O Clássico

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O Clássico
Benfica – Porto
SL Benfica logo.svg FC Porto.svg
City or region Portugal
Teams involved S.L. Benfica
F.C. Porto
First contested Porto 2–8 Benfica
Exhibition game
(28 April 1912)
Number of meetings 230
Most wins Porto (89)
Most player appearances Nené (575)
Top scorer Eusébio (473)
Most recent meeting Porto 2–1 Benfica
Primeira Liga
(10 May 2014)
Largest victory Benfica 12–2 Porto
Primeira Divisão
(7 February 1943)
Longest win streak 4 games (shared)

O Clássico ("The Classic") is the name given in football to any match between S.L. Benfica and F.C. Porto. Originally, the term O Clássico only referred to games disputed in the Primeira Liga, but now tends to take into account matches that take place between these two sides in other domestic competitions such as the Taça de Portugal, Taça da Liga and Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira. Despite being the two most successful Portuguese clubs in European football with nine International titles shared between both of them, they have never faced each other in a European competition. Benfica and Porto are two of the three clubs which are labelled as the Big Three in Portugal.

The rivalry comes about as Lisbon and Porto are the two largest cities in Portugal, and the two clubs are two of the wealthiest, currently the most successful and influential football teams in Portugal. The animosity between these two sides also extends from the country's political, cultural and sporting history.

Rivalry[edit]

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The first match between the Águias and the Dragões was an exhibition game that was played on the 28 April 1912, where Benfica defeated Porto 8–2.[1] Eight years later, Porto would win their first Clássico, after beating their rivals Benfica 3–2. Porto would have to wait another nine years to accumulate their second victory over Benfica. Prior to the establishment of the Primeira Liga in 1934, both Benfica and Porto were competing within their football league district. Both sides were also competing in the Campeonato de Portugal which later became in 1938 the Taça de Portugal.

Up until 1934, Benfica would win the Campeonato de Lisboa nine times as well as triumphing in the Taça de Honra de Lisboa twice, whilst Porto would win the Campeonato de Porto nineteen times as well as claiming the Taça de Honra de Porto twice. Benfica would meet Porto for the very first time in an official match in the domestic cup competition which during the early periods of Portuguese football was the Campeonato de Portugal. Benfica defeated Porto in the final of the 1931 Campeonato de Portugal, 3–0 at the Campo do Arnado in Coimbra. Two from Vítor Silva and one from Augusto Dinis sealed the win to claim Benfica's second Campeonato de Portugal.[2]

The inception of the Primeira Liga, saw Porto win the very first edition of the competition.[3] Both sides met for the very first time in the competition on the 3 February 1935, where Porto triumphed over their rivals 2–1.[4] Benfica would win the return tie 3–0. Despite Benfica's win, the águias would finish third in the league, three points behind Porto.[5] The next five seasons would see Benfica win three and Porto win two league titles. When the 1940s arrived, both sides would take a back seat to Sporting CP, who would win five league titles in a decade.

The late 1950s and 1960s saw Benfica dominate not just Portuguese football but also European football. The arrival of Eusébio saw Benfica secure eight league titles in the space of ten years.[1] Benfica's league titles were joined by two consecutive European Cups which were won in 1961, 3–2 against Barcelona, and in 1962, 5–3 against Real Madrid. The 70s saw the continuation of Benfica's dominance up until the 1977–78 season, where Porto secured the league title for the first time in nineteen years. The 80s and early 90s saw both Benfica and Porto battle for the league title. Porto's resurgence and the introduction of Pinto da Costa as chairman saw Porto reach new heights, winning the European Cup for the first time after beating Bayern Munich, 2–1 in the 1987 European Cup Final.[1] Three years later Benfica reached their eighth European final, the 1990 European Cup Final, where they lost to Milan 1–0.

In the 1990s, Porto began to dominate Portuguese football, winning a record five consecutive league titles.[1] The intensity between these two sides in the 90s was culminated by the fact that former Portuguese international team mates, João Vieira Pinto who played for Benfica and Paulinho Santos who played for Porto publicly declared their dislike for each other. The new millennium saw a continuation of Porto's dominance.[1] Porto would reach the heights of their 1987 European Cup final win after José Mourinho guided the Dragões to the UEFA Cup in 2003 and the UEFA Champions League in 2004. Benfica won the league title in 2005, for the first time in over ten years to halter Porto's momentum. Over recent years, both sides have battled out for top spot. The rivalry has intensified over recent years due to Benfica's Cristian Rodríguez switching alliances to Porto in the summer of 2008. He became the third Benfica player in recent history to have switched allegiances to Porto. In 2010, after four seasons, Benfica won its 32nd championship thus establishing a new Portuguese record.

In recent history, Benfica beat Porto 3–0 in 2009–10 Taça da Liga final and conquered the first of its fourth consecutive League Cup (establishment a new record), a trophy that Porto has never won in six editions. In the next year, Porto recorded their biggest home win over the Águias, after defeating Benfica 5–0 in a league fixture.[6][7] Porto would secure a treble in the same season in which they claimed league and cup as well as the UEFA Europa League.[8]

On 18 May 2014, Benfica made history as they achieved the treble of Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal and Taça da Liga.

