Benfica and Inter repeated the final under Guttmann’s curse

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Benfica and Inter They will meet in the quarterfinals of the 2022-23 Champions League and coincidentally, the two historic players starred in the final of the said tournament, where the black and blue team won.

On May 27, 1965 the Inter, defending the title, leaving the Champions League (then European Cup) without Benfica, which they beat 1-0 at San Siro. The author of the goal, Jai da Costa. In that way Interthe only Spanish Ballon d’Or, Luis Suarezalong with other legends such as Sandro Mazola either Giacinto Facchettiunder the orders of Helenio Herrera. Within Benfica, Eusebiolegend of legends.

He Inter there are 3 Champions in their showcases (1964, 1964, 2010). He Benfica, 2 (1961, 1962). The Lisbon team’s final defeat against the Negriazules was the second defeat since the famous curse of bella guttmann (coach who said, in 1962, that without him the Benfica he will never be European champion again. And so it happened.

Inter and Benfica they only met on one other occasion, in the 2003-04 UEFA Cup round of 16. when at Da Luz it was 0-0 in the first leg and at San Siro, 4-3 for Inter in the second leg. The Milanese were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Marseilleswho lost in the final against Rafael Benitez’s Valencia.

Source: La Verdad

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