D. de Leiria 34 8 14 12 29 36 -7 38
16 Moreirense FC 34 7 13 14 30 43 -13 34
17 GD Estoril-Praia 34 8 6 20 38 55 -17 30
18 SC Beira-Mar 34 6 12 16 30 56 -26 30

UEFA competitions and relegations[edit]

These teams were qualified for the UEFA competitions of 2005-06:

These teams were relegated to the League of Honour at the end of the season:

Top scorers[edit]

UEFA competitions[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

FC Porto[edit]

UEFA Champions League group H

Match One 14 September 2004 Porto 0-0 CSKA Moscow
Match Two 29 September 2004 Chelsea 3-1 Porto
Match Three 20 October 2004 Paris SG 2-0 Porto
Match Four 2 November 2004 Porto 0-0 Paris SG
Match Five 24 November 2004 CSKA Moscow 0-1 Porto
Match Six 7 December 2004 Porto 2-1 Chelsea

UEFA Champions League round of 16

1st leg 23 February 2005 Porto 1-1 Inter Milan
2nd leg 15 March 2005 Inter Milan 3-1 Porto

S.L. Benfica[edit]

UEFA Champions League third qualifying round

1st leg 10 August 2004 Benfica 1-0 Anderlecht
2nd leg 24 August 2004 Anderlecht 3-0 Benfica

UEFA Cup first round

1st leg 16 September 2004 Dukla Banská Bystrica 0-3 Benfica
2nd leg 30 September 2004 Benfica 2-0 Dukla Banská Bystrica

UEFA Cup group F

Match One 21 October 2004 Benfica 4-2 Heerenveen
Match Two 4 November 2004 Stuttgart 3-0 Benfica
Match Three 25 November 2004 Benfica 2-0 Dinamo Zagreb
Match Four 2 December 2004 Beveren 0-3 Benfica

UEFA Cup round of 32

1st leg 17 February 2005 CSKA Moscow 2-0 Benfica
2nd leg 24 February 2005 Benfica 1-1 CSKA Moscow

Sporting CP[edit]

UEFA Cup first round

1st leg 16 September 2004 Sporting 2-0 Rapid Wien
2nd leg 30 September 2004 Rapid Wien 0-0 Sporting

UEFA Cup group D

Match Two 4 November 2004 Sporting 4-1 Panionios
Match Three 25 November 2004 Dinamo Tbilisi 0-4 Sporting
Match Four 1 December 2004 Sporting 0-1 Sochaux
Match Five 16 December 2004 Newcastle 1-1 Sporting

UEFA Cup round of 32

1st leg 16 February 2005 Sporting 2-1 Feyenoord
2nd leg 24 February 2005 Feyenoord 1-2 Sporting

UEFA Cup round of 16

1st leg 10 March 2005 Middlesbrough 2-3 Sporting
2nd leg 17 March 2005 Sporting 1-0 Middlesbrough

UEFA Cup quarter-finals

1st leg 7 April 2005 Newcastle 1-0 Sporting
2nd leg 14 April 2005 Sporting 4-1 Newcastle

UEFA Cup semi-finals

1st leg 28 April 2005 Sporting 2-1 AZ Alkmaar
2nd leg 5 May 2005 AZ Alkmaar 3-2 Sporting
(a.e.t.)

UEFA Cup final

Final 18 May 2005 Sporting 1-3 CSKA Moscow

Sporting C. de Braga[edit]

UEFA Cup first round

1st leg 16 September 2004 Hearts 3-1 Sporting de Braga
2nd leg 30 September 2004 Sporting de Braga 2-2 Hearts

CS Marítimo[edit]

UEFA Cup first round

1st leg 16 September 2004 Marítimo 1-0 Rangers
2nd leg 30 September 2004 Rangers 1-0 Marítimo
(a.e.t. 4-2 on penalties)

CD Nacional[edit]

UEFA Cup first round

1st leg 16 September 2004 Sevilla 2-0 Nacional
2nd leg 30 September 2004 Nacional 1-2 Sevilla

União de Leiria[edit]

UEFA Intertoto Cup third round

1st leg 17 July 2004 Shinnik Yaroslavl 1-4 União de Leiria
2nd leg 24 July 2004 União de Leiria 2-1 Shinnik Yaroslavl

UEFA Intertoto Cup semi-finals

1st leg 28 July 2004 Genk 0-0 União de Leiria
2nd leg 24 July 2004 União de Leiria 2-0 Genk

UEFA Intertoto Cup finals

1st leg 10 August 2004 Lille 0-0 União de Leiria
2nd leg 24 July 2004 União de Leiria 0-2 Lille
(a.e.t.)

European/South American Cup[edit]

UEFA Super Cup[edit]

Cup of Portugal[edit]

Vitória de Setúbal won their third Cup after beating Benfica 2-1 at the final played 29 May in the Estádio do Jamor. Simão Sabrosa scored first for Benfica, (pen, 5'), but an own goal by Ricardo Rocha (26') and another by Meyong turned the game.