League matches[edit]

The matches listed below are only Primeira 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.[9]

# Date R. Home team Away team Score Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 3 February 1935 N/A Porto Benfica 2–1 (1–0) Carneiro (15), Pinga (60) Valadas (62)
2 24 March 1935 N/A Benfica Porto 3–0 (2–0) Gaspar Pinto (32), Rogério (43), Vítor Silva (75)
3 2 February 1936 N/A Porto Benfica 2–2 (2–2) Castro (22), Pinga (p. 43) Xavier (7), Vítor Silva (15)
4 5 April 1936 N/A Benfica Porto 5–1 (4–0) Pinga (12, p. 30), Vítor Silva (14, 25), Xavier (87) Santos (75)
5 7 March 1937 N/A Porto Benfica 2–1 (1–1) Pinga (38), Santos (65) Espírito Santo (19)
6 2 May 1937 N/A Benfica Porto 6–0 (4–0) Ernesto Santos (o.g. 1), Valadas (25), Espírito Santo (26), Xavier (45), Rogério (84), Nova (o.g. 88)
7 20 February 1938 N/A Porto Benfica 3–1 (1–0) Rogério (47), Espírito Santo (70), Valadas (72) Costuras (40)
8 10 April 1938 N/A Porto Benfica 2–2 (1–0) Costuras (22), Ângelo Silva (52) Rogério (46), Valadas (64)
9 5 March 1939 N/A Benfica Porto 4–1 (2–1) Gaspar Pinto (p. 25), Alexandre Brito (44), Augusto Duarte (59), Espírito Santo (60) Pinga (30)
10 23 April 1939 N/A Porto Benfica 3–3 (2–1) Santos (2, 61), Costuras (44) Rogério (7), Alexandre Brito (47, 62)
11 17 March 1940 N/A Porto Benfica 4–2 (2–0) Santos (31), Kodrnja (p. 44, 80), Gomes da Costa (76) Miguel Lourenço (60), Rodrigues (75)
12 19 May 1940 N/A Benfica Porto 2–3 (1–2) Semilhas (45, 87) Pinga (22, 73), Kodrnja (29)
13 26 January 1941 N/A Benfica Porto 3–2 (1–1) Espírito Santo (24), Pires (47), Valadas (50) Kodrnja (20), Santos (63)
14 30 March 1941 N/A Porto Benfica 5–2 (3–1) Pratas (6, 16, 46), Kodrnja (35), Petrak (76) Semilhas (38, 54)
15 22 February 1942 N/A Porto Benfica 4–1 (3–0) Dias (13, 30, 42), Santos (61) Rodrigues (89)
16 10 May 1942 N/A Benfica Porto 5–1 (2–0) Rodrigues (7, p. 43), Manuel da Costa (20), Semilhas (47), Valadas (77) Pratas (62)
17 7 February 1943 N/A Benfica Porto 12–2 (4–0) Valadas (5, 31), Julinho (39, 55, 60, 61, 75), Manuel da Costa (p. 44, 58), Pais (o.g. 46), Ferreira (77), Semilhas (85) Póvoas (48), Araújo (67)
18 11 April 1943 N/A Porto Benfica 2–4 (1–1) Pratas (43), Gomes da Costa (65) Julinho (23), Julinho (p. 60, p. 85), Nelo Barros (64)
19 26 December 1943 N/A Porto Benfica 2–2 (1–0) Pinga (15), Lourenço (48) Valadas (75), Julinho (77)
20 27 February 1944 N/A Benfica Porto 6–3 (4–2) Manuel da Costa (15, p. 82), Semilhas (30, 62), Julinho (32), Pipi (40) Dias (3, 59), Araújo (33)
21 31 December 1944 N/A Porto Benfica 4–3 (2–1) Catolino (1, 28), Araújo (68, 76) Espírito Santo (40), Semilhas (65), Pipi (69)
22 18 March 1945 N/A Benfica Porto 7–2 (3–0) Pipi (21), Mário Rui (28), Guilhar (o.g. 40), Espírito Santo (72), Arsénio (78), Semilhas (81, 86) Araújo (63, 80)
23 30 December 1945 N/A Benfica Porto 4–0 (3–0) Arsénio (26, 29), Guilhar (o.g. 31), Mário Rui (68)
24 31 March 1946 N/A Porto Benfica 0–2 (0–2) Ferreira (17), Pipi (25)
25 24 November 1946 N/A Porto Benfica 3–2 (1–1) Octaviano (34), Dias (48, 60) Pipi (15, 53)
26 30 March 1947 N/A Benfica Porto 4–0 (1–0) Espírito Santo (8), Julinho (70, 81), Pipi (76)
27 28 December 1947 N/A Benfica Porto 4–1 (1–0) Melão (41), Arsénio (p. 63), Julinho (81), Espírito Santo (83) Araújo (69)
28 4 April 1948 N/A Porto Benfica 0–2 (0–1) Pipi (21) Melão (62)
29 24 October 1948 N/A Benfica Porto 1–1 (0–0) Espírito Santo (46) Fandiño (p. 68)
