2016–17 Taça da Liga

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2016–17 Taça da Liga
Taça CTT
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Dates30 July 2016 – 29 January 2017
Teams 35
Final positions
Champions Moreirense (1st title)
Runners-up Braga
Tournament statistics
Matches played46
Goals scored103 (2.24 per match)
Top scorer(s) Welthon (4 goals)

The 2016–17 Taça da Liga was the tenth edition of the Taça da Liga, a football cup competition organized by the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (LPFP) and contested exclusively by clubs competing in the top two professional tiers of Portuguese football. The competition was sponsored by CTT and, therefore, was known as Taça CTT for a second season. [1] [2]

Contents

A total of 35 teams contested the tournament, including 18 teams from the 2016–17 Primeira Liga and 17 non-reserve teams from the 2016–17 LigaPro. The competition format suffered changes for the second consecutive year, with the number of teams being reduced and the semi-finals being played on the same week of the final, in late January.

Benfica were the three-time defending holders but failed to defend their title, losing to Moreirense in the semi-finals. This result marked Benfica's first defeat in the competition since 31 October 2007 and put an end to a 42-game unbeaten run. Moreirense beat Braga 1–0 to win their first domestic cup in their first ever appearance in a cup final.

Format

On 19 June 2015, the LPFP announced that the number of teams in the 2016–17 LigaPro season would be reduced to 22, thus reducing the number of teams that would play in the Taça da Liga from 37 to 35. [3]

On 28 June 2016, the LPFP approved some changes in relation to the semi-finals matches. Both the semi-finals and final match will be played in the same week, and on the same stadium. [4]

Seventeen teams competing in the 2016–17 LigaPro (reserve teams from Primeira Liga clubs are excluded) took part in the first round; one-legged ties were played between sixteen teams, with the seventeenth team receiving a bye to the next round.

In the second round, the nine teams advancing from the previous round (eight winners plus the team with a bye) were joined by the twelve teams placed 5th–16th in the 2015–16 Primeira Liga and by the two teams promoted to 2016–17 Primeira Liga. Again, one-legged ties were played between 22 teams, with the 23rd team receiving a bye to the next round.

The third round featured the twelve teams advancing from the previous round (eleven winners plus the team with a bye) and the four best-placed teams in the 2015–16 Primeira Liga. The sixteen teams were drawn into four groups that were contested in a single round-robin format, with each team playing at least one game at home. The four group winners qualified for the semi-finals, which were played as single-legged ties. The semi-finals and final were played at a neutral venue. [5]

RoundTeams entering in this roundTeams advancing from previous round
First round
(17 teams)
Second round
(23 teams)
  • 8 winners from the first round
  • 1 team that received a bye
Third round
(16 teams)
  • 4 teams ranked 1st–4th in the 2015–16 Primeira Liga
  • 11 winners from the second round
  • 1 team that received a bye
Semi-finals
(4 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the third round
Final
(2 teams)
  • 2 winners from the semi-finals

Tiebreakers

[ citation needed ]

In the third round, teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams are tied on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings:

  1. highest goal difference in all group matches;
  2. highest number of scored goals in all group matches;
  3. lowest average age of all players fielded in all group matches (sum of the ages of all fielded players divided by the number of fielded players).

In all other rounds, teams tied at the end of regular time contest a penalty shootout to determine the winner.

Teams

Thirty-five teams competing in the two professional tiers of Portuguese football for the 2016–17 season are eligible to participate in this competition. For Primeira Liga teams, the final league position in the previous season determined in which round they enter the competition.

Third round (Primeira Liga)
Benfica (1st) Sporting CP (2nd) Porto (3rd) Braga (4th)
Second round (Primeira Liga)
Arouca (5th) Rio Ave (6th) Paços de Ferreira (7th) Estoril (8th)
Belenenses (9th) Vitória de Guimarães (10th) Nacional (11th) Moreirense (12th)
Marítimo (13th) Boavista (14th) Vitória de Setúbal (15th) Tondela (16th)
Chaves (P1) Feirense (P1)
First round (LigaPro)
União da Madeira (R1) Académica (R1) Portimonense (4t) Freamunde (5th)
Famalicão (6th) Olhanense (7th) Desportivo das Aves (8th) Varzim (9th)
Gil Vicente (11th) Penafiel (12th) Sporting da Covilhã (14th) Santa Clara (16th)
Académico de Viseu (17th) Leixões (18th) Cova da Piedade (P2) Vizela (P2)
Fafe (P2)
Key

Schedule

All draws were held at the LPFP headquarters in Porto, except for the draw for the first and second rounds, which took place in Santa Maria da Feira.

