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The 2013–14 Taça da Liga was the seventh edition of the Taça da Liga, a Portuguese football knockout competition organized by the Portuguese League for Professional Football (LPFP). It was contested by the 33 clubs competing in the 2013–14 Primeira Liga and 2013–14 Segunda Liga, the top two tiers and only professional leagues in Portuguese football. The competition began in July 2013 with first-round matches and concluded on 7 May 2014, with the final at the Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa in Leiria, where Benfica defeated Rio Ave 2–0 to win a fifth Taça da Liga title.

2013–14 Taça da Liga
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Dates27 July 2013 – 7 May 2014
Teams33
Final positions
ChampionsBenfica (5th title)
Runners-upRio Ave
Tournament statistics
Matches played71
Goals scored159 (2.24 per match)
Top scorer(s)Jackson Martínez
Tozé Marreco
Ricardo Pessoa
Wágner
Moreira
(3 goals each)

Contents

FormatEdit

The competition format for the 2013–14 edition consists of three rounds plus a knockout phase. In the first round, only teams competing in the 2013–14 Segunda Liga (excluding reserve teams from Primeira Liga clubs) take part. The seventeen teams are drawn into four groups (three with four teams and one with five), where each team plays against the others 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 ninth to 14th in the previous season and the two teams promoted to 2013–14 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
(17 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 33 teams competing in the two professional tiers of Portuguese football for the 2013–14 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) Paços de Ferreira (3rd) Estoril (5th) Sporting CP (7th)
Benfica (2nd) Braga (4th) Rio Ave (6th) Nacional (8th)
Second round (Primeira Liga)
Vitória de Guimarães (9th) Académica (11th) Gil Vicente (13th) Belenenses (P1)
Marítimo (10th) Vitória de Setúbal (12th) Olhanense (14th) Arouca (P1)
First round (Segunda Liga)
Leixões (3rd) Tondela (10th) Atlético CP (17th) Moreirense (R2)
Desportivo das Aves (5th) Santa Clara (11th) Trofense (19th) Desportivo de Chaves (P2)
Portimonense(6th) União da Madeira (12th) Sporting da Covilhã (20th) Farense (P2)
Oliveirense (8th) Feirense (13th) Beira-Mar (R1) Académico de Viseu (P2)
Penafiel (9th)
Key
  • Nth: League position in the 2012–13 season
  • P1: Promoted to the Primeira Liga
  • P2: Promoted to the Segunda Liga
  • R1: Relegated to the Segunda Liga
Notes
  • Sporting da Covilhã finished 20th in the 2012–13 Segunda Liga, in position to be relegated to the National Championship for the 2013–14 season. However, as Naval – which finished 18th in the Segunda Liga – were unable to fulfill the LPFP requirements mandatory for entry in professional competitions, they were further relegated to the National Championship and Covilhã was invited to take Naval's place.

ScheduleEdit

All draws were held at the LPFP headquarters in Porto.

Round Draw date Match date(s) Teams Fixtures
First round Matchday 1 4 July 2013 27 July 2013 33 → 24 28
Matchday 2 31 July 2013
Matchday 3 4 August 2013
Matchday 4 7 August 2013
Matchday 5 14 August 2013
Second round 10 September 2013 25–26 September 2013 (1st leg)
30–31 October 2013 (2nd leg)
24 → 16 16
Third round Matchday 1 20 November 2013 29–30 December 2013 16 → 4 24
Matchday 2 14–16 January 2014
Matchday 3 25–26 January 2014
Knockout phase Semi-finals 12 February–27 April 2014 4 → 2 3
Final 7 May 2014 2 → 1

Source: LPFP[1]

First roundEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the second round

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Portimonense 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
Beira-Mar 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
Trofense 3 1 0 2 2 4 –1 3
União da Madeira 3 0 2 1 2 4 –2 2
  BEM PRM TRO UDM
Beira-Mar 2–2
Portimonense 1–0 2–0
Trofense 0–2 2–0
União da Madeira 0–0

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Santa Clara 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
Farense 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Desportivo das Aves 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
Tondela 3 0 2 1 4 5 –1 2
  AVE FAR STC TON
Aves 0–1
Farense 0–1 1–0
Santa Clara 2–1
Tondela 1–1 2–2

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Penafiel 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9
Leixões 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 6
Académico de Viseu 3 1 0 2 2 3 –1 3
Atlético CP 3 0 0 3 2 5 –3 0
  ACV ATL LEI PEN
Ac. Viseu 1–0 1–2
Atlético CP 0–1
Leixões 3–2
Penafiel 1–0 2–0

