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Benfica's tribute to Sven-Goran Eriksson Stadium

Benfica's tribute to Sven-Goran Eriksson Stadium


Sven-Goran Eriksson, the coach who led Benfica for five seasons (1982/83, 1983/84 and from 1989/90 to 1991/92), was honored on Thursday 11 April in Luz Stadiumduring and before Benfica – Marseille, in reference to the first leg of the quarter-finals European League. Watch – or review – the tribute here.

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10:11 pm | Manish gets emotional when talking about Sven-Goran Eriksson. “It was such a beautiful day. I feel so happy! Speechless!”

10:10 pm | Álvaro Magalhães sees the tribute to Sven-Goran Eriksson as a “unique moment”. “He was a coach who revolutionized Portuguese football. The Benfica family paid him a beautiful tribute.”

10 pm | End of the match between Benfica and Marseille.

9:05 pm | The beginning of the second half of the match between Benfica and Marseille.

9:03 pm | Sven-Goran Eriksson leaves the field surrounded by his former players to huge applause!

9:02 pm | The giant screens in the cathedral show pictures of Benfica led by Sven-Goran Eriksson!

9:02 pm | You hear: “I love Benfica!”

9:01 pm | President Rui Costa, accompanied by Toni and Humberto Coelho, enter the stadium and hug Sven-Goran Eriksson! The President presents the Cosme Damião Award – a tribute to the Swedish coach.

8:59 pm | An emotional Sven-Goran Eriksson said: “It's so beautiful! Good luck to Rui Costa and all Benfica fans! Thank you to all Benfica fans! Thank you all very much!”

8:59 PM | You hear: “Glorious, SLB! Glorious, SLB!”

Erickson tribute

8:58 pm | Former players on the field, making a pass and a guard of honor for Sven-Goran Eriksson, who enters the field and receives a standing ovation!

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8:51 pm | On the presidential podium, Sven-Goran Eriksson sees the trophies from his five achievements with Benfica: three national championships, the Portuguese Cup and the Super Cup.

8:50 pm | Another unforgettable moment will begin in honor of Sven-Göran Eriksson: now in the cathedral garden.

Erickson tribute

8:49 pm | End of the first half in Benfica – Marseille.

8:05 pm | Sven-Goran Eriksson is watching the match with enthusiasm and excitement.

8 pm | Benfica's match against Marseille begins, in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals. Sven-Goran Eriksson on the presidential podium, with President Rui Costa.

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7:55 pm | Benfica fans greeted Sven-Goran Eriksson as he arrived at the presidential podium.

7:48 pm | Humberto Coelho, one of the outstanding athletes in the history of Glorioso, confirms: “He was an extraordinary coach, an extraordinary person and man, and a friend. With him we achieved extraordinary goals. He always managed this team well, and the results. today. “All the players, and he has the coach's badge… It's an extraordinary feeling.”

7:46 pm | Toni, former assistant coach to Sven-Goran Eriksson, is happy with his moments. “The hours go by very quickly and are very intense, with a lot of emotion. Eriksson leaves a legacy for the players and fans of Benfica. He represents the history of Benfica and Portuguese football. Former players have surprised him. It is a joy for all of us.” “.

7:43 pm | Sven-Goran Eriksson does not hide his feelings on the presidential podium: “It's very nice, thank you very much Benfica! I've been with the former players. I'm very emotional, and I never expected to feel what I felt. Let's support Benfica. I hope Benfica can achieve it.” Positive result. I have never forgotten Benfica. Benfica is a huge team! They are big in Europe and in the world. There are a lot of memories. All the fans want Benfica to win, I came to support Benfica! “

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7:41 pm | Many former players, led by Sven-Goran Eriksson, participate in honoring the coach, repeating many of the moments they lived before the matches in the stages of the teams led by the Swedish coach.