RoundDraw dateMatch date(s)TeamsFixtures
First round15 July 201631 July 201635 → 278
Second round25–27 October 201627 → 1611
Third roundMatchday 19 November 201630 November–1 December 201616 → 424
Matchday 229–30 December 2016
Matchday 33–5 January 2017
Final fourSemi-finals25–26 January 20174 → 22
Final 29 January 20172 → 11

First round

The 17 non-reserve teams competing in the 2016–17 LigaPro entered the competition in this round. Sixteen teams were paired against each other for eight single-legged ties, while the seventeenth team (Académico de Viseu) was given a bye to the next round. [5] The draw took place on 15 July 2016, and matches were played on 30 and 31 July 2016.

30 July 2016 Gil Vicente 0–0
(5–4 p)
Académica Barcelos
18:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Report Stadium: Estádio Cidade de Barcelos
Attendance: 704
Referee: Pedro Vilaça
Penalties
Reko Soccerball shad check.svg
Paulinho Soccerball shad check.svg
Ricardinho Soccerball shad check.svg
Avto Soccerball shad check.svg
Luiz Eduardo Soccerball shad check.svg
Soccerball shad check.svg Makonda
Soccerball shad check.svg Rui Miguel
Soccerball shad check.svg Yuri
Soccerball shad check.svg Alexandre
Soccerball shade cross.svg Marreco
30 July 2016 Portimonense 0–1 Santa Clara Portimão
18:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Report Clemente Soccerball shade.svg 27'Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Portimão
Attendance: 980
Referee: Bruno Vieira
31 July 2016 Fafe 0–1 Vizela Felgueiras
16:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Report Cláudio Soccerball shade.svg 67' (pen.)Stadium: Estádio Dr. Machado de Matos [note 1]
Attendance: 994
Referee: Anzhony Rodrigues
31 July 2016 Olhanense 1–2 Varzim Olhão
16:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Barros Soccerball shade.svg 31' Report Coentrão Soccerball shade.svg 18', 71'Stadium: Estádio José Arcanjo
Attendance: 339
Referee: António Nobre
31 July 2016 Cova da Piedade 1–1
(4–3 p)
Leixões Seixal
16:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Danielson Soccerball shade.svg 65' Report Lamas Soccerball shade.svg 42' (pen.)Stadium: Caixa Futebol Campus [note 2]
Attendance: 595
Referee: Luís Máximo
Penalties
Miguel Ângelo Soccerball shad check.svg
Danielson Soccerball shade cross.svg
Robson Soccerball shad check.svg
Carvalhas Soccerball shad check.svg
Chico Soccerball shad check.svg
Soccerball shad check.svg Lamas
Soccerball shad check.svg Manuel José
Soccerball shad check.svg Shihao
Soccerball shade cross.svg Cadú
Soccerball shade cross.svg Cardoso
31 July 2016 Famalicão 0–3 Penafiel Vila Nova de Famalicão
17:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Report Fortes Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Fernando Soccerball shade.svg 78', 90+5'
Stadium: Estádio Municipal 22 de Junho
Attendance: 2,154
Referee: Ioan Vasilica
31 July 2016 Desportivo das Aves 1–1
(4–5 p)
Sporting da Covilhã Vila das Aves
17:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Pedró Soccerball shade.svg 3' Report Díez Soccerball shade.svg 68'Stadium: Estádio do CD Aves
Attendance: 700
Referee: André Neto
Penalties
Pedroso Soccerball shad check.svg
Guedes Soccerball shad check.svg
Leandro Soccerball shade cross.svg
João Pedro Soccerball shad check.svg
Pedró Soccerball shad check.svg
Zé Tiago Soccerball shade cross.svg
Soccerball shad check.svg Moura
Soccerball shade cross.svg Aouacheria
Soccerball shad check.svg Davidson
Soccerball shad check.svg Díez
Soccerball shad check.svg Zé Pedro
Soccerball shad check.svg Zarabi
31 July 2016 Freamunde 0–1 União da Madeira Freamunde
17:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Report Breitner Soccerball shade.svg 5'Stadium: Campo do SC Freamunde
Attendance: 616
Referee: Carlos Macedo

