Date: 28 July 2019
Time: 3:00 PM EDT
Venue: Gilette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
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Milan will be looking to pick up a win in their second International Champions Cup match, as they will be taking on Portuguese giants Benfica. Benfica, along with FC Porto and Sporting Clube de Portugal, are part of Portugal’s “Big Three” clubs that dominate domestic football in the country, with any teams outside of those three winning trophies a very rare event. Benfica just won their fifth straight league title this past season, bringing their total of championships to 37. They’ve also won the Taça de Portugal (Portuguese Cup) 27 times, the Taça da Liga seven times, and the European Cup twice. Those two European Cup trophies, however, came in 1961 and 1962, so it’s been a while since they’ve turned their domestic dominance into European glory.
Milan have never lost a competitive match in European play to Benfica, having beaten them in the European Cup final in both 1963 and 1990. They’ve also played Benfica twice in the Champions League era, once in 1995, where they bested Benfica 2-0 on aggregate in the quarterfinals and again in 2007, where they defeated them twice in the group stages of the competition.
Lots of great events for #Milanisti in #Boston this weekend!— Milan Club Philly (@MilanClubPhilly) July 25, 2019
Join us SATURDAY night at @730Tavern for food, drinks & fun
⚫️ Join us SUNDAY at @GilletteStadium for our supporters TAILGATE
And join us in #Section142 for @acmilan v @slbenfica_en! @ACMilanNYC #FollowTheFlames pic.twitter.com/95e1uatY8O
A number of East Coast Milan supporter groups have made the trip to the Boston area for the match, so there will be plenty of black and red in the stands as plenty of Rossoneri fans from the United States and Canada will be attending the match.
Expect a fun day out for the fans in attendance to see their favorite team up close, and whatever happens on the pitch probably won’t mean a whole lot to the team as they get ready for the Serie A season.