S.L. Benfica in European football

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S.L. Benfica in European football
Club S.L. Benfica
First entry 1957–58 European Cup
Last entry 2014–15 UEFA Champions League
Titles
Champions League 2 (1961, 1962)

Sport Lisboa e Benfica is the second most successful Portuguese football team in UEFA competitions with two titles, with the current highest European ranking for a Portuguese team in the beginning 2014–15 season.

Benfica is the only Portuguese team to have won two European Cup/UEFA Champions League consecutively (in 1961 and 1962). In addition, they were runners-up at the European Cup (in 1963, 1965, 1968, 1988 and 1990) and at the UEFA Cup/Europa League (in 1983, 2013 and 2014). Benfica is the Portuguese team with the most UEFA finals played (10), which ranks seventh all-time among UEFA clubs.[1] Furthermore, Benfica have the most European Cup finals played (7), with three consecutive finals, and the most Europa League finals played (3), with two consecutive finals.

These are the matches of Benfica in European football:

European Cup/UEFA Champions League[edit]

UEFA Champions League match
Season Round Opposition Score
1957–58 Preliminary Round Spain Sevilla 1–3 (A)
0–0 (H)
1960–61 Preliminary Round Scotland Hearts 2–1 (A)
3–0 (H)
First Round Hungary Újpest Dózsa 6–2 (H)
1–2 (A)
Quarter-Final Denmark AGF Aarhus 4–1 (A)
3–1 (H)
Semi-Final Austria Rapid Wien 3–0 (H)
1–1 (A)
Final Spain Barcelona 3–2 (N)
1961–62 First Round Austria Austria Wien 1–1 (A)
5–1 (H)
Quarter-Final West Germany Nuremberg 1–3 (A)
6–0 (H)
Semi-Final England Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 (H)
1–2 (A)
Final Spain Real Madrid 5–3 (N)
1962–63 First Round Sweden IFK Norrköping 1–1 (A)
5–1 (H)
Quarter-Final Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 2–1 (H)
0–0 (A)
Semi Final Netherlands Feyenoord 0–0 (A)
3–1 (H)
Final Italy Milan 1–2 (N)
1963–64 Preliminary Round Northern Ireland Lisburn Distillery 3–3 (A)
5–0 (H)
First Round West Germany Borussia Dortmund 2–1 (H)
0–5 (A)
1964–65 Preliminary Round Luxembourg Aris Bonnevoie 5–1 (A)
5–1 (H)
First Round Switzerland La Chaux-de-Fonds 1–1 (A)
5–0 (H)
Quarter-Final Spain Real Madrid 5–1 (H)
1–2 (A)
Semi-Final Hungary Győri ETO 1–0 (A)
4–0 (H)
Final Italy Internazionale 0–1 (A)
1965–66 Preliminary Round Luxembourg Stade Dudelange 8–0 (A)
10–0 (H)
First Round Bulgaria Levski Sofia 2–2 (A)
3–2 (H)
Quarter-Final England Manchester United 2–3 (A)
1–5 (H)[2]
1967–68 First Round Northern Ireland Glentoran 1–1 (A)
0–0 (H)[3]
Second Round France Saint-Étienne 2–0 (H)
0–1 (A)
Quarter-Final Hungary Vasas 0–0 (A)
3–0 (H)
Semi-Final Italy Juventus 2–0 (H)
1–0 (A)
Final England Manchester United 1–4 (N)[4]
1968–69 First Round Iceland Valur Reykjavík 0–0 (A)
8–1 (H)
Second Round
Bye
Quarter-Final Netherlands Ajax 3–1 (A)
1–3 (H)[5]
1969–70 First Round Denmark KB 2–0 (H)
3–2 (A)
Second Round Scotland Celtic 0–3 (A)
3–0 (H)[6]
1971–72 First Round Austria Wacker Innsbruck 4–0 (H)
3–1 (A)
Second Round Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 2–1 (H)
0–0 (A)
Quarter-Final Netherlands Feyenoord 0–1 (A)
5–1 (H)
Semi-Final Netherlands Ajax 0–1 (A)
0–0 (H)
1972–73 First Round Sweden Malmö FF 0–1 (A)
4–1 (H)
Second Round England Derby County 0–3 (A)
0–0 (H)
1973–74 First Round Greece Olympiacos 1–0 (H)
1–0 (A)
Second Round Hungary Újpest Dózsa 1–1 (H)
0–2 (A)
1975–76 First Round Turkey Fenerbahçe 7–0 (H)
0–1 (A)
Second Round Hungary Újpest Dózsa 5–2 (H)
1–3 (A)