Second round

In the second round, the eight first-round winners and Académico de Viseu, who were given a bye to this round, joined the 12 teams ranked 5th–16th in the 2015–16 Primeira Liga and the two teams promoted from the 2015–16 LigaPro. Twenty-two teams were paired against each other for eleven single-legged ties, while the 23rd team (Vitória de Guimarães) was given a bye to the next round. [5] The draw took place on 15 July 2016, and matches were played on 8, 9, 25, 26 and 27 October 2016.

8 October 2016 Boavista 0–1 Belenenses Porto
15:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Report Almeida Soccerball shade.svg 62'Stadium: Estádio do Bessa
Attendance: 2,720
Referee: Hélder Malheiro
9 October 2016 Feirense 3–0 Tondela Santa Maria da Feira
16:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Fabinho Soccerball shade.svg 10' (pen.)
Etebo Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Crislan Soccerball shade.svg 79' (o.g.)
Report Stadium: Estádio Marcolino de Castro
Attendance: 1,195
Referee: Bruno Paixão
25 October 2016 Paços de Ferreira 4–0 Nacional Paços de Ferreira
15:30 WEST (UTC+01:00) Ricardo Soccerball shade.svg 15', 90+2'
Welthon Soccerball shade.svg 51', 75'
Report Stadium: Estádio Capital do Móvel
Attendance: 679
Referee: Gonçalo Martins
26 October 2016 Vizela 1–0 Gil Vicente Vizela
15:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Lamelas Soccerball shade.svg 51' Report Stadium: Estádio do FC Vizela
Attendance: 548
Referee: Anzhony Rodrigues
26 October 2016 Arouca 2–1 Cova da Piedade Arouca
16:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Kuca Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Carleto Soccerball shade.svg 39' (pen.)
Report Nunes Soccerball shade.svg 11' (pen.)Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Arouca
Attendance: 286
Referee: Tiago Antunes
26 October 2016 Moreirense 1–0 Estoril Moreira de Cónegos
16:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Maciel Soccerball shade.svg 53' Report Stadium: Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas
Attendance: 345
Referee: João Matos
26 October 2016 Marítimo 3–1 União da Madeira Funchal, Madeira
16:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Costa Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Sousa Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Ghazaryan Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Report Nsor Soccerball shade.svg 1'Stadium: Estádio do Marítimo
Attendance: 3,669
Referee: Jorge Ferreira
26 October 2016 Varzim 2–0 Académico de Viseu Póvoa de Varzim
16:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Tomé Soccerball shade.svg 45+2' (o.g.)
Díez Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Report Stadium: Estádio do Varzim SC
Attendance: 650
Referee: Bruno Vieira
26 October 2016 Vitória de Setúbal 2–0 Santa Clara Setúbal
16:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) Cardoso Soccerball shade.svg 26'
Zé Manuel Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Report Stadium: Estádio do Bonfim
Attendance: 864
Referee: João Mendes
26 October 2016 Penafiel 1–1
(2–4 p)
Sporting da Covilhã Penafiel
16:00 WEST (UTC+01:00) P. Ribeiro Soccerball shade.svg 24' Report Chaby Soccerball shade.svg 7'Stadium: Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril
Attendance: 336
Referee: Pedro Vilaça
Penalties
P. Ribeiro Soccerball shade cross.svg
João Paulo Soccerball shad check.svg
Wellington Soccerball shade cross.svg
Fernando Soccerball shad check.svg
Soccerball shad check.svg Zé Pedro
Soccerball shad check.svg Davidson
Soccerball shad check.svg Gilberto
Soccerball shad check.svg Joel
27 October 2016 Rio Ave 1–1
(3–1 p)
Chaves Vila do Conde
18:30 WEST (UTC+01:00) Ronan Soccerball shade.svg 82' Report Martins Soccerball shade.svg 43'Stadium: Estádio dos Arcos
Attendance: 932
Referee: Rui Oliveira
Penalties
Novais Soccerball shad check.svg
Pedrinho Soccerball shade cross.svg
Monte Soccerball shad check.svg
Ronan Soccerball shad check.svg
Soccerball shade cross.svg Battaglia
Soccerball shade cross.svg Lopes
Soccerball shade cross.svg Luís Alberto
Soccerball shad check.svg Elhouni

