Benfica completed the second leg of an unprecedented quadruple by lifting the Portuguese League Cup on Wednesday evening.

Having sealed a league and cup double, the club can now look ahead to next week's Europa League final before ending the season with another final when they challenge for the Portuguese Cup.

The second of the four potential trophies came with relative ease as Benfica defeated mid-table Rio Ave 2-0 to lift the League Cup for the fifth time since it's inaugural season in 2007/08.

Such success is a far cry from last season, when the club managed to lose two cup finals and concede the league title to bitter rivals Porto after being top of the table until the penultimate day of the campaign.

Benfica boss Jorge Jesus could have been forgiven for leaving out one or two star names as his side not only have two more cup finals to prepare for, but also a final day derby with Porto on Sunday.

Jesus resisted that temptation, though, and on the day Brazil named their World Cup squad it was two Brazilian-born stars who got the goals.

Shortly before half-time, Rodrigo - who has chosen to represent Spain at international level -  pounced on a loose ball after a corner from the left wasn't cleared properly.

Full of confidence from a productive season, he swept the ball home with ease to deflate a Rio Ave team who looked like they could frustrate their more illustrious opponents.

In the second half, plucky Rio Ave couldn't muster an equaliser, but importantly they kept Benfica from adding a second early on. Their resistance was broken in the 78th minute though and again it was a set piece that provided the goal.

When former Porto youngster Hugo Ventura failed to deal with a free-kick floated into his box, Luisao was on hand to head home a second goal to all but seal the cup and clinch a ninth major honour in his 11-season stay in Portugal.

With just over 10 minutes to go there was no way back for Nuno's side, but the Rio Ave manager will have been proud at his club's achievements having comfortably remained in the Primeira Liga and knockes out holders Braga on the way to reaching a first cup final in 30 years.

They won't have to wait quite so long for the next one - they'll compete in a repeat of this fixture on May 18 when the two sides do battle for the Portuguese Cup.

If things go to plan for Jesus that will be the icing on the cake of a historic quadruple - but you can be sure Rio Ave will be in no mood to go along with the script and victory will be anything but a formality for Benfica.

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