2012–13 Taça da Liga

The 2012–13 Taça da Liga was the sixth edition of the Taça da Liga, the Portuguese football league cup competition. It was organized by the Portuguese League for Professional Football (LPFP) and contested between the 32 clubs competing in the 2012–13 Primeira Liga and 2012–13 Segunda Liga, the top two tiers of Portuguese football. The first matches were played on 28 July 2012, and the final was played on Estádio Cidade de Coimbra in Coimbra, on 13 April 2013.

2012–13 Taça da Liga
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Dates28 July 2012 – 14 April 2013
Teams32
Final positions
ChampionsBraga (1st title)
Runners-upPorto
Tournament statistics
Matches played67
Goals scored147 (2.19 per match)
Attendance133,547 (1,993 per match)
Top scorer(s) (5 goals each)

Braga eliminated the holders and four-time winners Benfica in a penalty shootout in the semi-finals. In the final, they defeated Porto 1–0 to win their first title in the competition.[1]

FormatEdit

The competition format for the 2012–13 edition consists of three rounds plus a knockout phase. In the first round, only teams competing in the 2012–13 Segunda Liga (excluding reserve teams from Primeira Liga clubs) take part. The sixteen teams are drawn into four groups of four teams, where each team plays against the other three in a single round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advance to the second round. In the second round, the eight teams that qualified from the previous round are joined by the six Primeira Liga teams placed 9th to 14th in the previous season and the two teams promoted to 2012–13 Primeira Liga. Two-legged home-and-away fixtures are played between Segunda Liga teams qualifying from the first round and Primeira Liga teams entering this round, and the winner advances to the third round.

The third round features the eight winners of the previous round the remaining eight Primeira Liga teams, ranked 1st to 8th in the previous season. Similarly to the first round, the sixteen teams are drawn into four groups of four teams, according to a seeding based on their classification in the previous season. Each team plays against the other three in a single round-robin format, and only the group winners advance to the knockout phase. The knockout phase consists of semi-finals and one final, both decided in one-legged fixtures. The final match is played at a neutral venue.

Round Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First round
(16 teams)
Second round
(16 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the first round
  • 4 group runners-up from the first round
Third round
(16 teams)
  • 8 winners from the second round
Knockout phase
(4 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the third round

TeamsEdit

The 32 teams competing in the two professional tiers of Portuguese football for the 2012–13 season are eligible to participate in this competition. For Primeira Liga teams, the final league position in the previous season determines if they enter in the second or third round of the Taça da Liga.

Third round (Primeira Liga)
Porto (1st) Braga (3rd) Marítimo (5th) Nacional (7th)
Benfica (2nd) Sporting CP (4th) Vitória de Guimarães (6th) Olhanense (8th)
Second round (Primeira Liga)
Gil Vicente (9th) Vitória de Setúbal (11th) Académica (13th) Estoril (P1)
Paços de Ferreira (10th) Beira-Mar (12th) Rio Ave (14th) Moreirense (P1)
First round (Segunda Liga)
Desportivo das Aves (3rd) Trofense (7th) Leixões (11th) Sporting da Covilhã (15th)
Naval (4th) Penafiel (8th) Santa Clara (12th) Portimonense (16th)
Belenenses (5th) Atlético CP (9th) Arouca (13th) Feirense (R1)
Oliveirense (6th) União da Madeira (10th) Freamunde (14th) Tondela (P2)
Key
  • Nth: League position in the 2011–12 season
  • P1: Promoted to the Primeira Liga
  • P2: Promoted to the Segunda Liga
  • R1: Relegated to the Segunda Liga
Notes
  • Sporting da Covilhã finished 15th in the 2011–12 Segunda Liga, in position to be relegated to the Second Division for the 2012–13 season. However, as União de Leiria – which were relegated from the Primeira Liga, together with Feirense – were unable to fulfill the LPFP requirements mandatory for entry in professional competitions, they were further relegated to the Second Division and Covilhã was invited to take União de Leiria's place.
  • Portimonense finished 16th (last) in the 2011–12 Segunda Liga, in position to be relegated to the Second Division for the 2012–13 season. However, as 2011–12 Second Division champions Varzim were unable to fulfill the LPFP requirements mandatory for entry in professional competitions, they were not promoted to the Segunda Liga, together with Tondela, and so Portimonense were invited to take Varzim's place.