Quarter-Final West Germany Bayern Munich 0–0 (H)
1–5 (A)
1976–77 First Round East Germany Dynamo Dresden 0–2 (A)
0–0 (H)
1977–78 First Round Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow 0–0 (H)
0–0 (A)[7]
Second Round Denmark B 1903 1–0 (H)
1–0 (A)
Quarter-Final England Liverpool 1–2 (H)[2]
1–4 (A)
1981–82 First Round Cyprus Omonia 3–0 (H)
1–0 (A)
Second Round West Germany Bayern Munich 0–0 (H)
1–4 (A)
1983–84 First Round Northern Ireland Linfield 3–0 (H)
3–2 (A)
Second Round Greece Olympiacos 0–1 (A)
3–0 (H)
Quarter-Final England Liverpool 0–1 (A)
1–4 (H)[2]
1984–85 First Round Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 2–3 (A)
2–0 (H)
Second Round England Liverpool 1–3 (A)
1–0 (H)
1987–88 First Round Albania Partizani Tirana 4–0 (H)[8]
Second Round Denmark AGF Aarhus 0–0 (A)
1–0 (H)
Quarter-Final Belgium Anderlecht 2–0 (H)
0–1 (A)
Semi-Final Romania Steaua Bucureşti 0–0 (A)
2–0 (H)
Final Netherlands PSV 0–0 (N)[9]
1989–90 First Round Republic of Ireland Derry City 2–1 (A)
4–0 (H)
Second Round Hungary Budapest Honvéd 2–0 (A)
7–0 (H)
Quarter-Final Soviet Union Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1–0 (H)
3–0 (A)
Semi-Final France Marseille 1–2 (A)
1–0 (H)[3]
Final Italy Milan 0–1 (N)
1991–92 First Round Malta Hamrun Spartans 6–0 (A)
4–0 (H)
Second Round England Arsenal 1–1 (H)
3–1 (A)[10]
Group B Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 0–1 (A)
5–0 (H)
Spain Barcelona 0–0 (H)
1–2 (A)
Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 1–1 (H)
1–1 (A)
1994–95 Group C Croatia Hajduk Split 0–0 (A)
2–1 (H)
Belgium Anderlecht 3–1 (H)
1–1 (A)
Romania Steaua Bucureşti 2–1 (H)
1–1 (A)
Quarter-Final Italy Milan 0–2 (A)
0–0 (H)
1998–99 Second Qualifying Round Israel Beitar Jerusalem 6–0 (H)
2–4 (A)
Group F Germany Kaiserslautern 0–1 (A)
2–1 (H)
Netherlands PSV 2–1 (H)
2–2 (A)
Finland HJK Helsinki 0–2 (A)
2–2 (H)
2003–04 Third Qualifying Round Italy Lazio 1–3 (A)
0–1 (H)[2]
2004–05 Third Qualifying Round Belgium Anderlecht 1–0 (H)
0–3 (A)
2005–06 Group D France Lille 1–0 (H)
0–0 (A)
England Manchester United 1–2 (A)
2–1 (H)
Spain Villarreal 1–1 (A)
0–1 (H)[2]
Round of 16 England Liverpool 1–0 (H)
2–0 (A)
Quarter-Final Spain Barcelona 0–0 (H)
0–2 (A)
2006–07 Third Qualifying Round Austria Austria Wien 1–1 (A)
3–0 (H)
Group F Denmark Copenhagen 0–0 (A)
3–1 (H)
England Manchester United 0–1 (H)[2]
1–3 (A)
Scotland Celtic 0–3 (A)
3–0 (H)
2007–08 Third Qualifying Round Denmark Copenhagen 2–1 (H)
1–0 (A)
Group D Italy Milan 1–2 (A)
1–1 (H)
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–1 (H)[2]
2–1 (A)
Scotland Celtic 1–0 (H)
0–1 (A)
2010–11 Group B Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 2–0 (H)
0–3 (A)
Germany Schalke 04 0–2 (A)
1–2 (H)
France Lyon 0–2 (A)
4–3 (H)
2011–12 Third Qualifying Round Turkey Trabzonspor 2–0 (H)
1–1 (A)
Play-off Round Netherlands FC Twente 2–2 (A)
3–1 (H)
Group C England Manchester United 1–1 (H)
2–2 (A)
Romania Oțelul Galați 1–0 (A)
1–0 (H)
Switzerland Basel 2–0 (A)
1–1 (H)
Round of 16 Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 2–3 (A)
2–0 (H)
Quarter-Final England Chelsea 0–1 (H)
1–2 (A)
2012–13 Group G Scotland Celtic 0–0 (A)
2–1 (H)
Spain Barcelona 0–2 (H)
0–0 (A)
Russia Spartak Moscow 1–2 (A)
2–0 (H)
2013–14 Group C France Paris Saint-Germain 0–3 (A)
2–1 (H)
Greece Olympiakos 1–1 (H)
0–1 (A)
Belgium Anderlecht 2–0 (H)
3–2 (A)
2014–15 Group C Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 0–2 (H)
– (A)
Germany Bayer Leverkusen – (A)
– (H)
France Monaco – (A)
– (H)