30 30 January 1949 N/A Porto Benfica 4–3 (2–2) Vital (2, 81), Araújo (22), Lino (77) Arsénio (4), Melão (26), Rosário (53)
31 2 January 1950 N/A Porto Benfica 3–2 (1–1) Julinho (25)
32 30 April 1950 N/A Benfica Porto 3–2 (1–1) Pipi (28), Pascoal (81, 85) Vital (35, 87)
33 8 October 1950 N/A Porto Benfica 5–2 (1–1) Nelo (35), Monteiro da Costa (47, 72), Vital (57, 64) José Águas (36, 85)
34 14 October 1951 N/A Benfica Porto 0–2 (0–2) Monteiro da Costa (23, 41)
35 16 December 1951 N/A Porto Benfica 3–0 (2–0) Vieira (7, 44, 56)
36 6 April 1952 N/A Benfica Porto 2–0 (0–0) José Águas (52, 65)
37 2 November 1952 N/A Porto Benfica 2–1 (1–1) Diamantino (33), Monteiro da Costa (77) José Águas (32)
38 1 March 1953 N/A Benfica Porto 2–1 (1–0) Caiado (8), José Águas (59) Pedroto (87)
39 9 May 1954 N/A Benfica Porto 2–2 (0–1) Gato (69), José Águas (85) Porcel (44), Teixeira (67)
40 1 October 1954 N/A Porto Benfica 5–3 (2–0) Teixeira (30), Monteiro da Costa (39, 57), Hernâni (48, 54) Arsénio (60), Rosa (64, 67)
41 14 November 1954 N/A Benfica Porto 1–0 (0–0) José Águas (63)
42 20 March 1955 N/A Porto Benfica 3–0 (1–0) Monteiro da Costa (15, 62), José Maria (60)
43 6 November 1955 N/A Porto Benfica 3–0 (2–0) Gastão (1), Jaburú (23), Teixeira (77)
44 4 March 1956 N/A Benfica Porto 1–1 (0–1) José Águas (76) Teixeira (31)
45 7 October 1956 N/A Benfica Porto 3–2 (1–1) Isidro (2), José Águas (p. 47, 72) Hernâni (p. 25, 88)
46 6 January 1957 N/A Porto Benfica 3–0 (1–0) Jaburú (22), José Maria (59), Hernâni (90)
47 13 October 1957 N/A Porto Benfica 1–0 (0–0) Monteiro da Costa (p. 52)
48 19 January 1958 N/A Benfica Porto 2–3 (0–0) José Águas (43, 83) Teixeira (7), Carlos Duarte (47), Hernâni (50)
49 10 November 1958 N/A Porto Benfica 0–0 (0–0)
50 22 February 1959 N/A Benfica Porto 1–1 (1–1) Salvador (34) Teixeira (9)
51 6 December 1959 N/A Benfica Porto 2–1 (1–0) José Águas (19, 78) Humaitá (54)
52 3 April 1960 N/A Porto Benfica 2–2 (0–1) Luís Roberto (86), Humaitá (90) Cavém (11), Mário João (85)
53 11 December 1960 N/A Benfica Porto 2–0 (1–0) José Águas (21, 59)
54 30 April 1961 N/A Porto Benfica 3–2 (1–2) Noé (32, 50), Hernâni (p. 75) António Mendes (12, 22)
44 3 December 1961 N/A Porto Benfica 2–1 (1–1) Veríssimo (10), Jaime (77) José Águas (5)
56 1 April 1962 N/A Benfica Porto 1–1 (0–1) José Águas (57) Veríssimo (18)
57 18 November 1962 4 Benfica Porto 1–2 (0–1) Eusébio (79) Veríssimo (27, 60)
58 24 February 1963 17 Porto Benfica 1–2 (1–1) Veríssimo (29) Simões (11), Eusébio (p. 53)
59 24 November 1963 6 Benfica Porto 1–1 (2–2) Santana (42, 46) Carlos Duarte (41), Jaime (60)
60 23 February 1964 19 Porto Benfica 1–1 (1–1) Joaquim Jorge (15) Augusto (31)
61 13 December 1964 9 Benfica Porto 4–0 (3–0) Augusto (12, 40), Eusébio (27, 51)
62 21 March 1965 22 Porto Benfica 1–0 (1–0) Naftal (21)
63 26 September 1965 3 Porto Benfica 2–0 (1–0) Naftal (32), Nóbrega (73)
64 23 January 1966 16 Benfica Porto 3–1 (1–0) Eusébio (p. 12, 38), Torres (67) António (52)
65 27 November 1966 8 Benfica Porto 3–0 (1–0) Eusébio (11, 64), Augusto (59)
66 2 April 1967 21 Porto Benfica 1–1 (0–1) António (56) Augusto (12)
67 7 January 1968 12 Benfica Porto 3–2 (2–1) Eusébio (p. 20), Torres (23, 66) Valdir (35, 60)
68 5 May 1968 25 Porto Benfica 1–1 (0–0) Djalma (84) Eusébio (86)
69 15 December 1968 12 Porto Benfica 1–0 (1–0) Custódio Pinto (15)
70 20 April 1969 25 Benfica Porto 0–0 (0–0)
71 21 December 1969 12 Benfica Porto 2–0 (2–0) Simões (6), Eusébio (27)
72 12 April 1970 25 Porto Benfica 1–2 (0–2) João (76) Simões (6), Artur Jorge (24)
