Benfica and Sevilla were unable to break the deadlock in 120 minutes of Europa League final action, so to penalties they went.
The Portuguese outfit were cursed by ex-manager Bela Guttman in 1962, saying Benfica wouldn’t win a European Cup in 100 years.
At the 8th European Cup final since the curse, Benfica were unable to manage a win, with Oscar Cardozo and Rodrigo missing penalties after a stuttered run-up.
Some of the best tweets on the game can be seen below.
Of all 4 European finalists this season (Benfica, Sevilla, A.Madrid & R.Madrid), Jose Antonio Reyes has won trophies with all in his career.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 14, 2014
There are TWO officials either side of the posts and neither of them spotted the keeper heading towards the halfway line for the Cardozo pen
— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) May 14, 2014
What is the fucking referee doing here? This is a joke and will cost Benfica a trophy. Appalling.
— Luke Aaron Moore (@lukeymoore) May 14, 2014
It's either a curse or just rubbish run-ups.
— James Dall (@JamesDallESPN) May 14, 2014
Oooof. Brilliant penalties from Sevilla. Benfica aren’t cursed, their penalties were just utterly, utterly shit.
— arseblog (@arseblog) May 14, 2014
The Béla Guttmann curse strikes again. Benfica lose in the year club greats Eusébio & Mário Coluna pass away. Well done Sevilla.
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) May 14, 2014
That's the eighth final Benfica lose. So much for those who say there is no such thing as Bela's curse.
— Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) May 14, 2014
Beto was miles off his line on every single Benfica attempt. Mattered on the first save, didn’t on the second, but still. Bad officiating.
— Zach Woosley (@GingeFC) May 14, 2014
Benfica players in tears, Benfica fans in tears, Beto in tears… of joy. Congraluations to him.
— Tom Kundert (@Portu_Goal) May 14, 2014
Good. Hang your head in shame Cardozo. You've cost your team a trophy. Pathetic.
— The Twelfth Man (@_The12thMan) May 14, 2014
Feel for Jorge Jesus. Keeps losing out cos Cardozo is a prick.
— Michael Keshani (@RoamingLibero) May 14, 2014