European Cup Winners' Cup/UEFA Cup Winners' Cup[edit]

Season Round Opposition Score
1970–71 First Round Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Olimpija Ljubljana 1–1 (A)
8–1 (H)
Second Round East Germany Vorwärts Berlin 2–0 (H)
0–2 (A)[11]
1974–75 First Round Denmark Vanløse 4–0 (H)
4–1 (A)
Second Round East Germany Carl Zeiss Jena 1–1 (A)
0–0 (H)[3]
Quarter-Final Netherlands PSV 0–0 (A)
1–2 (H)[2]
1980–81 Preliminary Round Turkey Altay 0–0 (A)
4–0 (H)
First Round Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb 0–0 (A)
2–0 (H)
Second Round Sweden Malmö FF 0–1 (A)
2–0 (H)
Quarter-Final West Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf 2–2 (A)
1–0 (H)
Semi-Final East Germany Carl Zeiss Jena 0–2 (A)
1–0 (H)
1985–86 First Round England Manchester United Bye[12]
Second Round Italy Sampdoria 2–0 (H)
0–1 (A)
Quarter-Final Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 0–1 (A)
2–1 (H)[13]
1986–87 First Round Norway Lillestrøm 2–0 (H)
2–1 (A)
Second Round France Bordeaux 1–1 (H)
0–1 (A)
1993–94 First Round Poland GKS Katowice 1–0 (H)
1–1 (A)
Second Round Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 3–1 (H)
3–1 (A)
Quarter-Final Germany Bayer Leverkusen 1–1 (H)
4–4 (A)[3]
Semi-Final Italy Parma 2–1 (H)
0–1 (A)[13]
1996–97 First Round Poland Ruch Chorzów 5–1 (H)
0–0 (A)
Second Round Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 1–0 (H)
3–2 (A)
Quarter-Final Italy Fiorentina 0–2 (H)[2]
1–0 (A)

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup/UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League[edit]