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Moreirense 4 2 1 1 6 2 +4 7
Sporting Covilhã 4 2 1 1 5 6 –1 7
Desportivo de Chaves 4 2 0 2 7 5 +2 6
Feirense 4 1 1 2 6 6 0 4
Oliveirense 4 1 1 2 3 8 –5 4
  CHA SCO FEI MOR OLI
Chaves 1–2 3–1
Covilhã 1–0 1–1
Feirense 4–1 0–0
Moreirense 2–1 4–0
Oliveirense 0–2 2–1

Second roundEdit

The draw for the second round was held on 10 September 2013.[2] The sixteen teams involved in this draw were divided in two pots: one pot contained the eight teams progressing from the first round, and the other pot included the six teams that finished 9th–14th in the 2012–13 Primeira Liga and the two teams promoted to the top flight from the 2012–13 Segunda Liga.[3] The first-leg matches were played on 25 September, 9 and 12–13 October 2013. The second-leg matches were played on 13 and 30 October, and 16–17 November 2013.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santa Clara 0–1 Belenenses 0–0 0–1
Portimonense 2–3 Vitória de Setúbal 2–2 0–1
Moreirense 3–4 Gil Vicente 0–0 3–4
Leixões 4–2 Vitória de Guimarães 2–1 2–1
Sporting da Covilhã 3–2 Olhanense 1–0 2–2
Beira-Mar 2–2 (5–4 p) Arouca 0–1 2–1
Penafiel 2–1 Académica de Coimbra 2–1 0–0
Farense 0–2 Marítimo 0–2 0–0

Third roundEdit

The draw for the third round was held on 20 November 2013. The sixteen teams taking part in this draw were divided in four pots: the first pot contained the teams placed 1st–4th in the 2012–13 Primeira Liga, while the second pot had the teams placed 5th–8th. The third pot included the four second-round winners with the best placing in their respective leagues in the 2012–13 season, and the fourth pot had the remaining second-round winners.[4] Each group contained four teams, one from each pot, and was contested in a single round-robin format, with each team playing at least one match at home. The matches took place on 29–30 December 2013, 14–16 and 25–26 January 2014.[5][6] The group winners advanced to the semi-finals.

Tiebreakers

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings:[4]

  1. superior goal difference from all group matches played;
  2. higher number of goals scored from all group matches played;
  3. lowest average team age in all group matches played. The average team age is determined by dividing the sum of the complete age years of all players fielded in all group matches by the total number of players fielded in all group matches.
Key to colours in group tables
Group winners advanced to the knockout phase

Kick-off times are in WET.

Group AEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Rio Ave 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
Paços de Ferreira 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
Vitória de Setúbal 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
Sporting da Covilhã 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4 0
Rio Ave2–0Paços de Ferreira
Hassan   36'
Ukra   89' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 1,326
Referee: João Capela
Vitória de Setúbal1–0Sporting da Covilhã
Venâncio   90+4' Report
Attendance: 574
Referee: Nuno Almeida

Paços de Ferreira2–1Sporting da Covilhã
Del Valle   18'
Buval   67'
Report Kizito   90+1'
Attendance: 671
Referee: Bruno Paixão
Rio Ave1–1Vitória de Setúbal
Joeano   84' Report Pedroso   23'
Attendance: 687
Referee: Rui Costa

Sporting da Covilhã1–3Rio Ave
Forbes   50' (p) Report Braga   24'
Ukra   42'
Santos   62'
Attendance: 447
Referee: Cosme Machado

Group BEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Porto 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
Sporting 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
Marítimo 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Penafiel 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
Marítimo0–0Penafiel
Report
Attendance: 832
Referee: Cosme Machado
Sporting0–0Porto
Report

Sporting3–0Marítimo
Mané   19'
Vítor   50'
Rojo   84'
Report
Attendance: 11,321
Referee: Nuno Almeida
Porto4–0Penafiel
Quaresma   11'
Martínez   63'76'
Varela   78'
Report
Attendance: 12,507
Referee: Duarte Gomes

Porto3–2Marítimo
Martínez   20'
Carlos Eduardo   85'
Josué   90+6' (pen.)
Report João Diogo   22'
Artur   34'
Attendance: 20,109
Referee: Manuel Mota
Penafiel1–3Sporting
Aldair   19' Report Mané   44'
Eduardo   68'
Adrien   82' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,147
Referee: Marco Ferreira

Group CEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Braga 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9
Estoril 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
Belenenses 3 1 1 1 2 6 −4 4
Beira-Mar 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
Estoril1–2Braga
Carlitos   18' Report Sasso   13'
Silva   54'
Attendance: 1,517
Referee: Vasco Santos
Belenenses1–0Beira-Mar
Danielsson   73' Report
Attendance: 531
Referee: Jorge Tavares

