2007–08 Taça da Liga

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2007–08 Taça da Liga
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates 4 August 2007 – 22 March 2008
Teams 32
Final positions
Champions Vitória de Setúbal (1st title)
Runners-up Sporting CP
Tournament statistics
Matches played 39
Goals scored 76 (1.95 per match)
Top scorer(s) Matheus (5)

The 2007–08 Taça da Liga was the first edition of the Taça da Liga, also known as Carlsberg Cup due to sponsorship reasons.

For the first round (4 and 5 August), only the Liga de Honra teams competed. In the second round (12 August), Portuguese Liga teams entered. The competition was won by Vitória de Setúbal, who beat Sporting Clube de Portugal 3 – 2 in the penalty shootout after a goalless draw at the Estádio Algarve, Faro.

First round[edit]

Drawing[edit]

Teams had been distributed by two pots, being based on the position of the previous championship.


Pot A Pot B
Beira-Mar Olhanense
Desportivo das Aves Estoril-Praia
Rio Ave Trofense
Santa Clara Gil Vicente
Gondomar Vizela
Feirense Portimonense
Varzim Fátima
Penafiel Freamunde

Games[edit]

Date Hour Local (League)Team 1 Result Team 2(League)
4 August 17:00 Trofa (LH) Trofense 2-1 Feirense (LH)
4 August 17:00 Vizela (LH) Vizela 1-3 Varzim (LH)
5 August 16:00 Freamunde (LH) Freamunde 0-0
(2-4 decided in penalties)
Beira-Mar (LH)
5 August 16:00 Estoril (LH) Estoril-Praia 2-1 Desportivo das Aves (LH)
5 August 16:00 Fátima (LH) Fátima 2-0 Santa Clara (LH)
5 August 17:00 Portimão (LH) Portimonense 1-0 Rio Ave (LH)
5 August 17:30 Olhão (LH) Olhanense 0-1 Gondomar (LH)
5 August 19:45 Barcelos (LH) Gil Vicente 2-2
(4-5 decided in penalties)
Penafiel (LH)

(LH) - Liga de Honra

Games results in detail[edit]

4 August 2007
17:00
Trofense 2 – 1 Feirense
Marcos Antônio Goal 41'
Rui Borges I Goal 53'
Goal 61' Jorge Leitão

4 August 2007
17:00
Vizela 1 – 3 Varzim
Nuno Sousa Goal 7' Goal 20' Roberto
Goal 57' Chico
Goal 90' Ukra

5 August 2007
16:00
Estoril-Praia 2 – 1 Desportivo das Aves
Dorival Goal 44'
Dagil Goal 48'
Goal 11' Gouveia


5 August 2007
16:00
Fátima 2 – 0 Santa Clara
Marinho Goal 56'
Saleiro Goal 60'
Estádio João Paulo II, Fátima
Referee: Bruno Paixão, Setúbal

5 August 2007
17:00
Portimonense 1 – 0 Rio Ave
Bevacqua Goal 4'
Estádio Municipal, Portimão
Referee: Hugo Miguel, Lisboa

5 August 2007
17:30
Olhanense 0 – 1 Gondomar
Goal 58' Nelsinho
Estádio José Arcanjo, Olhão
Referee: João Capela, Coimbra

Second round[edit]

Drawing[edit]

Teams were divided for two pots, one with the lower ranked Portuguese Liga teams and the other with the first round winners, who played at home.

Pot C Pot D
Trofense Estrela da Amadora
Varzim Boavista
Beira-Mar Marítimo
Estoril-Praia Naval
Fátima Académica
Portimonense V. Setúbal
Gondomar Leixões
Penafiel V. Guimarães

(LH) - Liga de Honra (PL) - Portuguese League

Games[edit]

Date Hour Local (League)Team 1 Result Team 2(League)
12 August 16:00 Estoril (LH) Estoril-Praia 0-1 Estrela da Amadora (PL)
12 August 16:00 Penafiel (LH) Penafiel 0-0
(5-4 decided in penalties)
Marítimo (PL)
12 August 17:00 Fátima (LH) Fátima 1-0 Académica (PL)
12 August 17:00 Portimão (LH) Portimonense 0-0
(4-3 decided in penalties)
Naval (PL)
12 August 17:15 Póvoa de Varzim (LH) Varzim 0-4 Leixões (PL)
12 August 17:30 Gondomar (LH) Gondomar 0-3 V. Setúbal (PL)
12 August 18:00 Trofa (LH) Trofense 0-1 V. Guimarães (PL)
12 August 19:45 Aveiro (LH) Beira-Mar 1-0 Boavista (PL)

