The curse appears to now include Europe's second trophy -- much to the dismay of the club's manager Jesus.
"The Benfica fans were better than the Chelsea fans," Jesus told a press conference.
"They deserved a Benfica victory for their passion and their feelings and the patriotism they showed.
"This defeat is difficult for me because of the Benfica fans. For most of the 93 minutes, Benfica was always better than Chelsea."