In another episode of “Ironias do Destino”, the Chief of the Dragons goes back to 1996, the year Porto beat Benfica, 5-0, in the Super Cup match held in Luz.
Pinto da Costa slipped on Friday in 1996 in another episode of “Ironias do Destino” broadcast by Porto Canal.
The blue and white armband leaders recalled the Super Cup match against Benfica, which ended with a 5-0 victory in Luz.
“Victories always have a special flavor, no matter who they are, and this is more than that because it is a dispute over the cup, in this case the Super Cup, and even more than 5-0 at the Estadio da Luz. It was important and the proof that people today are still talking about this game “.
“There is an interesting episode, and I don’t think he will get angry: the match started and I was next to Manuel Damasio [presidente do Benfica na época], who was a gentleman and had to go on, because I didn’t communicate with him, and in the first few minutes they started sending me to Porto. Manuel Damasio was very upset, because we have a friendly relationship. I told him not to call,” recalls Pinto da Costa, who immediately ended the episode.
“When we scored the first goal, they calmed down, and in the second they turned to Manuel Damasio and started telling him to learn how to make teams, because Benfica didn’t play at all. In 3-0 it was worse and in 4.0 they started insulting him. Then Dimas was injured and I said: “Boss, go to the dressing room and see how Dimas is doing…, because this will get worse and it will still be 5-0 or 6.0′. However, when the fifth goal came, it was no longer there.”