Benfica fans applaud Eusebio coffin on centre spot

Thousands of fans have applauded the coffin of Portuguese football legend Eusebio as it lay on the centre spot at Benfica's Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.

Eusebio scored 317 goals in 301 games for Benfica. Credit: Reuters
Fans paid their respects as Eusebio's hearse drove around the perimeter of the pitch. Credit: Reuters
The coffin, draped in a Benfica flag, was place on a golden plinth on the centre spot. Credit: Reuters

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Fans applaud Eusebio's coffin on Benfica's pitch

Thousands of fans have applauded the coffin of Portuguese football legend Eusebio as it lay on the centre spot at Benfica's Estadio da Luz in Lisbon. Three days of moruning have been declared after his death yesterday.