Third round

In the third round, the 11 second-round winners and Vitória de Guimarães joined the four top-ranked teams from the 2015–16 Primeira Liga: Benfica (1st), Sporting CP (2nd), Porto (3rd) and Braga (4th). These 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four, each group containing one of the four top-ranked Primeira Liga teams. Group matches were played in a single round-robin format, ensuring that each team played at least one match at home. [5] The draw took place on 9 November 2016, and matches were played on 29 November–1 December, 29–30 December 2016, 2–4 January and 10–11 January 2017. [9]

Group A

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Vitória de Setúbal 320132+16Advance to knockout phase
2 Sporting CP 320132+16
3 Arouca 310232+13
4 Varzim 31021433
Source: LPFP
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
29 November 2016 Varzim 1–0 Vitória de Setúbal Póvoa de Varzim
19:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Jeferson Soccerball shade.svg 90+3' Report Stadium: Estádio do Varzim SC
Attendance: 682
Referee: Luís Ferreira
30 November 2016 Sporting CP 1–0 Arouca Lisbon
18:15 WET (UTC±00:00) A. Ruiz Soccerball shade.svg 44' Report Stadium: Estádio José Alvalade
Attendance: 10,698
Referee: Hugo Miguel
29 December 2016 Vitória de Setúbal 1–0 Arouca Setúbal
16:00 WET (UTC±00:00) Costa Soccerball shade.svg 20' Report Stadium: Estádio do Bonfim
Attendance: 1,641
Referee: Luís Ferreira
30 December 2016 Sporting CP 1–0 Varzim Lisbon
21:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Martins Soccerball shade.svg 19' Report Stadium: Estádio José Alvalade
Attendance: 24,752
Referee: Bruno Paixão
4 January 2017 Vitória de Setúbal 2–1 Sporting CP Setúbal
20:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Venâncio Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Edinho Soccerball shade.svg 90+4' (pen.)
Report Elias Soccerball shade.svg 79'Stadium: Estádio do Bonfim
Attendance: 4,231
Referee: Rui Oliveira
4 January 2017 Arouca 3–0 Varzim Arouca
20:15 WET (UTC±00:00) De Jesús Soccerball shade.svg 4'
Kuca Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Crivellaro Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Report Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Arouca
Attendance: 410
Referee: Nuno Almeida

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Moreirense 321064+27Advance to knockout phase
2 Belenenses 30305503
3 Feirense 30214512
4 Porto 30211212
Source: LPFP
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
29 November 2016 Porto 0–0 Belenenses Porto
21:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Report Stadium: Estádio do Dragão
Attendance: 14,228
Referee: Nuno Almeida
1 December 2016 Feirense 1–2 Moreirense Santa Maria da Feira
18:00 WET (UTC±00:00) Platiny Soccerball shade.svg 49' Report Fati Soccerball shade.svg 22'
Boateng Soccerball shade.svg 45+2'
Stadium: Estádio Marcolino de Castro
Attendance: 1,175
Referee: Fábio Veríssimo
29 December 2016 Moreirense 3–3 Belenenses Moreira de Cónegos
17:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Roberto Soccerball shade.svg 38', 84'
Cauê Soccerball shade.svg 76' (pen.)
Report Roberto Soccerball shade.svg 65' (o.g.)
Sousa Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Rosa Soccerball shade.svg 74'
Stadium: Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas
Attendance: 587
Referee: Carlos Xistra
29 December 2016 Porto 1–1 Feirense Porto
19:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Marcano Soccerball shade.svg 49' Report Flávio Soccerball shade.svg 73'Stadium: Estádio do Dragão
Attendance: 41,305
Referee: João Pinheiro
3 January 2017 Moreirense 1–0 Porto Moreira de Cónegos
21:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Geraldes Soccerball shade.svg 49' Report Stadium: Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas
Attendance: 2,534
Referee: Luís Godinho
3 January 2017 Belenenses 2–2 Feirense Lisbon
21:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Caeiro Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Rosa Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Report Fabinho Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Karamanos Soccerball shade.svg 90+6'
Stadium: Estádio do Restelo
Attendance: 1,132
Referee: Vasco Santos

