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Benfica beats Rio Ave in Portuguese Cup after Europa loss

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The Canadian Press
5/18/2014 3:54:22 PM
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LISBON, Portugal -- 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.

Benfica Celebrates (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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