2010 Taça da Liga Final
The 2010 Taça da Liga Final was the third of the Taça da Liga competition in Portugal. The final was played at the Estádio Algarve in Faro on 21 March 2010 and marked the third time that the final has been staged at the stadium since the competition began. The match opposed two teams of the Big Three, S.L. Benfica and FC Porto. The last time this two teams met in any Portuguese final was at the 2004 Taça de Portugal final, also won by Benfica.
|Event||2009–10 Taça da Liga|
|Date||21 March 2010|
|Venue||Estádio do Algarve, Faro|
Route to the finalEdit
Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).
|Nacional||1–0 (H)||Estádio da Luz||Matchday 1||Leixões||1–0 (H)||Estádio do Dragão|
|Vitória de Guimarães||1–1 (A)||Estádio D. Afonso Henriques||Matchday 2||Académica||0–0 (A)||Estádio Cidade de Coimbra|
|Rio Ave||2–1 (A)||Estádio dos Arcos||Matchday 3||Estoril||2–0 (A)||Estádio António Coimbra da Mota|
|Group C winners
|Final standings||Group A winners
|Sporting CP||4–1 (A)||Estádio de Alvalade||Semi-finals||Académica||1–0 (H)||Estádio do Dragão|
Benfica controlled the first half of the game hence, scoring two goals. The first goal was scored by Rúben Amorim and it was a low, long-range effort that the goalkeeper parried into the net. The second goal was a long-range free kick scored by Carlos Martins.
Óscar Cardozo scored the third after Rúben Amorim hit the post.
|2009–10 Taça da Liga Winners|
|Sport Lisboa e Benfica|