73 18 October 1970 5 Benfica Porto 2–2 (1–0) Torres (6), Graça (67) Lemos (60, 88)
74 31 January 1971 18 Porto Benfica 4–0 (1–0) Lemos (20, 46, 54, 87)
75 12 September 1971 1 Porto Benfica 1–3 (1–0) Abel (24) Eusébio (49, 52), Artur Jorge (86)
76 23 January 1972 16 Benfica Porto 1–0 (0–0) António Simões (60)
77 5 November 1972 9 Benfica Porto 3–2 (0–1) Vítor Baptista (75), Graça (76), Coelho (90) Abel (21), Flávio (63)
78 1 April 1973 24 Porto Benfica 2–2 (1–1) Heredia (26), Flávio (86) Nené (15), Eusébio (57)
79 4 November 1973 8 Benfica Porto 2–1 (1–0) Eusébio (3), Nené (54) Abel (69)
80 10 March 1974 23 Porto Benfica 2–1 (1–1) Abel (12), Cubillas (55) Eusébio (33)
81 19 October 1974 7 Benfica Porto 0–1 (0–1) Cubillas (p. 15)
82 16 February 1975 22 Porto Benfica 0–3 (0–2) Martins (17), Moinhos (29), Toni (73)
83 4 January 1976 15 Porto Benfica 2–3 (2–3) Fernando Gomes (2), Carlos Simões (40) Martins (7), Jordão (28, p. 35)
84 30 May 1976 30 Benfica Porto 2–3 (0–1) Toni (16), Vítor Baptista (33) Ademir (51), Júlio (68, 88)
85 16 January 1977 14 Porto Benfica 0–1 (0–1) Chalana (11)
86 22 May 1977 29 Benfica Porto 3–1 (1–0) Chalana (14), Pietra (53, 60) Taí (71)
87 15 January 1978 13 Benfica Porto 0–0 (1–0)
88 28 May 1978 28 Porto Benfica 1–1 (1–0) Ademir (83) Carlos Simões (o.g. 3)
89 1 September 1978 2 Porto Benfica 1–0 (0–0) José Costa (57)
90 21 January 1979 17 Benfica Porto 1–1 (1–1) João Alves (p. 21) Duda (31)
91 9 September 1979 3 Benfica Porto 0–0 (0–0)
92 10 February 1980 18 Porto Benfica 2–1 (0–0) Reis (53), Fernando Gomes (73) Nené (49)
93 25 October 1980 8 Porto Benfica 2–1 (1–1) Walsh (5), José Costa (55) Shéu (11)
94 14 March 1981 23 Benfica Porto 1–0 (1–0) João Alves (44)
95 22 August 1981 1 Porto Benfica 2–1 (0–0) Romeu (55), Magalhães (59) Filipović (87)
96 24 January 1982 16 Benfica Porto 3–1 (1–1) Nené (13, 72), Coelho (64) Jacques (21)
97 14 November 1982 9 Benfica Porto 3–1 (2–1) Bastos Lopes (12), Veloso (35), Nené (85) Inácio (40)
98 20 March 1983 24 Porto Benfica 0–0 (0–0)
99 9 October 1983 6 Benfica Porto 1–0 (0–0) Diamantino Miranda (62)
100 11 March 1984 21 Porto Benfica 3–1 (1–0) Sousa (22), Walsh (56), António Oliveira (o.g. 71) Nené (57)
101 16 September 1984 3 Porto Benfica 2–0 (2–0) Fernando Gomes (16, 18)
102 27 January 1985 1 Benfica Porto 0–1 (0–0) Fernando Gomes (70)
103 25 August 1985 1 Porto Benfica 2–0 (1–0) Juary (4), Fernando Gomes (79)
104 5 January 1986 16 Benfica Porto 0–0 (0–0)
105 24 August 1986 1 Porto Benfica 2–2 (1–0) Fernando Gomes (14), Juary (63) Rui Águas (54), Carlos (86)
106 4 January 1987 16 Benfica Porto 3–1 (2–1) Rui Águas (2, 45, 51) Fernando Gomes (15)
107 31 January 1988 19 Benfica Porto 1–1 (0–1) Diamantino Miranda (49) Magalhães (18)
108 5 June 1988 38 Porto Benfica 3–0 (0–0) Pacheco (52, p. 80), Barros (87)
109 23 October 1988 10 Benfica Porto 0–0 (0–0)
110 12 March 1989 29 Porto Benfica 0–0 (0–0)
111 22 October 1989 6 Porto Benfica 1–0 (1–0) Demol (p. 18)
112 11 March 1990 23 Benfica Porto 0–0 (0–0)
113 2 December 1990 15 Benfica Porto 2–2 (1–0) Ricardo Gomes (11), Rui Águas (68) Domingos (57), Kostadinov (72)
114 28 April 1991 34 Porto Benfica 0–2 (0–0) César Brito (81,85)
115 3 November 1991 10 Porto Benfica 0–0 (0–0)
116 22 March 1992 27 Benfica Porto 2–3 (0–0) William (74), Yuran (85) João Pinto (64), Kostadinov (84), Timofte (89)
117 8 November 1992 11 Porto Benfica 1–0 (0–0) Timofte (p. 85)
118 17 April 1993 28 Benfica Porto 0–0 (0–0)
