Derby de Lisboa

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The Derby de Lisboa, also known as Derby Eterno, Derby da Segunda Circular or Derby da Capital, is the most important football derby match in Portugal. It is played between the Lisbon teams of Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Sporting Clube de Portugal. The rivalry originated back in 1907 when eight Benfica players moved to Sporting. The match is followed worldwide, with the game being transmitted live especially in the former Portuguese colonies.

Benfica vs Sporting
Sporting fans at the Estádio da Luz

League Cup matches[edit]

The matches listed below are only Taça da Liga matches, club name in bold indicates win. The score is given at full-time and half-time (in brackets), and in the goals columns, the goalscorer and time when goal was scored is noted.[1]

# Date R. Home team Away team Score Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 21 March 2009 F Benfica Sporting 1–1 (a.e.t. p. 3–2) (0–0) Pereirinha (49) Reyes (p. 75)
2 9 February 2010 SF Sporting Benfica 1–4 (2–1) Liédson (37) Luiz (8), Ramires (30), Luisão (68), Cardozo (90)
3 2 March 2011 SF Benfica Sporting 2–1 (1–1) Cardozo (34), Javi García (90) Postiga (21)

Head-to-head results[edit]

Benfica wins 2
Draws 1
Sporting wins 0
Benfica goals 7
Sporting goals 3
Total matches 3
Team Local wins Local draws Local losses Other venue wins
Benfica 2 0 0 0
Sporting 0 0 2 0

Reserve team matches[edit]

Both Benfica's reserve side Benfica B and Porto's reserve side Sporting B were established in the late 90s. Both sides folded following the end of the 2005–06 season. Both sides were re-established in 2012, to compete in the 2012–13 Segunda Liga where both reserve sides met for the very first time since 2002.[2]

# Date R. Home team Away team Score Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 8 October 2000 5 Benfica B Sporting B 0–1 (0–0) Chiquinho (51)
2 10 March 2001 24 Sporting B Benfica B 4–0 (0–0) Fonseca (x1), Lourenço (x1), Matos (x2)
3 6 January 2002 16 Sporting B Benfica B 2–0 (1–0) Mateus (33), Osório (90)
4 5 May 2002 35 Benfica B Sporting B 1–0 (1–0) Ramos (36)
5 4 November 2012 12 Benfica B Sporting B 1–3 (0–1) Cancelo (76) Rubio (17), Dier (62), Etock (85)
6 30 March 2013 12 Sporting B Benfica B 1–3 (1–2) Ponde (18) Rosa (31), Rosado (45), Kardec (71)

Head-to-head results[edit]

Benfica B wins 3
Draws 0
Sporting B wins 3
Benfica B goals 5
Sporting B goals 11
Total matches 6
Team Local wins Local draws Local losses
Benfica B 1 0 2
Sporting B 2 0 1

Players who played for both clubs[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Chart showing the finishing league positions of Sporting and Benfica since 1934 season until 2010. Benfica represented in red, Sporting in green.

Portuguese Championships: Benfica – 33 / Sporting – 18

Championship of Portugal/Portuguese Cup: Benfica – 28 / Sporting – 19

Portuguese SuperCup: Benfica – 5 / Sporting – 7

Portuguese League Cup: Benfica – 5 / Sporting – 0

UEFA Champions League: Benfica – 2 / Sporting – 0

UEFA Europa League: Benfica – 0 / Sporting – 0

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: Benfica – 0 / Sporting – 1

Latin Cup: Benfica – 1 / Sporting – 0


In total, Benfica has 74 titles while Sporting has 45 titles.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sporting vs Benfica Taça da Liga". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Benfica 1-3 Sporting". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 September 2013. 

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