ScheduleEdit

All draws were held at the LPFP headquarters in Porto, except the draw for the first round, which was done at the Palácio do Freixo in Porto, during the draw ceremony for the LPFP competitions.[2]

Round Draw date First leg Second leg Teams Fixtures
First round[3] Matchday 1 5 July 2012 29 July 2012 32 → 24 24
Matchday 2 1 August 2012
Matchday 3 5 August 2012
Second round[4] 29 August 2012 26 September 2012 31 October 2012 24 → 16 16
Third round[5] Matchday 1 5 November 2012 19 December 2012 16 → 4 24
Matchday 2 30 December 2012 / 2 January 2013
Matchday 3 9 January 2013
Knockout phase Semi-finals 27 February 2013 4 → 2 3
Final 14 April 2013 (Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra) 2 → 1

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification UDM FRM BEL OLI
1 União da Madeira 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Advance to second round 1–0 2–1
2 Freamunde 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 1–1
3 Belenenses 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4 1–0 1–1
4 Oliveirense 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1 1–2

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification NAV SCO ARO ATL
1 Naval 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5 Advance to second round 1–1 3–1
2 Sporting da Covilhã 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4 4–2
3 Arouca 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4 0–0 2–1
4 Atlético CP 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3 1–0

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification FEI LEI PRM PEN
1 Feirense 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Advance to second round 2–1 2–1
2 Leixões 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3 0–0 1–1
3 Portimonense 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2 1–1
4 Penafiel 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2 1–1

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification STC AVE TON TRO
1 Santa Clara 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9 Advance to second round 3–1 5–0
2 Desportivo das Aves 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6 3–0 5–1
3 Tondela 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3 0–1
4 Trofense 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0 0–1

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Leixões 1–2 Vitória de Setúbal 0–1 1–1
Sporting da Covilhã 2–2 (2–3 p) Académica 2–0 0–2
Naval 3–2 Gil Vicente 1–1 2–1
União da Madeira 1–2 Estoril 0–1 1–1
Santa Clara 1–3 Beira-Mar 0–1 1–2
Freamunde 2–3 Rio Ave 2–3 0–0
Feirense 1–1 (2–4 p) Moreirense 1–0 0–1
Desportivo das Aves 0–2 Paços de Ferreira 0–1 0–1

Third roundEdit

The draw for the third round took place on 5 November 2012 at the LPFP headquarters in Porto. The third round group phase matches took place between December 2012 and January 2013.[6][7][8]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Porto 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advance to knockout phase
2 Vitória de Setúbal 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
3 Nacional 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
4 Estoril 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
Nacional0–2Porto
Report González   32'
Otamendi   50'
Attendance: 1,437
Referee: Bruno Esteves
Estoril0–0Vitória de Setúbal
Report
Attendance: 517
Referee: Hugo Miguel

Vitória de Setúbal3–1Nacional
Jorginho   39'
Bruno Amaro   44'
Meyong   67'
Report Claudemir   9'
Attendance: 1,371
Referee: Jorge Sousa
Estoril2–2Porto
Vitória   15'61' (pen.) Report Martínez   31'
Moutinho   88'
Attendance: 3,257
Referee: Jorge Ferreira

Porto1–0Vitória de Setúbal
Moutinho   44' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 12,808
Referee: João Capela
Nacional1–0Estoril
Claudemir   54' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 346
Referee: Hugo Pacheco

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Braga 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Advance to knockout phase
2 Vitória de Guimarães 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3 Beira-Mar 3 0 2 1 2 5 −3 2
4 Naval 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Vitória de Guimarães0–0Braga
Report

Beira-Mar2–2Vitória de Guimarães
Ribeiro   54'79' Report Pereira   11'
Matias   66'
Attendance: 2,233
Referee: Carlos Xistra

Braga3–0Beira-Mar
Carlão   37'
Amorim   41'
Viana   88'
Report
Vitória de Guimarães2–0Naval
Pereira   39'
Crivellaro   88'
Report