119 22 August 1993 1 Porto Benfica 3–3 (1–2) Vinha (8), Paulo Pereira (62, p. 70) Isaías (25, 63), Rui Águas (27)
120 6 February 1994 18 Benfica Porto 2–0 (1–0) Aílton (37), Rui Costa (55)
121 2 October 1994 6 Benfica Porto 1–1 (0–0) Isaías (89) Yuran (66)
122 5 March 1995 23 Porto Benfica 2–1 (1–1) Zé Carlos (7), Drulović (75) João Vieira Pinto (38)
123 5 November 1995 10 Porto Benfica 3–0 (1–0) Domingos (42, p. 85), Lipcsei (88)
124 23 March 1996 27 Benfica Porto 2–1 (1–0) Valdo (p. 14), João Vieira Pinto (52) Emerson (51)
125 11 January 1997 15 Benfica Porto 1–2 (0–1) João Vieira Pinto (50) Jardel (24), Jorge Costa (57)
126 24 May 1997 32 Porto Benfica 3–1 (0–0) Jardel (57, 62), Jorge Costa (76) Valdo (p. 71)
127 3 January 1998 15 Porto Benfica 2–0 (0–0) Artur (56, 73)
128 2 May 1998 32 Benfica Porto 3–0 (2–0) Deane (16), Poborský (24), El Khalej (86)
129 21 November 1998 12 Porto Benfica 3–1 (2–0) Chaínho (18), Jardel (39, 54) Kandaurov (57)
130 24 April 1999 29 Porto Benfica 1–1 (0–1) Basto (48) Zahovič (40)
131 20 November 1999 11 Porto Benfica 2–0 (2–0) Capucho (4), Jardel (25)
132 1 April 2000 28 Benfica Porto 1–0 (0–0) Sabry (67)
133 19 August 2000 1 Porto Benfica 2–0 (2–0) Alenichev (23), Jorge Costa (43)
134 21 January 2001 18 Benfica Porto 2–1 (1–1) van Hooijdonk (p. 26, 80) Capucho (41)
135 15 September 2001 5 Benfica Porto 0–0 (0–0)
136 10 February 2002 22 Porto Benfica 3–2 (1–1) Deco (42), Alenichev (49), Capucho (54) Simão Sabrosa (18), Mantorras (55)
137 20 October 2002 7 Porto Benfica 2–1 (1–1) Éder (o.g. 20), Deco (71) Tiago (4)
138 4 March 2003 24 Benfica Porto 0–1 (0–1) Deco (36)
139 21 September 2003 5 Porto Benfica 2–0 (1–0) Derlei (30), Argel (o.g. 52)
140 15 February 2004 22 Benfica Porto 1–1 (0–1) Simão Sabrosa (49) Costinha (29)
141 17 October 2004 6 Benfica Porto 0–1 (0–1) McCarthy (10)
142 28 February 2005 23 Porto Benfica 1–1 (0–0) McCarthy (65) Geovanni (75)
143 15 October 2005 7 Porto Benfica 0–2 (0–0) Nuno Gomes (55, 63)
144 26 February 2006 24 Benfica Porto 1–0 (1–0) Robert (39)
145 28 October 2006 8 Porto Benfica 3–2 (2–0) Lisandro López (11), Quaresma (21), Moraes (90) Katsouranis (62), Nuno Gomes (81)
146 1 April 2007 23 Benfica Porto 1–1 (0–1) Lucho González (o.g. 84) Pepe (41)
147 1 December 2007 12 Benfica Porto 0–1 (0–1) Quaresma (42)
148 20 April 2008 27 Porto Benfica 2–0 (1–0) Lisandro López (7, 80)
149 30 August 2008 2 Benfica Porto 1–1 (0–1) Cardozo (56) Lucho González (p. 10)
150 8 February 2009 17 Porto Benfica 1–1 (0–1) Lucho González (p. 72) Yebda (45)
151 20 December 2009 14 Benfica Porto 1–0 (1–0) Saviola (23)
152 2 May 2010 29 Porto Benfica 3–1 (1–0) Bruno Alves (42), Farías (59), Belluschi (82) Luisão (56)
153 7 November 2010 10 Porto Benfica 5–0 (3–0) Varela (12), Falcao (25, 29), Hulk (p. 81, 90)
154 3 April 2011 25 Benfica Porto 1–2 (1–2) Saviola (p. 17) Roberto (o.g. 9), Hulk (p. 26)
155 23 September 2011 6 Porto Benfica 2–2 (1–0) Kléber (37), Otamendi (50) Cardozo (47), Gaitán (82)
156 2 March 2012 21 Benfica Porto 2–3 (1–1) Cardozo (42, 47) Hulk (7), James Rodríguez (64), Maicon (87)
157 13 January 2013 14 Benfica Porto 2–2 (2–2) Matić (10), Gaitán (17) Mangala (8), Jackson Martínez (15)
158 5 May 2013 28 Porto Benfica 2–1 (1–1) Kelvin (90), Maxi Pereira (o.g. 26) Lima (19)
159 12 January 2014 15 Benfica Porto 2–0 (1–0) Rodrigo (13), Garay (53)
160 10 May 2014 30 Porto Benfica 2–1 (2–1) Ricardo (4), Jackson Martínez (p. 39) Enzo Pérez (p. 26)

