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Benfica's history: Eusebio, eagles and 22,000 trophies
Published : 25 Mar 2012 22:00:36
Here is the news from Portugal: there was another nationwide strike on Thursday in protest at the state of the economy, the high-speed train link to Madrid has been cancelled, the citrus crop has been hit by frost and drought, sardine fishing in the Algarve has been suspended to protect stocks and Benfica's Victory and Glory look most assured. At least they did the other morning. Victory and Glory are the names of the two Benfica eagles which not only act as the living symbols of the storied Lisbon club, but who actually live in the Estadio da Luz. By day they rest on a perch behind the goal above which Chelsea's fans will be chanting on Tuesday night.