Benfica seem cursed again in Europa League final loss to Sevilla

Thursday May 15th, 2014
Benfica had several chances to win against Sevilla, but squandered their opportunities.
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It's 32 years since Guttmann died in Vienna, aged 82. In 1990, the great Benfica forward Eusebio prayed at his tomb for forgiveness. Eusebio died in January and, a month later, so too did Mario Coluna, the other legend of that Benfica side of 1962. Yet still the curse goes on. Still Benfica suffer.

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