2011–12 Taça da Liga
The 2011–12 Taça da Liga was the fifth edition of the Portuguese Taça da Liga. The first matches were played on 31 July 2011. The final was played on 14 April 2012, with Benfica defeating Gil Vicente 2–1 to win their fourth consecutive Taça da Liga.
|Dates||31 July 2011 – 14 April 2012|
|Champions||Benfica (4th title)|
|Goals scored||160 (2.39 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Miguel Rosa|
(4 goals each)
This seasons' format consists of 3 rounds, plus knockout stages. In the first round, only second division teams play. All 16 teams are allocated into 4 groups of 4 teams each. Each team plays 3 matches and top two of each group advances. In the second round, teams that qualified from previous round are joined by the two Liga Sagres promoted teams and also the 6 worst in the top league in the previous season. There will be two-legged fixtures in which the winners will advance. The third round is where the remaining top 8 teams from previous season first division enter the competition. Again, as in the first round, the 16 teams are divided into 4 groups and each team will play 3 matches. However this time, only group winners advance. Both semi-finals and finals are one-legged fixtures.
- Clubs starting from the First Round: Arouca, Atlético CP, Belenenses, Covilhã, Desportivo das Aves, Estoril, Freamunde, Leixões, Moreirense, Naval, Oliveirense, Penafiel, Portimonense, Santa Clara, Trofense, União da Madeira
- Clubs starting from the Second Round: Académica, Beira-Mar, Feirense, Gil Vicente, Marítimo, Olhanense, União de Leiria, Vitória de Setúbal
- Clubs starting from the Third Round: Benfica, Braga, Nacional, Paços de Ferreira, Porto, Rio Ave, Sporting CP, Vitória de Guimarães
The 2011–12 Taça da Liga Second Round matches were played on 8, 9, 26 and 27 October 2011 for the first legs whilst the second legs took place on 9, 12 and 13 November 2011. The winners over the two legs progressed to the Third Round.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|União da Madeira||2–5||Marítimo||2–3||0–2|
|Santa Clara||3–2||União de Leiria||3–1||0–1|
|Naval||3–4||Vitória de Setúbal||1–2||2–2|
|União da Madeira||2–3||Marítimo|
|Marreco 28', 61'||Report||Pouga 21'
|Elízio 17'||Report||Adrien 90'|
|Santa Clara||3–1||União de Leiria|
|Naval||1–2||Vitória de Setúbal|
|Simplício 86'||Report||Amaro 34'
Vitória 37', 65'
Carlos Eduardo 85'
|Rodrigo António 5'
Victor Bolt 88'
|Vitória de Setúbal||2–2||Naval|
|J. Silva 57'
R. Silva 77'
João Pedro 39'
Vitória de Setúbal won 4-3 on aggregate.
Eliézio 41' (pen.)
Feirense 2-2 Portimonense on aggregate. Portimonense won 5-4 on penalties.
Estoril won 4-3 on aggregate.
|Douglas 49'||Report||Pintassilgo 76'
Moreirense won 4-3 on aggregate.
|Marítimo||2–0||União da Madeira|
|João Guilherme 79'
Marítimo won 5-2 on aggregate.
Luís Carlos 57'
Gil Vicenre won 3-2 on aggregate.
|União de Leiria||1–0||Santa Clara|
|Moraes 53' (pen.)||Report|
Santa Clara won 3-2 on aggregate.
Penafiel won 2-1 on aggregate.
The 2011–12 Taça da Liga Third Round group stage matches are to be played in January and February 2012. The eight winners of the two legged Second Round matches progressed to this round and are joined by the teams who finished in the top eight of the 2010–11 Primeira Liga. The sixteen teams will be seeded depending on their league position from the previous season. The sixteen teams involved in this round would be split into four groups from group A to D. The first round matches of the group stage took place on 21 December 2011 and 2–3 January 2012, the second-round games took place on 18 January and the third round matches took place on 2–3 February 2012. The winners of each group would progress to the semi final stage to be played on the 21 March 2012.
Names in bold are the colloquial names of the clubs. Estoril, Gil Vicente, Marítimo, Moreirense, Penafiel, Portimonense, Santa Clara, Vitória de Setúbal all progressed from the Second Round to this phase. Benfica, Nacional, Paços de Ferreira, Porto, Rio Ave, Sporting CP, Braga and Vitória de Guimarães started their campaign at this stage.
The draw for the Third Round took place on 23 November 2012 at 12:00 at the LPFP headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal. The teams involved in this round were seeded according to their league position from either the 2010-11 Primeira Liga or the 2010-11 Liga de Honra depending in which division they played in last season.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
|Luís Carlos 48', 77'||Report||Pintassilgo 54'|
|Rio Ave||1–1||Sporting CP|
|Tomás 16'||Report||Onyewu 87'|
|Rio Ave||1–1||Gil Vicente|
|Tomás 60' (pen.)||Report||Yero 70'|
|Capel 28'||Report||Ghilas 34'|
|Sporting CP||0–1||Gil Vicente|
|Report||Cláudio 54' (pen.)|
|Diawara 5', 28' (pen.)||Report|
|Vitória de Guimarães||1–4||Benfica|
|João Paulo 48'||Report||Witsel 11'
Cardozo 65', 83'
|Vitória de Guimarães||0–2||Marítimo|
|Santa Clara||1–0||Vitória de Guimarães|
|Moreira 62' (pen.)||Report|
Rodrigo 72', 80'
|Candeias 65'||Report||Lima 10'
|Braga||2 – 0||Penafiel|
|Oliveira 36'||Report||Keita 60'
|Paços de Ferreira||1–2||Porto|
|William 16'||Report||C. Rodríguez 2'
Hulk 70' (pen.)
|Vitória de Setúbal||3–1||Estoril|
R. Silva 59'
|Paços de Ferreira||1–0||Vitória de Setúbal|
|Manuel José 8'||Report|
|Porto||2–0||Vitória de Setúbal|
Júnior Caiçara 89'
As of the 14 April 2012 23:19 (UTC)
|Luís Carlos||Gil Vicente||3|
- "BWIN CUP - 2011/2012 - 3.ª FASE" [2011-12 - Bwin Cup - Third Round] (in Portuguese). 27 November 2011. Archived from the original on 26 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
- "Sorteio da terceira fase da bwin cup" [Draw for the Third Round of the Bwin Cup] (in Portuguese). 22 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
- "Sorteio da 3.ª fase" [Third Round Draw] (in Portuguese). 23 November 2011. Archived from the original on 25 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
- "Melhor marcador - bwin cup 2011-2012" [Top Goalscorer - bwin cup 2011-2012] (in Portuguese). 13 November 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011.