- 2003–04 in Portuguese football
The 2003-2004 football season in Portuguese football was clearly dominated by
FC Porto. Although Porto did not manage the double, the Portuguese club won the UEFA Champions League, becoming the first Portuguese team to do so in the current form of the competition.
FC Porto(UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Champions Leaguethird qualifying round: SL Benfica
UEFA Cup: Sporting Clube de Portugal, CD Nacional, SC Braga, CS Marítimo
UEFA Intertoto Cup: UD Leiria
FC Alverca, FC Paços de Ferreira, CF Estrela da Amadora
2003- 2004season was dominated by FC Porto. After winning the SuperLiga, the Cup of Portugaland the UEFA Cupin 2003, José Mourinho's side dominated the championship from start to finish. SL Benficacontinued it's long period without winning the SuperLiga (since 1993- 1994) but maintained the second place achieved in 2002- 2003. Sporting Clube de Portugalhad a disappointing season, finishing third. At the end of the season coach Fernando Santos resigned. CD Nacionalwas the great surprise finishing fourth. Due to Porto's success in European competition the previous year, the third ( Sporting Clube de Portugal), fourth ( CD Nacional) and fifth placed ( SC Braga) teams qualified for the UEFA Cup.
Cup of Portugal
2003- 2004edition of the Cup of Portugalwas won by SL Benfica, It was Benfica's first trophy in 8 years. They defeated FC Porto2-1 in the final.
Because both teams in the final had already qualified for the
UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Cupspot usually allocated to the winner of the Cup went to CS Marítimo, who finished sixth in the SuperLiga.
uperCup Cândido de Oliveira
2003- 2004 SuperCup Cândido de Oliveirawas won by FC Portowho defeated UD Leiriain the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães, in August 2003.
*League of Honour
GD Estoril-Praia, Vitória FC, FC Penafiel
Sporting da Covilhã, União da Madeiraand SC Salgueiros(due to financial problems)
*Second Division B
** Northern zone champion:
** Central zone champion:
** Southern zone champion:
** Relegated: ?
** Serie A champion:
** Serie B champion:
** Serie C champion:
SC Penalva do Castelo
** Serie D champion:
Benfica Castelo Branco
** Serie E champion:
Casa Pia AC
** Serie F champion:
Atlético Clube de Portugal
** Serie Açores champion:
Operário dos Açores
** Promoted: ?
** Relegated: ?
UEFA Champions League
Two Portuguese teams participated in the
2003- 2004edition of UEFA Champions League: FC Portoand Benfica. However, Benfica failed to progress beyond their opening tie, losing to the italian side Lazio in the third knockout round. FC Portowent on to win their second European trophy in two years, beating Partizan Belgrade, Marseille, Manchester United, Lyon, Deportivo La Coruñaand Monaco on their way. The only team Porto faced and failed to beat was Real Madrid in the group stage.
The Portuguese participants in this edition of the
UEFA Cupwere: Benfica, Sporting and União de Leiria.
Benfica entered the first round of the
UEFA Cupafter losing in the Champions League knockout round. They were the most successful Portuguese team in the competition, reaching the fourth round, where they were once again defeated by an italian team, Inter Milan. Prior to this, they beat La Louvière, Molde and Rosenborg.
Sporting beat Malmö in the first round, but were surprised in the following round by Turkish team
Gençlerbirligi, who beat Sporting in their own stadium by 3-0. União de Leiriaentered in the final preliminary round, where they beat Coleraine, but they were knocked out in the first round by Molde (who were subsequently beaten by Benfica in the following round).
UEFA Intertoto Cup
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