"Goodison Park holds such a special place in Eusébio’s heart that he readily describes it as his favourite stadium.
Nothing he saw there last night will have dampened his ardour as Benfica wrote an unwanted entry in Merseyside football history.
In inflicting defeat on Everton, the Portuguese club he represented with such grace became the first team to beat Everton and Liverpool on their own grounds in European competition, a notable achievement that was a fitting reward for an outstanding display.
Eusébio’s exploits at Goodison during the 1966 World Cup had prompted Everton to make a pre-pitch presentation to the man still revered in football as the “Black Pearl”. That gesture was a noble one but it seemed to fire up their opponents, for whom Eusébio is not only a club legend, but also a source of inspiration."
"I think tonight we should take the positives out of the first half, we really put them under the cosh but they showed their class and really they are a Champions League side so I think we can hold our heads up high and say we have given it a go."
PS: Bem passadinho os Bifes, vieram no ponto!!
E PLURIBUS UNUM