2012–13 UEFA Europa League quarter-final
Season Round Opposition Score
1966–67 First Round
Bye
Second Round Bulgaria Spartak Plovdiv 1–1 (A)
3–0 (H)
Third Round East Germany Lokomotive Leipzig 1–3 (A)
2–1 (H)
1978–79 First Round France Nantes 2–0 (A)
0–0 (H)
Second Round West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–0 (H)
0–2 (A)
1979–80 First Round Greece Aris Thessaloniki 1–3 (A)
2–1 (H)
1982–83 First Round Spain Real Betis 2–1 (H)
2–1 (A)
Second Round Belgium Lokeren 2–0 (H)
2–1 (A)
Third Round Switzerland Zürich 1–1 (A)
4–0 (H)
Quarter-Final Italy Roma 2–1 (A)
1–1 (H)
Semi-Final Romania Universitatea Craiova 0–0 (A)
1–1 (H)[3]
Final Belgium Anderlecht 0–1 (A)
1–1 (H)
1988–89 First Round France Montpellier 3–0 (A)
3–1 (H)
Second Round Belgium Liège 1–2 (A)
1–1 (H)
1990–91 First Round Italy Roma 0–1 (A)
0–1 (H)[2]
1992–93 First Round Slovenia NK Izola 3–0 (H)
5–0 (A)
Second Round Hungary Vác-Újbuda 5–1 (H)
1–0 (A)
Third Round Russia Dynamo Moscow 2–2 (A)
2–0 (H)
Quarter-Final Italy Juventus 2–1 (H)
0–3 (A)
1995–96 First Round Belgium Lierse 3–1 (A)
2–1 (H)
Second Round Netherlands Roda JC 1–0 (H)
2–2 (A)
Third Round Germany Bayern Munich 1–4 (A)
1–3 (H)[2]
1997–98 First Round France Bastia 0–1 (A)
0–0 (H)
1999–00 First Round Romania Dinamo Bucureşti 0–1 (H)[2]
2–0 (A)
Second Round Greece PAOK 2–1 (A)
1–2 (H)[2][7]
Third Round Spain Celta Vigo 0–7 (A)
1–1 (H)
2000–01 First Round Sweden Halmstad 1–2 (A)
2–2 (H)
2003–04 First Round Belgium Louviéroise 1–1 (A)
1–0 (H)
Second Round Norway Molde 3–1 (H)
2–1 (A)
Third Round Norway Rosenborg 1–0 (H)
1–2 (A)[3]
Fourth Round Italy Internazionale 0–0 (H)
3–4 (A)
2004–05 First Round Slovakia Dukla Banská Bystrica 3–0 (A)
2–0 (H)
Group G Netherlands Heerenveen 4–2 (H)
Germany Stuttgart 0–3 (A)
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 2–0 (H)
Belgium Beveren 3–0 (A)
Round of 32 Russia CSKA Moscow 0–2 (A)
1–1 (H)
2006–07 Round of 32 Romania Dinamo Bucureşti 1–0 (H)
2–1 (A)
Round of 16 France Paris Saint-Germain 1–2 (A)
3–1 (H)
Quarter-Final Spain Espanyol 2–3 (A)
0–0 (H)
2007–08 Round of 32 Germany Nuremberg 1–0 (H)
2–2 (A)
Round of 16 Spain Getafe 1–2 (H)[2]
0–1 (A)
2008–09 First Round Italy Napoli 2–3 (A)
2–0 (H)
Group B Germany Hertha BSC 1–1 (A)
Turkey Galatasaray 0–2 (H)[2]
Greece Olympiacos 1–5 (A)
Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 0–1 (H)[2]
2009–10 Play-off Round Ukraine Vorskla Poltava 4–0 (H)
1–2 (A)
Group I Belarus BATE Borisov 2–0 (H)
2–1 (A)
Greece AEK Athens 0–1 (A)
2–1 (H)
England Everton 5–0 (H)
2–0 (A)
Round of 32 Germany Hertha BSC 1–1 (A)
4–0 (H)
Round of 16 France Marseille 1–1 (H)
2–1 (A)
Quarter-Final England Liverpool 2–1 (H)
1–4 (A)
2010–11 Round of 32 Germany Stuttgart 2–1 (H)
2–0 (A)
Round of 16 France Paris Saint-Germain 2–1 (H)
1–1 (A)
Quarter-final Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 4–1 (H)
2–2 (A)
Semi-Final Portugal Braga 2–1 (H)
0–1 (A)[13]
2012–13 Round of 32 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 1–0 (A)
2–1 (H)
Round of 16 France Bordeaux 1–0 (H)
3–2 (A)
Quarter-final England Newcastle United 3–1 (H)
1–1 (A)
Semi-final Turkey Fenerbahçe 0–1 (A)
3–1 (H)
Final England Chelsea 1–2 (N)
2013–14 Round of 32 Greece PAOK 1–0 (A)
3–0 (H)
Round of 16 England Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 (A)
2–2 (H)
Quarter-final Netherlands AZ 1–0 (A)
2–0 (H)
Semi-final Italy Juventus 2–1 (H)
0–0 (A)
Final Spain Sevilla 0–0 (N)[14]

Finals[edit]