(LH) - Liga de Honra
(PL) - Portuguese League

Games results in detail[edit]

12 August 2007
16:00
Estoril-Praia 0 – 1 Estrela da Amadora
Goal 45' Cardoso


12 August 2007
17:00
Fátima 1 – 0 Académica
Ricardo Jorgue Goal 27'
Estádio Municipal de Fátima, Fátima
Referee: Augusto Duarte, Braga


12 August 2007
17:15
Varzim 0 – 4 Leixões
Goal 5', 53'(penalty) Vieirinha
Goal 7' Bruno China
Goal 58' Roberto

12 August 2007
17:30
Gondomar 0 – 3 V. Setúbal
Goal 44' Kim
Goal 77' Matheus
Goal 80' Edinho

12 August 2007
18:00
Trofense 0 – 1 V. Guimarães
Goal 30' Mrdakovic

12 August 2007
19:45
Beira-Mar 1 – 0 Boavista
Roma Goal 81'

Third round[edit]

Drawing[edit]

Teams were divided in two pots, one with the higher ranked Portuguese Liga teams and the other with the second round winners, who played at home.

  • Pot E (home):
    • winners teams of Second round;
  • Pot F (visitors):
    • 1st to 8th placed teams of the Portuguese Liga 2006-07
Pot E Pot F
Estrela da Amadora Nacional
Penafiel União de Leiria
Fátima Paços de Ferreira
Portimonense Belenenses
Leixões Sp. Braga
V. Setúbal Benfica
V. Guimarães Sporting
Beira-Mar Porto

Games[edit]

Date Hour Local (League)Team 1 Result Team 2(League)
26 September 16:00 Leixões (PL) Leixões 0-2 União de Leiria (PL)
26 September 17:00 Penafiel (LH) Penafiel 1-0 Nacional (PL)
26 September 18:00 Portimão (LH) Portimonense 1-1
(4-3 decided in penalties)
Belenenses (PL)
26 September 19:00 Aveiro (LH) Beira-Mar 0-0
(4-3 decided in penalties)
Paços de Ferreira (PL)
26 September 19:15 Setúbal (PL) V. Setúbal 2-0 Sp. Braga (PL)
26 September 19:15 Fátima (LH) Fátima 0-0
(4-2 decided in penalties)
Porto (PL)
26 September 20:30 Amadora (PL) Estrela da Amadora 1-1
(4-5 decided in penalties)
Benfica (PL)
26 September 20:45 Guimarães (PL) V. Guimarães 0-0
(6-7 decided in penalties)
Sporting (PL)

(LH) - Liga de Honra
(PL) - Portuguese League

Games results in details[edit]

26 September 2007
16:00
Leixões 0 – 2 U. Leiria
Goal 15' Maciel
Goal 76' (pen.) Jessui
Estádio do Mar, Matosinhos
Referee: Cosme Machado, Braga

26 September 2007
17:00
Penafiel 1 – 0 Nacional
Guedes Goal 21'
Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril, Penafiel
Referee: Paulo Costa, Porto



26 September 2007
19:15
V. Setúbal 2 – 0 Braga
Matheus Goal 80'
Leandro Branco Goal 88'
Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal
Referee: Elmano Santos, Madeira

26 September 2007
19:15
Fátima 0 – 0 Porto
  Penalties  
Miguel Xavier Penalty scored
Saleiro Penalty scored
Moreira Penalty scored
Marinho Penalty scored
4 – 2 Penalty scored João Paulo
Penalty scored Leandro Lima
Penalty missed Lino
Penalty missed Mariano González
Estádio João Paulo II, Fátima
Referee: Carlos Xistra, Castelo Branco


Fourth round[edit]

The winning teams of the third round will be in only one pot and will play in two legs.