Group C

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Braga 320162+46Advance to knockout phase
2 Rio Ave 320142+26
3 Marítimo 31112204
4 Sporting da Covilhã 30121761
Source: LPFP
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
29 December 2016 Sporting da Covilhã 1–1 Marítimo Covilhã
14:30 WET (UTC±00:00) Moura Soccerball shade.svg 20' Report Djoussé Soccerball shade.svg 45'Stadium: Estádio Municipal José dos Santos Pinto
Attendance: 668
Referee: Tiago Antunes
29 December 2016 Braga 1–2 Rio Ave Braga
19:30 WET (UTC±00:00) Fonte Soccerball shade.svg 10' Report Roderick Soccerball shade.svg 19' (pen.)
Héldon Soccerball shade.svg 43'
Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga
Attendance: 6,967
Referee: Bruno Esteves
2 January 2017 Braga 4–0 Sporting da Covilhã Braga
20:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Horta Soccerball shade.svg 26', 81'
Fonte Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Pinho Soccerball shade.svg 66'
Report Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga
Attendance: 3,464
Referee: Jorge Sousa
3 January 2017 Marítimo 1–0 Rio Ave Funchal, Madeira
18:30 WET (UTC±00:00) Sousa Soccerball shade.svg 89' Report Stadium: Estádio do Marítimo
Attendance: 5,834
Referee: João Capela
11 January 2017 Marítimo 0–1 Braga Funchal, Madeira
20:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Report Velázquez Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'Stadium: Estádio do Marítimo
Attendance: 9,812
Referee: Bruno Paixão
11 January 2017 Rio Ave 2–0 Sporting da Covilhã Vila do Conde
20:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Dias Soccerball shade.svg 4', 65' Report Stadium: Estádio dos Arcos
Attendance: 1,251
Referee: Manuel Mota

Group D

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Benfica 330070+79Advance to knockout phase
2 Vitória de Guimarães 31114514
3 Paços de Ferreira 30214512
4 Vizela 30123851
Source: LPFP
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
29 December 2016 Benfica 1–0 Paços de Ferreira Lisbon
21:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Cervi Soccerball shade.svg 39' Report Stadium: Estádio da Luz
Attendance: 32,945
Referee: Fábio Veríssimo
30 December 2016 Vizela 1–2 Vitória de Guimarães Vizela
19:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Elízio Soccerball shade.svg 26' Report Hernâni Soccerball shade.svg 31'
Hurtado Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Stadium: Estádio do FC Vizela
Attendance: 3,878
Referee: Artur Soares Dias
3 January 2017 Vitória de Guimarães 2–2 Paços de Ferreira Guimarães
17:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Texeira Soccerball shade.svg 59'
Zungu Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Report Gleison Soccerball shade.svg 18'
Mateus Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Stadium: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques
Attendance: 3,962
Referee: Hélder Malheiro
3 January 2017 Benfica 4–0 Vizela Lisbon
19:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Mitroglou Soccerball shade.svg 27'
López Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Jonas Soccerball shade.svg 57', 60'
Report Stadium: Estádio da Luz
Attendance: 18,472
Referee: Manuel Oliveira
10 January 2017 Paços de Ferreira 2–2 Vizela Paços de Ferreira
19:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Welthon Soccerball shade.svg 82', 86' Report Ronaldo Soccerball shade.svg 20'
Okoli Soccerball shade.svg 77'
Stadium: Estádio Capital do Móvel
Attendance: 286
Referee: Tiago Antunes
10 January 2017 Vitória de Guimarães 0–2 Benfica Guimarães
21:15 WET (UTC±00:00) Report Guedes Soccerball shade.svg 34', 40'Stadium: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques
Attendance: 15,151
Referee: Carlos Xistra

