Snapshot Of The Day: Spectacular Scenes As 500,000 Benfica Fans Swarm Into Lisbon To Celebrate Title Victory

Chris Wright

22nd, April 2014

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By Chris Wright

There were truly spectacular scenes in Lisbon last night as a reported 500,000 jubilant Benfica fans swarmed onto the Marques de Pombal roundabout in the middle of the city to celebrate their beloved team’s first Portuguese title win since 2010…

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Wow.

(Photos: PA/ESPN FC Facebook)

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  1. Cosa says:

    These are the same celebrations seen when I get away with having a hot curry on a Saturday night and don’t spend the Sunday in the latrine.

  2. Nuno says:

    It would indeed be incredible if anything close to 500.000 people were there, but believe the real number is way closer to 100.000, most (not even here in Portugal is consensual, I’ve seen from 30k to 200k).
    Still, no matter how many people, it was an amazing celebration, true happiness both in the supporters as in the players.

  3. mariojrmota@hotmail.com' Mdot says:

    Now that’s how you celebrate a title win! There is no club in the world that I’ve seen that comes close to having that many fans throw a party like that. That’s the main party, the smaller party at several cities around the world was a bit smaller but some still ranged just shy of a 100k.

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