Clube League
Sporting CP PL
Benfica PL
União de Leiria PL
Vitória de Setúbal PL
Beira-Mar LH
Penafiel LH
Portimonense LH
Fátima LH

LH - Liga de Honra PL - Portuguese League

Games[edit]

First leg[edit]

Date Hour Local (League)Team 1 Result Team 2(League)
21 October 19:00 Lisboa (PL) Sporting CP 1-2 Fátima (LH)
21 October 21:00 Lisboa (PL) Benfica 1-1 Vitória de Setúbal (PL)
22 October 16:00 Portimão (LH) Portimonense 1-0 Beira-Mar (LH)
22 October 16:00 Penafiel (LH) Penafiel 3-1 União de Leiria (PL)

(LH) - Liga de Honra
(PL) - Portuguese League

21 October 2007
Sporting CP 1 – 2 Fátima
Liédson Goal 52' Goal 15' (penalty) Cícero
Goal 82' Falardo
Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon
Referee: Soares Dias, Porto

21 October 2007
Benfica 1 – 1 Vitória de Setúbal
Adu Goal 90+4' Goal 12' Matheus
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Referee: Jorge Sousa, Porto

22 October 2007
Portimonense 1 – 0 Beira-Mar
Diogo Goal 71'

22 October 2007
Penafiel 3 – 1 União de Leiria
João Pedro Goal 3'
Bakero Goal 68' Goal 78'
Goal 90+2'Sougou

2nd Leg[edit]

Date Hour Local (League)Team 1 Result Team 2(League)
31 October 19:45 Fátima (LH) Fátima 2-3 Sporting CP (PL)
31 October 20:45 Setúbal (PL) Vitória de Setúbal 2-1 Benfica(PL)
31 October 20:00 Aveiro (LH) Beira-Mar 3-1 Portimonense (LH)
31 October 19:45 Leiria (PL) União de Leiria 1-0 Penafiel (LH)

(LH) - Liga de Honra
(PL) - Portuguese League

31 October 2007
Fátima 2 – 3 Sporting CP
Saleiro Goal 16'
Falardo Goal 49'
Goal 35' Goal 82' Liédson
Goal 62' Purović

31 October 2007
Vitória de Setúbal 2 – 1 Benfica
Matheus Goal 67'
Edinho Goal 82'
Goal 45' (pen.) Freddy Adu
Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal
Referee: Paulo Costa, Porto

31 October 2007
Beira-Mar 3 – 1 Portimonense
Jessé Goal 48'
Vitinha Goal 65'
Roma Goal 79'
Goal 6' Bevacqua
Estádio Municipal de Aveiro, Aveiro
Referee: João Ferreira, Setúbal

31 October 2007
União de Leiria 1 – 0 Penafiel
João Paulo Goal 91'

Overall results of 4th round[edit]

Winner Result Loser
(PL) Sporting CP 4 (a) - 4 Fátima (LH)
(PL) Vitória de Setúbal 3 - 2 S.L. Benfica (PL)
(LH) Beira-Mar 3 - 2 Portimonense (LH)
(LH) Penafiel 3 - 2 União de Leiria (PL)

(LH) - Liga de Honra
(PL) - Portuguese League

Group stage[edit]

The four winners from the fourth round will play in a group stage with a single round-robin format. The teams that finish first and second in the group will advance to play each other in the final.

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Vitória de Setúbal (PL) 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
Sporting CP (PL) 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
Penafiel (LH) 3 0 2 1 3 5 -2 2
Beira-Mar (LH) 3 0 1 2 1 7 -6 1

(LH) - Liga de Honra
(PL) - Portuguese League

Games results in detail[edit]

9 January 2008
19:30
Beira-Mar 1 – 1 Penafiel
Vitinha Goal 19' Goal 44' Bakero

9 January 2008
21:15
Vitória de Setúbal 1 – 0 Sporting CP
Filipe Goal 30'
Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal
Referee: Pedro Henriques, Lisbon

23 January 2008
19:00
Penafiel 1 – 1 Vitória de Setúbal
Guedes Goal 43' (pen.) Goal 18' Matheus
Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril, Penafiel
Referee: Lucílio Baptista, Setúbal

23 January 2008
21:15
Sporting CP 3 – 0 Beira-Mar
Liédson Goal 68'
Vukčević Goal 74' Goal 80'
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Referee: Duarte Gomes, Lisboa

30 January 2008
19:00
Sporting CP 3 – 1 Penafiel
Romagnoli Goal 21'
Izmailov Goal 29' Goal 85'
Goal 66' Guedes
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Referee: João Ferreira, Setúbal

30 January 2008
21:00
Vitória de Setúbal 3 – 0 Beira-Mar
Robson Goal 52'
Ricardo Chaves Goal 71'
Kim Byung Goal 90+3'
Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal
Referee: Rui Costa, Porto

Final[edit]

Coin toss determined Vitória to be the first on the penalty shootout series. Except for Jorginho's shot at his right post (inner side), all other shots were saved by the goalkeepers.


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