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‘Forgotten’ game between Pelé and Eusébio

Pelé and Eusébio enjoyed many great battles
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Game ' forgotten ' between Pele and Eusebio U.S. had overcrowding and invasion
Astros faced when they were venturing into country
Clashes between Eusebio and Pele , wearing the shirts of Benfica , Santos , Portugal and Brazil are classic and more than known . However , the eternal idols of world football were also rivals in the U.S. . When the Brazilian was venturing into the Cosmos , the Black Panther was also there , and were two games . One by One by the Boston Minutemen , and the other with the jersey of Las Vegas Quicksilvers , and more exciting with the Boston Minutemen shirt .
This match had overcrowding , crowd invasion , and goals of the two stars ( the Pele not earned ) . It was in June 1975 , at Nickerson Field at Boston University . The stadium stand 14 000 people, but had over 20 thousand fans .
Eusebio opened the scoring free kick , and then Pelé left his, but the referee saw the foul bidding and annulled . On account of the discussion , the crowd invaded the stage to embrace the Brazilian , and bruised , had to go to the locker room , and ended up not seeing Boston win in the penalty shootout .

Clashes between Eusébio and Pelé when they played for Benfica, Santos, Portugal and Brazil are well-documented. Less well-known, however, is the fact that the two idols of world football were also rivals in the USA.

During the Brazilian’s adventure with the New York Cosmos, the Black Panther was plying his trade in the same country. The Portuguese legend played for Boston Minutemen and, later, Las Vegas Quicksilvers, for both of whom he faced Pelé.

The game between the Cosmos and the Minutemen was the most exciting. Nickerson Field at Boston University had a capacity of 14,000 people although more than 20,000 were there in June 1975 to witness a goal from Eusébio and a disallowed goal from Pelé.


Eusébio opened the scoring from a free kick before what would have been an equalising goal from Pelé was disallowed for a foul in the build-up. A delirious crowd had previously invaded the pitch to hug Pelé but, injured, he had to be substituted and was not there to see his Boston side win the contest on penalties.



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