Knockout phase

In the knockout phase, the four teams advancing from the third round contested one-legged semi-final matches for a place in the competition final. The winners of Groups A and B played the winners of Groups C and D, respectively. [5] The semi-finals were played on 25 and 26 January, and the final was played on 29 January 2017. All knockout phase matches were played at Estádio Algarve, in Faro/Loulé. [10]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
25 January – Estádio Algarve
 
 
Vitória de Setúbal 0
 
29 January – Estádio Algarve
 
Braga 3
 
Braga 0
 
26 January – Estádio Algarve
 
Moreirense 1
 
Moreirense 3
 
 
Benfica 1
 

Semi-finals

Vitória de Setúbal 0–3 Braga
Report Santos Soccerball shade.svg 13' (pen.)
Stojiljković Soccerball shade.svg 66'
Pinho Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé
Attendance: 4,127
Referee: Carlos Xistra

Moreirense 3–1 Benfica
Dramé Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Boateng Soccerball shade.svg 54', 71'
Report Salvio Soccerball shade.svg 6'
Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé
Attendance: 8,935
Referee: Tiago Martins

Final

Braga 0–1 Moreirense
Report Cauê Soccerball shade.svg 45+2' (pen.)
Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé
Attendance: 6,713
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Porto)

Notes

  1. Fafe played their home match at Estádio Dr. Machado de Matos, Felgueiras, instead of their regular stadium Parque Municipal dos Desportos, Fafe, due to renovations. [6] [7]
  2. Cova da Piedade played their home match at Caixa Futebol Campus, Seixal, instead of their regular stadium Estádio Municipal José Martins Vieira, Cova da Piedade, due to renovations. [6] [8]

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The 2016–17 Taça de Portugal was the 77th season of the Taça de Portugal, the premier knockout competition in Portuguese football. It was also known as Taça de Portugal Placard due to sponsorship by sports betting game Placard.

2017 Taça da Liga Final

The 2017 Taça da Liga Final was the final match of the 2016–17 Taça da Liga, the tenth season of the Taça da Liga. It was played on 29 January 2017 at Estádio Algarve.

The 2017–18 Taça da Liga was the eleventh edition of the Taça da Liga, a football cup competition organised by the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (LPFP) and contested exclusively by clubs competing in the top two professional tiers of Portuguese football. It began on 23 July 2017 and concluded on 27 January 2018 with the final at Estádio Municipal de Braga in Braga.

The 2017–18 Taça de Portugal was the 78th season of the Taça de Portugal, the premier knockout competition in Portuguese football.

The 2018–19 Taça da Liga was the twelfth edition of the Taça da Liga, a football cup competition organised by the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (LPFP) and contested exclusively by clubs competing in the top two professional tiers of Portuguese football. It began on 21 July 2018 and concluded with the final in Braga on 26 January 2019.

The 2018–19 Taça de Portugal was the 79th edition of the Taça de Portugal, the premier knockout competition in Portuguese football. The competition began with first-round matches on 8 September 2018 and concluded with the final on 25 May 2019.

The 2019–20 Taça da Liga was the thirteenth edition of the Taça da Liga, a football league cup competition organised by the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional and contested exclusively by clubs competing in the top two professional tiers of Portuguese football – the Primeira Liga and the LigaPro. It began on 27 July 2019 and concluded with the final in Braga on 25 January 2020, between Braga and Porto.

The 2019–20 Taça de Portugal was the 80th edition of the Taça de Portugal, the premier knockout competition in Portuguese football. A total of 144 clubs entered this edition, including teams from the top three tiers of the Portuguese football league system and representatives of the fourth-tier District leagues and cups. This was the first season to allow a fourth substitution during extra time.

The 2020–21 Taça de Portugal is the 81st edition of the Taça de Portugal, the premier knockout competition in Portuguese football. A total of 165 clubs compete in this edition, including all teams from the top three tiers of the Portuguese football league system – excluding reserve or B teams, which are not eligible – and representatives of the fourth-tier District leagues and cups.

References

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