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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.

2010 Taça da Liga Final
Event2009–10 Taça da Liga
Date21 March 2010
VenueEstádio do Algarve, Faro
RefereeJorge Sousa
Attendance23,430
2009
2011

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BackgroundEdit

Benfica went into the match as the Portuguese League Cup title holder, as they having previously won in 2009, while this was the first time for Porto in the final.[1]

Route to the finalEdit

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Sporting CP Round Benfica
Opponent Result Stadium First round Opponent Result Stadium
Bye Bye
Opponent Result Stadium Second round Opponent Result Stadium
Bye Bye
Opponent Result Stadium Third round Opponent Result Stadium
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
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Benfica 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
Nacional 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
Rio Ave 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Vitória Guimarães 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Final standings Group A winners
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Porto 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
Académica 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
Leixões 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Estoril 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Opponent Result Stadium Knockout phase Opponent Result Stadium
Sporting CP 4–1 (A) Estádio de Alvalade Semi-finals Académica 1–0 (H) Estádio do Dragão

MatchEdit

SummaryEdit

First halfEdit

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.

Second halfEdit

Óscar Cardozo scored the third after Rúben Amorim hit the post.

DetailsEdit

Benfica3–0Porto
Amorim   10'
Martins   45'
Cardozo   90+2'
Report
Attendance: 23,430
Referee: Jorge Sousa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benfica
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porto
Benfica:
GK 12   Quim
RB 14   Maxi Pereira   39'
CB 4   Luisão (c)
CB 23   David Luiz
LB 18   Fábio Coentrão   86'
DM 2   Airton
LW 5   Rúben Amorim
AM 17   Carlos Martins   67'
RW 20   Ángel Di María
ST 10   Pablo Aimar   45'   62'
ST 31   Alan Kardec   77'
Substitutes:
GK 1   José Moreira
DF 27   Sidnei
MF 6   Javi García
MF 8   Ramires   89'   67'
FW 21   Nuno Gomes
FW 30   Javier Saviola   62'
FW 7   Óscar Cardozo   77'
Manager:
  Jorge Jesus
Porto:
GK 33   Nuno
RB 22   Miguel Lopes   11'   45'
CB 14   Rolando
CB 2   Bruno Alves (c)   45'
LB 15   Álvaro Pereira
DM 25   Fernando
CM 28   Rúben Micael   45'
CM 3   Raul Meireles
RW 7   Fernando Belluschi   37'   71'
LW 10   Cristian Rodríguez
ST 9   Radamel Falcao
Substitutes:
GK 24   Beto
RB 13   Jorge Fucile   52'   46'
DF 16   Maicon
MF 6   Fredy Guarín
MF 20   Tomás Costa
MF 8   Diego Valeri   46'
FW 29   Orlando Sá   71'
Manager:
  Jesualdo Ferreira
2009–10 Taça da Liga Winners
Sport Lisboa e Benfica
2nd Title

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