Head-to-head results[edit]

Benfica wins 54
Draws 43
Porto wins 63
Benfica goals 257
Porto goals 242
Total matches 160
Team Local wins Local draws Local losses
Benfica 42 24 14
Porto 49 19 12

Cup matches[edit]

The matches listed below are only Taça de Portugal 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.[10]

# Date R. Home team Away team Score Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 11 June 1939 SF (1st leg) Porto Benfica 6–1 (2–1) Carneiro (6), Costuras (16, 69), Pinga (46), Carlos Nunes (62, 81) Alexandre Brito (22)
2 18 June 1939 SF (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 6–0 (1–0) Espírito Santo (26, 65), Valadas (55, 71), Barbosa (60), Rogério (68)
3 18 May 1941 QF (1st leg) Porto Benfica 4–3 (2–1) Carlos Nunes (27), Costuras (16, 69), Pinga (38, 50), Pratas (68) Semilhas (39), Valadas (46), Rodrigues (p. 87)
4 25 May 1941 QF (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 2–0 (1–0) Rodrigues (42), Ferreira (84)
5 28 June 1953 F Benfica Porto 5–0 (3–0) Rogério (34), Arsénio (38, 68, 89), José Águas (39)
6 15 June 1958 F Porto Benfica 1–0 (1–0) Hernâni (52)
7 19 June 1959 F Benfica Porto 1–0 (1–0) Cavém (1)
8 25 March 1962 3 (1st leg) Porto Benfica 2–2 (0–1) Serafim (55), Veríssimo (85) António Mendes (3), Santana (51)
9 22 April 1962 3 (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 3–1 (0–1) Simões (28, 50), Eusébio (38) António Mendes (3), Serafim (4)
10 5 July 1964 F Benfica Porto 6–2 (3–1) Augusto (10, 12), Eusébio (p. 30), Simões (48), Serafim (71), Torres (82) Custódio Pinto (17), Batista (70)
11 27 September 1964 2 (1st leg) Benfica Porto 4–1 (2–1) Augusto (13), Eusébio (p. 15, 64), Torres (82) Valdir (40)
12 4 October 1964 2 (2nd leg) Porto Benfica 1–1 (2–1) Carlos Baptista (25) Eusébio (6)
13 2 June 1968 SF (1st leg) Benfica Porto 2–2 (1–1) Eusébio (11), Graça (56) Djalma (44, 61)
14 9 June 1968 SF (2nd leg) Porto Benfica 3–0 (0–0) Djalma (47, 70), Pavão (83)
15 9 March 1969 4 Benfica Porto 3–0 (2–0) Atraca (o.g. 6), Eusébio (9, p. 81)
16 30 April 1972 SF Benfica Porto 6–0 (1–0) Vítor Baptista (23, 72), Artur Jorge (46), Nené (49, 57), Valdemar (o.g. 70)
17 2 June 1974 SF Porto Benfica 0–3 (0–1) Nené (19, 59), Eusébio (66)
18 7 June 1980 F Benfica Porto 1–0 (1–0) César (36)
19 6 June 1981 F Benfica Porto 3–1 (1–1) Nené (31, 55, 85) Veloso (o.g. 9)
20 14 March 1982 QF Porto Benfica 0–1 (a.e.t.) Nené (93)
21 21 August 1983 F Porto Benfica 0–1 (0–1) Carlos Manuel (20)
22 10 June 1985 F Benfica Porto 3–1 (2–0) Adelino Nunes (14), Manniche (33, p. 47) Futre (p. 67)
23 12 February 1986 5 Benfica Porto 2–1 (0–0) Manniche (p. 55), Rui Águas (70) Futre (50)
24 10 June 1988 SF Porto Benfica 1–0 (0–0) Barros (86)
25 17 April 1991 QF Porto Benfica 2–1 (1–0) Domingos (45, 80) Rui Águas (30)
26 17 January 1993 6 Porto Benfica 1–1 (a.e.t.) Timofte (72) Mostovoi (88)
27 27 January 1993 6 (Replay) Benfica Porto 2–0 (0–0) Isaías (58), Yuran (p. 85)
28 30 April 1997 SF Benfica Porto 2–0 (2–0) Valdir (28), Edgar (32)
29 17 January 2001 6 Benfica Porto 1–1 (a.e.t.) Maniche (53) Marić (84)
30 23 January 2001 6 (Replay) Porto Benfica 4–0 (3–0) Alenichev (10, p. 67), Pena (28), Paredes (34)
31 16 May 2004 F Porto Benfica 1–2 (a.e.t.) Derlei (45) Fyssas (58), Simão Sabrosa (104)
32 2 February 2011 SF (1st leg) Porto Benfica 0–2 (0–2) Coentrão (6), Javi García (26)
33 20 April 2011 SF (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 1–3 (0–0) Cardozo (p. 80) Moutinho (64), Hulk (72), Falcao (74)
34 26 March 2014 SF (1st leg) Porto Benfica 1–0 (1–0) Jackson Martínez (6)
35 16 April 2014 SF (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 3–1 (1–0) Eduardo Salvio (17), Enzo Pérez (p. 58), André Gomes (80) Silvestre Varela (52)