2013 UEFA Europa League final
Year Competition Opposing Team Score Venue
1961 European Cup Spain Barcelona 3–2 Switzerland Wankdorf Stadium, Bern
1962 European Cup Spain Real Madrid 5–3 Netherlands Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
1963 European Cup Italy Milan 1–2 England Wembley Stadium, London
1965 European Cup Italy Internazionale 0–1 Italy San Siro, Milan
1968 European Cup England Manchester United 1–4 (a.e.t.) England Wembley Stadium, London
1983 UEFA Cup Belgium Anderlecht 1–2 Two-legged
1988 European Cup Netherlands PSV 0–0 (a.e.t.) (5–6 p.s.) West Germany Neckarstadion, Stuttgart
1990 European Cup Italy Milan 0–1 Austria Praterstadion, Vienna
2013 UEFA Europa League England Chelsea 1–2 Netherlands Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam
2014 UEFA Europa League Spain Sevilla 0–0 (a.e.t.) (2–4 p.s.) Italy Juventus Stadium, Torino

Won semi-finals[edit]

Year Competition Opposing Team Score Final venue Other Semi-finalists
1961 European Cup Austria Rapid Wien 4–1 Switzerland Wankdorf Stadium Spain Barcelona
Germany Hamburg
1962 European Cup England Tottenham Hotspur 4–3 Netherlands Olympisch Stadion Spain Real Madrid
Belgium Standard Liège
1963 European Cup Netherlands Feyenoord 3–1 England Wembley Stadium Italy Milan
Scotland Dundee
1965 European Cup Hungary Vasas ETO Györ 5–0 Italy San Siro Italy Internazionale
England Liverpool
1968 European Cup Italy Juventus 3–0 England Wembley Stadium England Manchester United
Spain Real Madrid
1983 UEFA Cup Romania Universitatea Craiova 1–1 (a) two-legged Belgium Anderlecht
Czechoslovakia Bohemians CKD Praha
1988 European Cup Romania Steaua 2–0 Germany Neckarstadion Netherlands PSV
Spain Real Madrid
1990 European Cup France Olympique de Marseille 2–2 (a) Austria Praterstadion Italy Milan
West Germany Bayern Munich
2013 UEFA Europa League Turkey Fenerbahçe 3–2 Netherlands Amsterdam Arena England Chelsea
Switzerland Basel
2014 UEFA Europa League Italy Juventus 2–1 Italy Juventus Stadium Spain Valencia
Spain Sevilla

Lost semi-finals[edit]

Year Competition Opposing Team Score Final venue Other Semi-finalists
1972 European Cup Netherlands Ajax 0–1 Netherlands Feijenoord Stadion Italy Internazionale
Scotland Celtic
1981 Cup Winners' Cup East Germany Carl Zeiss Jena 1–2 West Germany Rheinstadion Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi
Netherlands Feyenoord
1994 Cup Winners' Cup Italy Parma 2–2 (a) Denmark Idraetsparken England Arsenal
France Paris Saint-Germain
2011 UEFA Europa League Portugal Braga 2–2 (a) Republic of Ireland Aviva Stadium Portugal Porto
Spain Villarreal

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Considering only the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Europa League finals as seasonal tournaments, Benfica is ranked in European football in terms of finals played in UEFA competitions after, in chronological order, Real Madrid (16: 13 UCL, 2 UCWC and 2 UEL), AC Milan (14: 11 UCL and 3 UCWC), Juventus (12: 7 UCL, 1 UCWC and 4 UEL), Bayern (12: 10 UCL, 1 UCWC and 1 UEL) and Liverpool (11: 7 UCL, 1 UCWC and 3 UEL).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Lost at home
  3. ^ a b c d e f Won on the away goals rule
  4. ^ Tied 1–1 after regular time. Lost after extra time
  5. ^ Lost play-off 3–0 in Paris
  6. ^ Lost on coin toss
  7. ^ a b Won 4–1 on penalties
  8. ^ Partizani expelled from competition
  9. ^ Lost 6–5 on penalties
  10. ^ Won after extra time
  11. ^ Lost 5–3 on penalties
  12. ^ English teams were banned due to the Heysel Stadium Disaster
  13. ^ a b c Lost on the away goals rule
  14. ^ Lost 4–2 on penalties