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João Vale e Azevedo was on Tuesday sentenced by a Lisbon court to ten years in prison for undue appropriation of more than €4m from the club, money laundering, abuse of trust and forgery.
Vitória de Guimarães scored twice in the last 15 minutes, overcoming Benfica’s first-half goal.
Despite Benfica’s win over Moreirense, the ‘Dragões’ secured the Championship on the final matchday.
The Portuguese created several chances but failed in key defensive plays, falling prey to Chelsea’s craftiness.
The Portuguese club looks to avoid its seventh straight defeat, with Benfica manager Jorge Jesus saying the FC Porto match “just has nothing to do with this final.” Supporters are already gathering outside the Amsterdam arena.
With one match to go, FC Porto is poised to celebrate the Championship with a win over Paços de Ferreira, which has already qualified for the UEFA Champions League.
League leaders Benfica will visit FC Porto with a two point lead, in a match that may determine this year’s champions.
Porto’s win on Saturday may not pressure Benfica if they beat Estoril tonight.
The Portuguese will play Chelsea in their first European final since 1990 after dropping Fenerbahçe in clear fashion.
A controversial late goal for Fenerbahce came after the Turkish side hit the woodwork on three occasions.