Head-to-head results[edit]

Benfica wins 21
Draws 5
Porto wins 9
Benfica goals 74
Porto goals 41
Total matches 35
Team Local wins Local draws Local losses Other venue wins
Benfica 16 2 1 8
Porto 8 3 4 1

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.[11]

# Date R. Home team Away team Score Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 21 March 2010 F Porto Benfica 0–3 (0–2) Amorim (10), Carlos Martins (45), Cardozo (90)
2 20 March 2012 SF Benfica Porto 3–2 (2–2) Maxi Pereira (4), Nolito (42), Cardozo (77) Lucho González (8), Mangala (17)
3 27 April 2014 SF Porto Benfica 0–0 (p. 3–4) Quintero, Ghilas, Varela Siqueira, Jardel, Enzo Pérez, Ivan Cavaleiro

Head-to-head results[edit]

Benfica wins 2
Draws 1
Porto wins 0
Benfica goals 6
Porto goals 2
Total matches 3
Team Local wins Local draws Local losses Other venue wins
Benfica 1 0 0 1
Porto 0 1 0 0

Portuguese Super Cup matches[edit]

The matches listed below are only Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira 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.[12]

# Date R. Home team Away team Score Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 1 December 1981 1st leg Benfica Porto 2–0 (2–0) Nené (7, 29)
2 8 December 1981 2nd leg Porto Benfica 4–1 (1–0) Jacques (27, 65, 70), José Costa (79) Jorge Gomes (58)
3 8 December 1983 1st leg Porto Benfica 0–0 (0–0)
4 14 December 1983 2nd leg Benfica Porto 1–2 (1–1) Manniche (12) Frasco (20), Vermelhinho (64)
5 27 March 1985 1st leg Benfica Porto 1–0 (0–0) Manniche (56)
6 17 April 1985 2nd leg Porto Benfica 1–0 (0–0) Vermelhinho (87)
7 16 May 1985 Replay (1st leg) Porto Benfica 3–0 (2–0) Vermelhinho (5), Fernando Gomes (37, 88)
8 30 May 1985 Replay (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 0–1 (0–1) Futre (30)
9 20 November 1985 1st leg Benfica Porto 1–0 (1–0) Diamantino Miranda (38)
10 4 December 1985 2nd leg Porto Benfica 0–0 (0–0)
11 19 November 1986 1st leg Porto Benfica 1–1 (1–1) Fernando Gomes (32) Rui Pedro (2)
12 26 November 1986 2nd leg Benfica Porto 2–4 (0–1) Diamantino Miranda (67), Dito (88) Madjer (36), Futre (57, 70), Fernando Gomes (81)
13 18 December 1991 1st leg Benfica Porto 2–1 (1–0) Yuran (16), William (76) Magalhães (61)
14 29 January 1992 2nd leg Porto Benfica 1–0 (0–0) Timofte (67)
15 9 September 1992 Replay Benfica Porto 1–1 (a.e.t. p. 3–4) Isaías (72) João Pinto (84)
16 11 August 1993 1st leg Benfica Porto 1–0 (0–0) Rui Águas (84)
17 15 August 1993 2nd leg Porto Benfica 1–0 (0–0) Vinha (84)
18 17 August 1994 Replay Benfica Porto 2–2 (a.e.t. p. 3–4) Tavares (89), César Brito (118) Domingos (85), Secretário (95)
19 24 August 1994 1st leg Benfica Porto 1–1 (0–0) Paneira (75) Rui Filipe (72)
20 21 September 1994 2nd leg Porto Benfica 0–0 (0–0)
21 20 June 1995 Replay Porto Benfica 1–0 (0–0) Domingos (51)
22 18 August 1996 1st leg Porto Benfica 1–0 (1–0) Domingos (42)
23 18 September 1996 2nd leg Benfica Porto 0–5 (0–2) Edmilson (3), Artur (43), Jorge Costa (46), Wetl (56), Drulović (85)
24 20 August 2004 F Benfica Porto 0–1 (0–0) Quaresma (55)
25 7 August 2010 F Benfica Porto 0–2 (0–1) Rolando (3), Falcao (67)

Head-to-head results[edit]

Benfica wins 5
Draws 7
Porto wins 13
Benfica goals 16
Porto goals 33
Total matches 25
Team Local wins Local draws Local losses Other venue wins
Benfica 5 1 4 0
Porto 6 4 0 3

