2003–04 Taça de Portugal

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2003–04 Taça de Portugal
Country  Portugal
Dates 7 September 2003 – 16 May 2004
Teams 228
Champions Benfica (24th title)
Runners-up Porto
Matches played 227
Goals scored 742 (3.27 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Constantino
Edgaras Jankauskas
Edson
Igor
Tiago
Tomo Šokota
(3 goals)

The 2003–04 Taça de Portugal was the 64th edition of the Portuguese football knockout tournament, organized by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). The 2003–04 Taça de Portugal began on 7 September 2003.[1] The final was played on 16 May 2004 at the Estádio Nacional.

Porto were the previous holders, having defeated União de Leiria 1–0 in the previous season's final.[2] Benfica defeated Porto, 2–1 in the final to win their twenty fourth Taça de Portugal.[3] Benfica's cup success would gain them qualification to the 2004 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.[4]

Format and schedule[edit]

Round Date(s) Clubs entering this round Clubs from the previous round Clubs involved Fixtures
First round [1] 7 September 2003 none 137 68
Second round [2] 28 September 2003
  • 68 winners from the first round
124 62
Third round 11–12 October 2003
  • 62 winners from the second round
80 40
Fourth round 22–23 November 2003
  • 40 winners from third round
58 29
Fifth round 17 December 2003 none
  • 29 winners from fourth round
29 14
Sixth round 14 January 2004 none
  • 14 winners from fifth round
15 7
Quarter-finals 11 February 2004 none
  • 7 winners from sixth round
8 4
Semi-finals 16–17 March 2004 none
  • 4 winners from the quarterfinals
4 2
Final 16 May 2004 none
  • 2 winners from the semifinals
2 1
1. ^1 One hundred and sixteen of the one hundred and eighteen teams competing in the 2003–04 Terceira Divisão, played in this round. Benfica B were unable to compete in the domestic cup competition due to the possibility of encountering their senior side in the competition. Queluz also did not participate.
2. ^2 Fifty four of the fifty nine teams competing in the 2003–04 Segunda Divisão, played in this round. Académica de Coimbra B, Braga B, Marítimo B, Porto B and Sporting CP B were unable to compete in the domestic cup competition due to the possibility of encountering their senior side in the competition. Queluz also did not participate.

Teams[edit]

Primeira Liga[edit]

Liga de Honra[edit]

Second Division[edit]

North Zone
Central Zone
South Zone

Third Division[edit]

Série A
Série B
Série C
Série D
Série E
Série F
Série Azores

District Leagues[edit]

First round[edit]

For the first round draw, teams were drawn against each other in accordance to their geographical location. The draw was split up into four sections: teams from the north, the center, the south and the Azores region.[5] All first round cup ties were played on the 7 September.[6][7] Due to the odd number of teams at this stage of the competition, Rabo de Peixe progressed to the next round due to having no opponent to face at this stage of the competition. The first round of the cup saw teams from the Portuguese Third Division (IV) start the competition alongside some teams who registered to participate in the cup from the Portuguese District Leagues (V).

North Zone[edit]

Central Zone[edit]

South Zone[edit]

Azores Zone[edit]

Second round[edit]

For the second round draw, teams were drawn against each other in accordance to their geographical location. The draw was split up into three sections: teams from the north, the center and the south. Ties were played on the 28 September.[8][9] The second round saw teams from the Portuguese Second Division (III) enter the competition.

North Zone[edit]

Central Zone[edit]

South Zone[edit]

Third round[edit]

The draw for the third round took place on the 2 October.[10] Ties were played on the 11–12 October.[11][12] The third round saw teams from the Liga de Honra (II) enter the competition.

Fourth round[edit]

All fourth round cup ties were played on the 22–23 November.[13][14] The fourth round saw teams from the Primeira Liga (I) enter the competition.

Fifth round[edit]

Ties were played on the 17 December.[15][16] Felgueiras won their fifth round cup tie against Vilafranquense,[17] but their win was overturned and Vilafranquense progressed to the next round due to Felgueiras' coach appearing at the tie to manage his side when he was supposed to be suspended.[18] Due to the odd number of teams involved at this stage of the competition, Braga qualified for the quarter-finals due to having no opponent to face at this stage of the competition.

Sixth round[edit]

Ties were played on the 14–21 January.[19][20] Due to the odd number of teams involved at this stage of the competition, Benfica qualified for the quarter-finals due to having no opponent to face at this stage of the competition.

Quarter-finals[edit]

All quarter-final ties were played on the 11 February.[21][22]

Semi-finals[edit]

Ties were played on the 16–17 March.[23][24]

Final[edit]

16 May 2004
17:15
Benfica (I) 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Porto (I)
Fyssas Goal 58'
Simão Goal 104'
(Report) Derlei Goal 45'

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "FC Porto 1-0 U. Leiria" (in Portuguese). ZeroZero. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "FC Porto 1-2 (a.p.) Benfica" [FC Porto 1-2 (a.e.t.) Benfica] (in Portuguese). ZeroZero. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
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