Benfica wins Portuguese Cup 1-0 over Rio Ave
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica rebounded from losing the Europa league final by winning the Portuguese Cup with a 1-0 victory over Rio Ave on Sunday.
Midfielder Nicolas Gaitan’s scored the winner at the National Stadium in Lisbon in the 20th minute with a right-footed strike.
The two clubs also met in the Portuguese League Cup final, which Benfica won 2-0 earlier this month.
Benfica added the cup title to its 25th Portuguese league title and the league cup title.
Benfica lost the Europa League final to Sevilla on Wednesday in a penalty shootout.