Championship of Portugal matches[edit]

The matches listed below are only Campeonato de Portugal matches. The Campeonato de Portugal was created in 1922 and was the primary tournament in Portugal, where all teams competed from around the country. In 1938, the Campeonato de Portugal became what is now known as the Taça de Portugal. The 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.[13]

# Date R. Home team Away team Score Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 28 June 1931 F Benfica Porto 3–0 (2–0) Vítor Silva (37, 65), Dinis (44)
2 19 June 1932 SF (1st leg) Benfica Porto 1–2 (0–1) Pedro Silva (57) Mesquita (43), Mota (49)
3 26 June 1932 SF (2nd leg) Porto Benfica 3–0 (2–0) Mota (30), Pinga (44), Mesquita (60)
4 28 May 1933 QF (1st leg) Porto Benfica 8–0 (3–0) Mota (7, 29, 85), Mesquita (20, 65, 85), Carneiro (57), Carlos Nunes (80)
5 11 June 1933 QF (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 4–2 (3–2) Dinis (30), Policarpo (31), Xavier (38), Pinho (55) Jerónimo Pereira (3), Pinga (44)
6 29 May 1938 QF (1st leg) Porto Benfica 4–2 (3–2) Pinga (17), Carlos Nunes (20), Costuras (40, 51) Rogério (18), Espírito Santo (21)
7 5 June 1938 QF (2nd leg) Benfica Porto 7–0 (5–0) Valadas (4), Domingos Lopes (17), Xavier (22, 28), Espírito Santo (25, 50, 55)

Head-to-head results[edit]

Benfica wins 3
Draws 0
Porto wins 4
Benfica goals 17
Porto goals 19
Total matches 7
Team Local wins Local draws Local losses Other venue wins
Benfica 2 0 1 1
Porto 3 0 0 1

Reserve team matches[edit]

Both Benfica's reserve side Benfica B and Porto's reserve side Porto 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.

As of 19 April 2014[14]
# Date R. Home team Away team Score Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 23 December 2012 19 Porto B Benfica B 2–2 (2–2) Dellatorre (12), Fábio Martins (15) Dellatorre (o.g. 22), Pimenta (35)
2 8 May 2013 40 Benfica B Porto B 1–1 (0–0) Rosado (47) Edú (69)
3 1 December 2013 18 Benfica B Porto B 3–1 (1–0) Steven Vitória (43), Lolo (60), Hélder Costa (75) André Silva (86)
4 19 April 2014 39 Porto B Benfica B 4–1 (4–1) Leandro Silva (30), Tozé (33, p. 45+2), Pedro Moreira (43) Lolo (40)

Head-to-head results[edit]

Benfica B wins 1
Draws 2
Porto B wins 1
Benfica B goals 7
Porto B goals 8
Total matches 4
Team Local wins Local draws Local losses
Benfica B 1 1 0
Porto B 1 1 0

All-time head-to-head results[edit]

As of 10 May 2014[15]

This section does not include results between reserve teams and exhibition games.

Benfica wins 85
Draws 56
Porto wins 89
Benfica goals 370
Porto goals 337
Total matches 230
Team Home wins Home draws Home losses Wins on neutral ground
Benfica 65 27 20 3
Porto 65 27 16 3

Statistics[edit]

As of 20 February 2013, 18:44 UTC
  • Biggest Benfica home win: Benfica 12–2 Porto (7 February 1943)[16]
  • Biggest Benfica away win: Porto 2–8 Benfica (28 May 1952, in the inauguration of Porto's Estádio das Antas)
  • Most consecutive Benfica wins: 4 (12 November 1971 – 5 November 1972)[17]
  • Longest undefeated Benfica run: 7 (24 January 1982 – 8 December 1983)[17]
  • Most consecutive Benfica losses: 4 (10 February 2002 – 21 September 2003)[17]
  • Most consecutive matches without Benfica winning: 9 (31 January 1988 – 17 April 1991)[17]
  • Biggest Porto home win: Porto 8–0 Benfica (28 May 1933)[18]
  • Biggest Porto away win: Benfica 0–5 Porto (18 September 1996)[19]
  • Most consecutive Porto wins: 4 (10 February 2002 – 21 September 2003)[20]
  • Longest undefeated Porto run: 9 (31 January 1988 – 17 April 1991)[20]
  • Most consecutive Porto losses: 4 (12 September 1971 – 5 November 1972)[20]
  • Most consecutive matches without Porto winning: 7 (24 January 1982 – 8 December 1983)[20]
  • Most common result: 1–1 (14 times)[17]

Players who played for both clubs[edit]

Honours[edit]

These are the major football honours of FC Porto and SL Benfica.

International Competition FC Porto SL Benfica
European Champion Clubs' Cup / UEFA Champions League 2 2
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 2
UEFA Super Cup 1
Intercontinental Cup 2
National Competition FC Porto SL Benfica
Portuguese League 27 33
Championship of Portugal / Portuguese Cup 20 28
Portuguese League Cup 5
Portuguese SuperCup 20 5
Total 74 73

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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