• Short Summary

    BENFICA OF PORTUGAL BEAT JUVENTUS OF ITALY 2-0 IN THEIR EUROPEAN CUP SEMI-FINAL FIRST LEG MATCH IN LISBON LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    BENFICA OF PORTUGAL BEAT JUVENTUS OF ITALY 2-0 IN THEIR EUROPEAN CUP SEMI-FINAL FIRST LEG MATCH IN LISBON LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY). A CROWD OF 50,000 SAW TORRES OPEN THE SCORING IN THE 63RD MINUTE, AND EUSEBIO KICK THE SECOND GOAL SIX MINUTES LATER.

    JUVENTUS MADE NO EFFORT TO SCORE IN THE FIRST HALF AS THE ENTIRE TEAM FELL BACK TO BLOCK BENFICA'S WAY TO GOAL. ANZOLIN MADE SEVERAL SUPERB SAVES AND CENTRE-HALF CASTANO WAS A TOWER OF STRENGTH. BUT THEN THE PORTUGUESE CENTRE-FORWARD TORRES LEAPT HIGH TO HEAD HOME A PERFECT CENTRE FROM LEFT-WINGER SIMOES.

    SIX MINUTES LATER PORTUGAL'S WORLD CUP HERO, EUSEBIO, HIT A BRILLIANT GOAL. EUSEBIO, WHO HAD BEEN LIMPING FOR MUCH OF THE MATCH, RECEIVED A BALL ON THE EDGE OF THE PENALTY AREA, DRIBBLED AROUND A FULL-BACK, THEN SENT GOALKEEPER ANZOLIN IN THE WRONG DIRECTION BEFORE PRODDING THE BALL INTO THE NET.

    NOT UNTIL THEY WERE TWO GOALS DOWN DID THE ITALIANS COME OUT OF THEIR SHELL AND THEY NEVER LOOKED LIKE PIERCING A PORTUGUESE DEFENCE IN WHICH BACKS ADOLFO AND JACINTO WERE OUTSTANDING. THE SECOND LEG WILL BE PLAYED IN ITALY.

    THE WINNERS ON AGGREGATE WILL MEET EITHER MANCHESTER UNITED, OF ENGLAND, OR REAL MADRID, OF SPAIN, IN THE FINAL AT WEMBLEY STADIUM, IN LONDON, ON THE 29TH OF THIS MONTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5RCKH2DHYAUPPPUS5PLY6A4S9
    Media URN:
    VLVA5RCKH2DHYAUPPPUS5PLY6A4S9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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