Benfica first won the Champions League (then the European Cup) in 1961, becoming, in the process the first team to break the early monopoly of Real Madrid in the competition. In 1961 they defeated Barcelona in the final and retained the Trophy a year later, this time beating Real themselves, by five goals to three, with their greatest ever player, Eusebio, scoring twice.
Sadly for them, they have not managed to win the Trophy since then, but have been Runners Up five times, the last time being in 1990.
|Stadium:||Estadio da Luz|
|Last Season:||Group stages|
Benfica finished rock bottom of Group C this season with just the one win.
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|16th Sep 14||Benfica||0 - 2||Zenit St Petersburg|
|1st Oct 14||Bayer Leverkusen||3 - 1||Benfica|
|22nd Oct 14||Monaco||0 - 0||Benfica|
|4th Nov 14||Benfica||1 - 0||Monaco|
|26th Nov 14||Zenit St Petersburg||1 - 0||Benfica|
|9th Dec 14||Benfica||0 - 0||Bayer Leverkusen|