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Rio Ave 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6 Advance to knockout phase
2 Paços de Ferreira 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3 Sporting CP 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
4 Marítimo 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Marítimo2–2Sporting CP
Héldon   40'
Miranda   65'
Report Van Wolfswinkel   29'
Xandão   87'
Rio Ave2–3Paços de Ferreira
Nivaldo   70'
Braga   90+3'
Report Angulo   18'
Josué   30'39'

Rio Ave3–0Sporting CP
Obadeyi   55'
Tarantini   65'
Hassan   90+1'
Report
Attendance: 1,732
Referee: Rui Costa
Paços de Ferreira2–0Marítimo
Josué   44'90' Report
Attendance: 906
Referee: João Capela

Sporting CP1–0Paços de Ferreira
Van Wolfswinkel   87' Report
Attendance: 6,157
Referee: Paulo Baptista
Marítimo0–1Rio Ave
Report Bebé   74'
Attendance: 820
Referee: Artur Soares Dias

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Benfica 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7 Advance to knockout phase
2 Moreirense 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
3 Académica 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
4 Olhanense 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
Moreirense2–2Académica
Ghilas   85'90+4' Report Halliche   12'
Eduardo   52'
Olhanense1–2Benfica
Brandão   48' Report Rodrigo   69'
Lima   87'
Attendance: 3,213
Referee: Paulo Baptista

Moreirense1–1Benfica
Ghilas   41' Report Cardozo   90+2' (pen.)
Académica0–0Olhanense
Report
Attendance: 920
Referee: João Ferreira

Benfica3–2Académica
Lima   39'65'
Alan Kardec   61'
Report Makelele   44'
Saleiro   49'
Attendance: 13,872
Referee: Manuel Mota
Olhanense0–0Moreirense
Report

Knockout phaseEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 February – Estádio AXA
 
 
Braga (p)0 (3)
 
13 April – Estádio Cidade de Coimbra
 
Benfica0 (2)
 
Braga1
 
3 April – Estádio do Dragão
 
Porto0
 
Porto4
 
 
Rio Ave0
 

Semi-finalsEdit

Braga0–0Benfica
Report
Penalties
3–2
Attendance: 10,141
Referee: Marco Ferreira
Porto4–0Rio Ave
Report
Attendance: 12,509
Referee: Hugo Miguel

FinalEdit

Braga1–0Porto
Alan   45+2' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 18,519
Referee: João Capela

StatisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals Games
1 Rabiola Desportivo das Aves 5 4
2 Fabrício Sporting da Covilhã 5 5
Josué Paços de Ferreira 5 5
Rafael Porcellis Santa Clara 5 5
5 Lima Benfica 3 3
6 Nabil Ghilas Moreirense 3 5
Albert Meyong Vitória de Setúbal 3 5
8 Brito Gil Vicente 2 2
João Tomás Rio Ave 2 2
10 Claudemir Nacional 2 3
Ricardo Pereira Vitória de Guimarães 2 3
Edinho Académica 2 3
Hélder Ferreira Penafiel 2 3
Joeano Arouca 2 3
Ricky van Wolfswinkel Sporting CP 2 3
Rúben Fernandes Portimonense 2 3
Rui Varela Atlético CP 2 3
Steven Vitória Estoril 2 3
19 Rúben Ribeiro Beira-Mar 2 4
João Moutinho Porto 2 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Braga vence Taça da Liga" [Braga wins League Cup]. LPFP. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Taça da Liga – Sorteio 2012–2013" (PDF) (in Portuguese). LPFP. November 2013 – February 2013. pp. 25–26. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Grelha Taça da Liga 2012–2013 – Fase 1" (PDF) (in Portuguese). LPFP. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Grelha Sorteio 2ª Fase Taça da Liga 2012–2013" (PDF) (in Portuguese). LPFP. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Grelha Taça da Liga 2012–2013 – Fase 3" (PDF) (in Portuguese). LPFP. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Sorteio da 3ª Fase da Taça da Liga" [Draw for the third round of the League Cup]. LPFP (in Portuguese). 5 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Taça da Liga: F.C. Porto-Benfica só é possível na final" [League Cup F.C. Porto-Benfica only possible in the final]. Mais Futebol (in Portuguese). 5 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Taça da Liga: Benfica no grupo D, FC Porto no A, Sporting no C" [League Cup: Benfica in group D, FC Porto in A, Sporting in C]. ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 5 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012.

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