Braga3–0Beira-Mar
Pardo   12'
Rusescu   75'
Edinho   90+2'
Report
Attendance: 3,388
Referee: Hugo Pacheco
Estoril1–1Belenenses
Tavares   35' Report Kay   57'
Attendance: 1,047
Referee: Hugo Miguel

Braga5–0Belenenses
Alan   4' (pen.)71'
Rafa   41'
Luíz Carlos   42'
Rusescu   82'
Report
Attendance: 6,720
Referee: Duarte Gomes
Beira-Mar1–3Estoril
Cintra   24' Report Galvão   26'
Balboa   63'
Borges   82'

Group DEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Benfica 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4 9
Nacional 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
Gil Vicente 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
Leixões 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
Nacional0–1Benfica
Report Mexer   32' (o.g.)
Attendance: 3,427
Referee: Carlos Xistra
Gil Vicente0–0Leixões
Report
Attendance: 923
Referee: Artur Soares Dias

Nacional2–2Gil Vicente
Djaniny   42'
Reginaldo   61'
Report Danielson   47'75'
Attendance: 427
Referee: João Capela
Benfica2–0Leixões
Đuričić   27'
Cavaleiro   87'
Report
Attendance: 9,524
Referee: Manuel Oliveira

Benfica1–0Gil Vicente
Sulejmani   56' Report
Attendance: 6,664
Referee: Bruno Esteves
Leixões0–2Nacional
Report João   50'
Aurélio   52'
Attendance: 750

Knockout phaseEdit

In the knockout phase, the four third-round group winners will contest a one-legged semi-final match for a place in the competition final.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 April – Estádio do Dragão
 
 
Porto0 (3)
 
7 May – Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa
 
Benfica (p)0 (4)
 
Benfica2
 
13 February – Estádio dos Arcos
 
Rio Ave0
 
Rio Ave2
 
 
Braga1
 

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-final pairings were made during the draw for the third round, on 20 November 2013. Matches took place on 13 February and 27 April 2014.

Porto0–0Benfica
Report
Penalties
Quintero  
Martínez  
Ghilas  
Maicon  
Varela  
Fernando  
3–4   Siqueira
  Garay
  Jardel
  Gomes
  Pérez
  Cavaleiro
Attendance: 26,104
Referee: Marco Ferreira

Rio Ave2–1Braga
Hassan   41' (pen.)
Braga   69'
Report Custódio   45+1'

FinalEdit

Benfica2–0Rio Ave
Rodrigo   42'
Luisão   78'
Report
Attendance: 23,119
Referee: Hugo Miguel

StatisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals Games Minutes per goal
1   Jackson Martínez Porto 3 3 46
2   Tozé Marreco Tondela 3 3 90
3   Wágner Moreirense 3 5 110
4   Ricardo Pessoa Portimonense 3 5 150
5   Hugo Moreira Leixões 3 7 157
6   Nildo Petrolina Beira-Mar 2 1 45
7   Paulo Tavares Vitória de Setúbal 2 2 61
8   Carlos Mané Sporting CP 2 2 74
9   Raul Rusescu Braga 2 2 90
10   Ricardo Chaves Chaves 2 2 90

Last update: 26 January 2014[7]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The match between Benfica and Gil Vicente was scheduled to be played at the Estádio da Luz, but due to Benfica's ground undergoing resurfacing work, the match venue was changed to the Estádio do Restelo.
  2. ^ Match originally scheduled for 12 February but postponed due to the disciplinary investigation conducted against Porto regarding the delayed start of Porto's final match against Marítimo in the third round.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Calendário Taça da Liga – Época 2013-2014" (in Portuguese). LPFP. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Segunda fase sorteada esta terça-feira" [Second phase drawn this tuesday] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  3. ^ "2.ª fase dita encontro entre Leixões e V. Guimarães" [2.ª phase shows a meeting between Leixões and V. Guimarães] (in Portuguese). Record. 10 September 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Regulamento da Competições" (PDF) (in Portuguese). LPFP. pp. 76–77. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Taça da Liga: Sorteio da 3ª Fase" [League Cup: Third round draw] (in Portuguese). LPFP. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Porto e Sporting no grupo B, clássico agendado para a 1ª jornada" [Porto and Sporting in group B, classic scheduled for the first matchday] (in Portuguese). LPFP. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Melhores marcadores" [Top goalscorers]. Portuguese League for Professional Football. Retrieved 26 January 2014.

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