Round of 16 to Final[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
                       
1 Vitória de Setúbal 3
1 Vitória de Guimarães 1
1 Vitória de Setúbal 3
1 SC Braga 2
2B FC Oliveira do Hospital 0
1 SC Braga 1
1 Vitória Setúbal (aet) 1 (2)
1 Boavista 1 (1)
1 AA Coimbra 1
1 CS Marítimo 2
1 CS Marítimo 0
1 Boavista SC 2
1 CD Nacional 1 (3)
3 Boavista SC (aet) 1 (4)
1 Vitória de Setúbal 2
1 S.L. Benfica 1
2 Estrela da Amadora 1
1 FC Penafiel 0
2 Estrela da Amadora (pen) 0 (8)
1 CF Belenenses 0 (7)
3 Pinhalnovense 1
1 CF Belenenses 2
2 Estrela da Amadora 0
1 S.L. Benfica 3
1 S.L. Benfica (aet, pen) 2 (3) (7)
1 Sporting CP 2 (3) (6)
1 S.L. Benfica 1
1 SC Beira-Mar 0
1 SC Beira-Mar -
- bye -

League of Honour[edit]

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These teams were promoted from the Second Division B at the start of the season:

Final standings[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
1 FC Paços de Ferreira 34 20 9 5 61 43 +18 69
2 A. Naval 1º de Maio 34 17 11 6 53 30 +23 62
3 CF Estrela da Amadora 34 17 9 8 47 30 +17 60
4 FC Marco 34 13 12 9 51 43 +8 51
5 C. Desportivo das Aves 34 15 6 13 45 35 +10 51
6 Leixões SC 34 14 8 12 40 33 +7 50
7 CD Feirense 34 14 7 13 45 48 -3 49
8 FC Maia 34 13 10 11 46 36 +10 49
9 SC Olhanense 34 11 11 12 32 32 0 44
10 Varzim SC 34 11 10 13 37 42 -5 43
11 FC Felgueiras 34 11 9 14 37 44 -7 42
12 AD Ovarense 34 11 8 15 40 51 -9 41
13 FC Alverca 34 11 6 17 28 40 -12 39
14 Portimonense SC 34 10 9 15 40 49 -9 39
15 CD Santa Clara 34 11 6 17 39 50 -11 39
16 Gondomar SC 34 11 6 17 38 45 -7 39
17 G. Desportivo de Chaves 34 9 10 15 24 38 -14 37
18 Sporting C. de Espinho 34 9 9 16 37 51 -14 36

Promotions and relegations[edit]

These teams were promoted to the SuperLiga (future Liga betandwin.com) of 2005-06:

These teams were relegated to the Second Division of 2005-06:

Top scorers[edit]

Place Scorer Goals Team
1. Brazil Rincón 18 F.C. Paços de Ferreira
2. Brazil Evandro 17 F.C. Maia
3. Brazil Hermes 16 F.C. Marco
4. Brazil Hugo Henrique 15 C.D. Santa Clara
Portugal João Pedro Leixões S.C.
6. Brazil Wesley 14 Gondomar S.C.
7. Portugal Rui Miguel 13 C.D. Aves
8. Brazil Didi 12 F.C. Marco
9. Cape Verde Mateus 11 Portimonense S.C.
Brazil Serjão Portimonense S.C.

Second Division B[edit]

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Final standings[edit]

Promotions and relegations[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Third Division[edit]

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Final standings[edit]

Promotions and relegations[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

District championships[edit]

Portugal national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score Comp Portugal scorers
September 4, 2004 Stadionas Skonto, Riga Latvia 0-2 WCQ3 Cristiano Ronaldo, Pauleta
September 8, 2004 Estádio Municipal de Leiria, Leiria Estonia 4-0 WCQ3 Cristiano Ronaldo, Hélder Postiga (2), Pauleta
October 9, 2004 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz Liechtenstein 2-2 WCQ3 Own goal, Pauleta
October 13, 2004 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon Russia 7-1 WCQ3 Pauleta, Cristiano Ronaldo (2), Deco, Simão, Petit (2)
November 17, 2004 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg Luxembourg 0-5 WCQ3 Own goal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Maniche, Pauleta (2)
February 9, 2005 Lansdowne Road, Dublin Rep. Ireland 1-0 F -
March 26, 2005 Estádio Cidade de Barcelos, Barcelos Canada 4-1 F Manuel Fernandes, Pauleta, Hélder Postiga, Nuno Gomes
June 4, 2005 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon Slovakia 2-0 WCQ3 Fernando Meira, Cristiano Ronaldo
June 8, 2005 A.Le Coq Arena, Tallinn Estonia 0-1 WCQ3 Cristiano Ronaldo

KEY: WCQ3 = World Cup Qualification match - Group 3; F = Friendly